Part-time workers were disproportionately affected by pay delays, with 22% saying they had received late pay, compared to 14% of full-time workers.
Leading Russian telecoms company Mobile TeleSystems is dismantling its equipment and pulling out of Turkmenistan after the government cut off its services yet again in a dispute over profit sharing.
Turkmenistan remains an economic basket case but in Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov at least its people have a president who regularly takes to the stage for a sing-song to cheer them up.
New Delhi is developing facility to open up trade corridor that bypasses Pakistan. Project will open gateways into Central Asia via Afghanistan and Turkmenistan.
Turkmenistan, hit by a financial crisis that has even led to passport-based bread rationing, will hope for major revenues.