Ukraine: 40% of economy in shadow

Ukrainian Social Policy Minister Andriy Reva says 40% of Ukraine’s economy remains in the shadow, therefore the developed countries’ standards of solving economic problems cannot be effective in Ukraine, while de-shadowing will bring more money to the wage fund than the actual economic growth. “This was proved by the government in 2017. The entire wage…


Belarus: farm exports up in January-February 2018

In January-February Belarus’ farm exports rose by 7.4%, Aleksei Bogdanov, Head of the Central Office for Foreign Economic Activities of the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry, said at the Dairy Belarus international forum. “In January-February the Belarusian agricultural industry expanded by 7.4% over January-February 2017. The trade reached $765 million. We recorded the growth in…


Azerbaijan: major bank creates investment company

Azerbaijan’s Bank BTB has created a BTB Kapital investment company.

The authorized capital of the company is 350,000 manats. The official representative of the company is Rustam Jafarov.

Presently, five investment companies with a total turnover of 4.3 billion manats operate in Azerbaijan.

Bank BTB has been operating in Azerbaijan since 2010. (Trend/Business World Magazine)

Turkmenistan: development of economic co-operation discussed with Romania

The Ministry of Finance and Economy of Turkmenistan and the Ministry of Economy, Commerce and Business Environment of Romania have signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the economic sphere. The document was signed in Ashgabat as part of the seventh meeting of the joint Intergovernmental Turkmen-Romanian Commission for Economic, Scientific and Technological Cooperation.…


Ukraine: Ukrzaliznytsia reports UAH 100 million net profit in 2017

Ernst & Young auditing company confirms that PJSC Ukrzaliznytsia has improved its financial results and achieved profitable growth, according to Ukrzaliznytsia acting Board Chairman Yevhen Kravtsov. In a post on his Facebook page, Kravtsov wrote: “One of the world’s best auditing companies has confirmed the right direction and implementation of the strategy for reforming PJSC…


Tajikistan: cement production up in Q1 2018

Over 782,400 tons of cement were produced in Tajikistan in the first quarter of this year. The volume of cement production increased by 356,000 tons compared to January-March of the previous year, according to the profile departments of the country’s economic bloc. Taking into account the implementation of new infrastructure projects, construction of residential houses,…


Ukraine: $400 million in military products exported to India in three years

CEO of Ukraine’s state-run military-industrial concern Ukroboronprom Pavlo Bukin says Ukrainian enterprises of the military-industrial complex in the past three years exported military products to India to the tune of about $400 million. Mykolaiv-based Zorya-Mashproekt alone sold gas turbines worth $200 million to the Indian Navy for its warships, the concern’s press service said. “In…


Azerbaijan: Aliyev Airport passenger throughput up in Q1 2018

During the first three months of 2018 Heydar Aliyev International Airport served over 897,000 passengers. This indicator exceeds the same indicator of the previous year by 15%. National air carrier Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) carried 362,000 passengers, while the national low-cost airline Buta Airways – 104,000 passengers. 768,000 passengers (85.6% of passenger traffic) accounted for international…


Belarus: trade with Turkey to grow

A Belarusian parliamentary delegation headed by Valery Voronetsky, Chairman of the Standing Committee on International Affairs of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus, met with Chairman of the Committee on International Affairs of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey Volkan Bozkir in Ankara, the press service of the House of Representatives…