Uzbekistan: trade turnover with Russia at $4.2 billion in 2016

The Russian delegation headed by Deputy Chairman of Russian Government Dmitry Kozak attended the eighteenth meeting of the intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation between the two countries in Tashkent. During the meeting the parties exchanged information and discussed issues of implementation of Protocol decisions of the seventeenth IGC meeting, which took place on March 25,…

Ukraine: level of shadow economy down in 2016

In January-September 2016 the level of the shadow economy in Ukraine totaled 35% of official GDP, down by 5 YoY. This is stated in a report developed by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade. According to the ministry, the process of de-shadowing became possible due to certain factors: relative macroeconomic stability; business climate improvement…

Tajikistan: 273 enterprises created in Dushanbe over the past 25 years of independence

President Emomali Rahmon held a meeting with senior representatives of the Dushanbe administration. The meeting took place at the Kokhi Borbad State Complex and members of the government, parliamentarians, heads of financial institutions as well as representatives of the public and journalists also attended the meeting. The meeting focused on issues related to seeking solution…

Kyrgyzstan: financial police promises to put an end to shadow economy

The State Service for Combating Economic Crimes (Financial Police) intends to mobilize all resources to fight against the shadow economy, the head of department Zamirbek Osmonov said. According to him, after broadening of powers the service will start revealing shadow schemes, detecting false bankruptcy facts and pseudo-entrepreneurship, and fighting against smuggling. 90% of the violations…

Ukraine: Energoatom and General Electric Hitachi to study prospects of cooperation

National Nuclear Generating Company Energoatom and General Electric Hitachi, Global Nuclear Fuel will study the prospects of cooperation, the press service of the Ukrainian company has reported. “Energoatom President Yuriy Nedashkovsky, Vice President of General Electric Hitachi in Europe David Powell and Global Nuclear Fuel CEO Amir Vexler held a meeting. At the meeting representatives…

Ukraine: 2016 the year of economic recovery

Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman stated that 2016 was the year of economic recovery, and industry, construction sector, and agriculture showed the best growth rates. “I would like to emphasize that 2016 marked the resumption of growth of Ukrainian economy. We observed progress in all the economy sectors,” Groysman said. He noted that industry, construction…

Ukraine not purchasing Russian gas for 440 days

Ukraine has not been purchasing gas from the Russian Federation for 440 days already, Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said at a Cabinet’s meeting.

“We have been living without Russian gas for 440 days already. This is a matter of our energy independence,” Groysman said. (Ukrinform/Business World Magazine)

Kazakhstan: tenge strengthening temporary

Aivar Baikenov, the Head of Asset Management Divisionof Kazkom Securities commented on the situation with the exchange rate of Kazakhstani tenge. “Tenge strengthening, in our opinion, is only temporary. It was caused by two factors. The first is a favorable and stable situation on the oil market, where we see, in fact, minimal fluctuations in…