Belarus expects flow of Russian oil to resume

Belarus expects oil delivery from Russia to resume, Igor Lyashenko, Chairman of the Belarusian petrochemical concern Belneftekhim, reported. According to the source, the Belarusian petrochemical concern Belneftekhim is in “standby mode” now. The Belneftekhim head also stated that they were considering the possibility of buying not only oil from Russia taking into account the accomplished…

Belarus to construct road from Kazakhstan to Bryansk

Belarusian specialists might participate in the construction of the “Meridian” road route from Kazakhstan to Bryansk, which will be 2 thousand km long. Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Anatoly Kalinin reported after the meeting with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak in Moscow. According to Anatoly Kalinin, the arrangement between Belavtodor and Russian contract giver…

Belarus and Poland to step up cooperation in investment and privatization

Belarus and Poland intend to step up cooperation in matters concerning investments and privatization, the press service of the State Property Committee of Belarus reported. On October 25, the Committee’s Chairman Andrei Gayev met with Deputy Development Minister of Poland Radoslaw Domagalski-Labedzki. The Deputy Development Minister of Poland emphasized the importance of smooth cooperation between…

Belarus: Minsk to host meat industry forum

Minsk will play host to the meat industry forum on October 27-28. Such information is posted on the website of Belarus’ Agriculture and Food Ministry. Experts will discuss topical issues of the industry and the ways to improve the quality of meat products and expand exports. The forum, which will be held on the initiative…

Belarus: trade turnover with Poland up in January-August 2016

Belarus’ trade turnover with Poland grew by 10% in January-August, the Belarusian government said in a press-release following the latest meeting of the Belarusian Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov and Poland’s Vice Premier Mateusz Morawiecki. While meeting with the Polish vice premier, Kobyakov suggested that the parties should go further than just expanding export/import transactions and…

Belarus and Yaroslavl region agree to advance cooperation

Belarus and Russia’s Yaroslavl region have agreed to advance relations in manufacturing cooperation, road construction and pharmaceutics, the press service of the Embassy of Belarus in Russia reported. A Belarusian delegation led by Industry Minister Vitaly Vovk visited Yaroslavl region on October 20. The delegation included representatives of government agencies, industrial enterprises and their distributors…

Belarus: UNDP transfers sapropel extraction equipment to Zhitkovichikhimservis Company

Zhitkovichikhimservis Company, which implements a pilot project to produce highly efficient organic fertilizers through advanced sapropel processing, has received modern equipment for sapropel processing. The equipment transfer was facilitated in the framework of the Green Economy Project run by the European Union and the UNDP. The equipment transferred during a special ceremony on October 20,…

Ukraine: imports of rye from Belarus resumed

According to the official statistics figures, in September Ukraine imported 4.5 thousand tons of rye, including 90% of the grain of Belarusian origin. In March-July Ukraine purchased Belarusian rye at rather large-scale cargo lots (2.2-5.3 thousand tons per month), but in July-August the country bought small-scale shipments of rye from the EU (379 tons only).…

Belarus: Mogilev region and Turkey to strengthen cooperation

Belarus’ Mogilev region and Turkey are set to strengthen their interaction. Matters of bilateral cooperation were discussed during a meeting between Mogilev region Governor Vladimir Domanevsky and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkey to Belarus Kezban Nilvana Darama on October 18. Kezban Nilvana Darama said that there were great prospects for the development of the…

Belarus: investment potential to be presented at Eurasian Forum in Verona

The economic and investment potential of Belarus will be presented at the fifth edition of the Eurasian Forum in Verona, Italy on October 21, spokesman for the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dmitry Mironchik reported. Belarus’ Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Yevgeny Shestakov, who co-chairs the Belarusian-Italian commission for economic cooperation, is attending the forum.…

Belarus: corn crop to triple

Cold air temperature, falling below zero at night on the major part of the Belarus contributed to slower vegetation processes of grain crops and winter rapeseed. In the first half of October sum of effective temperatures (above +5 degrees C) totaled about 40-60 C‘, up by 10-20 CYoY. Winter crops sown in mid-September are at…

Belarus: Keramin net profit down H1 2016

Belarus’ OAO Keramin (based in Minsk, sanitary stoneware manufacturer) earned a net profit of Br3.754 million ($1.95 million) in H1 2016, down by 46.4% YoY, according to the Q2 report of the Finance Ministry’s Department for bonds and securities. Keramin’s sales proceeds totaled 69.895 billion rubles ($36.307 million), down by 1% YoY. The statutory capital…

Belarus: EBRD implements 245 SME consultancy projects

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) says it has implemented 245 projects in Belarus providing consultancy services for small and medium-sized businesses. More than 200 local and 1,000 international experts were engaged in SME consultancy projects in Belarus, the EBRD said in a press-release. In the framework of its SME consultancy program in…

Belarus: BPC opens affiliate in Ukraine

The Belarusian Potash Company (BPC) says it has opened an affiliated company in Ukraine. BPC’s Agrorozkvit (literally stands for AgroRenaissance) started operating in Ukraine in October. BPC refers to Ukraine as a country with developed agriculture and hopes to ensure maximum coverage of the country’s potash market with the help of Agrorozkvit led by Dmitry…