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Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Experts opine on impact of coronavirus on global market

Participants in the next meeting of the Expert Community project “Coronavirus: Economy of Fear” in BelTA's press center projected the changes in the global market due to the COVID-19 situation.

According to Aleksei Avdonin, an analyst at the Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies (BISI), the United States, European countries can use the situation with coronavirus to explain their desire to reduce the presence of Chinese companies on the national markets. At the same time there is competition for Africa. “We can say that the fight for the African continent has begun. Many companies, both European and American, are redeploying their manufacturing facilities from China to Africa. This has been going on for the last five to seven years,” the analyst recalled.

China itself has been active in the African market for a long time. Africa appreciates the contribution of Chinese companies to their economy and are unlikely to refuse further cooperation, said Yulia Abukhovich, a senior lecturer of the International Relations Department at the Academy of Public Administration under the aegis of Belarus President. “They invest real money, make investments, build social infrastructure, hospitals, etc.,” the expert said. She did not rule out that in the wake of the events with COVID-19 there will be some redistribution of markets. However, she refused to make more specific predictions, calling it a futile undertaking.

The dean of the International Relations Department at Belarusian State University, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor Viktor Shadursky urged not to exaggerate the influence of the United States and its allies on the global market. “The world is much bigger than the United States. We need to understand that many countries are waiting for Chinese investment, the Chinese presence," he said, naming Belarus among them. It is hard to imagine that the country, hosting the industrial park Great Stone, will be interested in reducing China's presence on its market, Viktor Shadursky added.

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

To Helsinki for comfort! New house with fully-finished apartments on sale in Minsk World complex

The Finnish capital city is recognized by many global rating agencies and experts as a city of happy people and comfortable life. Cosiness and convenience of this place coupled with a truly Scandinavian ability to enjoy life create a special atmosphere here. The Helsinki house in thebMinsk Worldbcomplex will also be especially friendly to its future residents because its apartments will be sold, for the first time, fully-finished and plumbed! Sales started on Monday, 17 January!

The best conditions, as always, are at the very start of the sales!bSpecial attention to the Helsinki house is due to a number of important reasons.bFirst of all, this is the first house of the complex where apartments can be purchased fully finished, ready to live.The new owner will only have to arrange the furniture and he/she is welcome home!

A fully-finished apartment is an ideal solution for people who have no time to wait until long remodeling is finished. Apartment will have all partitions and communications. Materials from caps to wallpaper and paints are from leading manufacturers only. Plumbing, faucets, sockets, lamps, metal front door - all high-quality, stylish, harmonious. The ceilings are 2.7 meters high, with overhead and built-in LED lights.

Designers offer two décor styles - classic warm and laconic light.bScandinavian, American, European style - a buyer will be able to realize any of their dreams!

The main thing is a unique opportunity to move into your own apartment as soon as the house is commissioned!

What are the Finns more about: restraint and slowness or their national quality "sisu" – a stoic determination to achieve the goal? They are both "hot Finnish guys", the best hockey players and racing drivers and also crazy fans of heavy rock. They treat family values as an absolute priority and they are ablebto make the life of their loved ones enjoyable and comfortable. ThebMinsk Worldbcomplex shares the same philosophy.

The amazing Helsinki house has 25 storeys. The apartment size in this house varies from 30 to 74m2. The house boasts all the benefits of advanced architectural solutions of thebMinsk Worldbcomplex.

The first thing residents and their guests will see as they will enter the house will be abspacious and light lobbybwith a front desk and a courier waiting area, a restroom with a baby changing station and a storage facility for bikes. The floor and the entrance group will be decorated with high-quality ceramic granite. Granite will also be used in elevators. Light-colored walls and the ‘Finnish' design will make the lobby look fresh and bright.

The lobby will havebentryways on both sides. Taking a child for a walk you can use the entryway that leads right into a quiet green yard. If you go to work, you can use the entryway from the opposite side. You don't have to go around the house!

The house will have a lot of air and sun!bThe panoramic glazing with children's security locks, glazed loggias and balconies – from outside it looks like the entire facade is made of glass! The apartments have a breathtaking view of the entire city!

