Ukraine: goods exports down in 2016

In 2016, the exports of goods from Ukraine totaled $36.4 billion, a decrease of 4.6% compared with 2015 (down by $1.8 billion), the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine reported. According to the announcement, there was a significant slowdown in the rates of exports falling in comparison with the beginning of 2016. In…

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Kyrgyzstan: new categories of taxpayers to be created

The State Tax Service of Kyrgyzstan is preparing anti-corruption amendments to tax legislation, suggesting new categories of taxpayers, the press service of the department reported. As noted, it is planned to introduce new categories – “individual labor activity” and “individual entrepreneurial activity.” This will eliminate the risk of applying corruption measures to them. To reduce…

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Ukraine: milk production down in 11 years

In 2005-2016, the milk production in Ukraine fell by almost 25%, Mykola Kovalsky, the marketing and communications director of the Astarta agro-industrial holding said. “In 2005-2016, the milk production in Ukraine fell by almost 25%, while the cow population in our country decreased by more than 45%,” Mykola Kovalsky said. The State Statistics Service of…

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Tajikistan: Pamir Energy Company among international finalists for the 2017 Ashden Award

Pamir Energy Company is one of the international finalists for the prestigious Ashden Award. The 2017 Ashden Award judges have reportedly narrowed down the finalists for this year’s Awards to 22 impressive organizations, covering what they consider to be the best in sustainable energy around the world. International finalists are truly global, with projects in…

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Uzbekistan: Karakalpak and Khorezm entrepreneurs to get rebates

On March 17, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed the resolution ‘On additional favorable conditions for entrepreneurial activity in Karakalpakstan and Khorezm regions’. The resolution aims at boosting economy, supporting entrepreneurs, nudging exports, and implementing investment projects in the two regions. Legal entities registered and doing business in Karakalpakstan and Khorezm are exempt from compulsory sale of…

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Kyrgyzstan: construction of 2 pedestrian overpasses in Bishkek estimated at 37 million soms

Construction of two pedestrian overpasses in Bishkek was estimated at 37,99.5 million soms, State procurement portal reported. Pedestrian overpasses are planned to be built on Shabdan Baatyr (nearby Madina market) and Kurmanjan Datka Streets (Alamedin complex). Funds for construction are allocated from the city budget. Each of the overpasses will cost more than 18 million.…

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Ukraine: court obliges government to resume consideration of Yuzgaz’s application on Yuzivska field

Kyiv’s district administrative court has declared unlawful the decision of Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers not to allow Yuzgaz B.V. (the Netherlands) to participate in the product sharing agreement (PSA) on the Yuzivska field (Kharkiv and Donetsk regions) and obliged the government to resume the consideration of the company’s application. The court ruling was published in…

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Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek HPP to burn more coal

Bishkek’s Heating and Power Plant will burn more coal after its modernization, the State Committee of Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use informed in the report on the results of the heating season. Kyrgyzstan’s power engineers are already preparing a draft resolution for preparation for the heating season-2017/2018. In total in the republic it is necessary…

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Kyrgyzstan to purchase weapons directly from Russian plants

Kyrgyzstan will be able to negotiate directly with Russian defense enterprises on the supply of arms, the presidential aide on the military-technical cooperation Vladimir Kozhin said. According to him, both countries plan to sign an agreement on the development of military-technical cooperation within the framework of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO). Russia has already…

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Turkmenistan: president dissatisfied with local airlines’ development

Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers recalled that he had earlier given instructions concerning the development of local airlines, the Turkmen government said in a message. He expressed dissatisfaction with the management of Turkmenistan Airlines in meeting the needs of the country’s population in air transportation and noted that…

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