Ukraine: car production down in 2016

Production of passenger cars in Ukraine in 2016, according to preliminary data from the Ukrautoprom association, decreased by 23.2% YoY, to 4,340 units. The result of the year in the passenger segment was formed by two manufacturers: PJSC Eurocar and Zaporizhia Automobile Building Plant (ZAZ). At the same time, Eurocar increased production of Skoda cars…

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Uzbekistan: over 218 thousand small businesses operating

Comprehensive measures to further improve the business environment, to ensure reliable protection of small business and private entrepreneurship, to remove the barriers for their comprehensive support and accelerated development contributed to the creation of some 31 thousand new small businesses in 2016, according to SSC information service. As a result, the number of small businesses…

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Kazakhstan: gold production up in 2016

Kazakhstan produced nearly 74.63 tons of unprocessed, semi-processed and powder gold in January-December 2016, up by 17.3% YoY, the Kazakh Statistics Committee said. According to the committee, the fine gold production increased by 21.6%, to 37.74 tons. The committee said the production of unprocessed, semi-processed and powder silver dropped by 9.8% YoY, to 1,180 tons.…

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Turkmenistan: GDP up in 2016

GDP growth rate in Turkmenistan was maintained at 6.2% in 2016, the country’s Ministry of Economy and Development said. The growth rate has increased by 1.2% in the industrial sector, by 4.4% in construction, by 10.5% in transportation and communication sector, by 14.3% in trade, by 11.6% in agriculture and by 10% in the sphere…

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Ukraine: Naftogaz signs contract with Covington & Burling to accompany Crimea loss lawsuit against Russia

National joint-stock company Naftogaz Ukrainy on January 11, signed a contract valued at $6.31 million with Covington & Burling LLP (New York, the United States). The company will represent the interest of the Ukrainian company in arbitration against Russia under a claim to refund losses over the annexation of Crimea by Russia. Naftogaz said in…

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Ukraine: owners of PC Bank seek to liquidate it

PC Bank (People’s Capital Bank, Kyiv) with largest shareholders as of early December 2016 Russian citizen Valery Makarenko (14.24%), Svitlana Ostapenko (9.84%), Ruslan Parkhomenko (9.68%), Oleksiy Yaroshenko (9.07%), Oleksandr Voroniak (8.6%) and Oleh Lutsky (8.07%) could be liquidated under an initiative of its owners. The issue was put on the agenda of an extraordinary general…

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Ukraine: Engie starts gas supplies

French-based Engie (formerly GDF Suez SA) from January 1, started natural gas imports to Ukraine, supplying 3.9 million cubic meters to the Ukrainian gas transportation system (GTS) in the first days of the month, the public relations department of PJSC Ukrtransgaz has said. “According to the report of Engie, the daily volume of gas supplies…

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