Belarus: Belarusbank opens branch in Great Stone

A state-of-the-art Belarusbank branch has been opened in the China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone. Belarusbank Deputy Chairwoman of the Board Svetlana Kozhekina stressed: “It is a particularly important branch because it will become the face of the entire bank not only in the industrial park but for all our present and future partners from China.…

Ukraine: pork imports up in H1 2018

Ukraine in the first six months of 2018 imported 8,400 tons of pork, up 8-fold YoY. “In January-June Ukraine received 8,400 tons of fresh, chilled and frozen pork against 924 tons in the past year with an aggregate value of $15.4 million,” the Association of Ukrainian Pig Breeders reported. The major pork suppliers remain the…

Ukraine: gas reserves up

Natural gas reserves in Ukrainian underground storage facilities (USFs) have increased by 55.4%, or by 4.12 billion cubic meters since the gas injection season started on April 9, to 11.554 billion cubic meters. Some 366.55 million cubic meters of gas was injected into the USFs on July 1-7, according to the state-run gas transport system…

Lithuania: President signs laws on tax overhaul

President Dalia Grybauskaite has signed the laws overhauling the country’s tax system, adopted by the Seimas. For the laws to come into effect early next year they must be published six months earlier. The laws are related to the personal income tax, state social insurance, health insurance, tax administration, the profit tax, public procurement, VAT…