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In January-August 2018 Belarus' GDP rose by 3.7% as compared to the same period a year before, the National Statistical Committee of Belarus told BelTA.

According to initial estimates, Belarus' GDP totaled Br77.4 billion in current prices or 103.7% as against January-August 2017 in comparable prices.

In January-August 2018 the GDP deflator index totaled 112.


The 13th Belarusian international media forum Partnership for the Future: Digital Agenda for Media Space will be held in Minsk and Minsk Oblast on 11-14 September, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Information Ministry.

Taking part in the media forum will be about 300 representatives of nearly 30 CIS and non-CIS states, including Germany, France, Austria, Bulgaria, the United States, Israel and others.


Belarus will receive the sixth tranche of EFSR within a month. This was announced today to journalists by the Deputy Chairman of the EDB Andrei Krainy, BelTA.

"This is a very technical issue, I am currently processing documents, I think that within a month, money will be definitely given," Andrei Krainy said, referring to the timing of Belarus receiving the sixth tranche of the $ 200 million EFSD loan.


In January-August, BelAZ Holding, the management company of BelAZ Holding, increased exports by 46.1% compared to the same period in 2017, BelTA learned from the company.

Since the beginning of the year, BelAZ-branded products have been supplied to 28 countries around the world. The main sales markets were Russia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Serbia, Estonia, Poland, Bulgaria and Indonesia.


President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko directs troubled enterprises on the development of import-substituting industries. He said this today, taking personnel decisions, the correspondent of BelTA.

"I do not have time to return, they tell me that holding companies in Orsha will organize something else." In general, they want to unite the hedgehog with the toad, you do not have to practice in these holdings, there's nothing to hide there.


Belarus from September 1 reduces export duties on oil and oil products exported outside the customs territory of the Eurasian Economic Union. The corresponding decision is contained in the resolution of the Council of Ministers No. 620 of August 28, 2018, BelTA reports with reference to the government website.

The export duty rate for crude oil will be reduced from $ 135.


The Ministry of Defense of Belarus warns drivers about the movement of columns of military equipment to the command post exercise. Such information is posted on the website of the defense ministry.

The output of military and special equipment columns in the Brest, Vitebsk, Grodno, Mogilev and Minsk regions continues from August 27 to September 5, the Ministry of Defense specified.


Mass harvesting of cereals is coming to an end in Belarus, BelTA informs with reference to the website of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food.

As of August 23, grain and leguminous crops were harvested from 1.94 million hectares, which is 96.4% of the planned area. In total, more than 5.12 million tons of grain have been threshed in the country with an average yield of 26.


In Belarus, control is strengthened for organizations that pay salaries below their minimum wage to their employees, and measures are being taken to monitor personnel flow more quickly. This is stipulated by the amendments to the Rules for the Individual (Personalized) Accounting of Insured Persons in the System of State Social Insurance, which were introduced by Resolution of the Council of Ministers of August 9, 2018 No.


Enterprises in medium and small cities need to pay more attention. This opinion was expressed to journalists by the new minister of industry Pavel Utyupin, whom Deputy Prime Minister Igor Lyashenko presented to the employees of the department today, BelTA has learned.

"It's probably necessary to pay more attention to enterprises, which are located in small and medium-sized cities.

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