Belarus: CITIC Bank eager to buy local bank

China CITIC Bank is interested in buying a Belarusian bank. The idea was discussed as Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov met with a delegation of the Chinese corporation CITIC Group led by President Wang Jiong. According to Andrei Kobyakov, the possibility of buying a share in a Belarusian bank has already been discussed with…

Belarus: Mogilev meat and dairy producers seek to tap into Japanese market

Mogilev companies are planning to branch out into the Japanese meat and dairy market. Relevant contracts may be concluded at the first Belarusian-Japanese economic forum in Japan on May 9-11, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Japan Ruslan Yesin announced. “The forthcoming forum will include meetings between Mogilev meat and dairy producers and Japanese…

Belarus: gold and forex reserves up in April 2018

Belarus’ gold and foreign exchange reserves exceeded $7 billion as of May 1, the Information and PR Department of the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus (NBRB) reported. According to the preliminary data, Belarus’ gold and foreign exchange reserves, if calculated in accordance with methods of the International Monetary Fund, totaled $7.038 billion (in…

Belarus: farm exports up in January-February 2018

In January-February Belarus’ farm exports rose by 7.4%, Aleksei Bogdanov, Head of the Central Office for Foreign Economic Activities of the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry, said at the Dairy Belarus international forum. “In January-February the Belarusian agricultural industry expanded by 7.4% over January-February 2017. The trade reached $765 million. We recorded the growth in…

Belarus: trade with Turkey to grow

A Belarusian parliamentary delegation headed by Valery Voronetsky, Chairman of the Standing Committee on International Affairs of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus, met with Chairman of the Committee on International Affairs of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey Volkan Bozkir in Ankara, the press service of the House of Representatives…

Belarus: gold and forex down in March 2018

Belarus’ gold and foreign exchange reserves totaled $6.99 billion as of April 1, the Information and PR Department of the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus (NBRB) reported. According to the preliminary data, Belarus’ gold and foreign exchange reserves totaled $6.994 billion (in equivalent) as of April 1. In March the country’s gold and…

Belarus: BelAZ exports up in Q1 2018

BelAZ, the managing company of BelAZ holding company, increased its exports by 80% YoY in Q1, the company reported. In January-March the company exported about 96% of its products. The company sold to 24 countries. Russia, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan made up the top three customers of the Belarusian factory. BelAZ increased supplies to Russia by…

Belarus: BelGee aiming for long-term goals

The management of the BelGee factory is intent on enabling conditions for the future development of the enterprise, Belarusian First Deputy Industry Minister Gennady Svidersky said, who is the acting director general of the enterprise now. The executive said: “Making cars, which can compete on the global market, is the key task for us. If…

Belarus: Construction Ministry to expand cooperation with Russia and Ukraine

Belarus’ Construction and Architecture Ministry will expand cooperation with Russia and Ukraine, Belarus’ Construction and Architecture Minister Anatoly Chernyi declared. “There are plans to hold meetings with the governors of Bryansk region and Smolensk region. The meeting with the Kaliningrad region governor is scheduled for next week. Plans are in place to build the Belarusian…

Belarus: milk production up in 2017

In 2017 Belarusian agricultural enterprises of all kinds (state-run agricultural enterprises, private farming enterprises, and personal subsidiary economies) produced 7,321,900 tons of milk, up 2.5-fold YoY, the National Statistics Committee reported. As of January 1 the cattle population in the agricultural enterprises of all kinds made up 4.4 million, up by 1.5%, including 1.5 million…