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18.08.2017

Belarus President inspects harvesting campaign on quad bike
Belarus President inspects harvesting campaign on quad bike The Belarus President demands not to slow down the pace of the harvesting campaign. Alexander Lukashenko gave this instruction on August 18 as he visited farms in the Shklov and Orsha districts. The head of state arrived on a wheat field on a quad bike.
Belarus moving to market pricing in public utilities sector
Belarus moving to market pricing in public utilities sector Tariffs for housing and communal services in Belarus will be indexed in September and in December. On August 17, such information was announced in the Council of the Republic which discussed the development of housing and communal services.
Five Belarusian enterprises to partake in Food Expo 2017 in Hong Kong
Five Belarusian enterprises to partake in Food Expo 2017 in Hong Kong Belarusian food products will be presented in Hong Kong. On August 18, China opens the international food exhibition Food Expo 2017, which will bring together almost 2,000 participants from 25 countries. Belarus will be represented by 5 enterprises. The forum guests will get acquainted with Belarusian confectionery products, chocolate, biscuits, marshmallows and drinks. Food Expo 2017 is one of the largest food exhibitions in China.

17.08.2017

Kobyakov: Belarus ready to offer Sverdlovsk construction equipment
Kobyakov: Belarus ready to offer Sverdlovsk construction equipment Belarus counts on expanding industrial cooperation with the Sverdlovsk region, said the Belarus Prime Minister at a meeting with the acting governor of this region of Russia. Andrei Kobyakov and Evgeny Kuyvashev discussed bilateral cooperation. The basic directions are trade, housing and communal services, science and education. Belarus is ready to use Russian launch systems in engineering. In turn, Minsk offers advanced technologies for the production and processing of agricultural products, as well as machinery for agriculture.
Belarus to present products at Middle East's oldest international exhibition in Damascus
Belarus to take part in Damascus International Fair Belarusian enterprises will take part in the oldest Middle Eastern international exhibition. The large forum starts today in Damascus. Belarus' stand presents products of five exporters: agricultural and urban technologies, medical equipment, and furniture. Companies from about 50 countries are partaking in the expo. The Damascus International Fair is the leading event in the economic calendar of Syria. 
Alexander Lukashenko harvesting campaign from helicopter
Alexander Lukashenko harvesting campaign from helicopter On August 16, the President of Belarus flew in the helicopter over the eastern part of the Minsk region and most of the districts of the Mogilev region observing the harvesting process. According to the press service of the Belarusian leader, while a few days ago the head of state thoroughly examined and monitored the harvesting in the south-west of Belarus, now the focus is on the eastern regions.  It is planned that the President will personally visit the farms of the Vitebsk region in the coming days.

16.08.2017

Minsk region approaches 1.5 million grain yield milestone
Minsk region approaches 1.5 million grain yield milestone Belarusian agrarians have harvested 5700 thousand tons of grain by August 16, 2017. The Brest, Grodno and Minsk regions lent a weighty contribution into the harvesting campaign. Each of the regions has harvested more than one million tons of grain. The central region is approaching the 1.5 million grain yield. The region has its finalists already. The agricultural farm Kukhchitsa, which is in Kletsk district, was the first one to finish the campaign. The combiners there have harvested 12 thousand tons of grain.
Alexander Lukashenko welcomes Afghanistan PM to learn Belarus' capabilities
Alexander Lukashenko welcomes Afghanistan PM to learn Belarus' capabilities On August 16, Alexander Lukashenko met with the head of the executive branch of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah. In 2016, trade between Belarus and Afghanistan has grown significantly - up to 26 million dollars. But the potential of the relationship is much higher. Afghanistan may find interesting Belarus' products of machine building, oil refining, its achievements in medicine and agriculture. The Afghan authorities are ready to provide their subsoil for development by Belarusians.
Official visit to Belarus of Afghanistan premier continues August 16
Official visit to Belarus of Afghanistan premier continues August 16 Belarus and Afghanistan are building a new strategy for economic cooperation. August 16, an official visit to our country of the Prime Minister of that Asian state continues. Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah will hold a series of talks in the Belarusian capital. It is expected that following the meetings, a package of international agreements will be signed, including on the invigoration of industrial cooperation and the simplification of the visa formalities. The program of the visit is packed with various events.

15.08.2017

CTV correspondent Yuri Prokopenko test drives combine harvester
CTV correspondent Yuri Prokopenko test-drives combine harvester It's impossible to set the pace of harvesting without reliable machinery. In 2017, after the order of the Belarus President, Gomselmash sent agricultural equipment to farms, even though it was not paid for. Guarantees lie on governors. Brand new harvesters not only look great, but also show good results in the work. Five new models were developed at Gomselmash. One of them is in no way inferior to the best foreign analogues.
Belarusians begin extracting oil in Ecuador
Belarus begins extracting oil in Ecuador Belarusians are now extracting oil in Ecuador. Two wells have been built at the Armadillo field and now they are being tested. In the future, one more well will be built. This requires further study of the subsoil. In total, it is expected to produce more than 10 million barrels of oil. Ecuador became the second Latin American country after Venezuela where Belarusians extract oil.
Belarus to export to Kazakhstan about 3,000 Belarusian tractors by end of 2017
Belarus to export to Kazakhstan about 3,000 Belarusian tractors by end of 2017 Belarusian machinery will be exported to Kazakhstan. About 3,000 tractors will be shipped to that Asian republic by the end of 2017. Demand for Belarusian quality is growing. In the eight months of 2017 alone, Kazakhstan enterprises purchased more than 1,300 tractors. However, the pace of sales can grow. These days the products of Belarusian machine-building giants like MTZ are represented at the exhibition "Made in Belarus. Astana." It is expected the forum will bring new contracts.

