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…

Latvia: businessmen to pay larger wages

The current market situation shows that Latvia should speed up its education reform and think about attracting additional human resources from other countries, said Latvian Finance Minister Dana Reizniece-Ozola. “We have a number of problems. We see unemployment is in decline, dropping to 7.2% in the past three years, whereas the number of employed people…

Uzbekistan: GMU suspending car production

GM Uzbekistan has announced about suspension of car production due to maintenance work. The car manufacturer GM Uzbekistan located in Asaka, suspends production from August 22 till September 10 due to the planned maintenance work, said the company’s press service. It is planned to carry out preventive inspection and maintenance of main and auxiliary processing…

Ukraine: retail trade up in January-July 2017

Retail trade in Ukraine grew by 8% YoY in January-July, according to the Ukrainian State Statistics Service’s website. Retail turnover increased the most in Zakarpattia, Vinnytsia, Odessa, Sumy, Mykolaiv, Cherkasy, and Lviv regions – by 21%, 17.7%, 12.8%, 10.8%, 10.6%, 9.5% and 9.5%, respectively. Retail trade in July alone rose by 6.7% against June, while…

Belarus: grain yield in 2017 above 2016 average

This year the grain yield in Belarus is above last year’s average, Belarusian Deputy Agriculture and Food Minister Vladimir Grakun said. “This year the grain yield in the country is above last year’s figures. The average yield in 2017 is 35.8 hundredweights per hectare, with Grodno region posting the crop capacity of 43.5 hundredweights per…

Latvia: electricity price difference with neighboring countries reduced

In recent years, Latvia has managed to reduce the electricity price difference with other Baltic neighboring countries, as reported by Enefit Chairman Janis Bethers. “Although Latvian households still pay the most for electricity, these expenses will continue declining. The price difference with Estonia, which historically has the lowest wholesale prices, has declined nearly 2-fold,” says…

Azerbaijan attracts more airlines

More Russian airlines will fly to Azerbaijan, which enjoys a growing popularity among Russian tourists. The “Ural Airlines” has received permission to fly to Azerbaijan, according to the Rosaviation, Russia’s Federal Air Transportation Agency. The airline received a permission to perform the regular passenger flights Moscow-Lankaran with a frequency of seven times per week. “IrAero”…

Belarus: Brest region grain harvest finished

As of August 20, a total of 1,889.500 hectares, or 87%, of areas under crops have been harvested in Belarus so far. The harvest campaign has been completed in Brest region (the yield is 36.7 hundredweights per hectare), the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry reported. As of August 20, Belarus’ grain harvest exceeded 6.779 million…