The chemical industry is becoming an ever-bigger economic player in the Kazakhstani oblast.
More than 30 Kyrgyz manufacturers of clothing, fabrics and rugs participated in an October 23-27 light industry trade fair in Osh.
The country is emphasising production of finished goods rather than of raw cotton.
The two Central Asian states are providing electricity and helping to develop the Afghan power infrastructure.
The main goal of land reform is addressing social inequality, officials say.
Farmers are working hard to enhance quality so they can get more money even as output decreases slightly.
Fairs August 23-30 nationwide displayed the country's tasty produce.
The country's health resorts are popular not only with Kyrgyz but also with foreigners. They're competing for honours in the National Geographic Traveler awards.
The number of women in Kazakhstani businesses has been growing in recent years, with them running 41% of all businesses last year.
A shared culture helps in boosting economic relations, analysts say.
Almaty discusses how the disabled can launch their own business projects and who can help them.
A developed food sector is flooding the market with domestic produce, replacing similar imported goods, analysts say.
Uzbek internet consumers are enjoying higher speeds and lower rates because the government considers quality internet access a strategic priority.
The cost in money and time will be difficult to estimate, bankers and market analysts say.
Every August, attendees at the traditional Gavun Bayramy festival are seeing more of the sweet fruits, residents of the country say.
Every oblast is experiencing power shortages, so Uzbekistan is developing solar and other alternative energies and sees such projects as an avenue toward economic independence.
Tajikistan intends to fight corruption and raise its economic standing by introducing one-stop customs formalities.
The country wants to share its mountainous splendours and cultural and religious sites with foreigners.
Rising wholesale prices have made beans profitable for Kyrgyz farmers.
The country, now exporting gas in three directions, wants to ship gas directly to Europe.
A business-registration website is one way the country over the past couple of years has made starting a business easier.
The tax system and government incentives are helpful, business owners say, but they still face obstacles.