Ukraine: retirement age not to be raised

The reform proposed by the Cabinet does not provide for raising the retirement age, but it cancels the taxation of pensions, Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman said, commenting on the decision of the National Council of Reforms to support the pension reform. “We had a thorough conversation, we received useful suggestions, and the National…

Ukraine and Kazakhstan to extend export-import cooperation

Within the framework of the Kazakh-Ukrainian Business Council, an agreement was reached between the two countries on export-import cooperation, Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister – Minister for Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities stated at the 13th meeting of the joint interstate Ukrainian-Kazakh commission for economic cooperation. According to Zubko, the Development Bank of Kazakhstan is…

Tajikistan: president gets acquainted with Armenia’s innovative development

During his two-day official visit to Armenia, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon has got acquainted with its innovative development. Tajik leader visited Technology and Science Dynamics LLC (TSD) in Yerevan. Rahmon reportedly got acquainted with TSD achievements in the field of information and communications technologies. Technology and Science Dynamics is a research and development corporation established…

Ukraine: Trafigura receives license to supply gas

The National Commission for Energy, Housing and Utilities Services Regulation (NCER) has decided to issue a license to supply natural gas to Trafigura Ukraine LLC, a Ukrainian subsidiary of Trafigura global commodity trader. “I propose to congratulate Trafigura Ukraine as one of the largest global energy commodity traders on receiving the license and getting the…

Kazakhstan: flour exports to China up

According to the Customs Control Committee at the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan, in July-April of 2016-2017 MY the shipments of Kazakh flour to China totaled 10.1 thousand tons, up by 145% YoY, and up 12-fold from July-April of 2014-2015 MY. At the same time, such growth figures moved China to the…