Ukraine: Deposit Guarantee Fund introduces temporary administration in VTB Bank

The Individuals’ Deposit Guaranteeing Fund has started the procedure of withdrawing PJSC VTB Bank from the market by introducing temporary administration for one month from November 28 to December 27. According to the fund’s website, Yulia Zabolotna has been appointed temporary administrator of the credit institution. The beginning and procedure of paying guaranteed amount to…

Ukraine: state debt down in October 2018

In October the overall state and government-guaranteed debt of Ukraine decreased by almost 0.5% MoM, the Finance Ministry’s press service reports. As of October 31 the overall state and government-guaranteed debt of Ukraine totaled $74.32 billion, down by $0.35 billion. According to the ministry, the state and government-guaranteed debt in hryvnia equivalent over the reporting…

Ukraine: MHP buys Slovenian poultry firm Perutnina Ptuj

Ukraine’s major chicken meat producer PJSC Myronivsky Hliboproduct (MHP) has signed an agreement to buy 90.68% of the issued share capital of a Slovenian poultry producer, Perutnina Ptuj (PP). “MHP SE, a leading international agro-industrial group, following the announcement of its intention to acquire Perutnina Ptuj D.D. on September 26, announces that MHP has signed…

Azerbaijan: economy growing

Fitch Ratings, an international rating agency, has noted improvement in the macroeconomic conditions in Azerbaijan, the agency said in a message. The message reads that in January-September the economy of Azerbaijan grew by 0.8% YoY, while the growth rate of non-oil GDP was 1%. Inflation fell sharply from 12.9% at the end of 2017 to…

Armenia: tractors manufacture to begin

Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan met Armen Harutyunyan, the head of Beltekhnika, a Lithuanian company engaged in the production of agricultural equipment. At the meeting in Yerevan, the parties discussed issues related to Beltekhnika’s initiative to implement an investment project for the production of agricultural machinery such as tractors in Armenia. Reaffirming the Armenian government’s…

Ukraine: another five U.S.-built locomotives arrive

Ukraine’s state-run railways operator, JSC Ukrzaliznytsia, says five more locomotives built by U.S. GE Transportation’s Pennsylvania-based plant have arrived at Ukraine’s port of Chornomorsk. As was the case with 15 previously delivered U.S. locomotives, the five would be sent to Ukraine’s Kremenchuk-based PJSC Kryukivsky Railway Car Building Works for final assembly. “Under the contract, the…

Georgia: trade with EU up in January-October 2018

Georgia is increasing its role as an important trade partner for the European Union (EU), the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and other countries. In January-October trade turnover with EU countries increased by 18.6% (amounting to $2.76 billion) and with CIS countries by 27.4% YoY, to $3.51 billion, says the National Statistics Office of Georgia…