Georgia: airport passenger traffic up in Q1 2018

Georgia’s three international airports served 839,612 passengers in the first three months of 2018, up by 36% YoY. The number of passengers who took regular or charter flights in Georgia increased in all three main airports of the country: Tbilisi Shota Rustaveli International Airport, Batumi International Airport and Kutaisi David Aghmashenebeli International Airport. More specifically,…

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Ukraine: WB predicts inflation in 2018

The World Bank predicts that inflation in Ukraine in 2018 may reach 10%, as inflation risks remain quite significant, World Bank Economist for Ukraine Anastasia Golovach said at a press conference. “Inflation reached almost 14% in 2017. Inflation risks remain significant, and we expect inflation to reach 10% in 2018,” Golovach said. According to her,…

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Belarus: Belavia to get five Embraer aircraft on leasing terms in 2019-2020

The Belarusian air carrier Belavia will get five Embraer aircraft on leasing terms in 2019-2020, Belavia Director General Anatoly Gusarov declared. The executive said: “We’ve finished negotiations with the Irish company Nordic Aviation Capital on acquiring five Embraer aircraft on leasing terms.” In line with the contracts Belavia will get three Embraer 195 aircraft and…

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Ukraine: reforms to significantly improve investment climate

Ukraine is resolutely carrying out reforms so that to significantly improve the investment climate, President Petro Poroshenko stated in an interview with the German business newspaper Handelsblatt, the president’s press service reports. “We are resolutely implementing reforms to improve the investment climate significantly. The evaluation of the World Bank can be more trustworthy than the…

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Ukraine: Nibulon completes yet another stage of the Southern Buh dredging

On April 4 Nibulon completed another stage of dredging operations on the Southern Buh River. Despite the adverse weather conditions, low temperature, and wind, the dredging operations have been performed according to schedule. According to the company, the dredging has been finished before spawning, as promised. The operations have been performed by Mykolaivets self-propelled dredger.…

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Azerbaijan: hazelnut production to grow

Azerbaijan intends to significantly increase hazelnut production in 2018, according to the Azerbaijan Hazelnut Exporters Consortium. Its representative noted that the Consortium planned to increase production by almost 48%. “We plan to produce 60,000-65,000 tons of hazelnut in 2018, which is much more than last year. As for exports, this depends not only on increasing…

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Belarus: construction of MAZ-Weichai engine factory begins in Great Stone

The construction of the MAZ-Weichai engine factory has begun in the China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone. The joint venture established by the Belarusian automobile engineering company and the Chinese corporation Weichai is supposed to start making engines by the end of 2018. The groundbreaking ceremony took place in September 2017. Preparatory work – the development…

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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…

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