Uzbekistan: USAID ready to provide multi-faceted assistance

Since 1993, US Agency for International Development (USAID) has partnered with the people and government of Uzbekistan to diversify the country’s economy, increase regional trade, address serious health threats, improve learning opportunities for students and build the government’s capacity to respond to the population’s needs, Information Officer of US Embassy in Tashkent Susannah Wood reports.…

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Latvia: Saeima committee supports legislative draft on minimal income threshold

On November 11, Latvian Saeima’s Budget and Finance Committee supported for the final reading amendments to the Law on Social Security that provided for defining minimal income thresholds, their lowest volumes and the frequency of their review. The legislative draft has been included in the state budget legislative package. The legislative draft currently states that…

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Kazakhstan: almost all real economic sectors observe growing trend

Almost all sectors of the real economy and certain services showed a growing trend in Kazakhstan in January-October. While addressing the November 10 government session, Kazakh Economy Minister Ruslan Dalenov listed the real economic sectors and certain services that saw growth, including construction – a 10.7% rise, information and communications – an 8.2% growth, agriculture…

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Ukraine: electricity consumption down in October 2020

In October, electricity consumption in Ukraine’s electricity system amounted to 9.641 billion kWh, down by 1% YoY, the press service of Ukrenergo National Power Company reported. “According to Ukrenergo’s operational data, electricity consumption in Ukraine’s electricity system (net, excluding network losses) decreased by only 1% in October: 9.641 billion kWh against 9.724 billion kWh,” reads…

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