Kazakhstan: economy gradually adjusting to oil price shock

The international rating agency Fitch Ratings has affirmed Kazakhstan’s Long-Term Foreign- and Local-Currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) at ‘BBB’ with Stable Outlooks. The issue ratings on Kazakhstan’s senior unsecured foreign-currency bonds have also been affirmed at ‘BBB’, Fitch said. The Short-Term Foreign- and Local-Currency IDRs have been affirmed at ‘F2’. The Country Ceiling has been…

Ukraine: BAU pork sales up in 2016

PJSC Bakhmutsky Agrarian Union (Donetsk region), a pork producing enterprise, in 2016 increased pork sales by 4.9% YoY, to 15,280 tons (live weight). According to a company report in the information disclosure system of the National Commission on Securities and the Stock Market, last year its net loss amounted to UAH 55.9 million against a…

Ukraine: NBU declares Diamantbank insolvent

The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) on April 24, recognized Diamantbank (Kyiv) insolvent, according to the central bank’s website. The NBU board made corresponding decision No. 264-RSh/BT as of April 1, the bank failed to achieve the minimum level of regulatory capital adequacy at a ratio of 5% established by the central bank. Following the…

Armenia to boost exports in 2022

The Armenian government says “it is realistic” to secure a $200-million growth in exports in 2017, eyeing a further $450 million hike next year. Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan held consultations at the Ministry of economic development and investments. According to preliminary estimates, exports will grow from some $1.8 billion in 2016 to around $2.5 billion…