14.08.2017

Belarus, India realize 3 large joint pharmaceutic projects
Belarus, India realize 3 large joint pharmaceutic projects Belarus and India are realizing three large joint pharmaceutic projects. The value of investments has summed up to three million dollars. All these projects are at different stages of readiness. For instance, a scientific research laboratory was opened in Beshenkovichi last month.
More than 5 million tons of grain harvested in Belarus
More than 5 million tons of grain harvested in Belarus Belarusian farmers have removed about 65% of the areas. Today the mark of 5 million tons of grain has been exceeded. The expected harvest of grain in 2017 is 8 million tons without taking into account corn. The harvesting is coming to an end in the Brest region - 90% of the area has been cropped. The southern region of the country has given more than 1 million tons of grain.

13.08.2017

Thousands of canteens on wheels work for combiners
Thousands of canteens on wheels work for combiners To feed every combiner - this task was set by the President for the Federation of Trade Unions during a conference on the harvesting campaign. From the very beginning of the harvesting campaign in Belarus, thousands of cars have been going out into the fields with hot food. As many as 10 cnteens on wheels work in Shumilin district alone. A full complex of lunch and dinner is brought to the agrarians straight in to the fields. Meat, mineral and spring water are a must in their diet.
Results of President Lukashenko’s working visit to Brest region
Results of President Lukashenko’s working visit to Brest region The Brest region. Its problems and prospects, salaries, building and work of processing industry. Alexander Lukashenko went on a working visit to the Brest region. On August 11, 2017 the President got acquainted with the situation in the regional center.

12.08.2017

What will change in Brest airport after reconstruction?
What will change in Brest airport after reconstruction? On August 11, 2017 Alexander Lukashenko gave indications to reconstruct Brest airport. The President is sure that the space is not used for what it should be. What is more, the reconstruction of the runway has already begun.
Grain yield exceeds 4 million tons in Belarus
Grain yield exceeds 4 million tons in Belarus  The harvesting campaign has passed another grain yield milestone. The total amount of grain harvested has exceeded 4 million tons. Combiners are working in the fields during the entire daylight; machinery is involved o the maximum. Despite the heat, the harvesting campaign is adding up with every day. On August 12, the red level of danger has been announced in the Brest region. Nevertheless, more than half of the fields have been harvested.
President Lukashenko visits Savushkin Product dairy plant
President Lukashenko visits Savushkin Product dairy plant On August 11, 2017 the President visited one of the largest dairy plants in Belarus. Savushkin Product occupies leading positions both on the Belarusian and the world markets. The products of the company are known to every family in Belarus; it is a known brand abroad as well. Yogurts, cheeses and cottage cheeses represent the quality of Belarusian dairy products abroad. About 60% of the dairy products are exported.

11.08.2017

Belarus President about 2017-2018 average salary goals
Belarus President about 2017-2018 average salary goals The Brest region, its problems and prospects, as well as salaries, construction and operation of the processing industry were discussed during the working trip of the Belarus President on August 10-11. Meeting on August 11 with the staff of the Savushkin Product company, the head of state noted its worthy work, calling the production a locomotive that attracts a number of industries. According to the President, Belarus receives a solid return from the funds invested in the modernization of the processing industry.
Brest airport renovating runway
Brest airport renovating runway to accept larger flights The Brest airport has begun the renovation of the runway. At the same time, the airport is working as usual. It is planned that works on the strip will be completed in the autumn of 2017. The builders have already removed 180 meters of old coating, which is almost 30 years old. In total, it is necessary to update more than 2.5 kilometers of coating. At the same time, the shape and size of Brest's runway will remain the same.
Belarusian farmers crop nearly 4 million tons of grain
Belarusian farmers crop nearly 4 million tons of grain Belarusian farmers are approaching the mark of 4 million tons of grain. This is half of the total estimated Belarusian harvest in 2017, excluding corn. Each region of the country continues harvesting. The Brest region was the first to procure one million tons of grain. Minsk region is in second place now. Here farmers have already reached the final stage of harvesting: more than 800 tons of grain have been cropped. In total, about 400,000 people are involved in the harvesting campaign in Belarus. All processes are mechanized.
Belarus President notes improvements in 2017 harvesting campaign after sluggish start
Belarus President notes improvements in 2017 harvesting campaign after sluggish start The Brest region was the first in Belarus to have harvested one million tons of grain. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made a working trip there on August 10 and will stay there until August 11. The successes of harvesting were discussed at the grain field of the Kvasevichy farm. The President positively assessed the pace of cropping noting that there are still reserves that need to be involved. Belarusian agrarians should harvest about 10 million tons of grain in 2017 - such figures were announced by the President.
Belarus National Bank forecast 2017 inflation at 7%
Belarus National Bank forecast 2017 inflation at 7% The National Bank of Belarus forecast the 2017 inflation rate at no more than 7%. In the previous quarter, the inflation rate in Belarus was 6.5%. Against this background, the Eurasian Development Bank improved its forecast for Belarus' GDP growth, taking into account the latest trends in the economy.  The National Bank at the same time sold bonds for 25 million euros. Given the demand, the next auction will be held in late August.

