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21.06.2017

Belarus, China sign cooperation agreements
Belarus, China sign cooperation agreements Minsk and Beijing are opening new horizons of cooperation – agriculture, innovations, tourism. A few agreements were signed today by the Minsk Department of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, and the China Association of Trade in Services as well. The documents were signed by representatives of the two countries at the business forum.

19.06.2017

China to invest 50m dollars for building 22 residential houses in Belarus
China to invest 50m dollars for building 22 residential houses in Belarus As many as 22 apartment residential houses will be built in the regions and in Minsk with the help of Chinese investments. The foreign side will take all the costs. The total value of the projects is more than 50 million dollars. The money is allocated from the funds of the technical and economic aid, which is provided by the agreements between China and Belarus. One of the Chinese companies will be building the houses.

16.06.2017

Stadler Minsk developing trains for Minsk subway
Swiss Stadler developing trains for Minsk subway Swiss trains for Minsk subway: the company "Stadler Minsk" will start making cars for the Minsk subway. The design office is already working on new cars. This project will become a starting point for entering foreign markets: the company has an opportunity to participate in tenders in all CIS countries.

27.05.2017

Azerbaijan Trade House opens in Minsk
Azerbaijan Trade House opens in Minsk The opening of the Azerbaijan Trade House in Minsk will promote commodity circulation between Belarus and Azerbaijan. Belarus is the first country where Azerbaijan opens such a platform. The rate of mutual trade growth summed up to 116% in the four months of 2017. Foreign investors are interested in cooperating with Belarus in the sector of investments. Belarusian tractors, wood products, medicine, milk and oil products are the basis of Belarus’ export.

21.05.2017

Belarus-Serbia friendship policy: results of Tomislav Nikolic’s visit to Minsk
Belarus-Serbia friendship policy: results of Tomislav Nikolic’s visit to Minsk Belarus may strengthen the air defense of Serbia. At the beginning of the year it was announced BY Serbia’s Defense Minister that an air defense missile system “Buk” and eight fighter aircrafts MiG-29 will be handed over to this country. However, the machinery will have to be modernized and mended. It is quite possible that Belarusian specialist will help.

19.05.2017

About 300 investors gather at economic forum in Gomel
About 300 investors gather at economic forum in Gomel 63 million dollars is the amount of investments attracted to the Gomel region in just one day. The largest regional economic forum in Belarus was held on May 19 in Gomel. The proposals of the region are watched by about 300 investors from 15 states. Businessmen from the USA, Denmark, Russia, Germany, Italy, Austria are ready for profitable investments in the Belarusian economy. They were presented more than 150 investment projects in 15 industries: woodworking, processing of secondary resources, food production, and tourism.

16.05.2017

Xi Jinping: New perspectives opening up in Belarus-China dialogue
Xi Jinping: New perspectives opening up in Belarus-China dialogue The results of the Beijing Forum, the possibility of mutual visa-free regime and the creation of a working group on the fight against terrorism are the main results of the meeting between the President of Belarus and Chinese President Xi Jinping on May 16. The meeting participants discussed projects in economic, social and military areas. China will consider the opportunities of lending Belarus $1 billion for the modernization of oil refineries.

15.05.2017

Pavel Latushko: Belarus is expecting new government in France and is open to negotiations
Belarus expecting new government in France, open to negotiations French President Emmanuel Macron has appointed a new prime minister, Edouard Philippe. Prior to that, he was the mayor of Le Havre. Belarus is counting on fruitful cooperation with the elected leadership of France, the development of bilateral relations and intensive dialogue on a variety of directions.
Belarus and China sign contracts worth $13 million
Belarus and China sign contracts worth $13 million The current summit One Belt, One Way is a key event of the last years both for China and the countries participating in the project. Xi Jinping initiated to revive the Silk Way. Today representatives of more than 100 states are discussing the new political and economic power outlook in Beijing. It is difficult to overestimate Belarus’ role in this ambitious project. Being on the main transport routes of Europe and the East, Belarus was among the first countries to support the revival of the Silk Way.

13.05.2017

Alexander Lukashenko goes on working visit to China
Alexander Lukashenko goes on working visit to China Alexander Lukashenko went on a working visit to China. The President’s plane took off from Minsk National Airport. Alexander Lukashenko will stay in Beijing till the 16th of May. There he will take part in the international cooperation forum One Belt, One Way. As many as 30 heads of states and governments are expected in Beijing. The extension and the widening of the dialogue on the Eurasian continent will be discussed.

11.05.2017

Belarus, Ukraine, Poland open retail equipment company in Vitebsk
Belarus, Ukraine, Poland open retail equipment company in Vitebsk A large investment forum has opened in Vitebsk today. Businessmen from Czechia, Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine, Russia and China participate in it. A new facility to produce retail equipment was opened here too. The project was implemented using Ukrainian and Polish capital. Dozens of new jobs appeared at the new enterprise.

07.05.2017

President Lukashenko meets with representatives of Chinese media
President Lukashenko meets with representatives of Chinese media President Lukashenko held a meeting with representatives of Chinese media. Alexander Lukashenko used to answer questions of Russian regional media before. It is possible that the new tradition will come into practice now. As many as 41 journalists came to Belarus from 10 Chinese provinces. Representatives of 28 newspapers, TV channels, and radio are in the delegation. The total media outreach is more than half of the Chinese population.

