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Kyrgyzstan: Prime Minister instructs to hasten construction of Bishkek-Kara-Balta road

The Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Mukhammedkaly Abylgaziev got acquainted with the construction of the section of Bishkek-Kara-Balta road in Sokuluk district of Chui region, the Information Support Department of the Government reported. "The road is one of the busiest in the republic. Taking this fact into account, its construction should be hastened. If necessary, the work should be carried out...

Ukraine: NBU keeps key policy rate on hold at 17%

The Board of the National Bank of Ukraine has decided to keep its key policy rate at 17%. Headline inflation decelerated to 13.1% YoY last month, according to the NBU's press release. "This was a minor deviation from the NBU's latest forecast, caused by the most volatile components and likely to vanish in the coming months," the NBU said. It is reported...

Ukraine: flour exports volumes to drop

In April Ukraine supplied 24.9 thousand tons of flour to foreign markets, which became the minimum monthly value in 2017-2018 MY, as well as down by 9% YoY (27.4 thousand tons). Decreasing of the interest in Ukrainian flour from its key consumer - North Korea, which did not received the supplies in March and April, became one of the major...

Estonia: local bank account for e-residents starting business not to be required

Estonia's Ministry of Justice has introduced a bill to amend the Commercial Code to resolve an issue that has in practice inhibited foreign investors from investing in Estonian private limited companies. Currently, e-residents have either founded or are shareholders in approximately 5,600 businesses registered in Estonia. So few e-residents have registered new businesses thus far due to obstacles in the...

Latvia: green energy becomes more attractive for residents

As technologies continue developing, the use of green energy gradually becomes more and more attractive to Latvian residents. The majority of respondents note that they may start using biomass (23%), solar batteries (22%) and even wind turbines (13%) in the next ten years, according to results of Baltic International Bank's latest Latvian Barometer. When asked which form of renewable energy...

Moldova: road and air services with Ukraine simplified

The Government of Moldova has adopted two resolutions on the liberalization of road transport and air services with Ukraine, the government's press service has reported. "Moldovan freight carriers will no longer pay taxes for transit across Ukraine. On the basis of the approved documents, the international carriage of goods both bilaterally and in transit for vehicles conforming to Euro III...

Ukraine: parliamentary committee supports bills on trade protection

The parliamentary committee on industrial policy and entrepreneurship has supported some governmental bills in the sphere of trade protection, the Economic Development and Trade Ministry reports. "On May 23 the Verkhovna Rada committee on industrial policy and entrepreneurship supported a number of draft laws on trade protection approved by the government in February 2010. The decision was unanimously adopted," reads...

Ukraine: Deposit Guarantee Fund continues payments to depositors of Profin Bank

The Deposit Guarantee Fund has resumed payments to the depositors of insolvent bank PJSC Profin Bank, the Fund's press service reports. "From May 23 the Deposit Guarantee Fund has started paying refunds to the depositors of PJSC Profin Bank under bank deposit agreements, regardless of the date of their termination and under bank account agreements (including card accounts)," reads the...

Belarus: trade with Israel up in 2017

In 2017 the Belarus-Israel trade rose by more than 50%, the Belarusian Embassy in Israel reported. On May 21-22 an official delegation headed by Belarus Deputy Prime Minister Mikhail Rusy visited Israel for the 6th meeting of the joint Belarusian-Israeli committee on trade and economic cooperation. "During the meeting the parties reviewed the economic cooperation and bilateral trade during the period...

Kazakhstan: defense industry development one of priorities

"Today's situation in the world forces all to strengthen the country's defense capability," Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said opening the V International Exhibition Weapons Systems and Military Equipment KADEX-2018 in Astana. "Our country pursues peaceful policy aimed at strengthening good-neighborly relations with near and far-abroad countries. However, today's situation in the world forces all to strengthen the country's defense capability....