10.08.2017

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus expects to crop about 10m tons of grain
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus expects to crop about 10m tons of grain Belarus expects to collect about 10 million tons of grain, said the country's President, Alexander Lukashenko, during his working trip to the Brest region on August 10.
Belarus harvesting campaign 2017 in numbers
Belarus harvesting campaign 2017 in numbers Belarusian agriculture workers have already removed more than 45% of the areas. The total weight of the grain harvest has exceeded 3.5 million tons. The Brest region has already overcome a 1 million mark. They are leaders in Belarus. Minsk region is in second place now. The harvesting campaign in the Gomel and Grodno regions is at approximately equal pace. Yields have grown: now it stands at 35.8 centners per hectare. Now about 400,000 people are involved in the harvesting campaign throughout Belarus. All processes are mechanized.
Vietnam may start producing Belarusian milk
Vietnam may start producing Belarusian milk The leadership of the Minsk Oblast Executive Committee and the delegation of Hưng Yên Province discussed the possibility of establishing a dairy production facility in Vietnam.  Vietnamese partners are interested in the development of industry and the advanced technologies in Belarusian agriculture.

09.08.2017

Belarus Premier goes on working visit to Gomel Region
Belarus Premier goes on working visit to Gomel Region On August 9, 2017 it became known that the President supported the suggestion to provide agrarians with 50 thousand tons of fuel in a form of a commodity credit. The harvesting campaign, the preparation of fodder and the completion of the indications given by the President were at the center of the Prime Minister’s attention during his visit to the Gomel region.
Brest region leading in Belarus' harvesting campaign 2017
Brest region leading in Belarus' harvesting campaign 2017 Belarusian farmers have already cropped more than 3 million tons of grain. In total, more than a third of the "gold reserve" was cropped. Leading in the harvesting campaign is the Brest region. Here, the total amount of grain cropped is nearly 1 million tons. The mark of 500,000 tons has already been overcome by the Minsk, Gomel and Grodno regions. Each of these regions plans to crop not less than a ton of grain. By the way, the pace of cropping here allows meeting the deadlines set.
Sudan interested in Belarusian innovative technologies
Sudan interested in Belarusian innovative technologies Sudan says it's interested in Belarusian innovative technologies. The state, most of which is occupied by desert sands, primarily counts on the experience of Belarus in the field of drilling artesian wells and purification of drinking water. In the near future Belarusian scientists will go to that African country and develop detailed projects. Also, Belarusian research can be used for mining and processing of minerals.

08.08.2017

Housing savings draft decree drawn up
Housing savings draft decree drawn up The housing savings draft decree is ready in Belarus. This was stated by the Ministry of Architecture and Construction.  The project will create conditions for convenient savings; it will permit to get loans at a lower interest rate. People will also have a possibility to use the mortgage scheme. Whilst working on the document, Belarusian specialists followed the experience of neighboring states.
Alexander Lukashenko: I am for free, responsible and more effective business
Alexander Lukashenko: I am for free, responsible and more effective business New approaches toward conducting business. On August 8, 2017 a package of documents on unleashing business initiative in Belarus was discussed at the meeting of the President. All in all, Alexander Lukashenko approved of the projects presented, but some technical aspects need amending though. All the wide possibilities to set up a business for a person who might not have starter capital. All of this in the package of documents, which was discussed in the Independence Palace on August 8.
Belarus President wants to carefully unleash business initiative
Belarus President wants to carefully unleash business initiative The new package of documents liberalizing business climate in Belarus will be finalized by October 1st. The task was set by the Belarusian head of state at the meeting that discussed the situation in the business environment. In general, the President approved the submitted drafts. The documents will need only a small technical revision. As expected, the main document will be Decree on the development of entrepreneurship, where new approaches to doing business in Belarus will be described.
Agrarians crop nearly 3m tons of grain
Agrarians crop nearly 3m tons of grain Belarusian agrarians are about to harvest 3m tons of grain. A bit more than one third of the fields have been cropped. The southern regions of the country are in the lead: the Brest and the Gomel regions.
Belarus President holding meeting on entrepreneurship
Belarus President holding meeting on entrepreneurship Conditions should be created in Belarus to allow anyone to start their own business and work. The task was set by the head of state at the meeting that discussed the situation in the business environment.
Belarus' gold and foreign currency reserves exceed $6.6 billion
Belarus' gold reserves exceed $6.6 billion After a record high June index the growth of gold and foreign exchange reserves continued growth in July, too. The reason is the proceeds from the sale by the National Bank of foreign currency bonds. Foreign currency trading and increase in funds in bank accounts also played a certain role in the process. Belarus' reserve assets as of August 1 were $6.665 billion. The Belarus government and the National Bank in July performed external and internal obligations in foreign currency to the tune of $533 million.

07.08.2017

Belarus' to export $6bn of foodstuffs in 2017
Belarus' to export $6bn of foodstuffs in 2017 Belarus' export of food in 2017 will be $6 billion. The forecast was made based on the work of the agrarian industry of Belarus. Now here is the most intense period. A third of the harvest is removed and a total figure is more than 2.5 million tons of grain. Part of it is winter rye. This kind of crops is traditional for Belarus and now it is quite in demand on the world market.  Supplies of Belarus' rye flour in 2017 amounted to about 100,000 tons. Its cost is higher than that of wheat flour.
Belarus President criticizes 2017 harvesting campaign: What changed in fields afterwards?
Belarus President criticizes 2017 harvesting campaign: What changed in fields afterwards? The figures of the week were 7 million tons of grain and the date - August 20. The Belarus President set the task for agrarians to finish harvesting by that day. Tough deadlines are the result of a tough conversation with regional governors at a large online conference. Checks by the State Control Committee revealed drawbacks and reluctant attitude of some farms to harvesting. The machinery is not fully prepared for work. There are questions to managers and employees.

