Ukraine: court obliges government to resume consideration of Yuzgaz’s application on Yuzivska field

Kyiv’s district administrative court has declared unlawful the decision of Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers not to allow Yuzgaz B.V. (the Netherlands) to participate in the product sharing agreement (PSA) on the Yuzivska field (Kharkiv and Donetsk regions) and obliged the government to resume the consideration of the company’s application. The court ruling was published in…

Ukraine: FUIB finishes 2016 with profit

First Ukrainian International Bank (FUIB) finished 2016 with a net profit of 367 million UAH. At the same time, bank’s operating profit amounted to 1.8 billion UAH. The bank reduced allocations to reserves more than 3.5-fold, from 4.8 billion UAH in 2015 to 1.3 billion UAH in 2016. According to the results of 2016, FUIB’s…

Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek HPP to burn more coal

Bishkek’s Heating and Power Plant will burn more coal after its modernization, the State Committee of Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use informed in the report on the results of the heating season. Kyrgyzstan’s power engineers are already preparing a draft resolution for preparation for the heating season-2017/2018. In total in the republic it is necessary…

Turkmenistan: president dissatisfied with local airlines’ development

Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers recalled that he had earlier given instructions concerning the development of local airlines, the Turkmen government said in a message. He expressed dissatisfaction with the management of Turkmenistan Airlines in meeting the needs of the country’s population in air transportation and noted that…

Russia: TogliattiAzot 2016 RAS net profit down

The net profit of Russian chemicals company TogliattiAzot dropped by about 94%, to 1.283 billion rubles in 2016, as calculated under Russian Accounting Standards (RAS), the company said in a statement. Revenue declined by 30%, to 44.35 billion rubles. Sales profit went down by 73%, to 7.34 billion rubles and pretax profit fell by about…

Uzbekistan: Competition committee and German Foreign Ministry discuss cooperation

The State Privatization, Demonopolization, and Competition Development Committee met with the representatives of Germany’s Foreign Ministry to discuss cooperation. The committee has closely worked together with German experts, including Finance Ministry, since 2009, pushing off the Memorandum of Understanding in Privatization and State Property Control. German support helped introduce the Corporate Governance Code in 2016,…

Ukraine: UIA denies financial relations with PrivatBank

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA, Kyiv), the country’s largest air carrier, has refuted any financial relations with PrivatBank (Dnipro). According to UIA, PrivatBank board chairman Oleksandr Shlapak in an interview with the Ekonomichna Pravda edition published on March 9, argued that all financial and budgetary operations of UIA had allegedly been outsourced to the bank. “We…

Belarus to boost trade with Pakistan to $1 billion

Belarus and Pakistan can boost trade to $1 billion by 2020, Belarusian Industry Minister Vitaly Vovk said during an event marking Pakistan National Day on March 23. “Belarus-Pakistan relations are growing stronger year by year and the bilateral cooperation is developing fruitfully in all fields,” Vitaly Vovk said. “The last two years became a watershed…

Uzbekistan: 960 localization projects to be implemented in 2017

Increasing the level of localization of finished products plays an important role in further dynamic and sustainable development of the economy, reducing its dependence on external factors, accelerating the introduction of new efficient technologies in production processes. That is why localization is one of the main directions of industrial development in Uzbekistan, which ensures wide…

Kyrgyzstan: reasons for low profitability of state enterprises to be clarified

Members of the interdepartmental commission in a month should find out the reasons for the loss and low profitability of state-owned enterprises, Vice Prime Minister Zhenish Razakov said at a meeting on optimization of state property management, the information department of the Kyrgyz government reported. “The state represented by the State Property Management Fund participates…

Turkmenistan: IMF urging to support private sector

In the challenging external environment, maintaining strong, sustainable, and inclusive growth for Turkmenistan will require improvements in the business and regulatory environment to support further private sector development, the IMF (International Monetary Fund) mission said in a message following the visit to Ashgabat. Effective implementation of reforms of state-owned enterprises and privatization, greater efficiency of…

Ukraine: Kyivavtodor officials accused of UAH 300 million embezzling

Officers of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) jointly with Prosecutor General’s Office (PGO) have revealed embezzlement of hundreds of millions of hryvnias by officials of municipal corporation Kyivavtodor. The press service of SBU reported that it was established that officials embezzled funds of the national and city budgets provided for construction, maintenance, overhaul and…

Kyrgyzstan: exports to EEU up in 2016

Kyrgyzstan has managed to increase deliveries of products to the markets of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) in 2016 despite the decline in its trade turnover with members of the union in the same period, Vice Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Oleg Pankratov said. “If we take the total figure, the drop in external trade with…

Ukraine: PrivatBank to expand cooperation with government in providing some social services

State-run PrivatBank plans to expand cooperation with the government in providing some social services on the basis of Privat24 platform, PrivatBank Head Oleksandr Shlapak has said. “PrivatBank today is a leader of the so-called ‘digital banking.’ For many years we have been providing services that no country provides. We are trying to convince the government…