Hundreds of SMEs to be included in Russian privatisation programme

Russian privatisation: Hundreds of Russian SMEs could be put up for sale alongside some of the…

Moscow approves two-year tax holiday for business start-ups

Moscow approves two-year tax holiday: The authorities in Moscow are to take advantage of  legislation introduced late…

Siberian SME sector gets boost as government relaxes environmental restrictions

Siberian SME sector: The Russian government has announced that it is lifting the stringent restrictions designed…

Azeri private sector allocated $750m ADB funds for diversification

Azeri private sector: The Asian Development Bank  is to use its Country Partnership Strategy to funnel $752m into Azerbaijan’s…

Nazarbayev announces investment in schools, utilities and SMEs

Nazarbayev economic plan: Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev  plans to channel $3bn each year for the next three…

Kazakh SMEs get $122m loan from Asian Development Bank

Kazakh SMEs:  The Asian Development Bank  is to provide Kazakhstan’s SMEs with a $122 million loan…

Russian business start-ups thin on the ground

Russian business start-ups: Only 2.6% of the Russian population would like to become entrepreneurs, according to a…

Uzbekistan industrial zones planned for SMEs

Uzbekistan industrial zones: Uzbekistan’s SMEs are soon to have access to a network of industrial zones where…

Bribery and corruption in Russian SME sector still rife

Bribery and corruption in Russian SME sector:  More than two-thirds of small business interviewed in a…

New Alfa Bank SME loans range launched

Alfa Bank SME loans: Alfa Bank has launched a new loan service aimed specifically at companies with…

Russia introduces Crimean SME tax breaks

Crimean SME tax breaks: Crimean SMEs working in the retail, catering and rental sectors with annual incomes…

Business credit guarantee agency for Russian SMEs approved

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has sanctioned the creation of a business credit guarantee agency that will…

Uzbekistan SME Tax Moratorium

Uzbekistan SME Tax Moratorium: Businesses in Uzbekistan are being promised a moratorium on tax inspections, greater…

Government to underwrite Kazakh SME loans

Kazakh SME loans: Kazakhstan’s SME sector are to be guaranteed by Kazakhstan’s Government. The Bank will…

Financial services for Kyrgyzstan SMEs to be expanded

Kyrgyzstan SMEs: The International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group,  is to…

RUB100bn Russian rural social development program

Russian rural social development program: Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has announced that the Government is to spend…