06.05.2017

Chinese representatives discuss investments and legislation harmonization
Chinese representatives discuss investments and legislation harmonization China is interested in setting up the largest technopark in the world abroad. The realization of the project and its perspectives were discussed in Minsk on May 6, 2017. Authority representatives, diplomats, both Belarusian and Chinese businessmen, who work in Belarus, gathered for a roundtable discussion. Experts say that the main task for now is to fulfill the industrial park Great Stone with certain projects and create conditions for investors. Work in this direction is being carried out.

04.05.2017

Belarus President counts on more investments from China
Belarus President counts on more investments from China China will not find any closer European country than Belarus, said on May 4 the Belarusian President meeting with representatives of Chinese central and regional media. Strong and reliable relations, referred to as the strategic partnership, have been established between the countries.

25.04.2017

Medicinal herb plantations may appear in Vitebsk Region Mysteries of Chinese medicine on Vitebsk land. Plantations of medicinal herbs may appear in Vitebsk region with the participation of Chinese investors. Vitebsk received a delegation from the Chinese province of Shandong. The guests got acquainted with the ecological potential of Belarus. Commercial and investment proposals have been made to the Chinese delegation for a more detailed study.

19.04.2017

Zhang Dejiang: China will support Belarus in its strive for political and social stability
Zhang Dejiang: China will support Belarus in its strive for political and social stability Investments in the banking sector and the development of the industrial park "Great Stone" were the major topics discussed on April 18 between Belarus and China at the Palace of Independence in Minsk. There, Alexander Lukashenko met with Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress. The Belarusian head of state noted a high level of the bilateral political relations. The countries are strategic partners, and the economic side of the relations must follow suit.

18.04.2017

Zhang Dejiang: China will support Belarus in its strive for political and economic stability
Zhang Dejiang: China will support Belarus in its strive for political and economic stability Investments into the bank sector and the development of the Chinese-Belarusian industrial park Great Stone. The future of the Belarusian-Chinese cooperation was discussed on April 18, 2017 at the Palace of Independence. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko received the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress Zhang Dejiang. As Alexander Lukashenko stated the high level of bilateral political relations,

17.04.2017

Belarus President: 2017 is a watershed year
Belarus President: 2017 is a watershed year Christians all over the world celebrate Easter these days. The coincidence of different calendars is quite rare. This is the case when a special mood reigns in all the churches and prayer houses of Belarus. Festive services began on 15 April and believers greeted the next morning with the words: "Christ is risen!"

22.03.2017

President Lukashenko predicts IT breakthrough in Belarus
President Lukashenko predicts IT breakthrough in Belarus Investment opportunities, Belarus’ IT sector and science were among the major issues on which the Belarusian President commented visiting the Mogilev Region on March 21.

21.03.2017

Pricing, employment and salary are basic tasks for Mogilev region, President Lukashenko says
Pricing, employment and salaries are basic priorities for Mogilev region, President Lukashenko says Foreign investment should be brought into the country taking into account public interests, said Alexander Lukashenko during his working trip to Mogilev region March 21. The President visited the free economic zone Mogilev, where about 40 residents are currently working.In particular, the company Kronospan where chipboards are made. For six years, the owner has invested nearly a billion dollars in the Belarusian companies. The region plans to further attract foreign capital.

02.03.2017

Belarus to publish list of investment projects?
Belarus may publish open list of available investment projects Belarus may get an open and public list of investment projects. This initiative was offered at the assembly of business circles. It is planned that the database will contain a complete list of all projects in Belarus, which may be of interest to foreign businessmen. This will not only help to attract foreign capital to our country, but also improve the investment climate in Belarus. In addition, there is already some interest in Belarus on the part of business circles from different countries.
Belarus is an interesting investment destination, German MPs say
Belarus is an interesting investment destination, German MPs say Belarusian National Assembly and the German Bundestag will step up work to normalize relations. On March 1, German MPs met with members of Belarus' upper chamber - the Council of the Republic. The sides believe that the inter-parliamentary dialogue will not only contribute to the strengthening of political dialogue, but also add dynamism to economic cooperation.

27.02.2017

Belarus to reduce number of tax checks?
Belarus to reduce number of tax checks? Tax checks will be conducted only once in five years. This is the new feature of a draft decree, which has been submitted for public discussion by the Ministry of Taxes and Duties of Belarus.  Until the end of the working week, the ministry will accept opinions of both legal entities and individuals who deal with tax issues. The document is intended to make the process of doing business more transparent.  It is expected to reduce the administrative burden on enterprises and improve the investment climate.

24.02.2017

Belarus plans to attract over $700m of Chinese investment annually
Belarus plans to attract over $700m of Chinese investment annually Belarus intends to annually attract more than $ 700 million in direct Chinese investment. This ambitious goal is realistic: now about hundreds of projects in various areas are in the pipeline between the business circles of the two countries. Belarus has established close cooperation with 15 Chinese provinces.

17.02.2017

Over 40 large investment projects to be implemented in Minsk in 2017
Over 40 large investment projects to be implemented in Minsk in 2017 More than 40 major investment projects will be implemented in Minsk in 2017. The lion's share of them relate to the construction of social facilities and the creation of high-tech enterprises. Among them are the third branch of the Minsk subway, the center of the artistic gymnasts and the renovation of the Dinamo stadium. In 2016, Minsk attracted $6 billion dollars of foreign capital. In addition, the city's authorities allocated in 2017 about five million rubles of budget funds to support small and medium-sized businesses.

08.02.2017

Belarus' Economy Ministry wants more contribution from scientists
Belarus' Economy Ministry wants more contribution from scientists On February 8 Belarusian MPs discussed economic issues. At the legislative level, they are ready to do everything necessary for stimulating business initiative in the country. The program of social and economic development, which ensures a decent standard of life of Belarusians, requires innovative approaches to its implementation.

