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Photo courtesy of Pixabay Belarus' GDP 4.4% up in January-July
According to initial estimates, Belarus' GDP totaled Br66.7 billion in current prices or 104.4% as against January-July 2017 in comparable prices. In January-July 2018 the GDP deflator index totaled 112.1% as against January-July 2017.
Silicon Saxony shows interest in Belarusian software
1 August, 13:01
Mikhail Myasnikovich suggested discussing the development of contacts between Belarus HTP and Silicon Saxony.
Belarus reduces export duties on oil, petroleum products
1 August, 09:03
The export duty on crude oil was decreased from $139.1 to $135.4 per tonne. The export duty on straight-run gasoline went down from $76.5 to $74.4 per tonne, with the export duty on commercial gasoline reducing from $41.7 to $40.6 per tonne.
Opinion: Abolishment of mandatory forex sale will have a positive effect on Belarusian exporters
31 July, 19:58
With a view to liberalizing foreign currency trade and stimulating entrepreneurship Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko signed a decree on 31 July to scrap the legislation, which had forced Belarusian companies to sell part of their foreign currency proceeds.
Photo courtesy of the Vitebsk Oblast electric company Vitebskenergo
Chinese contractor hands over maintenance of Vitebsk hydropower plant to local electric company
31 July, 19:45
During the ceremony Vitebsk Oblast Vice Governor Vladimir Belous noted that a significant contribution to the development of small-scale energy industry in Belarus and to the utilization of renewable energy sources was made one year ago when the Vitebsk hydropower plant was commissioned.
Photo courtesy of Bellegprom
Plans to set up Belarusian-Uzbek light industry joint ventures discussed
31 July, 19:34
A Bellegprom delegation led by the concern's Chairman Nikolai Yefimchik is in Uzbekistan on a visit. The delegation held negotiations with members of the Cabinet of Ministers and top officials of textile industry, leather industry, footwear industry, and cotton industry associations of Uzbekistan on 31 July.
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Belarus prime minister against using state budget to fix overdue debts
31 July, 19:16
Andrei Kobyakov said: “Many state-run enterprises count on the state budget. It is absolutely wrong. Using the state budget as an instrument to address overdue debts is absolutely unacceptable.”
Plans to sell Belarusian government bonds in Russia in 2018-2020
31 July, 18:59
In line with the agreement Gazprombank, Sovcombank, and Otkritie Bank will be organizers. The Eurasian Development Bank will act as a co-organizer in floating Belarusian long-term government bonds on the Russian financial market in 2018-2020.
British private sector interested in cooperation with Belarusian Borisovski DOK
31 July, 17:23
According to the source, representatives of the British private sector recently visited a number of Belarusian companies and were pleasantly impressed with Borisovski DOK. The British side expressed interest in cooperation with the company.
Andrei Kobyakov
PM: Belarus' GDP growth higher than projected in H1 2018
31 July, 17:00
Belarus' GDP expanded by 4.5%, which was higher than the 2.8% forecast. All regions reported an increase in the gross regional product and productivity.
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Poland's Lodz Province to cooperate with Belarus' Vitebsk Oblast in agriculture
31 July, 15:18
Poland's Lodz Province is interested in cooperation in agriculture with Belarus' Vitebsk Oblast, the head of the Polish delegation, Chairman of the Lodz Regional Assembly Marek Mazur told the media in the Vitebsk regional administration on 31 July.
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