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Belarus leader seeks better ties with West despite Russian 'hysterics'

Mar 05 2019

MINSK Belarus will seek better ties with the West even though this provokes "hysterics" from its traditional ally Russia, long-serving President Alexander Lukashenko said on Tuesday, a day after lifting a cap of five U.S. diplomats in his country.

Belarus allows traders to buy shares with bitcoin

Jan 15 2019

MINSK Belarus launched a platform on Tuesday allowing traders to buy shares, gold, foreign exchange and other traditional assets with cryptocurrencies, which it says is the world's first regulated tokenized securities exchange.

In poke at Russia, Belarus mulls routing oil trade via Baltics

Jan 10 2019

MINSK, Jan 10 Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko on Thursday threatened to route the country's trade in oil and oil products exclusively through the Baltic states, and said Minsk's relations with Russia could break down over a festering subsidy row.

Russian Orthodox Church breaks with Constantinople in row over Ukraine

Oct 15 2018

MINSK The Russian Orthodox Church said on Monday it had decided to sever all relations with the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople in protest over its endorsement of Ukraine's request for an "autocephalous", or independent, church.

Russia vows tough response to Ecumenical Patriachate over Ukraine

Oct 13 2018

MINSK The Russian Orthodox Church said on Saturday it would respond firmly to the Istanbul-based Ecumenical Patriarchate over its decision to back Ukraine's request to establish an independent, or "autocephalous", Church.

UPDATE 1-Belarus food retailer lines up landmark overseas IPO

Oct 08 2018

MINSK, Oct 8 Belarus' largest grocery retailer Eurotorg is set to become the country's first company to list on an overseas stock market, as economic stability and a friendlier business environment allow non state-run enterprises to flourish.

CORRECTED-Belarus on cusp of first overseas IPO as Soviet-style grip on business loosens

Oct 08 2018

MINSK, Oct 8 Belarus' largest grocery retailer Eurotorg is set to become the country's first company to list on an overseas stock market, as economic stability and a friendlier business environment allow non state-run enterprises to flourish.

Belarus declares two foreign 'spies' persona non grata

Oct 05 2018

MINSK Belarus has declared two foreign citizens accused of being spies as persona non grata, the head of the KGB state security service told reporters on Friday.

Belarus seeks to resume IMF talks on new loan: minister

Sep 29 2018

MINSK Belarus is seeking to resume talks with the International Monetary Fund about a new loan in 2020 after they were suspended last year, Belarussian Finance Minister Maxim Yermolovich told Reuters on Saturday.

Belarus to propose higher potash price to China

Aug 28 2018

MINSK Belarusian Potash Company (BPC), the world's largest potash exporter, will propose raising the price of its new contract with China to $290 per tonne, the level of its recently signed deal with India, Chief Executive Elena Kudryavets said.

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