Ukraine: IMF mission to arrive in November 2016

A mission of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will arrive in Ukraine in early November, Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Valeriya Gontareva said.

The arrival of the IMF mission to Ukraine under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) program had originally been expected on October 26. (Interfax/Business World Magazine)

Turkmenistan and Qatar to expand business ties

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Qatar’s Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani, the head of Al Faisal Holding, stressed at the meeting that the fuel and energy sector, transport and communications were priority vectors of cooperation between Turkmenistan and Qatar, the Turkmen government said in a message. According to the message, the agreements reached the…

Turkmenistan: President and CIFAL head mull co-op prospects

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Gilles Remy, head of the French CIFAL company, exchanged views on the prospects of partnership as part of the priorities of socio-economic development of the country and joint work experience. Stressing readiness to develop mutually beneficial cooperation, Remy expressed the company’s interest in strengthening the positions on the Turkmen market.…

Turkey: new fruit appears

Turkey has received the first dragon fruit harvest (pitaya), after a year of preparation. This fruit of Vietnamese origin has adapted well to the climatic conditions of this region, mainly planted with citrus, but also strawberries and bananas. Producers are looking for high value alternatives and after testing with the cape gooseberry, they got good…

Ukraine: minimum wage to grow from January 1, 2017

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, the government and parliamentary coalition factions have decided to raise the minimum wage in Ukraine from January 1, 2017 to 3,200 UAH, the Ukrainian president said after talks with Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman. “Starting from January 1, 2017, there will be no employed people in Ukraine who earn less than…