19:57 EconomyBelarus' export 17.4% down to $13.6bn in January-May Foreign trade amounted to $26.5 billion in January-May 2020, 19.2% down from January-May 2019. Belarus' import amounted to $12.9 billion, 21% down. The surplus of the foreign trade in merchandise and services amounted to $682.6 million, up from $114.4 million in January-May 2019.
19:26 SocietyBatch of anti-HIV medications shipped from India to Belarus The Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) financed delivery by air and customs warehouse services. Academpharm took care of the documents the import of humanitarian aid requires.
18:59 SocietyUpgraded anti-armor missile tested in Belarus The upgraded missile boasts a reduced weight, a longer flight distance, and a different control unit. Artillery units of the 11th Guards Mechanized Brigade took part in the field trials. The artillerists fired the missiles at minimal and maximum ranges – 400 meters and 6km respectively.
18:41 EconomyMore BelAZ trucks shipped to non-CIS states in H1 2020 According to the source, in H1 2020 BelAZ diversified export shipments by increasing the share of non-CIS states in the total volume of shipments to 39.9% (31.8 percentage points up from H1 2019). It is the highest figure on record in comparison with annual figures.
17:58 EconomyKalinkovichi Meat-Packing Plant's export 10% up in H1 2020 The head of the lower chamber of the Belarusian parliament was made familiar with results of the company's work, the company's development strategy, and social support available to the employees. While talking to the workers, the MP mentioned that the production sector plays the key role in the Belarusian economy.
17:24 PartnersCairo Opera House reopens with open-air concert following four-month suspension The Cairo Opera House reopened on Thursday for about 400 visitors who attended a concert performed in an open-air theatre amid strict anti-COVID-19 measures.
17:15 EconomyInflation in Belarus at 0.2% in June In June the base index of consumer prices, which rules out changes in prices for individual goods and services susceptible to administrative and seasonal factors, totaled 99.95% as against May 2020 and 102.3% as against December 2019.
16:41 PresidentBelarus-EBRD credit agreement on reconstructing M3 Minsk-Vitebsk motorway approved Belarus will borrow €259 million from the EBRD and will transfer the money to the road construction and maintenance enterprise Minskavtodor-Tsentr for the sake of implementing the projects the agreement stipulates.
16:24 EconomyVitebsk customs house accelerates clearance of imports to EAEU The Vitebsk customs house has accelerated the clearance of goods imported into the customs territory of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). More than 95% of such shipments is cleared in less than two hours.
15:49 SportBelarusian Ice Hockey Federation names best player, coach 2019/2020 Andrei Kostitsyn, the former captain of HC Dinamo Minsk, was named best ice hockey player, and Andrei Skabelka - best coach, who now coaches HC Lokomotiv Yaroslavl after parting ways with HC Barys Nur-Sultan.
14:50 Economy71 new resident companies added to Belarus' Hi-Tech Park The new resident companies specialize in healthcare, logistics, financial technologies, digital commerce, consulting, gaming, and software development for agribusiness.
14:00 SocietyMinsk World is the place to buy apartments! A summer promo and three new houses are now available Promos always attract buyers. It is nice to make a purchase at a bargain price! Moreover, the promo will be off the table in a couple of weeks. The summer promo in the Minsk World multifunctional complex offers incredibly attractive prices for new apartments. But this offer will be valid only until the end of August.
13:51 SocietyBelarus' coronavirus latest: 54,254 people recover The nationwide COVID-19 tally reached 64,604 cases. Belarus has carried out 1,111,614 tests.
13:16 PresidentLukashenko: I am an avid fan of electric vehicles, they are the future Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “I am an avid fan of electric vehicles. They are the future. It is good that this trend has emerged in the world. I felt it a long time ago. Samples [of Belarusian electric vehicles] are available. I recently visited a testing facility and saw them."
12:52 PresidentBelarusians urged to give preference to domestic goods “I am very loyal to my state and people," Aleksandr Lukashenko said. “I want Belarusians to use Atlant refrigerators and washing machines. I am very proud of this brand and have been using its products for several decades,” he noted.