06.08.2017

Harvesting campaign 2017: Belarusian agrarians pass 2m tons of harvested crops milestone
Harvesting campaign 2017: Belarusian agrarians pass 2m tons of harvested crops milestone Belarusian agrarians have passed the two million tons milestone of harvested crops. The Brest region is still in the lead. More than half of the fields and about 700 thousand tons of grain here have already been harvested. The Gomel region on the second place, where nearly 500 thousand tons have been harvested. All in all, about one third of the fields in Belarus have been cleared. The Vitebsk region started the harvesting campaign the day before.
Brest region takes lead in harvesting campaign 2017
Brest region takes lead in harvesting campaign 2017 Belarus’ harvest of 2017 is rapidly growing. The total grain yield is close to two million tons. People and the machinery are in the fields during the whole light day. This agrarian marathon has its leader. The Brest region is in the lead - more than 600 thousand tons have been harvested. The second and the third place are taken by the Gomel and Minsk Regions – more than 400 and 300 thousand tons.

05.08.2017

Telephone hotline organized for quick solution of harvesting campaign issues
Telephone hotline organized for quick solution of harvesting campaign issues The harvesting campaign is under special campaign. A telephone hotline has been organized for quick solution of harvesting campaign issues. It was done for the possibility to report on the problems arising during the campaign, which are connected with violation of safety rules or food. Professional unions are convinced that gorged agrarians are hale of the battle. Food is delivered straight to the fields.

04.08.2017

Private persons to get access to currency trading at Belarusian Currency and Stock Exchange
Belarusians to get access to world's major companies' shares Private persons will get access to currency trading at the Belarusian Currency and Stock Exchange. Already in 2017, they will be able to participate in transactions with currencies on behalf of banks. To do this, you need to make an application through the Internet or mobile banking and it will go to the stock exchange.

02.08.2017

Ministry of Internal Affairs, Minselkhozprod take control over harvesting campaign
Ministry of Internal Affairs, Minselkhozprod take control over harvesting campaign The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Minskselkhozprod are working out a mutual system of agricultural equipment accounting. This will help to show the real picture on the farms. Meanwhile, the monitoring done by the police showed a range of serious violations. As many as 14 cases of fuel, potato and grain fraud have been prevented. Some four cases of keeping stolen diesel, a couple of cases of burglary and expenditure.
Alexander Lukashenko gives instructions to complete harvesting campaign by August 20
Alexander Lukashenko gives instructions to complete harvesting campaign by August 20 One third of Belarusian farms turned not ready for the harvesting campaign. Alexander Lukashenko said that the harvesting campaign is imposing and criticized it a lot. Some of the machinery is still not ready to go into the fields, not all agricultural organizations have mechanization experts, there are questions connected with the work of grain dryers. The President stated that the pace of harvesting at the moment is slow-no more than 2-3% of fields are harvested every day.
Belarus to establish pharmaceutical production holding company
Belarus to establish pharmaceutical production holding company A new holding company for making pharmaceutical products in Belarus will be responsible for increasing the volume of production of drugs and their exports. The decision on its creation is envisaged by the decree of the Belarus President.
Belarusian tramcars, longest in CIS, to be exported to St. Petersburg
Belarusian tramcars, longest in CIS, to be exported to St. Petersburg Belarusian tramcars in St. Petersburg: a batch of six trains will appear in the northern capital of Russia in the autumn of 2017. Engineers from Belarus, Czechia, Spain and Switzerland took part in the development of this urban transport. All tramcars are more comfortable: the cabin has air conditioning and sockets have been added for convenience. The cars have systems counting passengers as well as systems for video surveillance and information boards.
Belarus, China into active phase of Great Stone project
Belarus, China into active phase of Great Stone project Belarus and China reached an unprecedented level of cooperation. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko met with the Chairman of the Committee on Control and Management of State Property under the State Council of China, Xiao Yaqing. The structure unites more than a hundred largest corporations. Representatives of 16 of them came to Minsk on August 1. The annual turnover of these companies is more than 1.5 trillion dollars. Their interests range from medicine and auto industry to defense.
Belarus President criticizes preparations for 2017 harvesting campaign
Belarus President criticizes preparations for 2017 harvesting campaign Alexander Lukashenko held an online conference on the progress of the 2017 harvesting campaign on August 1. This is a brainstorming which decisions will ensure the country's food security.

