Experience has soured Tajik officials on those Chinese mining corporations that violate Tajik law. Such corporations often rely on Chinese workers and demand concessions, economists say.
As Central Asian states strengthen their interconnectedness, the market will become more and more attractive to international investors, the US ambassador to Tajikistan said.
Because of financial and diplomatic disputes, the ship was abandoned by a Russian businessman, and workers moved its lethal cargo to a dockside warehouse in Beirut.
Kazakhstan is issuing warnings about Russian fruits and vegetables.
If Russia continues to skirt its responsibilities under the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), the union will fail, observers warn.
The 'Afghanistan: New Trade Horizons' business forum in Almaty sought to link Afghan and Central Asian businesses.
Uzbek businesspeople see great potential for their goods on the Afghan market.
Russia's 'unfriendly' economic policies towards its neighbours are becoming very costly for Kazakh businesses and aim to stymie legitimate market competition.
'Something is truly changing,' said one Uzbek.
The CAMCA forum connects professionals and young leaders with a broad international audience and attracts international funds to invest in the regions' future.