Belarus: beer imports down

Belarus has reduced beer imports 5-fold in the past two years, Chairman of Belgospishcheprom Concern Alexander Zabello said. “I cannot say that the domestic brewing industry makes no headway. Yes, the sales are shrinking a bit, but we do not have a 10-15% slump as the neighboring countries are registering. Beer exports have reduced 5-fold…

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Tajikistan: president inaugurates reference lab and lays foundation stone of new building of Medical University

On April 28, president Emomali Rahmon and Dushanbe Mayor Rustam Emomali attended a ceremony of opening of the National Reference Laboratory, according to the Tajik president’s official website. The total cost of the laboratory is 23.8 million somoni, including 7.857 million somoni spent for construction of the building and 16 million somoni spent to provide…

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Ukraine shows economic upturn

On the outcomes of the activities of 2016 as well as of the first quarter of 2017 the country shows a positive trend of gradual economic upturn, and this should be the basis and the key to boost investment in the country and ensure implementation of successful projects in the real economic sector, Ukrainian Prime…

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Tajikistan: president gives start to construction of a number of new facilities in Dushanbe

Tajik President Emomali Rahmon has given start to construction of a number of new administrative and educational facilities in Dushanbe, according to the Tajik president’s official website. Rahmon attended a groundbreaking ceremony for construction of a new building for the Supreme Court of Tajikistan. An estimated budget for construction of a new 16-story building of…

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Tajikistan: NBT predicts further price hike under pressure on the national currency’s exchange rate

The National Bank of Tajikistan (NBT) predicts further food price hike under the pressure on the exchange rate of the national currency, the somoni, against the dollar (USD). Tajik central bank forecasts that prices for imported food products will begin to rise starting from the second quarter (April-June). The NBT specialists say negative inflation expectations…

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Tajikistan to reduce wheat imports

According to forecasts of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), in the following season (June-July) Tajikistan will import 1 million tons of wheat, which is below the annual average level for the country. In February-March the weather conditions in the agricultural regions of Tajikistan were favorable for development of winter crops. Precipitation was higher…

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Tajikistan: AKFED buys Tcell from Telia

The Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) has added another telecoms operator to its portfolio by buying Telia Company’s 60% stake in Tajikistan operator Tcell. AKFED already owned the other 40% and is reportedly paying just $27.7 million for the rest. AKFED owns Afghanistan’s Roshan mobile operator, which in turn also owns Smart Telecom,…

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