Uzbekistan: banks sign deal on trade financing with Kazakhstan

Uzbek joint-stock commercial bank Asia Alliance Bank together with Kazakhstan’s export insurance company KazakhExport and “Alfa Bank” JSC have successfully executed a deal for a total of $1.5 million. The main objectives of the bank’s foreign economic activity are to attract resources of the world financial institutions for financing the sectors of the economy of…

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Georgia: wine exports up in H1 2018

Georgia exported 38.2 million bottles of wine to 48 countries in the first six months of 2018, announces the Georgian National Wine Agency. In January-June Georgia generated about $90.3 million from the sale of wine abroad. Revenue increased by 28% YoY, while the volume of exports increased by 21%, said the Georgian National Wine Agency.…

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Ukraine: GIZ to launch new project to support Energy Efficiency Fund

The German federal company Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) mbH launches a new project to support the Energy Efficiency Fund of Ukraine, Vice Prime Minister-Minister for Regional Development, Construction and Housing Hennadiy Zubko wrote on his Facebook page. “We continue to unite international partners around the energy efficiency reform and the launch of the…

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Belarus: 700 tractors sold to Lithuania in 2017

Belarus-made agricultural machines traditionally sell well in Lithuania. Ambassador of Belarus to Lithuania Alexander Korol made the relevant statement. The diplomat said: “About 700 tractors were sold in Lithuania last year alone. Lithuanian farmers unwaveringly prefer Belarusian machines. The Belarusian tractor maker MTZ has a representative office in Lithuania.” Alexander Korol is convinced that when…

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Ukraine: wage arrears exceed $95.5 million

Arrears in wage payments across Ukraine as of June 1 increased by 3.5% YoY, amounting to UAH 2.561 billion ($95.46 million), the State Statistics Service reports.

Arrears in wages to employees of economically active enterprises increased by 6.5%, to UAH 1.411 billion ($53.87 million). (UNIAN/Business World Magazine)