Azerbaijan to increase energy efficiency by 2020

Azerbaijan intends to increase energy efficiency by 20% till 2020, Director of the Institute for Scientific Research on Economic Reforms (ISRER) under the Ministry of Economy of the country Vilayat Veliyev said. He said that these objectives were described in “Azerbaijan 2020: Look into the Future” concept of development adopted by the country’s president. “In…

Ukraine: Q3 GDP growth sign of economic recovery

Ukraine`s GDP grew by 1.8% YoY in the third quarter of 2016, which was a sign of economic recovery in the country. Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister – Economic Development and Trade Minister Stepan Kubiv stated this at a meeting dedicated to the Strategy for Small and Medium Enterprises Development till 2020. “Yesterday Prime Minister Volodymyr…

Ukraine: economy starting to recover

Ukraine’s economy is starting to recover, while the government is paying every effort to maintain and accelerate that growth as well as reinvest it into the quality of people’s lives. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman. The Prime Minister noted that recently the International rating Agency Fitch had upgraded long-term Issuer…

Ukraine: over 13 MMT of sunseed harvested

Ukrainian farmers are completing sunseed harvesting. As of November 14, they harvested 5816 thousand ha, or 98% of the intended area (5916.2 thousand ha). That was 16% more than on the same date last season (4992 thousand ha). Farmers obtained 13159 KMT of sunseed with an average yield of 2.26 MT/ha, which is an all-time…

Belarus: GDP down in January-October 2016

Belarus’ gross domestic product (GDP) reduced by 2.8% YoY in January-October to 78.097 billion Belarusian rubles ($39.87 billion at the central bank’s exchange rate), an official with Belarus’ National Statistics Committee reported. Industrial output in January-October fell by 1.5% YoY to Br64.93 billion ($33.15 billion). Farm output grew b 3.8% YoY to Br13.547 billion ($6.92…

Belarus and Germany discuss investment cooperation

Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei met with Michael Harms, Executive Director of Germany’s Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations, to discuss ways to step up the cooperation between the two countries, the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported. “The parties discussed prospects for bolstering the trade and investment cooperation…

Azerbaijan and Kuwait ink deal on air traffic

President of Azerbaijan Airlines CJSC (AZAL) Jahangir Asgarov and Director General of Kuwait’s Civil Aviation Yousef Sulaiman Al Fouzan signed an intergovernmental agreement on air traffic between the two countries on November 16. By signing the intergovernmental agreement, the sides removed obstacles to open air traffic between the two countries that would contribute to further…

Ukraine: Japanese investors interested in Kherson seaport

Experts of the Japan International Cooperation Agency had a meeting with the management of the Kherson commercial seaport and discussed possible cooperation, the enterprise’s chief Andriy Sokolov said. For seven years now, the company’s representatives have been looking for adequate projects in Ukraine to provide technical assistance with subsequent possible financing. Using Japanese (sovereign) loans,…