Ukraine: construction industry up in January-April 2019

In January-April, Ukrainian enterprises completed construction works worth UAH 38.566 billion, and the index of construction in relation to the relevant period in 2018 amounted to 28.1%, Deputy Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities Lev Partskhaladze wrote on his Facebook page. “In 2019, construction volumes continue growing. In the first four months of…

Uzbekistan: charter flights to Kyrgyzstan to be resumed in summer

Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan will resume charter flights on the route Tashkent-Tamchy (Issyk-Kul). Inspiro Travel (Kyrgyzstan) and Asia Lux Travel, together with Uzbekistan Airways, intend to resume charter flights on the Tashkent-Tamchy route (Issyk-Kul) for the summer tourist season 2019, from June 27 to September 6. Flights on the route Tashkent-Tamchy-Tashkent will be operated once a…

Azerbaijan: hazelnut exports up in Q1 2019

Azerbaijan exported 7,060 tons of hazelnuts worth $38.37 million in the first quarter of 2019. Compared to the same period last year, exports in quantitative terms increased by 57.3%, and in value – by 61.8%. The major importers of local hazelnut were Russia, Italy and Germany. In particular, in January-March as many as 3,213 tons…

Lithuania: anti-money laundering tactics changed

In a change of anti-money laundering tactics, Lithuania’s authorities open pre-trial investigations even if there are only suspicions about the origin of money, Mindaugas Petrauskas, deputy director of the Financial Crime Investigation Service (FNNT), said. According to him, the state received 4 million euros in extra revenue last year, even though the investigations were discontinued.…

Ukraine: industrial output up in April 2019

Industrial output in Ukraine in April accelerated to 5.2% from 2.1% in March. With calendar adjustment, industrial production growth in Ukraine in April accelerated to 4.4% YoY against 2.7% in March, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine has said. Industrial production in April compared to March decreased by 1.8% without calendar adjustment, but saw a…