Azerbaijan: economy to grow in 2018

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) expects that Azerbaijan’s GDP growth will be 1% in 2018, according to the “Asian Development Outlook 2017 Update: Sustaining Development Through Public-Private Partnership”. Azerbaijan’s GDP growth rate decreased by 3.8% in 2016. The ADB expects that the recession will continue in 2017, but its pace will slow down. Thus, according…

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Estonia: Ratas discusses transport infrastructure funding with EU commissioner

Prime Minister Juri Ratas and European Commissioner for Mobility and Transport Violeta Bulc met to discuss how the funding of transport infrastructure might continue in the EU beginning in 2021. “Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) has so far been very successful. Without cross-border infrastructure Europe cannot talk about an internal market and fundamental freedoms. Due to…

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Ukraine: further economic success depending on machine-building industry

Ukrainian government considers machine-building one of the most important integrated industries on which Ukraine’s further economic success depends, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said in his greeting address on the occasion of Machine Engineers Day, the government press service reports. “Ukraine’s considerably experienced machine engineers develop and design complex systems and devices: home appliances and radio…

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Ukraine: shadow economy down in Q1 2017

Shadow economy in Ukraine fell by 6% YoY in the first quarter of 2017, to 37% of GDP, according to the analytical report published on the Ukrainian Economic Development and Trade Ministry’s website. The ministry noted that the de-shadowing stemmed directly from ensuring macroeconomic stabilization and economic growth, wage growth against the backdrop of reducing…

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