Ukraine: retail trade up in January-April 2019

Retail trade in Ukraine grew by 7.9% YoY in comparable prices in January-April 2019, to UAH 319.887 billion ($12.3 billion). Retail turnover increased the most in Vinnytsia region (by 13.2%, to UAH 5.167 billion or $197.9 million), Kyiv region (by 12.1% to UAH 17.798 billion or $681.7 million), Ivano-Frankivsk region (by 12% to $4.551 or…

Azerbaijan: AZAL President and Egyptian Ambassador discuss opening of new flights

President of Azerbaijan Airlines, Jahangir Asgarov met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Egypt to Azerbaijan, Adel Ibrahim Ahmed Ibrahim in Baku. During the meeting, the parties exchanged views on issues related to further cooperation in civil aviation between Azerbaijan and Egypt. Jahangir Asgarov emphasized an increase in passenger traffic at the international airports of…

Kyrgyzstan: state debt down in March 2019

In March state debt of Kyrgyzstan amounted to $695.65 per capita. Over the month, the debt burden has decreased by $4.95. According to the Ministry of Finance, as of March 31, the total amount of state debt (external + internal) in Kyrgyzstan was $4,452.22 billion (310,986.13 billion soms), including $3,792.46 billion (264,901.53 billion soms) –…