Sergey Chemezov, the associate of President Vladimir Putin nominated to OAO Uralkali’s board, said his prime objective in joining the Russian potash producer isn’t to help it restore a marketing venture with Belarus.
Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said businessmen who fund political opponents of his regime will be deemed enemies of the state.
The suspects in this week’s subway bombing in Minsk that killed 12 people have confessed, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
Belarus should be compensated if it releases the head of Russian potash producer OAO Uralkali from house arrest and allows him to return home, President Aleksandr Lukashenko said today.
Belarus’s dollar bonds tumbled to the lowest since March on a report the nation will be forced to borrow more from Russia and speculation the government will scupper a program to sell state assets.
President Aleksandr Lukashenko reiterated that Belarus won’t sell state-controlled fertilizer producer Belaruskali for less than $30 billion, Belta reported.
Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko replaced Pyotr Prokopovich as head of the nation’s central bank with his deputy, Yury Alymov, the state-run Belta news service reported.
Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said the central bank should lower its benchmark refinancing rate, state-run STV reported, citing comments from a television interview.
Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko called measures suggested by his government to stabilize the economy “unacceptable,” Belta reported today.
A dispute between the former Soviet Union’s two largest potash producers shows little sign of being resolved quickly as predictions that the commodity’s price will plunge roil the $20 billion market.
"We have lost a close person and best friend who loved Belarus and always offered us a helping hand."
- Aleksandr Lukashenko on Mar 06, 2013