03.02.2017

Belarus President promises to sort out cases of 'raids' on investors
Belarus President promises to sort out cases of 'raids' on investors President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has promised to sort out facts of "raids" on investors. He said this at a meeting with public representatives of Belarusian and foreign mass media on February 3. Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus:We will sort out cases when investors are offended. We have a totally different policy. If this is the case, please report to me, I have enough power for that. We have people who will sort out cases of "attacks" or "racket". Photo: BELTA

22.01.2017

New effective jobs possible in Belarus only in case of sufficient investment activity
New effective jobs possible in Belarus only in case of sufficient investment activity Creation of new jobs and investment attraction were discussed on 20 January in the Grodno region. The region is opening up new enterprises with foreign investment and factories are actively attracting foreign direct investment. Now they need to keep up the good job. One should rely not only on the stock market but also on the activity of local officials, said Mikhail Myasnikovich, head of the Belarus Parliament’s upper chamber.

02.01.2017

Year of Science to increase innovativeness of Belarus economy
Year of Science to increase innovativeness of Belarus economy The Year of Science will increase the innovativeness of the Belarusian economy. The National Academy of Sciences has voiced plans for 2017, which is the Year of Science. 

28.12.2016

Belarus, China creating venture capital investment fund
Belarus, China creating venture capital investment fund Belarus and China have created a venture capital investment fund. It will finance start-ups and the so-called growth companies. This is stipulated by the agreement on cooperation, which was signed in Minsk on 28 December.

19.12.2016

Belarus, Ural Federal District expanding investment
Belarus, Ural Federal District expanding investment Belarusian businessmen together with the Ural colleagues are working to develop an investment program to construct a facility to produce building materials. Businesses have been successfully cooperating for several years. Now they are planning to increase the range of goods that will be a worthy substitute for imports.  Experts think the project could be beneficial to consumers,

12.12.2016

Belarus, USA stepping up cooperation in finance and investment, high technology, agriculture and energy
Belarus, USA stepping up cooperation in finance and investment Belarus and the United States are stepping up cooperation in the areas of finance and investment, high technology, agriculture and energy. Such agreements were reached during the visit of a Belarusian delegation to the United States. The delegation was composed of the deputy head of the Presidential Administration of Belarus Nikolai Snopkov, Presidential Aide Vsevolod Yanchevsky, representatives of the National Bank, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Economy and other ministries.

09.12.2016

Belarus to cooperate tighter with Vnesheconombank
Belarus to cooperate tighter with Vnesheconombank The President of Belarus guarantees the support for Vnesheconombank in Belarus. On December 9, Alexander Lukashenko met with the chairman of the financial structure Sergei Gorkov. The corporation is actively investing in various companies. In 2016 alone, it granted loans worth more than $230 million. It is also engaged in exports and is responsible for a number of social projects. As a result of one of such projects in Belarus, 14,000 apartments may be supplied with additional electricity.

08.12.2016

Vnesheconombank chairman meets with Belarus President
Vnesheconombank chairman meets with Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has guaranteed support for Vnesheconombank (VEB) in Belarus. On December 8 the President met with the chairman of this financial structure. Since 2016 Sergei Gorkov has headed the corporation Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs. They are working to support the Belarusian and Russian exports, including to third countries. According to the head of state, the Russian partners can count on support from the government and the National Bank. But the most important thing is to fully implement the agreements reached.
Risk-sharing program: Belarusian businesses to receive $11m
Risk-sharing program: Belarusian businesses to receive $11m A risk-sharing program will help expand investment opportunities for Belarusian businesses. Priorbank, together with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development plan to finance the venture totaling $11 million. The pilot project has already been defined. Belarus' largest manufacturer of packaging and labels Uniflex will be the first to use long and cheap loans, which is thanks to banking cooperation.

05.12.2016

The official residence and workplace of Austrian President is situated in Hofburg palace, Vienna
Austrian presidential elections: no president for half a year and people's expectations Shocking news from Austria went unnoticed by most world media these days: a woman killed her mother, brother, three children and a dog and shot herself in a town on the North-East of the country. The psychiatrists suggest the crime to be caused by temporary insanity.

02.12.2016

Belarus offers Qatar to partake in privatization
Belarus offers Qatar to partake in privatization Belarus offers the Qatar Investment Agency to enter into the banking sector and to participate in the privatization. This was discussed at a meeting in the government on December 2. Belarus considers Qatar as a promising partner. This is confirmed by the positive dynamics in relations between the parties. There are many examples of cooperation and one of them is the construction of a hotel and sports complex for Qatari investments. About $200 million was invested in the project.

30.11.2016

Velcom to complete Atlant Telecom deal within days
Velcom to complete Atlant Telecom deal within days The mobile operator Velcom has announced the purchase of the Atlant Telecom company, said the mobile carrier's press service. A spokesman for the company said that Telekom Austria Group (TAG) is buying 100% of the authorized capital of the company. After the transaction is completed, Velcom and Atlant Telecom will act as a single company. The deal will be finalized in the next few days, and then Velcom will reveal details about the joint future of the two companies. New major player in Belarus' telecom market

29.11.2016

Family business bolstering ties between Azerbaijan and Belarus
Family business bolstering ties between Azerbaijan and Belarus Not only analysts and economists watched the meeting between the presidents of Belarus and Azerbaijan, but also those for whom relations between the two countries are in profitable business contracts and simple human relationships. In addition to native language Gulbeniz speaks business language, in Belarusian. The director of an investment company meets us at a new restaurant complex. The Azerbaijani business invested $10 million in the multi-purpose building in Minsk. These investments come only after the thorough assessment of the project.

