Ukraine: state-owned banks strategy to focus on settling problem of competition

A strategy for state-owned banks being designed will focus on settling the problem of competition between the financial institutions, first of all PrivatBank and Oschadbank (both based in Kyiv), Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Danyliuk has said. “Oschadbank is competing with PrivatBank. I cannot criticize managers of the two banks for competition: they are commercial structures,…

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Ukraine: electricity exports to Moldova and Eastern Europe to continue

In May Ukraine is expected to export 583 million kilowatt-hour of electricity to Moldova and Eastern European countries, according to the forecast balance of Ukraine’s integrated energy system for May. All types of electricity-generating facilities in Ukraine’s integrated energy system will produce 11.608 billion kilowatt-hour of electricity. Meanwhile, Energoatom National Nuclear Energy Generating Company of…

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Tajikistan: German bank provides 7 million euros for rural housing finance

Germany’s Kreditanstalt fur Wiederaufbau (KfW) will provide 7 million euros for the rural housing finance in Tajikistan. An agreement on this subject has been signed by Ms. Kristin Laabs, Country Director, KfW Development Bank Tajikistan, and Mr. Nematullo Hikmatullozoda, Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Tajikistan. The German and the Tajik governments reportedly agreed…

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Tajikistan: investment portfolio includes 68 projects totaling $2.85 billion

Tajikistan’s investment portfolio now includes 68 projects totaling 2.85 billion according to the State Committee on Investments and State-owned Property Management (GosKomInvest). Tajikistan’s investment portfolio, in particular, includes 25 grant based projects, 16 loan based projects and 27 mixed-finance projects. “More than $1.2 billion have been drawn in the framework of these projects since the…

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Ukraine: board chairman of insolvent Diamantbank claims banks has investor

The transition bank created on the basis of Diamantbank declared insolvent earlier would have enough attractive assets, and the bank had a potential investor, Diamantbank Board Chairman Oleh Khodachuk has said. “In four days after the introduction of interim administration the bank’s employees carried out titanic work resulted in submitting an application of a qualified…

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Latvia: construction of new grain terminal warehouse completed in Ventspils

As part of the terminal’s expansion project, construction of a new warehouse for Ventspils Grain Terminal has been successfully completed. Now it is possible to commence wall construction work, as reported by the company’s chairman Vladislavs Safranskis. The expansion project for the improvement of Ventspils Freeport includes not only increasing storage capacity thanks to the…

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Turkmenistan to support private sector

Support to the private sector of economy is among important priorities in Turkmenistan, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said in his message to participants of the International exhibition of household goods. “On this basis, we set before ourselves the goal to significantly increase the share of individual enterprises in the structure of GDP,” said Berdimuhamedov in his…

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