The number of resident companies of the ambitious Belarus-China Great Stone industrial park is expected to rise to 55-60 by late 2019 vs the current 34 residents, according to the park's head of administration Alexander Yaroshenko.
Detsky Mir is currently considering opening branches in Belarus in leading stores and shopping malls while it is also looking at entering M&A deals via acquisitions of local retail players, according to Kommersant.
Belarus’s leading supermarket chain Eurotorg reports good 2017 IFRS results. Revenues were up 11% as the company continues to grow on the republic's economic recovery.
Belarus has plenty of money to meet its obligations this year and most of next, so it's not planning any more Eurobond issues but may issue debt on the Russian capital markets, the head of Belarus’s debt agency said.
Whether or not the detention of opposition leader Nikol Pashinian proves enough to lop the head off the Armenian demonstrations, analysts will note yet another example of how ready people are across Emerging Europe to take to the streets.