The government is poised to fine coal merchants if they charge more than what the government allows.
The government is adapting to a grain glut in Asian and world markets.
The country's location gives it an edge as a potential node for East-West freight, analysts say.
Up to 20,000 new small businesses have created 280,000 jobs in 2014, as Uzbekistan moves to grow its manufacturing base and reduce its reliance on imports.
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.