Ukraine: exports up in Q1 2017

In January-March the exports of goods and services from Ukraine totaled $12.4 billion, up by 28% YoY, or by $2.7 billion, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine reported. In particular, in the reporting period the exports of goods increased by 34.4%, or by $2.7 billion, and totaled $10.4 billion. Agricultural products and…

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Tajikistan: IMF team welcomes recent efforts to unify the official and market exchange rates

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission, led by Paul Ross, visited Dushanbe on May 17-30 to conduct the 2017 Article IV consultation discussions. The team reportedly welcomed the authorities’ intention to resume discussions on a possible IMF program, and discussed steps that would demonstrate reform progress and pave the way to resume program negotiations. At…

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Azerbaijan: AIIB ready to co-operate with private sector

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will cooperate with the private sector in Azerbaijan, whenever possible, to invest in infrastructure projects which meet the bank’s mandate, strategy and standard, a source in AIIB reported. The source added that mobilizing private capital was one of AIIB’s priority. “AIIB is interested in financing infrastructure investment projects in…

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Ukraine: DTEK Prydniprovska and DTEK Kryvorizka TPPs re-launch power units to shape up for summer peaks

DTEK Prydniprovska Thermal Power Plant re-connected one of its power units to the grid. DTEK Kryvorizka TPP reactivated its powers units earlier. Thus, the thermal power plants have confirmed their readiness to ensure stable operation of Ukraine’s energy system during summer peaks. This is the first unit reactivation since April when DTEK Prydniprovska and Kryvorizka…

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Latvia: businessmen important partners for the country’s development

This week, Latvian Economy Minister Arvils Aseradens will invite businesses to contribute to development of innovations, adding that the country’s healthy development requires businessmen as invaluable partners, because development of products, services or innovations also contributes to the development of separate industries. Next week’s agenda states that Aseradens will take part in multiple events organized…

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Latvia: construction costs up in April 2017

Compared to March, the level of construction costs in Latvia increased by 0.9% in April. Labor remuneration of workers grew by 2.9%, prices of building materials increased by 0.5%, whereas maintenance and operational costs of machinery and equipment rose by 0.4%. Compared to April 2016, construction costs increased by 2%. Labor remuneration of workers rose…

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Belarus: Economy Ministry to arrange regular roundtables to review macroeconomic situation

The Belarusian Economy Ministry intends to arrange roundtable sessions every month in order to evaluate the current macroeconomic situation together with representatives of other government agencies, the Public Relations Department of the Economy Ministry reported. A government conference took place at premises of the Belarusian Economy Ministry at the end of last week. It was…

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Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan discuss cross-border trade issues

Residents of border areas of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan believe that cross-border trade can promote providing stability and developing confidence-building measures as well as help solve economic problems facing residents of border areas. A meeting to discuss development of a cross-border trade between the Bobojonghafourov district in Tajikistan’s Sughd province and the Leilek district in Kyrgyzstan’s…

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Ukraine: exports up in Q1 2017

Ukraine’s exports of goods and services grew by 28% YoY in the first quarter of 2017, to $12.4 billion, up by $2.7 billion, according to the Ukrainian Economic Development and Trade Ministry’s press service. At the same time, exports of goods increased by 34.4% (by $2.7 billion), to $10.4 billion. The share of agriculture and…

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