President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev urged the government to create favourable conditions for foreign companies relocating from the Russian market, creating potential long-term economic benefits for Kazakhstan.
While Russian businesses may help Uzbekistan's economy, they also bring the risk of Western sanctions.
Exports from the port in Balkh province, Afghanistan, have increased by 82% in recent months, bringing with it an increase in revenue, which is added to the state's coffers, authorities say.
A cluster of suspected cryptocurrency exchanges dealing in illicit activity out of one of Moscow's most prestigious addresses illustrates how Russian ransomware criminals are hiding in plain sight.
US-funded projects not only helped Kazakh business owners to survive during the pandemic but also created opportunities to sell their products to new markets as China shut its borders.
Many donors have halted support to Afghanistan after the Taliban returned to power, but China signaled it wants 'friendly and co-operative' relations with the country -- and its resources.
Yevgeny Prigozhin continues to fund a wide range of 'dirty work' operations across the globe for the Kremlin, none of which officially lead back to Vladimir Putin -- yet the connections are clear.
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev's recent visit to Tajikistan saw dozens of new agreements between the two countries, with trade and co-operation at an all time high.
Agreements signed as part of the Bactria Food 2021 Trade Forum are opening the way for Tajik agricultural producers to enter new markets and generate more income.
The ability to sell via the popular global platform will expand e-commerce in the region and improve the outlook for Central Asian exports.