Tajikistan: International Bank opens banking service center in Kulob

The International Bank of Tajikistan (IBT) has opened its banking service in Kulob. The IBT’s banking service center reportedly offers the following services to its customers: money transfer; currency exchange; loaning; deposit keeping; plastic card transactions; and so forth. The closed joint-stock company “International Bank of Tajikistan” was established in February 2016, as the microfinance…

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Belarus: external state debt down in January 2017

As of February 1, Belarus’ external state debt totaled $13.5 billion, down by $95.7 million or by 0.7% from the beginning of the year (taking into account differences in currency exchange rates), representatives of the Belarusian Finance Ministry declared. In Januaryexternal state borrowings totaled $36.8 million, including $21.8 million borrowed from the Russian government and…

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Tajikistan: NBT withdraws licenses of two bailed-out banks

The National Bank of Tajikistan (NBT) has withdrawn licenses from two bailed-out banks – Tajprombank (Tajik Joint-Stock Commercial Industrial Bank for Reconstruction and Development) and Fononbank. By Tajik central bank’s decision their licenses for carrying out banking activities were withdrawn on February 24. The NBT notes that other directions of activities of those two organizations…

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Ukraine to boost gas production in 2017

The Ukrainian government published a concept for development of Ukraine’s gas production sector approved at the end of 2016. The document envisages the increase of gas production from 18.7 billion cubic meters in 2016 to 20.3 billion cubic meters in 2017 and 27.6 billion cubic meters in 2020. According to government resolution No. 1079 dated…

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