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Belarus reports 0.5% m/m inflation in October

bne IntelliNews November 12, 2019

Consumer prices in Belarus grew by 0.5% month-on-month and 3.9% y/y in October, according to the nation's statistics service Belstat.

EBRD: Pace of emerging Europe economic growth slows as global outlook weakens

EBRD in London November 6, 2019

The pace of growth in the EBRD’s emerging economies is slowing on the back of a weaker global economic outlook, and pressure from slower growth in the Eurozone and China, US/Chinese trade tensions and a contraction in world automobile production, acc

Belarus deploys troops in Lithuanian direction amid NATO maneuvers

bne IntelliNews October 29, 2019

Belarus has "reinforced the nation's border” and "stationed more ground troops in the Lithuanian direction” in reaction to NATO exercises and the deployment of a contingent of US armed forces in neighbouring country near the border with Belarus, the

Russia accounts for 97% of the trade in the EEU

Sam Bhutia of Eurasianet October 23, 2019

Russia dominates the trade within the Eurasia Economic Union (EEU). In 2018 trade with Russia accounted for 96.9% of all trade within the Eurasian Union; trade among the four smaller countries accounted for the remaining 3.1%.

Lithuania considers banning purchases of electricity from Belarus’ nuclear power plant

bne IntelliNews October 20, 2019

President Gitanas Nauseda says he wants to prevent countries with “unsafe nuclear power plants” from exporting electricity to Lithuania, but fellow Baltic states Estonia and Latvia appear not to share his concerns.

Belarusian supermarket chain Eurotorg reports 5% increase in sales to $1.2bn in 6M19

bne IntelliNews October 15, 2019

The biggest supermarket chain in Belarus Eurotorg (aka Euroopt) reported that sales were up 11.9% year-on-year to BYN2.4bn in local currency terms and up 5.1% y/y to $1.2bn in dollar equivalent in the first six months of this year.

Belarus president steps up anti-NATO rhetoric

bne IntelliNews October 14, 2019

Belarusian authoritarian President Aleksandr Lukashenko pledges to prepare a joint response with Russia to NATO's major drills in Europe, which should take place next year.

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