Latvia: Defense Ministry performs final assessment of 4×4 tactical transport procurement

Defense Ministry currently performs the final assessment of procurement offers for 4×4 light and medium-sized tactical transports for the country’s National Armed Forces. Talks regarding procurement of 4×4 light and medium-sized tactical transports were organized in two stages. Twelve contenders submitted applications for the first stage. Defense Ministry’s procurement commission picked six for the second…

Belarus: trade with Sweden up in H1 2018

The trade between Belarus and Sweden reached $83.8 million in H1, up by 28.9% YoY, according to the website of the Belarusian embassy in Sweden. The Belarusian export grew by 73.1%, to $24.4 million. The supplies of Swedish products to Belarus increased by 16.7%, to $59.4 million. Belarus’ main exports to Sweden included potash fertilizers,…

Kyrgyzstan: new trolleybuses delivered to Bishkek

New trolleybuses, purchased at the expense of EBRD’ funds within the public transport development project, arrived in Bishkek, the press service of the Bishkek City Administration reported. 37 new trolleybuses were delivered to the capital: 15 low-floor Belarusian vehicles and 22 medium-floor trolleybuses from Russia. The Vice Mayor of Bishkek Gennady Militsky said that 52…

Belarus: GDP growth projected at 4.1% in 2019

Belarus’ target economic development scenario suggests that GDP growth will be 4.1% in 2019. This is envisaged by the draft projections of the social and economic development of Belarus in 2019, Deputy Economy Minister Alexander Chervyakov said at an expanded-participation session of the Economy, Budget, and Finance Commission of the Council of the Republic of…

Ukraine: first GE locomotives for Ukrzaliznytsia to be put into operation in autumn 2018

Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has said that first locomotives manufactured and equipped for Ukraine under the agreement with U.S. multinational conglomerate General Electric will be put into operation this autumn. “This autumn we will start receiving new rolling stock under the agreement on joint production with General Electric. We have lost a lot of rolling…

Uzbekistan: France lifts restrictions on supply of melons and pomegranates

France abolished restrictions on supply of Uzbek melons and pomegranates, Foreign Trade Ministry of Uzbekistan stated after talks in Paris between the Agriculture Ministry of France and a delegation of Uzbekistan headed by Foreign Trade Minister Jamshid Khojayev. “Following the talks held in France in the Agriculture Ministry, phytosanitary restrictions on Uzbek melons and pomegranates…

Belarus: cement exports resumed

Belarus has resumed cement exports, Belarus’ Architecture and Construction Minister Anatoly Cherny said. Belarus faced the lack of cement on the domestic market in May-June due to its volume being almost sold out, the minister said. Importers began to increase the price on the domestic market, and the consumer demand for the Belarusian product, which…

Georgia: annual inflation rate up in July 2018

Georgia’s monthly inflation rate amounted to -0.3% in July, while annual inflation from July 2017 to July 2018 amounted to 2.8%, reports the National Statistics Office of Georgia (Geostat). Last month prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages decreased by 1.1%. Prices decreased for: fruit and grapes (-12.6%) and vegetables (-10.7%). In the meantime, the prices…