Belarus: beer imports down

Belarus has reduced beer imports 5-fold in the past two years, Chairman of Belgospishcheprom Concern Alexander Zabello said. “I cannot say that the domestic brewing industry makes no headway. Yes, the sales are shrinking a bit, but we do not have a 10-15% slump as the neighboring countries are registering. Beer exports have reduced 5-fold…

Tajikistan: president inaugurates reference lab and lays foundation stone of new building of Medical University

On April 28, president Emomali Rahmon and Dushanbe Mayor Rustam Emomali attended a ceremony of opening of the National Reference Laboratory, according to the Tajik president’s official website. The total cost of the laboratory is 23.8 million somoni, including 7.857 million somoni spent for construction of the building and 16 million somoni spent to provide…

Turkmenistan: OSCE consulting on aviation security

An OSCE-organized training course on security procedures at aviation checkpoints and analyzing X-ray images for aviation security and law-enforcement personnel has been held in Ashgabat, the OSCE said in a message. The practical training course brought together 19 officials from the Aviation Security Service of Turkmenistan Airlines, the Transport Police of the Interior Ministry, the…

Ukraine shows economic upturn

On the outcomes of the activities of 2016 as well as of the first quarter of 2017 the country shows a positive trend of gradual economic upturn, and this should be the basis and the key to boost investment in the country and ensure implementation of successful projects in the real economic sector, Ukrainian Prime…

Latvia: number of POS terminals up in 2016

According to the data of Association of Latvian Commercial Banks, compared to 2015, the number of POS terminals in Latvia increased 16% in 2016, reaching 41,613 terminals in total. On average, 494 new POS terminals are released in the country. Aside from that, the number of legal persons using POS terminals to process clients’ payments…

Tajikistan: president gives start to construction of a number of new facilities in Dushanbe

Tajik President Emomali Rahmon has given start to construction of a number of new administrative and educational facilities in Dushanbe, according to the Tajik president’s official website. Rahmon attended a groundbreaking ceremony for construction of a new building for the Supreme Court of Tajikistan. An estimated budget for construction of a new 16-story building of…

Tajikistan: construction of CASA-1000 Project postponed

The term of receiving tender applications for construction of converter substation for the CASA-1000 Project at Sangtuda has been extended again; this time till May 11, according to the CASA-1000 website. The matter reportedly concerns the search for contractors for construction of converter substation in Sangtuda (Tajikistan) and Nowshera (Pakistan). This tender process was supposed…

Latvia: airBaltic Launches Riga – Kazan flights

Tajikistan: NBT predicts further price hike under pressure on the national currency’s exchange rate

The National Bank of Tajikistan (NBT) predicts further food price hike under the pressure on the exchange rate of the national currency, the somoni, against the dollar (USD). Tajik central bank forecasts that prices for imported food products will begin to rise starting from the second quarter (April-June). The NBT specialists say negative inflation expectations…