Belarus' GDP grew by 3.7% year-on-year in January-September following the same growth in January-August (and a 4.4% y/y growth in January-July), according to the national statistics agency Belstat.
Russia’s Atomstroyexport is close to completing Belarus’ controversial $11bn Astravets nuclear power plant that will change the energy security mix in the Baltic states.
Belarus’ leading supermarket chain Eurotorg (aka Evroopt) plans to list on the London Stock Exchange in what will be the small republic’s first IPO.
Eurotorg, the largest food retailer in Belarus is planning to list around $300mn of its shares in London in the coming weeks, according to Reuters.
Belarus' gold and foreign currency reserves fell slightly to $6,926.4mn as of 1 October 2018, if calculated in accordance with methods of the International Monetary Fund, BelTA reports citing the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus.
In Soviet times Lithuania's electric grid was integrated with those of neighbouring SSRs Belarus, Russia, Estonia, and Latvia, but now the small republic plans to delink its power grid ending the BRELL agreements and throw in its lot with the EU