Russia: throughput of Neva-Metal flat in Q1 2017

In January-March Neva-Metal CJSC (stevedoring company of Severstal) handled about 800,000 tons of cargo, which is close to the result of January-March 2016, the company reported. Container handling totaled about 23,000 TEUs. CJSC Neva-Metal is a part of a transport division of Severstal Russian Steel of Severstal Group. Neva-Metal specializes in transshipment of containerized and…

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Azerbaijan: UAE to boost trade exchange

The existing economic cooperation level between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Azerbaijan doesn’t reflect the true potential of the two countries, UAE Minister of Economy Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri declared. Al Mansouri made the remarks on the eve of the 6th meeting of the UAE-Azerbaijan Joint Commission on Economic, Commercial and Technical Collaboration…

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Ukraine: government approves attraction of external advisor to upgrade state-owned banks reform strategy

Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers, under a proposal of the Finance Ministry, has approved the attraction of an external advisor who will advise the ministry in upgrade of the strategy for reforming state-owned banks. The decision was made by the government on April 12. “Implementing clause 13 of the memorandum (signed by Ukraine and the International…

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Tajikistan and Uzbekistan resume flights after 25 years

Tajikistan and Uzbekistan have reestablished regular connecting flights after a 25-year break, paving the way for improved relations, a spokeswoman at Tajikistan’s international airport said. “An Uzbekistan airways flight (from Tashkent) landed at Dushanbe international airport at 8:03 am (0303 GMT),” she said. According to her, “the plane and the passengers were very well met.”…

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Belarus: inflation at 0.3% in March 2017

In March the index of consumer prices for goods and services totaled 100.3% as against February 2017 and 101.7% as against December 2016, the National Statistics Committee of Belarus reported. In March the basic index of consumer prices that disregards changes of prices for the commodities and services affected by administrative and seasonal factors reached…

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Tajikistan: $96 million allocated for the 1st phase of the Dushanbe-Qurghon Teppa road rehabilitation project

The direct work on implementation of the Dushanbe-Qurghon Teppa road rehabilitation project will start in June. “This 90-kilometer highway is one of the most heavily traveled roads in the country because it has not been rehabilitated for more than 30 years, with the exception of a partial recovery work carried out in the early 2000s,”…

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