Estonia: consumer prices up since 2000

Consumer prices in Estonia rose by 79.5% between 2000 and 2017, more then twice the EU average of 36.5% and fifth in Europe, Eurostat, the European Commission’s statistical agency said. Estonia was, according to the figures, well above the EU average in virtually all sectors, most notably alcohol and tobacco products, where prices in Estonia…

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Lithuania: tender to rebuild Renge section announced

Lithuania’s state-run railway company Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways) has called a tender to rebuild the Mazeikiai-Renge railway section dismantled a decade ago. The section was used by the Mazeikiai-based oil processing company Orlen Lietuva, owned by Poland’s Orlen, to transport its oil products to Latvia. According to information on Lithuania’s central public procurement website, the…

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Estonia: Uber prices up in Tallinn

Whilst ride-sharing service Uber has hiked its prices at least in Tallinn, taxi-hailing app Taxify has announced that it is not planning to follow suit and that its pricing policy will remain as it is for the foreseeable future. “Taxify is not planning any changes in pricing in the near future,” Marek Unt, head of…

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Belarus: external debt down in January-July 2018

As of August 1 Belarus’ external debt totaled $16.5 billion, down by $179 million or by 1.1% from the beginning of the year (taking into account differences in currency exchange rates), the Finance Ministry reported. In January-July external state borrowings totaled $1,506 billion, including $600 million in eurobonds, $515.1 million borrowed from the Russian government…

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Azerbaijan: car exports to start in 2019

The Azerbaijan-Iran car plant Khazar intends to start exporting cars to Russia and other CIS countries in 2019, Veronika Allahverdiyeva, official representative of the Azerbaijani AzerMash automobile company, declared. Allahverdiyeva made the remarks on the sidelines of the Moscow International Automobile Salon in Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center. Azerbaijani “Khazar” cars are showcased at the…

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Belarus: more beef to be sold to China

Belarus intends to sell more beef to China, representatives of the Embassy of Belarus in China reported after Belarusian Agriculture and Food Minister Leonid Zayats held a series of negotiations in Beijing. Leonid Zayats met with top executives of the China Meat Association (CMA), Great Silk Road Company, and Chengdu Haiyunda Company. The sides discussed…

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Belarus: progress on building NPP good

The completion rate of the first unit of the Belarusian nuclear power plant stands at 80%, and that of the second unit – 60%, Mikhail Filimonov, Director General of the state enterprise Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant, declared. “The readiness of the Belarusian nuclear power plant is reflected by an integrated indicator resulting from a complicated…

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