BISHKEK (TCA) â€” Gazprom Kyrgyzstan, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Russian natural gas monopoly Gazprom, will ensure reliable natural gas supplies for Kyrgyzstan, Gazprom said yesterday after the meeting of its Chairman Alexey Miller and Kyrgyzstan President Almazbek Atambayev in Bishkek.
ASTANA (TCA) â€” Kazakhstanâ€™s Deputy Energy Minister Uzakbai Karabalin told journalists in Astana yesterday that Russia had given preliminary approval to Kazakhstan's proposal for the construction of a new natural gas pipeline from Russia to China via Kazakhstan.
TASHKENT (TCA) â€” The government of Uzbekistan has included 31 projects in the Program of localization of production of finished products, components and materials for the period between 2014 and 2016, the Jahon information agency reported.
BISHKEK (TCA) â€” Direct foreign investment into the economy of Kyrgyzstan in the first half of 2014 decreased by 38.1 percent compared to the same period last year, the National Statistics Committee said. Investment decrease was registered in all sectors, except financial leasing.
TASHKENT (TCA) â€” Uzbek producers are losing the battle against foreign companies and have sought the governmentâ€™s support for sales of their products, Uznews.net reports. The Uzbek Cabinet of Ministers has recommended to local companies that they more actively support domestic industry by buying Uzbek products.
ASHGABAT (TCA) â€” IX specialized exhibition of goods of the Islamic Republic of Iran opened at the Exhibition Centre in Ashgabat. As the Turkmenistan.ru correspondent reports from Ashgabat, the exhibition has been organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Turkmenistan jointly with Pars Pegah Tejaret company.
DUSHANBE (TCA) â€” A 25-year old Babajan Ghafourov resident, Noumanjan Nabiev, dies of bullet wounds as a result of the incident on the Tajik-Kyrgyz border.
DUSHANBE (TCA) â€” U.S. Ambassador Susan M. Elliott and Khatlon Province Chair Davlatsho Gulmahmadzoda officially opened the International Agro-Fair Khatlon-2014.
ALMATY (TCA) â€” What do gold, monetary games, bloodshed in Ukraine, and the future of Central Asia â€“ intermediate for those parts of it which contain oil and gas reserves and immediate for those who lack those cash-bringers â€“ have in common? To put it simply: it all starts with gold as well as it ends with gold â€“ plentifully available under Central Asiaâ€™s soil. The energy resources map of the world (which is what the Ukrainian clash is really about) may have changed, the monetary map of it may have changed even more dramatically â€“ and both are definitely in for more changes. But to make those changes fundamental and determinant for the future, the gold map of the world will have to change. And though there maybe changes in the air, it will take a long time for them to materialise.
BISHKEK (TCA) â€” Electricity deficit in Kyrgyzstan in 2015 may reach 4.2 billion kWh, the Kyrgyz governmental press service quoted Prime Minister Joomart Otorbayev as saying while discussing problems of the countryâ€™s energy sector with donor organizations yesterday.
ASHGABAT (TCA) â€” Twenty officers from the State Border Service of Turkmenistan will take part in a training course on border patrol which was launched at the Imamnazar border crossing point on the Turkmen-Afghan border yesterday.
LONDON (TCA) â€” Before 9/11, Islamism in Central Asia received scant attention. But as the world shook in the shadow of â€śthe war on terrorâ€ť in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq, Islamism has become a key concern of Western foreign policy. Just as communist countries were snubbed by Western investors during the Cold War; those with a strong Islamist presence are starting to receive the cold shoulder. For Central Asian countries rich in oil, gas, copper, zinc, lead, goldÂ and many other natural resources hoping to be exported to the West, keeping a check on extremist elements will be vital to ensure the build up of strong economic ties without the interference of a concerned state department. In the wake of actions committed by the newly formed â€śIslamic Stateâ€ť (IS), Central Asia will be wise to watch its borders and keep a check on rogue elements already inside the region.
BISHKEK (TCA) â€” On August 21, the Ministry of Economy of Kyrgyzstan held a roundtable to discuss issues related to the export of Kyrgyzstanâ€™s agricultural products to Russia. Representatives of Kyrgyz ministries and departments, the Trade Mission of the Russian Federation, the business community, and local agricultural producers discussed ways to increase export potential of the country. They considered measures to remove barriers to effective supply of goods to Russia.
ASTANA (TCA) â€” Last Friday Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev launched two new strategic rail lines in the country, Zhezkazgan-Beineu and Arkalyk-Shubarkol, the presidential press service reported.
ASTANA (TCA) â€” Pakistan is going to increase its trade with Kazakhstan and is ready to invest in the metallurgy, oil and gas sectors of the Kazakh economy, Kazakh media reported citing Pakistani Ambassador to Kazakhstan Shaukat Ali Mukadam.
TASHKENT (TCA) â€” Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov paid an official visit to China last week which resulted in the signing of investment agreements totaling $6 billion, making China the second largest investor in the Uzbek economy after Russia. Uznews.net asked several experts for comment on the increasing ties between the two countries.
BISHKEK (TCA) â€” Kyrgyzstan Prime Minister Joomart Otorbayev has signed a decree according to which the Kyrgyz Government will allocate $3 million for relocation of part of the residents of Kyrgyzstanâ€™s Barak exclave on the border with Uzbekistan, the Kyrgyz governmental press service said yesterday.
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- 21/08/2014 Uzbekistan, China sign new cooperation deals 
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- 20/08/2014 Uzbekistan experiencing gasoline shortage 
- 20/08/2014 U.S. supports investment banking development in Turkmenistan 
- 19/08/2014 The New Terminal of Dushanbe Airport will be completed ahead of Schedule for the SCO Summit 
- 19/08/2014 Head of the Upper Chamber of Parliament will pay an Official Visit to Russia 
- 19/08/2014 Armed incident on Kyrgyz-Uzbek border 
- 19/08/2014 Digital TV broadcasting the near future of TV in Central Asia 
- 19/08/2014 Russia lifts restrictions for import of fruit, vegetables from Kyrgyzstan 
- 19/08/2014 Uzbekistanâ€™s largest coal mine faces problems 
- 19/08/2014 Eurasian Group holds regional seminar on combating cybercrime and money laundering 
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