Ukraine: market closed for 243 Russian companies operating in occupied territories of Donbass

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has suspended foreign economic activities of 243 Russian companies that have been cooperating with commercial structures in the temporary occupied territories in Donbass, eastern Ukraine, the SBU press center reported. “During the checks, the special service officers found out that most of these Russian companies also legally cooperated with…

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Tajikistan: number of Dushanbe-Tehran flights to go up

Tajikistan and Iran are considering the possibility of increasing the number of flights on the Dushanbe-Tehran air route. Head of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) has allowed Iranian airlines to increase flights to destination of Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Ali Abedzadeh and Tajikistan’s Ambassador to Iran Nematullo Emomzoda reportedly discussed this issue on July 28. They, in…

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Ukraine: army gets over 10,000 samples of armament

Since the beginning of 2016, the Ukrainian Armed Forces have received over 10,000 samples of armament and military equipment, and over 58,000 samples of ammunition, including anti-tank missiles. Official representative of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, Colonel Oleksandr Chornobay said this at a briefing. “In particular, the army received artillery systems, motor vehicles, thermal imaging cameras,…

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Ukraine: Naftogaz asking EC to set up mission to monitor gas transit due to pressure drops by Russia

The National Joint-Stock Company Naftogaz Ukrainy has turned to the European Commission asking it to consider setting up a transit monitoring mission to examine significant pressure drops in the Russian gas transmission system at the entry to Ukraine’s gas transportation system. “Naftogaz believes that the current situation requires comprehensive discussion involving representatives of the European…

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Kyrgyzstan: government ready to allocate funds for purchase of laboratories equipment

Kyrgyz government is ready to allocate funds for the purchase of equipment for laboratories, Prime Minister Sooronbay Jeenbekov reported. According to him, Kazakhstan and Russia were to allocate money for the repair of buildings and purchase of equipment for laboratories in Osh and Bishkek. He added that the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Land Reclamation…

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Tajikistan: external debt-GDP ratio up

Tajikistan’s external debt-to-GDP ratio has reached 35.9%, Tajik Finance Minister Abdusalom Qurboniyon announced at a news conference in Dushanbe. “As of June 30, Tajikistan’s external debt amounted to $2.27 billion, or 35.9% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP)”, the minister said. Qurboniyon attributed increase in the external debt to implementation of a number of…

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Belarus: turn-key construction services to Russia’s Stavropol Territory offered

Belarus is interested in implementing turn-key construction projects in Stavropol Territory. The press service of the Belarusian Architecture and Construction Ministry released the statement after Deputy Architecture and Construction Minister Dmitry Semenkevich and Director General of the civil engineering holding company Belstroycentr Alexander Studnev visited the Russian region. During the meeting representatives of Belarus and…

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Belarus: external state debt up in H1 2016

As of July 1, Belarus’ external state debt totaled $13.1 billion, up by $637.1 million, or 5.1% since the beginning of the year (taking into account differences in currency exchange rates), representatives of the Belarusian Finance Ministry said. In January-June external state borrowings totaled $943.8 million, including $500 million borrowed from the Eurasian Fund for…

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Belarus: China to set up center to develop innovative technologies

Belarus and China intend to set up a center to develop innovative technologies in the area of industrialization of scientific and technical achievements, the press service of the State Science and Technology Committee of Belarus said. The sides intend to sign an agreement on establishing a Belarusian-Chinese center meant to develop innovative technologies for industrializing…

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Azerbaijan: 12 projects receive investment promotion documents

Twelve more entrepreneurs have received investment promotion documents worth a total of 106 million manats for their projects. The documents were handed to the entrepreneurs during the event organized by Azerbaijan’s Economy Ministry on July 29. Azerbaijan’s Deputy Economy Minister Niyazi Safarov said that despite the difficult economic situation in the world, Azerbaijan took systematic…

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