Latvia: pressure on cost increase to be enormous

Pressure on the increase of costs in the next several years will be enormous, and there are worries about the government’s ability to withstand that, said Fiscal Discipline Council’s member Andzs Ubelis. According to him, the government’s recently approved outlook on economic growth this year of 3.7% is realistic and satisfactory. Latvia’s economy is expected…

Latvia: situation with transit industry tragic

Baltic Association – Transport and Logisics President Inga Antane describes the situation with Latvia’s transit industry as tragic. Cargo volume decline has been continuing since 2012. Antane also mentions that, looking at the recent past, 2016 was one of the worst in Latvia’s transit history. It should be added that from April onward there was…

Ukraine: 755 km of roads repaired in 2017

In 2017, 755 km of automobile roads have been repaired in Ukraine, the Infrastructure Ministry reports. “As of August 18, medium repairs of 756 km of automobile roads have been carried out within current financing, according to the data provided by Ukravtodor (the State Agency of Automobile Roads of Ukraine),” reads the report. The ministry…

Turkmenistan to plant winter wheat throughout 760 thousand ha

Turkmenistan will plant winter wheat for the harvest-2018 throughout the areas of 760 thousand ha.

Turkmen agrarians started the planting campaign of winter wheat on August 23.

The forecast of winter wheat production in 2018 totals 1.6 million tons. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)

Belarus: inflation expected below 7% in 2017

Belarus may close the year 2017 with the inflation below 7%, Belarusian Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov said after the government conference chaired by Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko. “The inflation keeps reducing and the tendency is strong. We are slightly behind the Russian Federation in terms of the seven-month inflation rate, but we are doing better…