01.08.2017

Economy Minister about salary, labor productivity growth
Belarus' Economy Minister about salary, labor productivity growth Taking into consideration the main economic development fundamentals, the tendency of growth is taking place in Belarus. These are the results of the economy for the first half of 2017. The results were summed up at the expanded meeting of the Council of Ministers.
Harvesting campaign begins in Vitebsk region
Harvesting campaign begins in Vitebsk region Vitebsk region agrarians have begun the harvesting season. Now all the six regions are participating in reaping. A quarter of the fields in the south of Belarus have already been harvested. The Brest region has first crews of agrarians, who have harvested one thousand tons of grain.
Fiber optic laser production plant to appear at Great Stone Industrial Park
Fiber optic laser production plant to appear at Great Stone Industrial Park A fiber optic laser production plant will appear at Belarus-China Industrial Park “Great Stone”. The company which deals with high-tech production, became the 15th resident of the Great Stone. With the help of unique technologies, laser equipment for different projects will be produced in the park. Another advantage of the produced goods is compactness. It is expected that the amount of investments will exceed 30 million dollars.
Belarus President: Great Stone Park should be a model of Belarus-China cooperation
Belarus President: Great Stone Park should be a model of Belarus-China cooperation Belarus and China have reached an unprecedented level of cooperation. Alexander Lukashenko held a meeting with the Chairman of the Committee on Control and Management of State Property under the State Council of the People's Republic of China, Xiao Yaqing. The structure unites more than a hundred largest corporations. Representatives of 16 of them came to Minsk today. Their interests range from medicine and auto industry to defense. The annual turnover of these companies is more than $1.5 trillion.
Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park to get 15th resident
Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park to get 15th resident A new resident is set to appear in the Chinese-Belarusian industrial park Great Stone. A Chinese company producing fiber-optic lasers is ready to invest $30 million in its production site. This equipment is used in a variety of areas ranging from machine-tool building to surgery. This is already the 15th resident of the industrial park.

31.07.2017

Fitch says Belarus' credit rating becomes positive
Fitch changes Belarus' credit rating to positive The international rating agency Fitch has changed the credit rating of Belarus from "stable" to "positive". Analysts came to the conclusion that the country's economy is showing good structural indicators.  The improvement of Belarus's access to external financing, as well as an increase in the gold and foreign exchange reserves, has allowed Fitch to make such a conclusion. In addition, Fitch notes the positive impact on the economy of the fact that Belarus reached an agreement with Russia on gas prices. 
Belarus and Vietnam to cooperate in cancer treatment
Belarus and Vietnam to cooperate in cancer treatment Construction of the metro and the National Library, assemblage of passenger transport and cancer diagnosis and treatment were among the topics discussed by Belarus and Vietnam on July 31. The capitals of the two states are sister cities. New projects will help strengthen friendship.

29.07.2017

MTZ service center to be opened in Ingushetia
MTZ service center to be opened in Ingushetia Minsk Tractor Works (MTZ) is expanding its presence abroad. A service center of the plant will be opened in Ingushetia. An agreement between the Belarusian plant and the officials of Ingushetia has been signed.
Turkey sees Belarus as global strategic partner
Turkey sees Belarus as global strategic partner Belarus and Turkey count on joint machinery assembling plants and further promotion of these products to the neighboring states. On July 28, 2017 representatives of Belarus’ and Turkey’s business circles met in Minsk.

28.07.2017

Belarus to supply $20m worth of meat to China
Belarus to supply $20m worth of meat to China Beef worth $20 million will be supplied by Belarusian producers to the Chinese market within a year. The corresponding contracts with partners from the PRC were signed on July 28 by three enterprises. Belarus received the right to sell the beef on July 10.
Belarus, Turkey sign 7 cooperation documents
Belarus, Turkey sign 7 cooperation documents Investments and industrial cooperation-the priorities of Belarus and Turkey cooperation. On July 27, 2017 the two countries signed seven documents as a result of a meeting in Minsk. The package of agreements is a road map for cooperation in the nearest time, in a way. Work on establishing joint plants, where harvesters, communal and other machinery and other machinery is being carried out. There is also a possibility of entering the markets of the Middle East and North Africa.

27.07.2017

Constant price control set in Belarus
Constant price control set in Belarus Constant price control has been set in Belarus. In the Ministry of Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade say that they managed without additional restrictions in 2017, in order to regulate the situation. Such quietness at the consumer market, according to experts, helps to increase the territorial availability of goods and provide a big choice. Trade in villages is under special control. Small businesses help to solve the problems of goods availability here.
Belarusian enterprises should invest more in marketing strategy, information minister says
Belarusian enterprises should invest more in marketing strategy, information minister says The enterprises of Bellegprom do not need to save on advertising. On July 27, the Minister of Information of Belarus spoke about the need to invest in the marketing strategy at a meeting with the staff of one of the leading manufacturers of knitwear Bellegprom.
5,500 new flats built in Minsk since beginning of 2017
5,500 new flats built in Minsk since beginning of 2017 Some activity going on at the housing market. Some 5,500 new flats have been built in Minsk since the beginning of 2017. It is 10% more than in the analogue period of the previous year. All in all, 370 thousand meters of housing have been built.
Belarus plans to harvest 7 million tons of grain in 2017
Belarus plans to harvest 7 million tons of grain in 2017 Agrarians of Belarus plan to harvest over 7 million tons of grain. According to experts, the "bread loaf" of 2017 will be more modest than in 2016. The reason is a cool and rainy summer. So far only Brest and Gomel regions have been fully involved in harvesting. The north of Belarus is only preparing for harvesting grain. In the meantime, 200,000 tons of crops have been harvested in Belarus.
Belarus to present its products at International Universal Fair in Dushanbe
Belarus to present its products at International Universal Fair in Dushanbe The International Universal Fair which opened in Dushanbe will help Belarus attract investors, create new joint ventures and increase export. Manufacturers from more than 10 countries, including Belarus, Russia, Germany, Kazakhstan, the United Arab Emirates, will present their products. The main sections of the exhibition will be devoted to power engineering, mechanical engineering, food and light industry, as well as agriculture, construction, medicine and transport.
How harvesters work in Belarus' Gomel region
Harvesters work in Belarus' Gomel region The harvesting campaign in Belarus continues. The Gomel region already has the first crew of harvesters who harvested over 1000 tons of crops. They work for the agricultural complex Kholmech, Rechitsa district. Ivan Vyrvich and Oleg Khvost together harvested 1100 tons of grain. It is interesting that this crew was among the first record holders of the Gomel region last year too.

