Economy

Turkic Council launches 'Modern Silk Road' multi-country tour

The joint project, launched by Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey and Azerbaijan, has set up a multi-country tour for visitors seeking to sightsee along the ancient Silk Road.

Kazakh businesses seeking deals with Afghan partners

Representatives from the Kazakh Chamber of International Commerce, Kazakhstan Railways, Kazakh-Export, Kazakh-Invest, and others attended a trade event to seek out deals with Afghanistan.

Uzbek e-visa attracting tourists from US, elsewhere

Foreign tourists now face less red tape when visiting Samarkand and other historic cities in Uzbekistan.

Shymkent seeks to rival Almaty, Astana as one of Kazakhstan's main cities

Recently designated a city of 'national significance', Shymkent is looking at ways to develop its economy.

Russia's restrictions on Ukrainian exports draw ire in Central Asia

The Kremlin's decision to extend a ban on transporting Ukrainian goods through Russia to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan is bad for business and unneighbourly, analysts say.

Central Asian migrants opt to return home as situation worsens in Russia

According to a recent survey, even a third of Russian youth want to leave their country for better opportunities and quality of life.

Thousands of Kazakhs move northward with dreams of a new life

Authorities are implementing a voluntary resettlement programme in an attempt to solve two problems -- unemployment in some regions and lack of labour in others.

Thousands of Kazakhs move northward with dreams of a new life

Authorities are implementing a voluntary resettlement programme in an attempt to solve two problems -- unemployment in some regions and lack of labour in others.

Afghan railway project closer to reality following Mirziyoyev's US visit

The US has offered political support and planning consultations on extending the Hairatan-to-Mazar-e-Sharif railway, an Uzbek project that observers say could improve stability in Afghanistan.

Promised benefits of Eurasian Economic Union not materialised: economists

Kazakhstan is dealing with high inflation and growing social discontent, while in Kyrgyzstan, 1 in 5 companies in the re-export business have gone bankrupt since the EEU began in 2015.

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