Uzbekistan: S&P affirms Turonbank’s rating with stable outlook

Measures undertaken in the country to strengthen the financial stability of commercial banks have a positive effect on their assessment by international rating agencies in terms of creditworthiness. In particular, the implementation of effective banking supervision on the basis of international standards, constant monitoring of quality of assets and liquidity of banks have allowed domestic…

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Kazakhstan: new gas chemical complex to be built

Kazakh United Chemical Company will build integrated gas chemical complex in Atyrau region, Kazakh Wealth Fund Samruk-Kazyna reported. The complex will process gas from Tengiz field and produce polyethylene, which is widely used in construction, medicine, engineering, the packaging industry, household goods manufacture, etc. The project will cost $2.6 billion, Samruk-Kazyna plans to attract debt…

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Tajikistan: high-level conference on the Nurek HPP modernization project held in Dushanbe

A high-level conference on the Nurek HPP modernization project took place in Dushanbe on August 12. The conference reportedly focused on issues related to coordination of activities of partners on attraction of investments for modernization of the Nurek hydroelectric power plant (HPP). The conference participants included Tajik Prime Minister Qohir Rasoulzoda, First Deputy Prime Minister…

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Azerbaijan: Bulgarian energy and economy ministers to visit Baku

Bulgaria’s Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova and Economy Minister Bojidar Loukarsky will visit Baku on September 29-30, to take part in the 4th session of the intergovernmental economic cooperation commission. An Azerbaijani-Bulgarian business forum will also be held during the ministers’ visit. The Bulgarian delegation will include entrepreneurs working in the spheres of energy, refining, construction,…

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Belarus: stepwise action to create single pharmaceutical market in EEU suggested

Belarus suggests taking stepwise action to create the single pharmaceutical market in the Eurasian Economic Union, Belarus’ Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov said when speaking at an expanded-participation meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council in Sochi. Andrei Kobyakov noted that Belarus was concerned with the lack of progress in the development of the single internal market…

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Belarus to invest into Cherepovets-based machine-building cluster

As much as 750 million Russian rubles (RUB) will be poured into the Russian-Belarusian machine-building cluster based in Russia’s Cherepovets in the next decade, reads a message posted on the official web site of the governor of Russia’s Vologda Region. The regional government of Russia’s Vologda Region, Cherepovets Mayor’s Office, Cherepovets Castings Factory, Minsk Automobile…

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