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Economy

Thousands of Kazakhs move northward with dreams of a new 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.

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

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

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.

Kazakhstani farmers begin spring planting in southern provinces

Kazakhstani farmers begin spring planting in southern provinces

To increase efficiency and share costs, farmers are forming co-ops.

Online job centre targets unemployment in Kazakhstan

Online job centre targets unemployment in Kazakhstan

Enbek.kz, an electronic job placement centre launched in January, has already helped 19,000 Kazakhstanis find employment across the country.

European Bank to improve small business loan access in Kazakhstan

European Bank to improve small business loan access in Kazakhstan

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) plans to teach employees of financial organisations how to set up appropriate loans for small businesses.

Burgeoning trade with US to help Uzbekistan fulfill WTO dream

Burgeoning trade with US to help Uzbekistan fulfill WTO dream

Joining the WTO will help Uzbekistan break decades of economic isolation, economists predict.

Central Asian leaders vow to make 2018 a year of development

Central Asian leaders vow to make 2018 a year of development

Presidents of Central Asian countries overall called 2017 a year of changes and said they foresee further innovations in 2018.

Surge in economic activity points to prosperous 2018 for Central Asia

Surge in economic activity points to prosperous 2018 for Central Asia

A number of regional and international agreements helped Central Asian states attain substantial GDP growth in 2017.

Trade between Kazakhstan, United States sees growth

Trade between Kazakhstan, United States sees growth

Bilateral trade this year will exceed last year's indicators, reaching almost $1.7 billion (549.5 billion KZT), according to trade officials.