Turkmenistan: retail sale of alcohol limited

The Law on Prevention of Harmful Effects of Alcohol, signed by Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, came into force in Turkmenistan. The law defines a legal, organizational and economic framework for the government policy in this area. Trade entities are prohibited from selling alcohol on non-working holidays (except for the provision of catering services) and memorable…

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Kazakhstan: food prices up in December 2018

In December 2018, food prices in Kazakhstan increased by 5.1% YoY, the Statistics Committee of the Kazakh Ministry of National Economy reported. Last year, baked goods, cereals, meat, fish and seafood, dairy products, eggs, oils and fats, sugar, confectionery, alcohol-free and alcoholic beverages rose in price, whereas fruit and vegetables became cheaper. Regarding cereal products,…

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Ukraine: Army receives 50 warplanes and helicopters in 2018

The state-run military-industrial Concern Ukroboronprom in 2018 transferred 50 aircraft and helicopters to the Ukrainian Army, after their upgrade and repair performed by Ukraine’s aviation industry cluster, which included 16 enterprises, all part of the concern. The list includes Su-27 and MiG-29 fighters, Su-25 attack aircraft, Su-24 strike aircraft, An-26 and Il-76 transport aircraft, L-39…

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Estonia: November 2018 industrial production up

According to the information released by Statistics Estonia morning, the production of industrial enterprises increased by 8% YoY in November 2018, with production increasing in manufacturing and energy, but decreasing in mining. Total production in manufacturing in November 2018 increased by 8%, with over half of all industry branches exceeding its 2017 November volumes. This…

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Estonia: retail turnover up in November 2018

According to information released by Statistics Estonia, in November 2018, the turnover of retail trade enterprises totaled EUR 604 million, accelerating from 3% growth YoY in October to 5% growth at constant prices. The turnover of stores selling manufactured goods increased by 10% YoY. Turnover increased in most economic activities, except in stores selling second-hand…

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Lithuania: additional missiles bought

Lithuania has acquired additional combat and training missiles for the Norwegian medium-range aid defense systems NASAMS it is buying from Norway, Lithuania’s Ministry of National Defense said. Due to security reasons, the ministry does not disclose either the volume of the additional missiles, or the price, only saying that the total value of the purchase,…

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Ukraine: passenger flow at Boryspil airport reaches 12.6 million in 2018

The passenger flow at Kyiv’s Boryspil International Airport in 2018 amounted to 12.6 million people, the airport’s press service has informed on Facebook. “The most important indicator of the airport’s successful operation is the number of people who took advantage of our services. Since 2014 Boryspil International Airport has been demonstrating a steady growth, so…

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