Ukraine: unemployment rate up in Q4 2019

The unemployment rate in Ukraine in October-December 2019 increased to 8.7% from 7.3% reported in the third quarter of 2019, or 1.6 million citizens in absolute numbers, the State Statistics Service reported. The report says the number of employed citizens aged 15-70 in the fourth quarter of 2019 amounted to 16.5 million. The employment rate…

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Kazakhstan: agricultural goods export restricted over emergency state regime

Kazakhstan has introduced restrictions on export of agricultural goods for the period of emergency state regime in the country, the Ministry of Healthcare has reported. The list of products prohibited to export includes buckwheat, sugar, potatoes, carrots, onions and white cabbage. The corresponding decree of Kazakhstan’s Agriculture Ministry said that the prohibition on the export…

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