Uzbekistan: banks entitled to carry out transactions on foreign exchange market at market exchange rate

The transactions on purchase and sale of foreign currency between the authorized banks and their clients were carried out at the average exchange rate fixed in interbank trading sessions held in Uzbekistan during the previous week. By its resolution the Uzbek government abolished this procedure. According to the decision of the country’s Cabinet of Ministers,…

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Ukraine: Boryspil Airport resumes talks with Ryanair in new format

Boryspil International Airport is resuming negotiations with the Irish low-cost airline Ryanair in a new format, the airport’s director general, Pavlo Riabikin, has reported on Facebook. “I have met with representatives of the country’s leading television media. Such interaction with journalists helped deeply consider urgent issues without unnecessary emotions. I’m confident that we managed to…

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Azerbaijan: IBA creditors vote for restructuring of bank’s foreign liabilities

The International Bank of Azerbaijan (IBA) has received enough votes from creditors to start the process of restructuring its foreign liabilities, Bloomberg reported, referring to the bank’s statement. Creditors holding more than 87% of the debt have voted in favor of the restructuring process, according to the report. Voting on the plan of voluntary restructuring…

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Turkmenistan: Tashkent and Ashgabat mull issues of expanding cooperation

Central Asian states, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, which traditionally enjoy fruitful and successful cooperation, voiced commitment to deepen the ties. Uzbekistan’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov discussed the expansion of practical Uzbek-Turkmen cooperation. The sides discussed the expansion of cooperation between the countries, as…

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Kyrgyzstan: foreign investments down in 2016

Foreign investment in Kyrgyzstan fell by a half from $1,573.2 billion in 2015 to $814,000 in 2016, the National Statistics Committee reported. Manufacturing industries accounted for a third of direct investments. Also, a significant share of investments is taken by geological exploration (20.3%), financial intermediation and insurance (22%). There was less direct foreign investment from…

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Azerbaijan: DemirBank to get new stakeholders

Stakeholders of Azerbaijan’s DemirBank decided to increase the bank’s total capital, the bank said in a message. The capital will be increased by transforming the bank’s external liabilities worth $105 million into Tier 1 capital, according to the message. The bank’s recapitalization plan approved by the stakeholders has already been submitted to the Financial Market…

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Ukraine: Boryspil airport provides discounts only to UIA in 2013-2016

The state-owned enterprise Boryspil International Airport in 2013-2016 provided discounts to the airport fees only to the private joint-stock company Ukraine International Airlines (UIA, Kyiv), according to recommendations of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine dated June 14 and published recently. “The discounts were not provided to other airlines,” the committee said. The committee said that…

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Ukraine: NBU joins BCG

The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has become a member of the Basel Consultative Group (BCG), the outreach arm of the Basel Committee for Banking Supervision (BCBS), the NBU has reported on its website. “The BCG aims at attracting supervision officials of the countries which are not committee members to the discussion of new proposals…

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