Ukraine: agricultural commodities production down in January-April 2017

In January-April the production volumes of agricultural commodities in Ukraine decreased by 0.3% YoY, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine reported. In particular, agricultural enterprises lowered the production indices by 0.6%, while households of the population increased them by 0.1%. In 2016 the growth of agricultural production totaled more than 6%. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)

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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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