26.07.2017

State Control Committee analyzes work of housing and communal services
State Control Committee analyzes work of housing and communal services To save by means of rational approach. The State Control Committee of Belarus has analyzed the performance of the housing and communal services system. The main aim of such an inspection is to get the prices of housing and communal services down. The specialists of the committee say that not everything in the sector looks that good. For instance, there was a range of violations.

25.07.2017

Ambassador of Iceland thanks Belarusian businessman Alexander Moshensky
Ambassador of Iceland thanks Belarusian businessman Alexander Moshensky Berglind Asgeirsdottir, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Iceland to the Republic of Belarus has answered several questions in the TV program Simple Questions with Yegor Khrustalev. Belarus and Iceland enjoy unique relationships. I believe that this is due to the activities of one of the Belarusian companies - Santa Bremor.
No delays promised in Belarusian NPP commissioning
No delays promised in Belarusian NPP commissioning The Belarusian NPP will be built in the established time frame. On July 24 at a meeting with Alexander Lukashenko this was confirmed by the general director of Rosatom Alexei Likhachev. The first reactor will be finished in the beginning of 2018.
How will investment attractiveness of Borisov district increase?
How will investment attractiveness of Borisov district increase? An away government meeting was held on July 25 in the Borisov district. The government members discussed how to create new jobs and increase the investment attractiveness of the district. This is a promising region where large projects are being implemented. For example, a company assembling cars is finishing the implementation of its project. But there are also problematic enterprises. We all know that machine building in Belarus is one of the starting points for the development of social sphere. This means housing construction and salary. 
Amkodor promises new agricultural machines
Amkodor promises new agricultural machines A joint proposal on the development of tractor building in Belarus will be prepared by MTZ and Amkodor. The future of the industry was discussed on July 25 at a meeting with the Belarus President. The government made a proposal to create new agricultural machines based on the holding company Amkodor. We are talking about models that are not produced and not planned for production by the well-known Belarusian industrial giant MTZ.
Alexander Lukashenko about importance of agricultural machine building
Alexander Lukashenko about importance of agricultural machine building A joint suggestion on tractor building development in Belarus will be prepared by MTZ and Amkodor. The future of the sector was discussed at the meeting of The president on July 25, 2017. The government suggests establishing agricultural machinery on the basis of the Amkodor holding. What is meant is the models which are not produced and not planned to be made by the famous Belarusian industry giant MTZ. Therefore, competition stays out of the way.

24.07.2017

Alexander Lukashenko about Belarusian Nuclear Power Station
Alexander Lukashenko about Belarusian Nuclear Power Station Serious attention is paid to building works of the nuclear plant in Belarus. The issue was discussed at the meeting of Alexander Lukashenko with Aleksei Likhachev, the director of Rosatom on July 24, 2017. The Ostrovets Nuclear Power Station is among the national projects of Belarus and is paid due attention to. President Lukashenko knows the details of the building works. The main demand is safety of the station.
Ukraine and Belarus to establish cooperative ties
Ukraine and Belarus to establish cooperative ties Contracts worth more than $ 47 million, a package of agreements in the field of science, culture and interethnic relations - such is the result of the official visit of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko to Ukraine. Negotiations between the leaders of the two countries were held in both narrow and enlarged format. In the best years, the mutual trade between Belarus and Ukraine reached 8 billion dollars but now the figures are much lower. But both Presidents do see the potential.
Gennady Chizhikov: Ukraine and Belarus should be closer together
Gennady Chizhikov: Ukraine and Belarus should be closer together Economic aspects, the attractiveness of Belarusian goods, Ukrainian interests... This is what head of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine Gennady Chizhikov told our channel in an interview. Mr Chizhikov, a business forum was held during the visit of Belarusian head of state Alexander Lukashenko. Already all the media are making a noise that it was a success. How do you assess this?

22.07.2017

Belarus, Ukraine sign contracts worth $47m
Belarus, Ukraine sign contracts worth $47m Belarus, Ukraine sign contracts worth $47m A joint Belarus-Ukraine business forum was held in Kyiv on July 21, 2017, where the business circles discussed prospective projects. As a result, the total value of signed contracts summed up to nearly 50 million dollars.
BelAZ signs two new  contracts with Ukrainian partners
BelAZ signs two new contracts with Ukrainian partners BelAZ signs two new contracts with Ukrainian partners A joint business forum of Belarus and Ukraine is being held in Kyiv, where the business circles of the two countries are discussing the perspective projects. The flagman of Belarusian industry BelAZ signed two new contracts with Ukrainian partners. In the nearest time the plant will export machinery worth six million dollars.

21.07.2017

Belarus to build four gas wells in Poltava region, Ukraine
Belarus to build four gas wells in Poltava region, Ukraine Belarus will build four gas wells in the Poltava region of Ukraine. The market of oilfield services in that country is growing and it is necessary to increase oil and gas production. Taking part in tenders is Belorusneft. On July 21 Kiev is hosting a joint business forum, where business circles of the two countries are discussing joint prospects. The portfolio of contracts has already exceeded expectations. On the site, transactions totaling more than $45 million were concluded.

