• KGS/USD = 0.01126 0%
  • KZT/USD = 0.00226 0%
  • TJS/USD = 0.09196 0.77%
  • UZS/USD = 0.00008 0%
  • KGS/USD = 0.01126 0%
  • KZT/USD = 0.00226 0%
  • TJS/USD = 0.09196 0.77%
  • UZS/USD = 0.00008 0%
  • KGS/USD = 0.01126 0%
  • KZT/USD = 0.00226 0%
  • TJS/USD = 0.09196 0.77%
  • UZS/USD = 0.00008 0%
  • KGS/USD = 0.01126 0%
  • KZT/USD = 0.00226 0%
  • TJS/USD = 0.09196 0.77%
  • UZS/USD = 0.00008 0%
  • KGS/USD = 0.01126 0%
  • KZT/USD = 0.00226 0%
  • TJS/USD = 0.09196 0.77%
  • UZS/USD = 0.00008 0%
  • KGS/USD = 0.01126 0%
  • KZT/USD = 0.00226 0%
  • TJS/USD = 0.09196 0.77%
  • UZS/USD = 0.00008 0%
  • KGS/USD = 0.01126 0%
  • KZT/USD = 0.00226 0%
  • TJS/USD = 0.09196 0.77%
  • UZS/USD = 0.00008 0%
  • KGS/USD = 0.01126 0%
  • KZT/USD = 0.00226 0%
  • TJS/USD = 0.09196 0.77%
  • UZS/USD = 0.00008 0%

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Giorgio Fiacconi

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Giorgio Fiacconi founded The Times of Central Asia in Bishkek in 1999, firstly in a print edition, and later online. With a background as a journalist and an entrepreneur with global interests, he implemented numerous projects in South East Asia before moving to Moscow in 1989. divider Relocating to Kazakhstan and later to Kyrgyzstan in 1994, he developed trade ties between Central Asia and Italy in concert with the Italian Government and the European Union, and was the First Honorary Consul of Italy to Kyrgyzstan in Bishkek for approximately fifteen years.

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Central Asia and Russian and European sanctions: manufacturing locally with a foreign partner

BISHKEK (TCA) — Recently an Italian delegation was in Kazakhstan to find ways and means to cooperate with Kazakh companies to produce in Kazakhstan with Italy as the main partner for the export to Russia. A similar trend is in process in Kyrgyzstan, while European and Turkish companies are already very active in developing new joint ventures with manufacturing and processing plants in Russia, Belarus and other countries. The objective is everywhere the same — a continuation of business relations and trade with the important market of Russia. European exporters are fully aware of the damage they have been suffering in the last 18 months following the European sanctions and Russian counter sanctions, and they are trying to keep the business relations built during many years of cooperation with the Russian market. Continue reading

8 years ago

Kyrgyzstan export with Italians — a new manufacturing approach

BISHKEK (TCA) — European sanctions on Russia and Russian counter sanctions on Europe, as well as new sanctions of Russia on Turkey, have forced European and Turkish manufacturers to find new ways to stay in the Russian market. A new model of export oriented cooperation between Russia and former Soviet States is now taking shape with the purpose to produce in Russia and in several Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) member countries. The new initiative “Made with Italy” is being promoted by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development as a new way of transferring technological know-how and other forms of cooperation to countries that enjoy the benefits of their membership of the EEU and are free from any form of sanctions. Continue reading

8 years ago

Afghanistan and Tajikistan to intensify cross-border trade opportunities

KABUL (TCA) — Only economic development may help people get out of poverty and through employment acquire the dignity every person deserves. Afghanistan’s chronic situation matched by the never-ending war and endemic corruption driven by unstable governance and lack of security can be resolved not only with the support of the International community but first and above all by cooperation between Afghanistan and neighboring countries of Central Asia. Here below we are republishing an article from Khaama Press, related to a study conducted by Samuel Hall at the request of the IOM on the potential and opportunities of cross-border trade between Tajikistan and Afghanistan. Continue reading

8 years ago

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