28.11.2016

Belarus President critical over state of mechanical engineering
Belarus President critical over state of mechanical engineering Belarusian trucks, passenger cars and buses have to compete with Swedish Volvo and Scania and it's not easy. However, an interesting fact: Volvo group has recently been bought by the Chinese company Geely, whose cars are produced in Belarus. In this chain, Belarus could find benefits for its automobile industry. Firstly, this fact gives some weight to the brand BelGee. And new models of the Belarusian-Chinese cars are being developed together with Volvo. But experts say: each product will find a buyer if you sell aptly and establish production process well.

25.11.2016

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico to pay official visit to Belarus
Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico to pay official visit to Belarus New features in the relations between Belarus and the European Union will be discussed on November 25 in Minsk during the official visit of the Slovakia Prime Minister. Robert Fico will meet with the leadership of our country, as well as take part in the opening of a new Office of the Slovak Embassy in Minsk. The premier is also scheduled to visit Vitebsk, where a Slovak pharmaceutical company operates. Robert Fico became chairman of the government of Slovakia in April 2012, when his party "Direction - Social Democracy" won the parliamentary elections.

21.11.2016

Alexander Lukashenko meets EPC Group's Jens Henkel
Alexander Lukashenko meets EPC Group's Jens Henkel The Belarus President has met with a representative of German business in the Palace of Independence to discuss a joint investment project on the modernization and development of the enterprise Mogilevkhimvolokno. EPC Group has declared its interest in this project. It unites 9 branches in Germany and ranks among the top 100 German companies. The main activity is construction of industrial plants in petrochemical, chemical and pharmaceutical industries as well as renewable energy.

17.11.2016

Minsk 2nd in Europe in business expenditures efficiency
Minsk 2nd in Europe in business expenditures efficiency Business attractiveness of Minsk is growing. At this time, the capital of Belarus was recognized the second in the top ten European cities in terms of the efficiency of doing business expenditures. Research results have been voiced in a very influential financial publication. In addition, Minsk is in the top ten cities with the best strategy to attract foreign direct investment. Now about 50 contracts worth $6 billion are being implemented. China, Cyprus, Iran, Russia, Lithuania and Qatar are Minsk's main partners.

15.11.2016

Belarus President wants Mogilev to be attractive tourist spot
Belarus President wants Mogilev to be attractive tourist spot In 2020, Mogilev is going to look brand new. The conception is already there. Vladimir Skachek, architect: We would like to see historical sites in the city center. We also want to make our park more accessible for our residents – they could use it for sports and recreation. However, Alexander Lukashenko noted: Mogilev needs to attract investors in order for the well-thought-out project not to become useless.
Unused industrial areas in Minsk to be offered to investors
Investors welcome to acquire unused industrial areas in Minsk Available industrial areas should be used rationally, said Belarus President at the November 15 meeting on state property. One example of long-vacant buildings in Minsk is nearly 20 buildings of the Minsk Association of Computer Technologies. Back in early 2014, the Head of State ordered their alienation. During one year, the property was to be sold.

13.11.2016

Alexander Lukashenko about agriculture and development of agrotowns
Belarus President concerned about agrotowns development The President of Belarus demands to increase the level of the development of agrotowns in Belarus. On November 12, the president visited the Mogilev region and held a meeting on the development of agrotowns in the Orsha and Shklov districts. In particular, they discussed proposals for further improvement of the production sector of several agricultural towns of the Shklov district with the creation of complex integrated structure based on local enterprises.
Intergovernmental relations and trade and economic cooperation: Turkish President’s official visit to Minsk
Intergovernmental relations and trade and economic cooperation: Turkish President’s official visit to Minsk I can assume that in a conversation between Lukashenko and Putin the Ukrainian theme was mentioned. When Moscow and Ankara (that’s another story) had an argument about the Russian plane that was shot down, Alexander Lukashenko flew to Istanbul for the summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and during his meeting with Erdogan, he could have put in a word for reconciliation of Russia and Turkey.

11.11.2016

Recep Tayyip Erdogan comes to Belarus with offical visit for first time
Recep Tayyip Erdogan comes to Belarus with offical visit for first time Belarus and Turkey are able to make a new step in their relations. A few hours ago, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan began his official visit to Belarus. The Turkish leader's plane landed at the Minsk National Airport. Next, the Turkish leader went to the Palace of Independence, where he was met by the Belarusian head of state. In 2016, the heads of state have already met at the summit of Organization of Islamic Cooperation, which was held in Istanbul in April.
Good partner: How much does Turkey invest in Belarus?
Good partner: How much does Turkey invest in Belarus? The head of Turkey is expected in Minsk with an official visit. November 11 will be the day of big politics. President Alexander Lukashenko's talks with Recep Erdogan will set the overall tone for the business circles of the two countries. More than 400 companies have already registered to take part in the Belarusian-Turkish business forum.

05.11.2016

Alexander Zaborovsky: 10 billion dollars to be invested in Belarus in 2017
Alexander Zaborovsky: 10 billion dollars to be invested in Belarus in 2017 Investments in fixed capital in 2017 should amount to more than 22 billion denominated rubles, which is more than 10 billion dollars, said First Deputy Minister of Economy of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Zaborovsky. A quarter of the resources will be spent on Infrastructure projects and social sector. It includes construction of roads, residential houses and development of logistic potential. Three quarters will be spent on the real sector of economy.

