Belarus: companies’ equity capital up in January-July 2016

The equity capital of Belarusian companies (except for banks, insurance and state-funded companies, micro- and small-sized companies without departmental affiliation) grew by 0.8% in January-July to Br112.8 billion ($57.6 billion), Belarus’ National Statistical Committee (Belstat) said in a statistical report. Companies’ liabilities stood at Br120.7 billion ($61.7 billion) as of July 1, up by 10.9%…

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Belarus: food exports down in H1 2016

Belarus’ food exports dropped by 11.2% YoY in January-June to $1.611 billion, the National Statistics Committee (Belstat) reported. The largest decline was registered in exports of the following foods: milk, cream powder, condensed cream – down by 12% to $218.5 million, sugar – down by 19.4% to $96.7 million, potatoes – down by 64.6% to…

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Azerbaijan to transport gas from Iran and Iraq to Europe

Azerbaijan is considering the possibility of transporting Iranian gas through its territory to Europe, said Azerbaijan’s Deputy Energy Minister Natig Abbasov. He noted that it would become possible through Iran’s joining the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) project. Abbasov didn’t exclude possibility of transporting Iraqi gas through Azerbaijan to Europe. TANAP project envisages transportation of…

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Belarus: agricultural enterprises in Vitebsk region in for large-scale reorganization in 2016-2017

Plans have been made to reorganize agribusiness enterprises in Vitebsk region in 2016-2017. The relevant measures are stipulated by Belarus president decree No. 320 of August 25. The document has been adopted to improve the performance of the enterprises, enable conditions conducive to agribusiness development in Vitebsk region and raise investments. In line with the…

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Ukraine: seaports grain exports down in August 2016

On August 22-28, Ukraine exported 552.7 thousand tons of grains from the seaports, against 647.7 thousand tons in the previous week.

In particular, wheat shipments reached 391.1 thousand tons, corn – 10.7 thousand tons, and barley – 150.9 thousand tons. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)

Russia: mortgage lending down in July 2016

The volume of mortgage loans which were provided in Russia in July fell by 17% YoY to 54.8 billion rubles, the United Credit Bureau said in a statement.

The number of mortgage loans also fell by 17% to 34,700 and the average loan size was flat at 1.58 million rubles. (Prime/Business World Magazine)