Azerbaijan to create joint drug plants with Turkey and Ukraine

Azerbaijan is holding negotiations to create pharmaceutical plants jointly with Turkish and Ukrainian companies, Shahin Mustafayev, Azerbaijani economy minister and chairman of the country’s Tariff (price) Council, said. Mustafayev noted that currently those Turkish and Ukrainian companies were preparing business plans and documents on technical justification of their projects. “Meanwhile, work is being carried out…

Ukraine: electricity exports in 2016

In 2016 Ukraine exported $152.063 million worth of electricity, in particular $14.278 million in December 2016. According to the State Fiscal Service, electricity delivered to Hungary amounted to $119.317 million last year, to Poland to $32.392 million, Moldova to $347,000, and other countries to $7,000. Thus, in money terms exports of Ukrainian electricity last year…

Kazakhstan: inflation hits 8.5% in 2016

Inflation rate in Kazakhstan hit 8.5% in January-December 2016, Statistics Committee of the Ministry of National Economy of Kazakhstan reported. Food prices have increased by 9.7%, non-food items’ prices have gone up by 9.5%, and paid services’ prices have increased by 6.1% since early 2016. In December 2016 the inflation rate was 0.9%. Food prices…

Azerbaijan: new appointments in Tax Ministry

Habil Mammadov and Sarkhan Mammadov have been appointed heads of new departments at the Azerbaijani Ministry of Taxes, says a message on the ministry’s website. Habil Mammadov was appointed the director general of the Special Revenues Department and Sarkhan Mammadov was appointed the director general of the Baku City Department for work with small entrepreneurs.…

Ukraine: Ukrtransnafta to pump Urals oil from Odessa-Kremenchuk oil pipeline

Public joint-stock company Ukrtransnafta has made arrangements with public joint-stock company Ukrtatnafta (Kremenchuk oil refinery) on the transshipment of Urals crude oil pumped from the Odessa-Kremenchuk oil pipeline to railway tankers to transport it and pump it to the second line of the Druzhba oil pipeline, First Deputy Director General of Ukrtransnafta Andriy Pasichnyk has…

Belarus and Pakistan mull over joint ventures

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Pakistan Andrei Yermolovich met with Tariq Fatemi, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, to discuss a wide range of matters of bilateral cooperation and review the status of implementation of the agreements signed during top-level visits, the press service of…

Belarus: Amkodor to raise output in 2016

The Belarusian mechanical engineering company Amkodor will raise its output by 65-70% in 2016 over 2015, the press service of the enterprise quoted Amkodor’s Deputy Director General for Economy and Finance Yelena Maximova as saying. “We have shown very good results in 2016. As against 2015, the industrial output went up by 65-70%. We ensure…

Uzbekistan: tax on property of individuals goes up

The Uzbek government set new tax rates for property owned by individuals on January1, 2017 under the Presidential Decree ‘On forecasts for major macroeconomic indicators and parameters for state budget of the Republic of Uzbekistan for 2017′. The property tax (residential houses, flats, countryside houses, garages, and other premises) rose from 1.5% to 1.7%, except…