02.11.2016

Belarus President for new level of political relations with UAE
Belarus President for new level of political relations with UAE Belarus' doors are always open for the United Arab Emirates, said President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko on 1 November meeting with Vice President, Prime Minister and Defense Minister of UAE, Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The main topics of the talks were financial and economic cooperation, investments and strategic projects in logistics and high-tech.

01.11.2016

Belarus' doors always open for UAE: President
Belarus' doors always open for UAE, President says Belarus' doors are always open for the United Arab Emirates, said President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko on 1 November meeting with Vice President, Prime Minister and Defense Minister of UAE, Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The main topics of the Belarus-UAE talks relate to the financial and economic cooperation, investment and strategic projects in logistics and high-tech.
Belarus, UAE discussing promising projects during Alexander Lukashenko's visit
Belarus, UAE discussing promising projects during Alexander Lukashenko's visit On October 31, President Alexander Lukashenko met with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan - one of the key political figures in the country. He is Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces. The sides talked over the situation in the world, security as well as current and future joint projects. At stake are tens of millions of dollars. Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus:I think if you had a little more rain and snow, you would become multi-rich.

31.10.2016

Belarus President visits Qatar October 30
Belarus President visits Qatar October 30 These days, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko is in the Middle East. He is now in the United Arab Emirates, but early in the morning of October 30, the President held talks with the Sheikh of Qatar. This is one of the richest Arab countries. Here, there is the highest oil production per capita in the world. And each of the 2 million people here is a wealthy man. The country spends petrodollars on social services. In Belarus, Qatari businessmen are involved in a number of projects. Today, this list may become longer.
“There’s potential for development”: Polish businessmen in Belarus
“There’s potential for development”: Polish businessmen discovering Belarus Relations with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates are precious for Belarus, even though these countries are not so geographically and culturally close to us. The importance of relations with close countries that we have common past with goes without saying. However, sometimes there are some internal strives. Belarus is between Russia and Poland. Relations with Poland haven’t been very easy lately. However, nowadays, official representatives from Warsaw have become frequent guests in Minsk. The business sphere has revived.
Qatar is pearl of Persian Gulf: Alexander Lukashenko on official visit to Middle East
Belarus President makes official visit to Qatar, pearl of Persian Gulf The President of Belarus went to the Middle East region. He is going visit two countries, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. That’s the third visit of Alexander Lukashenko to Qatar. It is a country with ancient history.  Even Before the Common Era, inhabitants of this territory were mediating in trade of Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece with India. Thus, they clearly understand economic language. One more important fact is that Qatar is a large oil and gas producer as well as the UAE. And Belarus is interested in it.
Alexander Lukashenko to hold meetings in United Arab Emirates October 31
Belarus President to meet with Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum The prospects of bilateral relations between Belarus and the United Arab Emirates will be discussed during the October 31 working visit of Alexander Lukashenko to the UAE. It began yesterday. It is expected that the President will meet with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, as well as the Vice-President, Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum.

25.10.2016

President Lukashenko promises support for creation of Polish enterprises in Belarus
President Lukashenko promises support for creation of Polish enterprises in Belarus New points of growth in trade turnover between Belarus and Poland were discussed at the meeting between President Alexander Lukashenko with Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers and the Minister of Development and Finance of Poland. In addition, Poland can become Belarus' "guide" to the WTO and assist in promotion of electricity from the Ostrovets NPP in the European Union. At a joint business forum, the sides voiced an intention to raise the turnover to $4 billion.

24.10.2016

Belarus, Poland to increase trade from $2.5bn to $4bn in coming years
Belarus, Poland to increase trade from $2.5bn to $4bn in coming years The level of turnover of Belarus and Poland in the coming years should increase from $2.5 billion to $4bn. There are all prerequisites for this, say participants of the business forum Neighbourhood. It has been held for the 20th time and has gathered 500 representatives of business circles of Belarus and Poland. Already today the sides signed a package of documents on cooperation. Among them is a memorandum on the development of transport infrastructure in Vitebsk.

17.10.2016

Head of Raiffeisen Bank International about cooperation between Belarus and Austria
Head of Raiffeisen Bank International about Belarus-Austria cooperation A week ago, the President raised a very important and controversial economic topic in the Oval Hall. The topic was related to the disagreement between Russia and Belarus on gas prices. Everybody has his own truth, but Moscow conceded in the argument. Thus, the gas price is reduced for Belarus, which is fair enough from the point of view of the Eurasian integration. Nevertheless, the location of Belarus makes us look at different sides. For instance, today, Belarus has the same turnover with the EU as it has with Russia.

03.10.2016

Contracts worth billions of dollars: effect from Belarus’ President visit to China
Contracts worth billions of dollars: effect from Belarus’ President visit to China As much as 11 billion dollars is the effect from the Belarusian President’s visit to China. This is the sum of all real and expected contracts. Mechanical engineering, high technologies, education, agriculture are the spheres that are part of the economic cooperation between Belarus and China.

01.10.2016

Belarus’ President state visit to China: $11 billion is sum of potential contracts
Belarus’ President state visit to China: $11 billion is sum of potential contracts The first economic results of the state visit of Alexander Lukashenko to China have been announced today. About $11 billion is the sum of the contracts that will be implemented. All the documents signed in Beijing are falling into four categories. The documents are related to political, investment, trade and humanitarian sphere.