20.07.2017

Kyiv hosting Belarusian-Ukrainian business forum on July 21
Kyiv hosting Belarusian-Ukrainian business forum on July 21 More than 40 million dollars - such are the expectations from the Belarusian-Ukrainian business forum. On July 21 it is underway in Kiev. In recent years, this is one of the most large-scale economic events in the bilateral relations. Business interests are confirmed by the number of participants: representatives of more than 300 partners will get together. The portfolio of contracts has been formed. Belarus expects to sign a contract for the supply of its quarry equipment worth $5 million.
Average Belarusian has deposit of about $3,500 in bank
Average Belarusian has deposit of about $3,500 in bank The National Bank of Belarus has studied the average depositor. It turns out that men from 26 to 60 years trust banks most often. They store an average of BYN 7,000 (about $3,500). Women also have their savings and open most deposits after 55. At the same time, the share of accounts in foreign currency is many times greater. But the National Bank states that in June 2017, the number of deposits in Belarusian rubles sharply increased. 

19.07.2017

Orsha District still facing development issues
Orsha District still facing development issues The development of the Orsha region has shown some positive trends. The government on July 18 discussed the fulfillment of the instructions of the head of state. The number of unprofitable enterprises has decreased, the organizations fully repaid their arrears in salaries. Overall economic indicators have improved. There are shifts in industrial production, good results for builders and trade is growing.
Belarus taking part in International Air Show MAKS 2017 in Moscow Region
Belarus taking part in International Air Show MAKS 2017 in Moscow Region The latest developments and technologies in the aerospace industry. Belarus is widely represented at the XIII International Air Show MAKS-2017. It is underway in Zhukovsky, Moscow region. The Belarusian stand features innovative monitors and display modules, helmet systems, aviation components and drones. Among them is the reconnaissance and strike vehicle Burevestnik MB, created with a large share of innovative components.
Refinancing rate in Belarus down to 12% on July 19
Refinancing rate in Belarus down to 12% on July 19 Available money means affordable investment. Belarus again reduces the refinancing rate. Now it is at 12%. This is the sixth decline since the beginning of 2017. Stability in the foreign exchange market, the balance of the country's solvency and, of course, the low level of inflation - all this enables the National Bank of Belarus to make such decisions. The reduction in the refinancing rate will primarily affect loans: they will become more affordable for people.

18.07.2017

Belarus to extract gas at deposits in Ukraine
Belarus to extract gas at deposits in Ukraine Belorusneft won the tender to break several well in one go. The details of contract realization have already been discussed. Thanks to the active work of the Ukrainian subsidiary, Belorusnet vividly activated its work on the market. The contract works on hydraulic fracturing in the Poltava region are coming to an end. The employees of the plant will soon get down to 3D seismic testing on several deposits in Ukraine.
Belarus plans to increase IT exports in 2017
Belarus plans to increase IT exports in 2017 Belarus plans to increase its exports of IT products by $1 billion in 2017, said July 18 the State Committee for Science and Technology. The results of the country's innovative development were summed up in Minsk. During the 10 years the Belarusian IT industry has stepped forward. Belarus has improved the legal framework and innovative infrastructure. The next step is providing scientists with the so-called risk right.

17.07.2017

Geography of Belarusian export
Geography of Belarusian export Another interesting piece from the conversation between our reporter Yana Shipko and Mikhail Gusman. Mikhail remembered the recent visit of President Lukashenko to the office of ITAR-TASS in Moscow. Remembered with taste. Mikhail Gusman, first deputy general director of the TASS news agency:By the way, when Alexander Lukashenko came to visit us in TASS, he, I will open such a small secret, specially brought us refreshments, all kinds of food. Meat and cheeses. People were delighted, just ecstatic. I cannot convey in words.

16.07.2017

Igor Dodon: Level of Belarus' industry is a dream for Moldova
Igor Dodon: Level of Belarus' industry is a dream for Moldova Two million ethnic Belarusians are scattered around the world - this is official statistics. But if you take into account unreported descendants, I think, the figure will be several times more. Even the family of American President Donald Trump has Belarusian roots. Belarus also has many diasporas. Igor Dodon, who arrived from Chisinau, met in Minsk with his Moldovan diaspora. The President of Moldova came to Belarus on a working visit, saw a number of enterprises and, of course, had a meeting with Alexander Lukashenko. Ekaterina Zhilyanina has all details.

15.07.2017

Belarusian agricultural technologies on Sakhalin: Belarus-Russia pilot project to kick off in October
Belarusian agricultural technologies on Sakhalin: Belarus-Russia pilot project to kick off in October An animal breeding complex with Belarusian technologies will be built on Sakhalin in October of the current year. This pilot Belarus-Russia project will present a farm with 1000 heads of cattle and a processing milk plant. On all the levels of building of the modern agricultural complex Belarusian experience is used. Cows will be brought to the island from Belarus. It is expected that the produced goods of the complex will be exported to continental Russia, China, Korea and Japan.

14.07.2017

Belarus' GDP growth expected at about 1% in H1 2017
Belarus' GDP growth expected at about 1% in H1 2017 Belarus' Ministry of Economy expects GDP growth rate of at least 101% in the first half of 2017. July 14, the ministry announced the preliminary results of some industries' performance. Industry is showing steady growth. The lowest level of backlogs over the last five years is now observed. In 2017 alone, Belarusian enterprises have entered 17 new markets. There are no problems in the construction sector either.

