Belarus: Amkodor and Saleo to build 3 plants in 2017

Minsk-based OAO Amkodor and Belarus’ Saleo Group plan to build three new plants in 2017 and implement other projects with a total investment portfolio of $500 million, Igor Kayuda, Amkodor’s Director for Innovations and Investments, reported. Chinese credits will account for 80% of project investments. As previously reported, Amkodor and Saleo Group signed three contracts…

Belarus joins IMO

The Republic of Belarus has become the latest member of IMO, following the deposit of an instrument of acceptance of the Convention on the International Maritime Organization with the Secretary-General of the United Nations on November 29, says IMO. With the acceptance of the Convention by Belarus, the number of IMO Member States stands at…

Belarus: France ready for tighter cooperation in IT and infrastructure development

France is ready to step up cooperation with Belarus in information technologies and infrastructure development, Ambassador of France to Belarus Didier Canesse reported during the Belarusian-French interregional business forum in Minsk. The ambassador believes that Belarus and France should intensify cooperation not only in politics but in economy as well. The Belarusian-French interregional business forum…

Belarus and Azerbaijan analyzing joint production of carpets and cotton fabrics

Belarus and Azerbaijan are analyzing the prospects of joint production of carpets and cotton fabrics, the Belarusian President’s press-service said in a statement following President Alexander Lukashenko’s talks with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev. “In my opinion, Azerbaijan did the right thing when it decided to develop its cotton growing industry. Output figures will rise so…

Belarus: interregional business forum opens in Minsk

The Belarusian-French interregional business forum takes place in Minsk on November 30 – December 1, according to the official website of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The event marks the 40th anniversary of establishing twinning relations between Minsk and Lyon. The business forum has been organized following the agreements reached at the second…

Belarus: supplies of agricultural machines to Uruguay under consideration

Belarusian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Evgeny Shestakov met with Uruguay’s Deputy Minister of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries Enzo Benech and Executive Director of Uruguay XXI Antonio Carambula to discuss possible supplies of agricultural equipment for small and medium-sized Uruguayan farms, the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported. “The parties discussed…

Belarus: Belenergo and Czech-Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry to step up cooperation

The Belarusian national electrical company Belenergo and the Czech-Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry signed a memorandum of understanding in Prague, the website of the Belarusian Energy Ministry reported. The memorandum provides for enabling conditions conducive to the development of foreign economic contacts, establishment, maintenance and development of business ties and contacts between Belenergo’s enterprises…

Belarus: industrial recession over

Industrial recession in Belarus is over, Vice Prime Minister Vladimir Semashko said. “I am happy that we have survived through the crisis. I can see that the recession is over. Today the Industry Ministry is posting a 3% growth. We plan to reach the growth of 11.3% next year”, Vladimir Semashko noted. “The machine-building industry…

Belarus: Belarusian-made equipment absolutely competitive

Belarusian equipment is absolutely competitive, Belarus’ Deputy Prime Minister Vladimir Semashko said. “In terms of the price-quality-maintenance ratio, our equipment is absolutely competitive”, Vladimir Semashko said. He noted that over the past seven years, Belarus had produced agricultural machinery to the tune of $23.7 billion. “Of this amount, $7.9 billion worth of equipment was produced…

Belarus: ways to introduce IFRS at major state-run enterprises under consideration

In view of recommendations of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Belarus is considering ways to introduce the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) at major state-run enterprises. The statement was made by Belarusian Deputy Finance Minister Dmitry Kiyko. The law requires a number of Belarusian enterprises to present annual consolidated reports in accordance with the International…

Belarus and Slovakia to cooperate in nuclear energy

Belarus and Slovakia intend to cooperate in power engineering, pharmaceutics, and petrochemical industry. The relevant agreement was reached during the meeting of Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov and Prime Minister of Slovakia Robert Fico on November 25. Cooperation in woodworking, information technologies, agriculture, and tourism also looks promising. Andrei Kobyakov reported that a large…

Belarus: AID-Venture venture funding program launched

A $2.5 million venture funding program – AID-Venture – has been launched in Belarus, Bel.biz Group reported. The consortium of partners consisting of several companies has won the tender for venture capital ecosystem development in Belarus. Aleinikov & Partners together with a group of companies Bel.biz, venture fund 500 Startups and international educational program for…