29.09.2016

EU welcomes Belarus' steps to improve investment climate The European Union welcomes the measures taken by the Belarusian government to improve the investment climate. This was announced on September 29 in Minsk by Head of Unit at the Directorate-General for Neighborhood and Enlargement Negotiations of the European Commission Vassilis Maragos.
Vladimir Amarin: Belarus' cooperation with China is acquiring credit and investment nature
Vladimir Amarin: Belarus' cooperation with China is acquiring credit and investment nature During the current state visit of the Belarus President to China the two nations plan to sign about 30 documents in all areas. On the eve of the arrival of Alexander Lukashenko a Belarusian delegation composed of members of government, heads of ministries and departments, directors of major industrial enterprises arrived in the capital of China. They already have held a number of fruitful meetings and talks with Chinese partners.

27.09.2016

China can give both new technologies and investment, Sergei Kizima says
China can give both new technologies and investment, Sergei Kizima says Diplomatic relations between Belarus and China were established in 1992. At the same time, the Chinese Embassy was opened in Minsk. From 1993, Belarusian diplomats began working in Beijing. During this time the Belarusian head of state visited China eight times. Chinese President Xi Jinping came to Belarus on a three-day visit in May 2015. MORE: Belarus President to make state visit to China September 28, 2016

06.09.2016

Private equity fund of 50 million dollars created in Belarus
Private equity fund of 50 million dollars created in Belarus A private equity fund of 50 million dollars will appear in Belarus. This fund will invest into private Belarusian companies for a period of 5-7 years. About 8 companies in the IT sector, producing consumer goods and retail companies will get the investment. The fund will not only expand the possibilities of the Belarusian business, it will also become a signal for foreign investors.

01.09.2016

Belarus may introduce visa-free regime for foreign investors
Belarus may introduce visa-free regime for foreign investors It has been suggested that Belarus introduce visa-free travels for foreign investors. The project, which has prepared the National Investment and Privatization Agency, is under consideration of the government.  At the suggestion of the Agency, residents of countries that are the most active business partners of Belarus will be able to stay here for 15 days without a visa.  It is expected that such relaxed requirements will help make our country more attractive not only for investors but also for tourists.

18.08.2016

Alexander Lukashenko holds talks with Meng Jianzhu
Alexander Lukashenko holds talks with Meng Jianzhu Technological and investment cooperation should become the main engine of trade relations between Belarus and China. The sides pin hopes also on regional ties, said Alexander Lukashenko meeting with a member of the Politburo, Secretary of Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission of the Chinese Communist Party.

15.08.2016

Turkey to invest in Belarus' Grodno region
Turkey to invest in Belarus' Grodno region Last week, the Belarus President continued his working trip to the country's regions. This time the focus was on the Grodno region. The visit revealed a number of problems, from restoration of order at enterprises to personnel policy. 

09.08.2016

Investments in Minsk in H1 2016
Investments in Minsk in H1 2016 The economy committee of the Minsk city executive committee has counted incomes from foreign investments. Since the beginning of 2016, Minsk has received more than 600 million dollars of foreign direct investment on a net basis. The share of Minsk among regions of Belarus is over 60 percent. The main investors of the capital today are Russia, Germany, Poland and France.

07.08.2016

Dalia Grybauskaite praises uniform of Belarusian team in Rio
Lithuania president praises uniform of Belarusian team in Rio A ceremony of raising the national flag of Lithuania was held on August 6 in the Olympic Village. The event was attended by the president of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite.

05.08.2016

Mogilev and Bryansk oblasts mulling over engineering joint ventures
Mogilev and Bryansk oblasts mulling over engineering joint ventures More than 50 youth projects will be implemented between the Mogilev and Bryansk regions. Belarusians and Russians are entering a new level of cooperation. During an inter-regional forum in Mogilev a large action plan for cooperation between the two regions has been signed. These are all kinds of joint festivals, meetings, and projects in the field of education, culture and sports. In the long term, the regions are going to create engineering and processing industry joint ventures with possible access to the markets of third countries.

02.08.2016

Stadler intends to expand production in Belarus
Stadler intends to expand production in Belarus New projects and continued cooperation. The Belarus President met with the head of the Swiss company Stadler Rail Group. This is one of the world leaders in the manufacture of electric transport. In Belarus, it has a facility in Fanipol. Now it has received a new order for the Norwegian State Railways, plans to assemble tramways for the city of St. Petersburg. The company finds a way out of a seemingly difficult economic situation. Besides, all that is done in Fanipol is a purely Belarusian product. Cooperation with domestic producers is one of the project priorities.

01.08.2016

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus ready to work with Stadler Rail Group
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus ready to work with Stadler Rail Group New projects and proposals for the development of electric train network in Belarus were discussed at the August 1 meeting of Alexander Lukashenko with CEO and owner of Swiss company Stadler Rail Group Peter Spuhler. This is one of the leading European manufacturers of rail buses, passenger cars, trams and trains. In 2014, a joint production facility for the manufacture of electric transport opened in Belarus' Fanipol. The project cost around 50 million euros.

29.07.2016

Valery Voronetsky: Diplomat Valery Voronetsky: Austrian investors gladly choose Belarus
Diplomat Valery Voronetsky: Austrian investors gladly choose Belarus Ambassador of Belarus to Austria and Croatia Valery Voronetsky explained why Austrian investors gladly choose Belarus in an interview with Egor Khrustalev's TV program Simple Questions. Mr Voronetsky, this calendar year can be called the year of Austria in Belarus. Firstly, in the autumn of 2015, the first meeting between the two presidents took place. And, of course, the opening of the Austrian embassy in Belarus, despite the fact that Austria has closed its offices in the Baltic countries.   This all is a huge diplomatic success.

