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Belarusian MAZ sells over 1,000 buses to Russia in run-up to 2018 FIFA World Cup
19 February, 18:55
Ten Russian cities have acquired the MAZ buses in anticipation of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, including Moscow and Saint Petersburg. The buses will be used to transport football fans for the duration of the world cup. Later on the buses will be used for regular urban and suburban transportation.
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Belarus' farm export to United States up by 46% in 2017
19 February, 17:19
In 2017, Belarus saw its agricultural exports increase in all regions. For example, the exports to the United States rose by 46%, to the EU countries by 24%.
IFC to launch new consulting program for Belarus in March-April
19 February, 16:51
The IFC representative said: “We are considering the development of a new program to provide consulting assistance to Belarus. The program will be aimed at improving the business environment, the investment climate. We are looking at several components, which may become part of the program."
Belarus plans to get five poultry plants certified for Chinese market in H1
19 February, 16:31
We have two meat processing plants certified to deliver beef to China. We are planning to get five poultry plants certified to supply poultry meat to the Chinese market, Aleksei Bogdanov noted.
Belarus' state budget expected to get planned revenues in 2018
19 February, 14:02
“There are buffers at every turn, which allow us to expect with a high degree of probability that the revenue part of the state budget will be fulfilled,” noted the official. Positive performance achieved in January 2018 confirms the calculations are realistic.
BelAZ trucks. An archive photo
Kiev to host major expo of Belarusian products in April
19 February, 13:12
The expo will be Belarus' largest event of the kind in Ukraine in the last few years. The expo will be organized by the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, with BelInterExpo acting as the expo operator.
Belarus hopes to attract $1bn in international capital markets annually
19 February, 11:49
According to the first deputy minister, the current program for the next three years envisages both the repayment of the national debt and its refinancing. “We will have to refinance the debt of about $1 billion annually.
Finance Ministry: Talks with the IMF on a new loan program possible in 2020-2021
19 February, 10:54
I believe that the implementation of a set of economic policy measures by the government and the National Bank will help ensure in the midterm the necessary amount of structural changes that the IMF expects from us,” the first deputy minister said.
Belarus-Egypt MAZ plant opened in Cairo
19 February, 10:25
The joint plant will produce 500 vehicles a year, with the opportunity to increase the capacity. There are plans to gradually increase the localization of the joint production up to 40% to supply products to the markets of the neighboring countries.
Binali Yildirim
Belarus, Turkey may use national currencies in mutual trade
19 February, 09:03
“We may turn to the trade using the national currencies. We can introduce such cooperation based on the agreements between the national banks of Belarus and Turkey,” Binali Yildirim said.
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