Uzbekistan: construction of Sergeli subway line to cost $170.1 million

The President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoev adopted a resolution “On measures on implementation of the “Construction of Sergeli metro” project.” The document was adopted in order to improve the transport infrastructure of the Tashkent city, develop and extend metro lines, increase passenger traffic in the metro and reduce the workload of the ground public transports…

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Ukraine: Finance Ministry to place government domestic loan bonds under anonymous bids

The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has revised requirements to anonymity of applications of participants during the placement of government domestic loan bonds, the central bank has reported. Amendments to the rules of holding transactions related to the placement of government domestic loan bonds were approved by the Finance Ministry. They are outlined in NBU…

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Kazakhstan: inflation hits 8.5% in 2016

Inflation rate in Kazakhstan hit 8.5% in January-December 2016, Statistics Committee of the Ministry of National Economy of Kazakhstan reported. Food prices have increased by 9.7%, non-food items’ prices have gone up by 9.5%, and paid services’ prices have increased by 6.1% since early 2016. In December 2016 the inflation rate was 0.9%. Food prices…

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Ukraine: Ukrtransnafta to pump Urals oil from Odessa-Kremenchuk oil pipeline

Public joint-stock company Ukrtransnafta has made arrangements with public joint-stock company Ukrtatnafta (Kremenchuk oil refinery) on the transshipment of Urals crude oil pumped from the Odessa-Kremenchuk oil pipeline to railway tankers to transport it and pump it to the second line of the Druzhba oil pipeline, First Deputy Director General of Ukrtransnafta Andriy Pasichnyk has…

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Belarus and Pakistan mull over joint ventures

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Pakistan Andrei Yermolovich met with Tariq Fatemi, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, to discuss a wide range of matters of bilateral cooperation and review the status of implementation of the agreements signed during top-level visits, the press service of…

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Belarus: Amkodor to raise output in 2016

The Belarusian mechanical engineering company Amkodor will raise its output by 65-70% in 2016 over 2015, the press service of the enterprise quoted Amkodor’s Deputy Director General for Economy and Finance Yelena Maximova as saying. “We have shown very good results in 2016. As against 2015, the industrial output went up by 65-70%. We ensure…

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Kyrgyzstan: car registration price rises

The order “On approval of the wage scale assessment of motor vehicles, applied during the initial registration and re-registration of motor vehicles for 2017”, has come into effect, the State Registration Service reports. The registration fee will increase by 5%. State Registration Service noted that the price of registration of vehicles would only grow. This…

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Estonia: healthcare costs up

Healthcare costs have increased by 397 million euros at current prices over the 2009-2015 period, 98 million euros of which fell into 2015, according to the National Institute for Health Development’s (TAI) newly-pubished analysis “Estonian healthcare costs 2015”. In 2015 state health insurance, i.e. the Estonian Healthcare Insurance Fund (EHIF), accounted for 64.8%, household co-financing…

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Ukraine: gas imports down in 2016

In 2016 Ukraine reduced imports of natural gas by 32.7% YoY (by 5.376 billion cubic meters), to 11.078 billion cubic meters, according to PJSC Ukrtransgaz. In December 2016 gas imports amounted to 1.659 billion cubic meters, up 3.7 times YoY (444 million cubic meters). Imports from Slovakia last month amounted to 1.303 billion cubic meters,…

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