Ukraine: terms for sending advance payments to buy equipment for Vilkha defense project extended

Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers has permitted government customers to extend the terms for sending advance payments to buy specialized equipment required for the implementation of the Vilkha defense project to 24 months. The requirement is outlined in the government resolution No. 891 dated November 30, amending government resolution No. 117 dated April 23, 2014. The…

Georgia: EIB to allocate EUR 450 million

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will allocate EUR 450 million to Georgia through three loan agreements, the EIB and Georgian Prime Minister’s Office said. EUR 250 million will be allocated to finance new construction and upgrading of priority roads, EUR 100 million for the rehabilitation and upgrading of municipal infrastructure and a EUR 100 million…

Latvia: micro taxes lead to macro problems

The government, entrepreneurs and social partners continue sharp discussions of the future of micro-enterprises and the tax regime to be applied to them in the foreseeable future. One proposal suggests canceling the payment of mandatory minimal social fees and increasing micro-enterprise tax rate from 9% to 15%.This proposal was reviewed week by members of the…

Belarus: Belarusbank signs memorandums of understanding with Afreximbank and SID Banka

Belarus’ largest commercial bank OAO Belarusbank has signed memorandums of understanding with African Export-Import Bank and Slovenian SID Banka during Belarusbank’s conference in Frankfurt (Germany), the bank’s press service reported. The conference gathered around 100 representatives of the World Bank, German financial institutes and insurance companies, as well as representatives of such institutions of Italy,…

Ukraine: seaports grain export up in early December 2016

On December 3-9, Ukraine exported 635.2 thousand tons of grains from the seaports against 550.9 thousand tons on the previous week.

In particular, wheat shipments reached 188.3 thousand tons, corn – 429.9 thousand tons, and barley – 17 thousand tons. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)

Turkey: TANAP construction 55% complete

The construction work as part of the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline Project (TANAP) is 55% complete, Saltuk Duzyol, head of TANAP consortium, reported. He pointed out that to date, 19 underground passages have been built as part of the project. Furthermore, the consortium head noted that the cost of TANAP project had decreased. “When…

Moldova: national palace to host wine exhibition

11th Wine Vernissage will take place at the National Palace of Moldova on December 15. The event, called “The Magic Vernissage”, will bring together 36 wineries, which are going to present more than 200 wines, including 50 premier ones. “A vine vernissage traditionally offers winemakers an opportunity to display new products on the threshold of…