Ukraine: pine strawberry exports up in May 2017

In May Ukraine exported 454 tons of pine strawberries, up 1.4-fold YoY, a record figure for the years of the country’s independence.

According to the analysts, Belarus remains the main importer of Ukrainian pine strawberries. (Ukrinform/Business World Magazine)

Kazakhstan: airfare to get cheaper

Airline ticket prices may drop in Kazakhstan next year. Minister for Investment and Development Zhenis Kassymbek revealed at the briefing after the session of the Kazakh government that a drop in airline ticket prices might be expected next year. According to Minister Kassymbek, airfare will get cheaper but only if Kazakhstani air carriers have enough…

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Ukraine: Ukravtodor to start conducting all purchases via e-procurement system ProZorro from August 2017

The State Agency of Automobile Roads of Ukraine (Ukravtodor) will start carrying out all purchases via the e-procurement system ProZorro from August 1. The relevant report has been posted on the website of the Infrastructure Ministry. “Starting from August 1, the State Agency of Automobile Roads of Ukraine, which deals with the maintenance and minor…

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Belarus on path to economic recovery

Belarus is gradually getting back on track for recovery, First Vice Premier Vasily Matyushevsky said when speaking at the joint session of the Belarusian parliament on June 26. “The economic performance in the recent months has been showing that the Belarusian economy is back on track. The GDP growth target for H1 has been over-fulfilled:…

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Turkmenistan: confidence in manat increases

Practical steps taken within the framework of the monetary reform of Turkmenistan made it possible to increase confidence in the national currency, the Turkmen manat, the country’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said. He made the remarks at a meeting with representatives of the financial and banking sphere in Turkmenistan. The increased confidence in the Turkmen national…

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Ukraine: 11 billion cubic meters of natural gas pumped into storage facilities

Stocks in Ukraine’s underground storage facilities totaled 11 billion cubic meters of natural gas, the press service of PJSC Ukrtransgaz reports. “According to the operational information, natural gas reserves in Ukraine’s gas storage facilities reached 11 billion cubic meters, up by 15% YoY,” reads the report. Since the beginning of this year, Ukraine has pumped…

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