Armenia to boost exports in 2022

The Armenian government says “it is realistic” to secure a $200-million growth in exports in 2017, eyeing a further $450 million hike next year. Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan held consultations at the Ministry of economic development and investments. According to preliminary estimates, exports will grow from some $1.8 billion in 2016 to around $2.5 billion…


Ukraine: Privat Group spending on reserves for overdue credits and advance payments at UAH 144.713 billion in 2016

The Privat Group, the former owner of which is businessman Ihor Kolomoisky, in a report on profit and losses and other revenue for 2016 admitted spending on reserves for depreciation of credits and advance payments to clients UAH 144.713 billion, according to a draft audit report of Ernst&Young (E&Y), posted by the creative producer of…


Tajikistan: direct flight between Dushanbe and Astana to be launched in summer 2017

A direct flight between Dushanbe and the Kazakh capital of Astana is expected to be launched in summer. The possibility of opening of the direct flight between Dushanbe and Astana was reportedly discussed at a meeting of Tajik Minister of Transport Khudoyor Khudoyorzoda with Kazakh Ambassador to Tajikistan Nurlan Seitimov. The two sides discussed issues…


Uzbekistan: Chinese business to expand its presence

Chinese business delegation comprised of representatives of several major corporations visited Uzbekistan. They attended a business forum with participation of business circles of the two countries. The State Committee of Republic Uzbekistan for investments organised the event. Welcoming the participants, Deputy Prime Minister Ulugbek Rozukulov noted that the two countries had established a strategic partnership…


Azerbaijan to open trading house in UAE

Azerbaijan is ready to open a trading house in the UAE and appoint a trade representative there, Azerbaijani Economy Minister Shahin Mustafayev said. He made the remarks at the 6th meeting of the Azerbaijan-UAE intergovernmental commission for trade, economic and technical cooperation in Dubai, reads a message of Azerbaijan’s Economy Ministry. Speaking about trade relations…


Belarus: GDP up in Q1 2017

According to initial estimates, in January-March Belarus’ gross domestic product totaled Br22.4 billion or 100.3% in comparable prices as against Q1 2016, the National Statistics Committee of Belarus reported.

In January-March the GDP deflator index amounted to 107% as against the same period of last year. (BelTA/Business World Magazine)

Tajikistan to develop industry in order to minimize impacts of external shocks

To minimize impacts of external shocks on its economy Tajikistan plans to develop the industrial sector. “Tajikistan’s economy experiences impact of external shocks and the global economic environment,” Director of the Institute of Economics and Demography of the Academy of Science of Tajikistan, Professor Lutfullo Saidmurodzoda noted at a conference formally titled “Formation of Strategic…


Ukraine and Georgia to jointly develop transport corridor from the Baltics to Caspian Sea

Ukraine and Georgia have agreed on the development of the Baltic Sea – Black Sea – Caspian Sea international transport corridor at the meeting of the joint intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation. Ukraine’s Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsyntsadze announced this at the briefing. “We agreed to continue cooperation on the…