Ukraine: local budgets revenue up in H1 2019

Receipts of own revenues of the local budgets’ general fund in January-June increased to UAH 128.8 billion ($4.99 billion), which is 19.6%, or UAH 21.1 billion ($817 million) over the amount for the same period of 2018. That’s according to Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Public Utilities of Ukraine Hennady…

Lithuania: Ukrainians hungry for jobs

Once a country of EU record-high emigration, Lithuania has recently become a new home for thousands of Ukrainians, who come here in search of a better life. According to the Lithuanian Migration Department, the number of Ukrainians living in Lithuania rocketed by almost 42% in 2018, making them the largest foreign community in Lithuania. The…

Azerbaijan: taxes applied to online business

If quarterly incomes of persons in Azerbaijan engaged in online business exceed 200,000 manats, they are subject to income tax and value added tax, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Taxes reported. “If the amount of taxable transactions exceeds 200,000 manats, these people should apply for registration as VAT payers in the first decade of the next…

Azerbaijan: sweet cherries reach Nigerian market

Azerbaijan strives to increase agricultural production not only to meet local demand, but also to get broader access to foreign markets. In this regard, the country strengthens its efforts to support the activities of people engaged in agricultural production. To this end, Azerbaijan established the State Agro Trade Company under the Ministry of Agriculture last…

Kyrgyzstan: state debt up in May 2019

In May the state debt of Kyrgyzstan reached $696 per capita. Over the month, the debt burden has grown by $1.51. According to the Ministry of Finance, as of May 31, the total amount of state debt (external + internal) of Kyrgyzstan was $4,453.86 billion (311,102.22 billion soms), including $3,783 billion (264,242.34 billion soms) of…

Georgia: passenger air traffic up in H1 2019

Georgia’s three international airports serviced 2,489,823 passengers in January-June, up by 18.24% YoY, said the Georgian Civil Aviation Agency. The number of passengers who took regular or charter flights in Georgia increased in all three main airports of the country: Tbilisi Shota Rustaveli International Airport, Batumi Aleksandre Kartveli International Airport and Kutaisi David Aghmashenebeli International…

Kazakhstan: gas-turbine station to be built

ERG Company is set to fund construction of the gas-turbine station in the country’s south. “The company is expected to invest $500 million in installing the gas-turbine station to provide the south of Kazakhstan with electricity and heat energy in the winter,” Shymkent mayor Gabidulla Abdrakhimov said. The government has approved the 2023 Shymkent complex…

Kyrgyzstan: industry volume up in January-May 2019

Volume of industrial production has grown in Kyrgyzstan ,the Deputy Head of the State Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use Zhyrgalbek Sagynbaev declared. According to him, the figures increased due to Kumtor and Taldy-Bulak Levoberezhny fields. In addition, in January-May volume of production amounted to 104,029.1 billion soms. According to the ministry, 88 permits…

Estonia: inflation at 2.4% in June 2019

Inflation was 2.4% YoY to June 2019, Statistics Estonia reports. Services saw a higher Consumer Price Index (CPI) rise than goods, 3.5%, compared with 1.8%. Regulated prices of goods and services rose by 0.8% and non-regulated prices by 2.9%. CPI rises were affected the most by food and non-alcoholic beverages, which comprised nearly 30% of…