Belarus: IFRS introduction to improve investment climate

The introduction of the international financial reporting standards (IFRS) in Belarus will help improve the investment climate. Belarusian Finance Minister Vladimir Amarin made the statement in an interview published in the September edition of the Ministry’s magazine Finance. Accounting. Auditing. According to the source, for the sake of effective implementation of the decision in favor…

Egypt: Russian wheat purchased

On September 22, Egypt purchased 240 KMT of milling wheat from Russia with shipment on October 21-31, at the average price of $187.03/MT C&F. The price at the previous tender equaled $185.52/MT C&F. The purchase included: – 60 KMT of Russian wheat from Aston at $186.80/MT C&F ($179/MT FOB with a freight rate of $7.80/MT);…

Belarus to launch BelGee car factory in H1 2017

The Belarus-China car assembly company BelGee JV (based in Borisov, Minsk region) plans to launch its own car factory in the first half of 2017, Belarusian First Deputy Industry Minister Gennady Svidersky reported. The construction of a factory by the Belarusian-Chinese car assembly company BelGee is in the final stage, the new premises are ready,…

Belarus: oil export proceeds down in January-July 2016

Belarus’ proceeds from exports of domestic crude oil reduced by 32.3% YoY in January-July to $253.704 million, Belarus’ National Statistical Committee (Belstat) said in an official report. In January-July Belarus exported 945,900 tons of crude oil, up by 0.7% YoY. Belarus’ sole authority on oil exports is a state-controlled monopoly officially designated as Belorusneft. Germany…

Azerbaijan to showcase first hybrid engine UAV

Azerbaijani company AZDynamics will introduce the first hybrid engine unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with increased duration of autonomous flight. The hybrid drone will sport an internal combustion engine along with rechargeable batteries and an electric motor, making it possible to increase the duration of autonomous flight from 25 minutes to two hours. The drone will…

Ukraine: Ministry of Agrarian Policy supports cancellation of the price controls for grain by-products

The Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine supports cancellation of price controls for food products, including grain by-products, the Director of the food products department at the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food Mykola Moroz declared. According to him, the Ministry provides the reporting cancellation of price regulation as an experiment. If in…

Ukraine: real GDP up in Q2 2016

Ukraine’s real gross domestic product (GDP) in the second quarter of 2016 increased by 1.4% YoY. This information has been posted on the website of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) with a reference to the State Statistics Service. “The Ukrainian economic growth has been accelerated. In the second quarter of 2016, the real GDP…