13.07.2017

Moldova President visits Belkommunmash. Electrobus export contacts may be on the cards
Moldova President visits Belkommunmash. Electrobus export contacts may be on the cards Moldova is considering the possibility of assembling Belarusian electric buses, said July 13 the President of that country during a visit to the Belkommunmash enterprise. These days, Igor Dodon is in Belarus on a working visit. The plant is a leading manufacturer of land-based city electric transport in the CIS countries. The Moldovan leader not only got acquainted with the production of equipment, but also traveled as a passenger on a new Belarusian electric bus.
Belarus plans to supply fish to China
Belarus plans to supply fish to China China is opening the market for Belarusian meat products - frozen beef and chicken. On July 10, the sides agreed the deal in Minsk. Deliveries will start in the coming weeks. In the meantime, the sides are studying the possibility of deliveries to China of Belarusian carp fish.
Igor Dodon visits Minsk Tractor Works
Igor Dodon visits Minsk Tractor Works The trade turnover between Belarus and Moldova should double to hit $400 million. On July 12, the President of Moldova, Igor Dodon, arrived in Minsk on a working visit.

12.07.2017

2018 may be declared Year of Tourism in Belarusian-Chinese relations
2018 may be declared Year of Tourism in Belarusian-Chinese relations Belarus needs to tell the world about itself more bravely, said on July 11 the head of state. From year to year Belarusian-Chinese relations are growing stronger. Over 25 years of diplomatic relations, mutual trade has increased almost 100 times! The investment cooperation has been established: one of the key sites of the Silk Road will be the Chinese-Belarusian industrial park The Great Stone. Nine residents of the park are already registered.
Alexander Lukashenko: Russia can't easily refuse from Belarusian goods
Alexander Lukashenko: Russia can't easily refuse from Belarusian goods Belarus needs to tell the world about itself more bravely, said on July 11 the head of state. The main task of Belarusian diplomatic missions abroad is export. Over the five months the exports grew by 20%, and this is $2 billion. $1.7 billion came from sectors not related to raw materials. By the way, Russia accounts for more than 50% of that growth. As we can see, Russia remains the main trade and economic partner of Belarus. The regions of the two countries are not far behind. In general, in 2016 alone, Belarus was visited by more than 70 delegations.

11.07.2017

Alexander Lukashenko: European market vital for Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko: European market vital for Belarus The President of Belarus outlined the main priorities of Belarus' foreign policy and economy at a meeting on July 11. Addressing the participants of the foreign policy meeting Alexander Lukashenko stressed that today it is important to maintain positions both in the markets of traditional partners, including the EU, and find new arenas for Belarusian goods and services, including distant countries.
Belaruskali mines 1.5bn tons of ore
Belaruskali mines 1.5bn tons of potash ore Belarus has mined 1.5 billionth ton of potash ore. This happened in the mines of the Soligorsk enterprise, the flagship of the world potash industry. The previous record - 1 billion tons - was set 14 years ago. But for miners, each indicator is not just a figure; it is the result of daily and painstaking work. Lower and lower and lower: Soligorsk miners go approximately this way every morning reaching (unsurprisingly!) record heights! And today is a special day for them.

10.07.2017

Belarus, Germany, China to acquire Starobin potash reserves
Belarus, Germany, China to acquire Starobin potash reserves The largest corporations signed an agreement. It is a successful example of state-private partnership. The investments into the project are estimated at 2 billion dollars. It will be the second potash mining and producing plant in Belarus.
Alexander Lukashenko won first presidential elections exactly 23 years ago
Belarus President won first elections exactly 23 years ago 23 years ago, on 10 July, the incumbent head of state - Alexander Lukashenko - won the first presidential election in Belarus getting over 80% of the vote. The inauguration of the President of Belarus took place ten days later. Since that time, a new starting point in the sovereign history of our country has begun.
Belarus to supply meat to China: Agreement signed in Minsk
Belarus to supply meat to China: Agreement signed in Minsk More than 20 Belarusian enterprises got the right to export beef to China. The agreement on supplies was signed in Minsk by the Ministry of Agriculture of Belarus and the Main State Administration for Quality Control, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China. The decision to open the market was made following a series of inspections conducted by Chinese specialists. The latter, by the way, ended two weeks ago.
Netherlands to open representative office of embassy in Belarus July 10, 2017
Netherlands to open representative office of embassy in Belarus July 10, 2017 Belarus is aimed at developing a bilateral dialogue with the Netherlands in all areas. This matter was discussed on July 10 at the Belarusian parliament. Early in the morning, Chairman of the House of Representatives of Belarus met with the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. The two sides exchanged views on some cooperation matters. The sides noted the positive dynamism of interaction along the lines of many ministries and departments.

09.07.2017

"It will be one of Belarus' breadwinners": Lithuanian view on Belarusian NPP
"It will be one of Belarus' breadwinners": Lithuanians on Belarusian NPP "Smart persons" try to exploit authoritative people and authoritative international forums but this old technique does not always work. The accusations of Lithuania over the construction of the Belarusian nuclear power plant have flown past the ears of US President Trump and the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly. Donald Trump flew to Poland this week as a warm-up before the first handshake with Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit. But this is another topic... During a visit to Poland, Trump met with some leaders of Eastern and Central Europe.

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