Belarus: more preferences promised to China-Belarus industrial park resident companies

Belarus intends to offer even more preferences to resident companies of the China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone. Belarusian Economy Minister Vladimir Zinovsky made the statement before the session of the Belarusian-Chinese intergovernmental committee on cooperation on August 18. “We are preparing a draft presidential decree that will introduce serious changes into the document that regulates…

Belarus: Brest Household Chemicals Plant files for bankruptcy

The Economic Court of Brest Region has started bankruptcy proceedings regarding Brest Household Chemicals Plant, the Finance Ministry of Belarus said in a release.

The country’s largest manufacturer of household detergents, perfumery and cosmetics, Brest Household Chemicals Plant earned a net loss of Br406.9 million ($209.958 million) in Q1 2016. (Prime-TASS/Business World Magazine)

Belarus: oil products export to Latvia up in H1 2016

Belarus’ proceeds from exports of petroleum products to Latvia grew by 55% YoY in January-June to $57 million, a source in the profile ministry reported.

Belarus exported 154,235 tons of petroleum products in January-June to Latvia, up by 85% YoY. (Prime-TASS/Business World Magazine)

Belarus: Hotel Belarus in Grodno to be sold

Grodno authorities are making preparations to convert the state-owned Hotel Belarus into an open joint stock company and sell a stake to an investor, Grodno Regional administration said. Built in 1968, Hotel Belarus is an 8-storied building with 242 rooms. The hotel is located in the city center. Earlier Lithuania’s Arvi Group considered buying the…

Belarus: GDP down in January-July 2016

Belarus’ gross domestic product (GDP) dropped by 2.7% YoY in January-July 2016 to 52.6 billion Belarusian rubles ($27.1 billion at the central bank’s exchange rate), an official with Belarus’ National Statistics Committee said. Industrial output in January-July fell by 2% YoY to Br45.1 billion ($23.2 billion). Farm output grew by 4.2% to Br6.2 billion ($3.2…

Belarus: capital investments down in January-July 2016

Belarus’ fixed-capital investments and investments in construction dropped by 20.6% YoY in January-July to Br9.2 billion ($4.8 billion), the National Statistics Committee (Belstat) said in a report. As much as 3.1 billion rubles ($1.6 billion) was spent on buying machines, equipment, and vehicles, down by 24.9% YoY. Investments in construction and assembly operations totaled Br5…

Belarus: potash exports to Poland up in H1 2016

Belarusian Potash Company (BPC) shipped 69,288 tons of potash fertilizers to Poland in January-June, up by 43% YoY. Potash export proceeds from Poland-bound shipments grew by 30% YoY, to $32.6 million. Established in September 2013, Belarus Potash Company (BPC) has regional dealerships in Delhi, Beijing, Singapore and Sao Paulo. BPC facilitates potash exports to Europe,…

Belarus: Minsk regional administration authorized to make concession deals at Yaminski segment of Liuban shale oil deposit

Minsk regional administration has been chosen to act as a state body authorized to make mining concession deals at the Yaminski segment of the Liuban shale oil deposit (Minsk region), in accordance with the government resolution No. 626 dated August 10. Minsk regional administration is also responsible for making mining concession deals at the Okolovskoye…