The trade turnover between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan is growing at an accelerated pace.
The agents of the National Security Service of Uzbekistan have stopped an attempt to smuggle $5.3 million into Kyrgyzstan, Sputnik Uzbekistan reported referring to the "Uzbekistan 24" TV channel.
Tajikistan increased electricity exports to Uzbekistan from the second half of the year, Asia-Plus reported.
The World Bank (WB) and Uzbekistan are preparing eight projects for a total of about $ 1 billion, according to the bank's head Jim Yong Kim, Podrobno.uz reported.
Kyrgyzstan has temporarily banned imports of animals and products of animal origin from Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz media reported Aug. 30.
Meeting in the Kazakh port city of Aqtau, the leaders of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkmenistan have signed a new convention on the legal status of the resource-rich Caspian Sea -- a matter disputed between the five neighbors for more than 20 years.
The glass producing enterprise in the Ovadandepe town of the Akhal region of Turkmenistan has concluded contracts with consumers from Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, the "Neutral Turkmenistan" newspaper writes.
Gas supply in Kyrgyzstan has increased from 22 percent in 2014 to 30 percent in 2018, Tazabek.kg reports referring to the press service of Gazprom Kyrgyzstan LLC.
The FINANCIAL -- EBRD President Suma Chakrabarti is visiting Uzbekistan from 31 July to 1 August 2018 to meet with the country’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev as well as with Deputy Prime Ministers Sukhrob Kholmuradov, Alisher Sultanov and Jamshid Kuchkarov.
With Iran and Afghanistan as neighbors, Turkmenistan is often overlooked due to its proximity to geopolitical hotspots. Recent measures by its government to restrict emigration may seem peculiar without greater context on the challenges facing the country. Economic mismanagement and issues in securing the country’s border against the Taliban and the Islamic State (ISIS) and affiliated groups are just some of the signs that without a change in approach, there is a risk of a destabilization in the country. With endemic corruption, systemic flaws, and a totalitarian leader, the impact of larger failings in Turkmenistan could have potentially significant geopolitical repercussions.