25.07.2016

Tractor plant and investment fund: Belarus-China future projects
Tractor plant and investment fund: Belarus-China future projects New major projects are planned between Belarus and China. This week, representatives of the Chinese corporation CITIC Group visited Minsk. At a meeting with President Alexander Lukashenko the details of the future projects were discussed. The company from China has already built three cement plants in Belarus. Now it is engaged in the production of passenger cars and modernization of Orsha Linen Mill.

20.07.2016

China to invest $120 million in hotel and business center in Minsk
China to invest $120 million in hotel and business center in Minsk Another joint Belarusian-Chinese project has started today - the construction of a modern hotel and business complex in the Tsentralnyi district of Minsk. On July 20 a capsule was laid here with a message to future generations in Belarusian and Chinese. The design occupies an area of ​​140,000 square meters and is unique for Belarus. The high-risers, from 9 to 25 floors, will house offices, a hotel and even a clinic. A fitness center and 8 tennis courts are also included in the plan.
President Lukashenko meets with head of Chinese corporation CITIC Group
Belarusian-Chinese major joint projects as of 2016 Belarus and China are discussing the possibility of implementing new large-scale business projects. Mutual interests were talked over during the meeting of the Belarus President with the head of CITIC Group, China's largest corporation, at the Palace of Independence on July 20. The parties already have successful experience of cooperation. First of all, this is the construction of three cement plants and modernization of Orsha Linen Mill. Now they are creating a company for the production of cars, as well as the first joint investment fund.
Belarus President expresses interest in cooperation with CITIC Group
Belarus President expresses interest in cooperation with CITIC Group Belarus and the Chinese state corporation CITIC Group plan to implement new projects. President Alexander Lukashenko today met with the head of the company Mr. Wang Jun. Minsk already has successful experience of cooperation with the corporation. First of all, this is the construction of three cement plants. Now a company for the production of passenger cars is being established and modernization of Orsha Linen Mill is underway.

12.07.2016

Belarus to supply more to Africa
How Belarusian ambassadors promote nation's economy worldwide Increase positions in traditional markets and developing new ones. Belarusian diplomats working around the world now face such tasks. On June 11 Minsk hosted a meeting of heads of diplomatic missions and consular institutions of Belarus. The topic of foreign economic activity became the priority one.

08.07.2016

Building complex near Minsk circus to be completed by end of 2018
Building complex near Minsk circus to be completed by end of 2018 The construction of the complex near Minsk circus will be completed by the end of 2018. The corresponding decree was signed by the President of Belarus. Engineering and transport infrastructure should also be fully prepared.

29.06.2016

Matthias Rössler: We are interested in cooperation between Belarus and Saxony
Matthias Rössler: We are interested in cooperation between Belarus and Saxony The prospects for further cooperation between Belarus and Saxony include the development of cooperation and the strengthening of the economic potential. A German delegation these days is holding talks in Belarus and visiting Belarusian enterprises.  The visitors expressed particular interest in Belarus’ mechanical engineering. In turn, Belarus is ready to create all conditions for a positive investment climate.

22.06.2016

Alexander Lukashenko: Nuclear power plant to increase Belarus' competitiveness
Alexander Lukashenko: Nuclear power plant to increase Belarus' competitiveness The unity of the people saves peace in the country and the country itself. Belarus needs to overcome the difficulties only thanks to own labor and acting all together, said President Alexander Lukashenko at the V All-Belarusian People's Assembly, which continues in the Palace of the Republic. The brought together 2,500 delegates from across the country. At the meeting they can express their views on how to further build our own life in the next five years. Foreign guests are also taking part in the forum.
Mikhail Myasnikovich: 25-27% of Belarus' GDP should go for investments
Mikhail Myasnikovich: 25-27% of Belarus' GDP should be channelled for investments We continue to analyze what has been said in the framework of the 5th All-Belarusian People's Assembly. Do you remember that very thin ice on which Belarus had to walk last century (about which the President was talking)?
Dragomir Karic: I recommend Belarus as investment destination
Dragomir Karic: I recommend Belarus as investment destination The V All-Belarusian People's Assembly has begun in Minsk today. The Belarus President is speaking at the forum. Alexander Lukashenko is summarizing the prospects of socio-economic development of the country, concerns and ways to address them. The speech also focuses on foreign policy, partnerships with various countries and integration associations with emphasis on trade and economic cooperation. It is expected that the head of state will take part in the second day of the forum too.

15.06.2016

Austria interested in investing in Belarus' financial sector
Austria interested in investing in Belarus' financial sector Austria is interested in investing in the financial sector of Belarus.   Today, representatives of business circles of that country gathered at a joint business forum in Minsk. The meeting was attended by representatives of about 20 Austrian companies. They represent such spheres as construction, energy, finance, petrochemical, and consulting. In Belarus, there are more than a hundred companies with Austrian capital. The volume of investments from that country to Belarus is about $500 million.

02.06.2016

Alexander Lukashenko, World Bank's Cyril Muller discuss new cooperation road map
Alexander Lukashenko, World Bank's Cyril Muller discuss new cooperation road map A road map of cooperation with the World Bank needs to be effective. Alexander Lukashenko on June 2 discussed the future projects with the World Bank Vice-President for Europe and Central Asia. To improve the quality of life is the overall goal of the Belarusian state and the World Bank, the world's largest financial structure.

