Ukraine: wage arrears up in 2018

As of January 1, wage arrears in Ukraine amounted to UAH 2,645.1 million, up by 11.7% YoY, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine has reported. Among the leaders in terms of wage arrears were Luhansk region (UAH 505.9 million), Donetsk region (UAH 467.3 million) and Sumy region (UAH 275.3 million). The lowest salary debts as…


Uzbekistan: GMU to be renamed

GM Uzbekistan will be renamed in the coming months, the UzAvtoSanoat Deputy Chairman Aziz Shukurov announced. Shukurov added that the Chevrolet and Ravon brands would remain. “The issue of renaming will be resolved in the near future, and we will inform about it soon,” Shukurov said during a press conference. The company exports its products…


Kazakhstan: cargo transport via Turkmenistan up in 2018

In 2018, more than 400 trains were sent from Kazakhstan’s “Bolashak” border railway station to neighboring Turkmenistan, twice as much as in 2017, the press service of Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (Kazakhstan Railways) reported. Kazakhstan transports wheat, flour, milling products, barley, oats, and lentils. All products are exported to Turkmenistan, Iran and Afghanistan. Cargo traffic passes…


Ukraine: GDP up in 2018

Ukrainian First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Development and Trade Stepan Kubiv said that the country’s gross domestic product grew by 3.4% YoY in 2018. “Statistics, which will be announced in February, will show stabilization, and growth of the Ukrainian economy by 3.4%,” he said at a meeting of the Ukrainian parliament’s faction…


Ukraine: Russian Sberbank’s subsidiary posts $272 million in loss in 2018

Russian state-controlled Sberbank’s Ukrainian subsidiary was in the red in 2018 and posted UAH 7.614 billion, or $272 million, in loss.

The bank’s charter capital as of January 1, was UAH 20.765 billion, or $742 million, the bank said in a report on its website. (UNIAN/Business World Magazine)

Azerbaijan: persimmon exports up in 2018

Last year, Azerbaijan increased the sale of persimmon by 17.5% YoY, the Chairman of the Association of Producers and Exporters of Persimmon, Gadir Yusifov, reported. In 2017, Azerbaijan sold persimmons for a total amount of $97 million. In 2018, the cultivation reached $114 million, which indicated an increase of 17.5%. Azerbaijani persimmon is mainly exported…


Ukraine: poultry meat exports up in 2018

In 2018 Ukraine exported 328.97 thousand tons of poultry meat, up by 21.24% YoY. According to the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine (SFSU), in monetary terms poultry meat exports totaled $506.61 million. The key importers of Ukrainian poultry meat in the reporting period were the Netherlands – $112.46 million; Slovakia – $59.95 million; and Saudi…


Ukraine: DTEK not considered monopolist

Head of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU) Yuriy Terentyev says the committee does not consider Ukraine’s largest private energy holding DTEK – controlled by businessman Rinat Akhmetov – to be a monopolist on the electricity market. “The mere fact of having a significant market share is not enough. The electricity market is now regulated,…


Kyrgyzstan: Rosinbank authorized capital doubled

The National Bank of Kyrgyzstan recapitalized Rosinbank and doubled its authorized capital, official website of the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic reported. Following the capitalization, the authorized capital of Rosinbank OJSC was increased by more than 700 million soms and brought to 1,498.7 billion soms. “The National Bank conducted financial recovery measures for Rosinbank,…