Central Asia's proximity to these states makes the region a hub for the drug trade throughout the world. During the Soviet era, Central Asia's border to Afghanistan was mostly blocked off with little cross-border trade or travel. When Soviet troops invaded Afghanistan in 1979, the border began to open up.
The music of Central Asia is as vast and unique as the many cultures and peoples who inhabit the region. Principal instrument types are two- or three-stringed lutes, the necks either fretted or fretless; fiddles made of horsehair; flutes, mostly open at both ends and either end-blown or side-blown; and jew harps, mostly metal.
PT Bank Central Asia Tbk (BCA) (IDX: BBCA) adalah bank swasta terbesar di Indonesia. Bank ini didirikan pada 21 Februari 1957 dengan nama Bank Central Asia NV dan pernah menjadi bagian penting dari Salim Group. Sekarang bank ini dimiliki oleh salah satu grup produsen rokok terbesar keempat di Indonesia, Djarum