31.05.2016

MAZ-MAN shares now available for sale
MAZ-MAN shares now available for sale MAZ-MAN shares are now available for sale. Minsk's automobile plant offers 3,900 shares, or nearly 45% of the authorized fund of Belarusian-German company. The total cost of the package is $1,808,000. The future owner has the right for installments during six months. However, the shares will be transferred to the new owner's account only after payments are complete.

22.05.2016

Belarus President's visit to Italy and the Vatican: review
Belarus President's visit to Italy and the Vatican: review The main political event of the week is President Lukashenko's visit to Italy and the Vatican. Seven years ago, there took place the first similar visit. God is eternal, while the Lord's Anointed change. Other people were on the papal throne and in political power in Italy. Therefore, the present day is a good way to confirm and reboot the relations given the rapidly changing situation in the world and in Rome. Our special correspondent Alexandra Kulakova reports from Rome.

04.05.2016

Investments and logistics: Belarus, UAE ready to implement joint projects
Investments and logistics: Belarus, UAE ready to implement joint projects Belarus and the United Arab Emirates are ready to develop cooperation in the sphere of investment and transport logistics. The Belarus President said this on May 4 meeting with a chairman of the board of directors of one of the world's largest logistics companies. This corporation controls 77 terminals in 40 countries.

03.05.2016

New procedures for state support provision in Belarus
New procedures for state support provision in Belarus Money will be sent only for worthy economic projects. On May 2, a decree on state programs and financial support came into force. Only investment projects within the framework of a particular government program will get support from the state budget. An investment project itself must meet the criteria of enhancing the profitability of goods and reduction of costs. The requirements are harsh but there is only one exception from the rule - a decision about the provision of state support can be taken by the Belarus President.

10.04.2016

Vladimir Makei: Belarus is not a ship drifting in any political direction
Vladimir Makei: Belarus is not a ship drifting in any political direction This week, much has been said about Belarusian-European relations in Brussels and in Minsk. The Belarus President held a meeting with the Foreign Ministry on the productive steps forward between Belarus and the EU. In February, the EU Council lifted most sanctions against our country. Of course, this was a good sign for collaboration in economic terms and not only. Russia remains Belarus' main trade partner but Minsk is ready to listen to pragmatic proposals of the EU.

31.03.2016

UN special project: innovative approach to small towns in Belarus
UN special project: innovative approach to small towns in Belarus An innovative approach to the development of small cities and towns will be implemented in 30 districts of Belarus. This will be possible thanks to a special UN project involving the six regions of the country.  Districts of Belarus will form local action groups, which will include local authorities, businesses and ordinary citizens. They will determine the unique characteristics and problems of their local region.

30.03.2016

What investment projects are being implemented in Minsk?
Major investment projects being implemented in Minsk Growth in the economy, the investment boom and the demand for new jobs... Minsk City Council deputies, at the 16th session, examined the most pressing issues for the Belarus capital. Experts conclude that more than a quarter of the gross regional product of Belarus was created in Minsk.  The Belarus capital today accounts for the highest rate of exports of goods and services. It already exceeds imports by more than $700 billion.

27.03.2016

Investments in Minsk: Belarus capital's popularity up in Europe Investors will now look at Minsk even closer. After all, recently, Belarus received two awards in France's Cannes. Minsk was included in two prestigious rankings: second place in the major European cities on the effectiveness of the cost of doing business, as well as in the top 10 largest cities with the best strategy to attract FDI.

20.03.2016

Belarus on Cote d'Azur: Picture of the World's special report from Cannes
Belarus on Cote d'Azur: Picture of the World's special report from Cannes Candy with champagne - a banal but traditional gift for the New Year. Belarusian candies, Kommunarka of course, and delicious and not very expensive champagne make a perfect combination. We are on the Côte d'Azur!

17.03.2016

Alexander Lukashenko to EBRD: Business partners appreciate Belarus' honesty
Alexander Lukashenko meets EBRD's Alain Pilloux Business partners appreciate Belarus' honesty, said March 17 Head of State Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with Vice-President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Alain Pilloux.  According to the Belarusian leader, if our country promises something, it fulfills them. This is particularly important at a time when Belarus can conduct a more open dialogue with the EU.

16.03.2016

Andrei Shorets, Minsk mayor
Belarus takes part in Summit of Mayors of European cities in Cannes The summit of mayors of European cities will open today, 16 March, in Cannes. Belarus' capital Minsk will also be represented there.  The meeting, which will take place as part of the largest forum on real estate investment in Europe MIPIM, will be devoted to the development of the housing sector. Yesterday, the Belarusian capital was again hailed thanks to entering the top of a prestigious international rating. In Cannes, the most attractive investment destinations were announced. 

15.03.2016

Financial Times rating: Minsk into top most attractive investment destinations
Financial Times rating: Minsk into top most attractive investment destinations On March 15 the most attractive cities from an investment point of view were named in France. Among them is Minsk.  In the ranking dealing with the effectiveness of business expenses, Minsk climbed 7 positions to 2nd place. And for the first time, the Belarus capital is among the top 10 cities in Europe with the best strategy to attract foreign direct investment.  The rankings were published by a supplement of Financial Times.
Minsk honored in Cannes as attractive investment destination
Minsk honored in Cannes as attractive investment destination In the center of Europe and in the epicenter of economy. On March 15 in Cannes honor the most attractive from an investment point of view of the city. Among them is our Minsk. The Belarusian capital entered in the top 10 cities in Europe as a promising destination for foreign investors.  The ranking has been compiled by The Financial Times. Belarus is into top 10 in the nomination "The best strategy to attract foreign direct investment."

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