Belarus: GDP up in January-April 2017

According to initial estimates, in January-March Belarus’ gross domestic product totaled Br30.6 billion, up by 0.5% in comparable prices as against the same period a year earlier, the National Statistics Committee of Belarus reported. In January-April the GDP deflator index amounted to 106.9% as against the same period of last year. (BelTA/Business World Magazine)

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Tajikistan: IsDB provides $20 million loan for Kulob-Kalaikhumb highway construction

A loan agreement for $20 million has been signed in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia between the government of Tajikistan, represented by Abdusalom Qurboniyon, Minister of Finance, and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), represented by its President Ahmad Mohammed Ali. The amount of this loan is allocated for co-financing the project in the transport sector “Construction of…

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Latvia: housing prices to rise

Predicting changes for housing prices in the next two to three years, 66% of interviewed Latvian residents said prices would likely increase, according to data from DNB Bank’s survey. Every tenth respondent expects housing prices to decline. 18% of respondents are confident that prices will remain the same. The highest proportion of respondents who expect…

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