Ukraine: Bogdan Corporation manufactures first bus body for France’s Bluebus

Kyiv-based Bogdan Corporation, one of Ukraine’s major motor vehicles manufacturers, has manufactured the first 18-meter bus body for electric buses of Bluebus, a French manufacturer of environment-friendly public transport vehicles, as part of a new contract signed earlier this year. “Partnership with European companies is an important vector of the corporation’s development, which seeks to…

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Uzbekistan: Central Bank suspends nine commercial banks from trading on currency exchange

Nine commercial banks of Uzbekistan have been suspended from participation in currency trading “due to systematic violations related to transactions on the currency exchange”, the Central Bank of Uzbekistan reported. Hamkorbank, Turkiston Bank, HayTek Bank, Universal Bank, Invest Finance Bank, Ipak Yuli Bank, Savdogarbank, Trust Bank and Asia Alliance Bank were among those removed. “Measures…

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Ukraine: state debt down in February 2019

Ukraine’s state and government-guaranteed debt, estimated in U.S. dollars, shrank by 0.02%, or by $10 million, to $78.24 billion, in February. The debt in the hryvnia equivalent over the period under review fell by 2.8%, or by UAH 60.02 billion ($2.2 billion), to UAH 2.112 trillion (nearly $78.3 billion), according to the Ukrainian Finance Ministry’s…

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Georgia: wine masterclass held in Japan

Sommeliers, distributors, restaurant and hospitality sector representatives attended a Georgian wine masterclass held in the Japanese city of Naha, announces the National Wine Agency of Georgia. About 60 guests attended the masterclass, where they had the opportunity to taste seven varieties of Georgian wine. An exhibition called “Georgia – Homeland of Wine” is taking place…

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Ukraine: unemployment rate declining

In the fourth quarter of 2018, the number of registered unemployed in Ukraine decreased by 100 thousand people compared with the fourth quarter of 2017, and the unemployment rate shrank by 0.6%, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine reported. “According to the results of a sample survey of the population (households) on economic activity, the…

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