Updated at 23:09,29-09-2016

PM: Belarus should make transition from foreign loans to FDI Kомментарии

29 сентябрь 2016, 22:53 | English / Economy

Belarus needs to ensure a quality and possibly quick transition from getting foreign loans to attracting foreign direct investment, Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov said at the opening of the forum Broadening the Horizons: Investment, Finance, Read more

Reforms first: EU may help Belarus attract investment Kомментарии

29 сентябрь 2016, 22:45 | English / Economy

The EU is ready to help Belarus invite foreign investors, but only if the country carries out thorough reforms, Vassilis Maragos, Head of the Unit at the Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations of the European Commission. Read more

Government invites EBRD to prepare five companies for privatization Kомментарии

28 сентябрь 2016, 21:05 | English / Economy

The Belarusian government has invited the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to prepare five large state-owned companies for privatization, Francis Delaey, head of the EBRD office in Belarus, told reporters on September 27. Read more

Every 20th Belarusian below poverty line Kомментарии

28 сентябрь 2016, 21:01 | English / Economy

The recent data provided by Belarus’ National Statistics Committee show that the number of the poor in the country has increased. Read more

Urgent help needed. IMF worried about Belarusian financial sector Kомментарии

27 сентябрь 2016, 20:27 | English / Economy

Last week the International Monetary Fund and Belarus’ Central Bank published several reports on the state of the country’s financial sector. While the Belarusian side is being more discreet, the IMF experts underline the need for urgent additional Read more

Decline in wages: Belarusians becoming poorer Kомментарии

27 сентябрь 2016, 17:56 | English / Economy

In August 2016, the average monthly wages was 750.3 Belarusian rubles (BYN), which is only 96.1% of the average wage in the same period last year. Read more

IMF says Belarus needs to raise pension age to 65 Kомментарии

22 сентябрь 2016, 19:00 | English / Economy

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged Belarusian authorities to continue the pension reform in order to eliminate the pension gap by 2022. Read more

Investors wanted: Minsk Automobile Plant’s merger into Russian company removed from agenda Kомментарии

22 сентябрь 2016, 18:55 | English / Economy

Minsk Automobile Plant (MAZ) is in search of investors, including those from Europe and China, Deputy Minister of Industry Henadz Sviderski said on Thursday at a press conference in Minsk. Read more

Belarus GDP falls 3% since start of year Kомментарии

21 сентябрь 2016, 19:58 | English / Economy

Gross domestic product figure continues to fall. Read more

In return of loan: IMF wants Lukashenka to carry out reforms Kомментарии

20 сентябрь 2016, 19:06 | English / Economy

Three months ago, representatives of the International Monetary Fund visited Belarus for the regular annual inspection of its economy. But the current visit is extraordinary; its objectives have not been announced either by the Belarusian Read more


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