Azerbaijan: IBA creditors vote for restructuring of bank’s foreign liabilities

The International Bank of Azerbaijan (IBA) has received enough votes from creditors to start the process of restructuring its foreign liabilities, Bloomberg reported, referring to the bank’s statement. Creditors holding more than 87% of the debt have voted in favor of the restructuring process, according to the report. Voting on the plan of voluntary restructuring…

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Turkmenistan: Tashkent and Ashgabat mull issues of expanding cooperation

Central Asian states, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, which traditionally enjoy fruitful and successful cooperation, voiced commitment to deepen the ties. Uzbekistan’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov discussed the expansion of practical Uzbek-Turkmen cooperation. The sides discussed the expansion of cooperation between the countries, as…

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Kyrgyzstan: foreign investments down in 2016

Foreign investment in Kyrgyzstan fell by a half from $1,573.2 billion in 2015 to $814,000 in 2016, the National Statistics Committee reported. Manufacturing industries accounted for a third of direct investments. Also, a significant share of investments is taken by geological exploration (20.3%), financial intermediation and insurance (22%). There was less direct foreign investment from…

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Azerbaijan: DemirBank to get new stakeholders

Stakeholders of Azerbaijan’s DemirBank decided to increase the bank’s total capital, the bank said in a message. The capital will be increased by transforming the bank’s external liabilities worth $105 million into Tier 1 capital, according to the message. The bank’s recapitalization plan approved by the stakeholders has already been submitted to the Financial Market…

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Ukraine: Boryspil airport provides discounts only to UIA in 2013-2016

The state-owned enterprise Boryspil International Airport in 2013-2016 provided discounts to the airport fees only to the private joint-stock company Ukraine International Airlines (UIA, Kyiv), according to recommendations of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine dated June 14 and published recently. “The discounts were not provided to other airlines,” the committee said. The committee said that…

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Ukraine: NBU joins BCG

The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has become a member of the Basel Consultative Group (BCG), the outreach arm of the Basel Committee for Banking Supervision (BCBS), the NBU has reported on its website. “The BCG aims at attracting supervision officials of the countries which are not committee members to the discussion of new proposals…

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Belarus: enterprise to start assembling agricultural machines in Tajikistan

There are plans to start assembling Belarusian agricultural machines in Tajikistan in autumn, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Tajikistan with concurrent accreditation to Afghanistan Oleg Ivanov reported. The ambassador took part in a seminar for heads of diplomatic missions and consular institutions of Belarus. Products of such Belarusian brands as Bobruiskagromash, MTZ, and…

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Ukraine: Ryanair halts sale of tickets

Ryanair (Ireland), the largest European low-cost air carrier, has stopped the sale of tickets for flights to Kyiv and Lviv. This is evidenced by the ticket sales system on the airline’s website. There are no official statements of the company on the website, however it is impossible to purchase tickets for Ukrainian flights. As reported,…

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Latvia: inflation up in June 2017

The average price rate in Latvia comparing June 2016 to June 2017 has increased by 3% as products got 2.6% more expensive, services – by 4%, calculated the Latvian Central Statistical Bureau. The statisticians found that compared to June 2016, last month the greatest pressure on the price changes was put by the rise in…

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Belarus: GDP to increase in 2017

Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) expects that Belarus’ GDP will go up by 1.3% YoY in 2017, EDB’s July macroeconomic review says. “The economic recovery trend in Belarus continues. In January-May, the country’s GDP rose by 0.9% as against the same period of 2016. We expect that the positive tend will persist, and Belarus’ GDP will…

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