Azerbaijan: 14.5 million euro for SME development received

The European Union (EU) has allocated 14.5 million euros for Azerbaijan as part of the program on the country’s regional development, the Azerbaijani Economy Ministry said. The agreement, signed during the meeting between Azerbaijan’s Economy Minister Shahin Mustafayev and EU Ambassador to Azerbaijan Malena Mard, envisages twinning and technical assistance, creation of an information system…

Belarus: government to boost trade with Russia

The government of Belarus and the Russian state corporation “Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs” (Vnesheconombank) plan to sign a memorandum of understanding to set up an integration development platform. The relevant decision is laid down by Council of Ministers’ executive order No. 994 of December 5. The document will be signed to promote…

Bulgaria: wheat exports considerably up

Milling wheat continued rising in price on the domestic market on active purchases. Export prices for 11.5%-protein wheat in Bulgaria stay at $176-179 FOB for December-January delivery. Growing demand for Bulgarian wheat is observed from beyond the European Union. Overall, traders substantially increased export shipments of wheat this season. In the first five months of…

Baltics not to expect a “walk in the park”

The austerity policy realized in Baltics during the crisis has resulted in some of the lowest budget deficit and debt levels in the European Union. However, Baltics are part of the six EU member states, which includes Luxembourg, Denmark and Slovakia, which are able to fulfill all Maastricht criteria. “Baltic States have managed to demonstrate…

Azerbaijan: exports of agricultural products up in January-October 2016

In January-October Azerbaijan exported agricultural products valued at $311.673 million, up by 22.3% YoY, the Ministry of Agriculture declared. According to the announcement, fruit and vegetables formed most of the exports of agricultural products ($270.842 million). In January-October Azerbaijan exported 11.19 thousand tons of raw hides at $12.248 million, and 16.57 thousand tons of oats…

Ukraine: electricity export-import in January-November 2016

Ukraine in January-November exported electricity worth $137.785 million, in particular in November for $14.497 million. According to the State Fiscal Service, electricity delivered to Hungary amounted to $105.039 million for the 11 months, to Poland to $32.392 million, Moldova to $347,000, other countries to $7,000. In addition, in January-November Ukraine imported power worth $3.288 million…

Turkmenistan: economic policy to be additionally adjusted

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Martin Sommer visited Ashgabat on December 1-6, to assess macroeconomic and financial developments and discuss economic challenges and policy priorities with senior government officials and the diplomatic community. The expectations for persistently lower oil and natural gas prices imply the need for additional policy adjustment in Turkmenistan,…