Uzbekistan: Ministry of economy and EBRD to develop cooperation program

The Ministry of economy of the Republic of Uzbekistan held a meeting with the President of the European Bank for reconstruction and development Suma Chakrabarti. EBRD delegation was informed in detail about the achievements of the socio-economic development of the country in recent years, in particular about large-scale economic reforms aimed at further structural transformation…

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Tajikistan: residents of villages in upper Vanj valley start receiving electricity

Residents of villages in the upper Vanj valley of the Gorno Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO) have begun receiving electricity. Abdullo Amonbekov, a spokesman for Pamir Energy Company, says the small hydroelectric power plant “Tekharv” with capacity of 400 kW, located in the Vanj district, has begun generating electricity after major repairs. “This has allowed us…

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Tajikistan: Tajprombank and Fononbank start paying out savings

Two troubled commercial banks – Tajprombank (Tajik Joint-Stock Commercial Industrial Bank for Reconstruction and Development) and Fononbank – have begun paying out savings to their customers. The banks began to pay out savings starting from March 16, according to the Deposit Insurance Fund, which insures savings deposits of physical entities. The Dushanbe Economic Court launched…

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Ukraine: NBU suggests NSDC to ban Russian state banks’ subsidiaries from executing transactions in favor of their parent banks

The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has suggested implementing the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) decision by banning the Ukrainian subsidiaries of Russian state-owned banks from moving capital outside Ukraine. “The imposition of such sanctions means prohibiting the carrying out of any financial operations in favor of the parent bank, i.e. granting interbank loans,…

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Kazakhstan: two banks to merge

The shareholders of Kazakhstan’s Tengri Bank and Capital Bank Kazakhstan have signed a memorandum of intent to merge, the press-services of two banks said in a message on March 15. The bank’s consolidated capital will be 43.2 billion tenge and the bank will rise to the 17th place among second tier banks in Kazakhstan. Currently,…

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Ukraine not participating in PrivatBank’s arbitration against Russia in The Hague

Information that Ukraine is allegedly actively engaged in international court proceedings initiated by PrivatBank against the Russian Federation regarding the compensation of damage from the loss of the banking business and assets due to illegal Crimea annexation is false, the Finance Ministry of Ukraine has reported. “The Ukrainian State does not participate in the claims…

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Belarus: dairy farming practices praised

Belarus’ experience in dairy farming is great and is worth to learn from, Chairman of the National Union of Milk Producers Soyuzmoloko (Russia) Andrei Danilenko said. “There is no denying that Belarus has a number of objective advantages that enable its farmers to manufacture highly-competitive products in terms of prices. Firstly, Belarus has long been…

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Ukraine: sunoil facing heavy competition

The bumper sunseed crop Ukrainian growers managed to harvest in 2016 – 14 MMT (estimate) – predictably matters in the 2016/2017 season. Justifying expectations of analysts and market participants, both sunseed crushing and sunoil exports show a record pace. So, sunoil production by large and medium-sized crushers in the five months of 2016/2017 is estimated…

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