Belaruskali closed deal with India
On May 22nd, Belaruskali’s CEO announced that a deal with India had been closed to supply 500 tons of potash fertiliser at USD 322 per ton.
The contract will ensure that Belaruskali earns enough foreign currency, utilises additional capacity (currently almost fully loaded), and will require additional shipping capacity, which will improve the Belarusian railway’s financial health. The contract is expected to improve chemical industry’s production indices, which, in turn, will create favourable conditions for improving the GDP dynamics in H2 2014.
During searches of social and "green" activists and anarchists, law enforcement has seized computers, mobile phones and publications. The authorities have also exerted additional pressure on supporters of unauthorized street protests and independent lawyers, who represented defendants in the White Legion case. The security services have stepped up the persecution of opponents before the street protests announced by the opposition. Apparently, the Belarusian authorities aspire that participants in street protests would reduce in number and that the low interest of the population to socio-political agenda before the local election campaign would retain.