You can reach any floor within seconds by one ofbthree quiet and high-speed elevators from the world's leading producer OTIS. One of the elevators will be panoramic. Like in the world's best hotels it will slide along the wall of the building. The view from such an elevator will take your breath away!

The Helsinki house is thebfirst residential building of the new quarter that was named Northern Europe. This is the ninth quarter of the complex where apartments are available.bEach courtyard will have children's playgrounds and workout areas, bike racks, and recreation zones. The entire quarter will have a designer landscape.

The Northern Europe quarter will have a largebkindergarten for 230 children. Parents will not have to set their alarm clocks early because of a fear of being late. Taking a child to the kindergarten will just take a few minutes.

The quarter will be a car-free space.bCar owners will be able to take advantage of outdoor parking lots along the perimeter of the quarter and also indoor car parks.bBy the way,bthe first car park for up to 800 cars on nine levels opened in the Minsk World complex half a year agob.

The Helsinki house in the Northern Europe quarter features all the advantages of a super-modern and well-designed complex which is being built in the heart of Minsk. It is not a coincidence that thebMinsk World received the EuropaProperty award as the largest multifunctional complex in Europe.

Everything here is within a walking distance. The territory of the complex will havebpolyclinics for children and adults as well as a medical center, shops and gyms, cafes and restaurants.

A new parkbwill be laid out in the central part of the complex, the same as the Central Park in New York! It will be true “green lungs” of the whole complex. The park will feature quiet alleys, fountains with sculptures, sports and children's playgrounds. It will be the most beautiful area for calm and active recreation!

All the quarters in the complex will be connected by bicycle tracksb– an excellent place for slow rides and speedy chases. Your child can join the culture of cycling and choose the most environmentally friendly mode of transport literally from the first years of life!

Speaking about transport, it is worth mentioning the excellent transport infrastructure of the complex.bA third metro line will go through the complex and two new metro stationsbwill be located nearby. Numerous above-ground transport stops within the walking distance will link the complex with all parts of the city.

The new large shopping and entertainment center Mara Mallbwill become a favorite place to shop and relax for many residents of the capital.

The international financial center Minsk Worldbwill be the business heart of the complex. Minsk World is designed to attract investments from all over the globe and foster the creation of thousands of jobs in Belarus. It is quite possible that in the future many residents of thebMinsk Worldbcomplex will be able to go to their prestigious jobs on foot.

One can review swift progress in the construction of the complexbby watching videos on the real estate developer's website.

An apartment in the new Helsinki house is not a fairy tale or a dream that will never come true. What makes this house so attractive is that apartments here are affordable to many Belarusian families with a steady income, including fully-finished apartments.bAfter all, even fully-finished apartments can be purchased using a unique 10-year installment plan.

A long-term installment plan from the real estate developer is an unbelievably advantageous financial tool!bNo interest rates, no excess payments, no attempts to inflate the price per square meter. You will need neither income verifications nor guarantors to sign the contract. You only need your passport! True, you need to make a down payment but the company treats every customer on a case-by-case basis. Even the lack of sufficient cash to make the down payment will not be a problem. For instance, you can borrow up to Br40,000 from a partner bank without income verifications and guarantors in the developer's sales office. Managers of the sales office will help you find the most suitable installment plan for everyone.

Our partner banks also offer attractive lending programsb– the loan can cover up to 90% of the apartment's cost and can be repaid over the period of up to 20 years. The interest rate on a Belarusbank loan will be 4.99% per annum in the first year and 10% in the second year and the third one. The interest rate on a BPS-Sberbank loan will be 6.99% per annum in the first two years.

A reminder,bthe Minsk World complex is running a grandiose festive promo in honor of Valentine's Day till the end of February. When buying an apartment in thebBeijingbandbSydney Luxbhouses of thebChampionsbquarter,bNew YorkbandbSan Franciscobof thebNorth Americabquarter,bHong KongbandbTokyobhouses in thebAsiabquarter and thebAlexandriabhouse in thebAfricabquarter, you will be offered discounts per square meter if making a purchase using an installment plan.bDuring the promo the down payment has been reduced. You can pay 20% and sign a installment sale agreement

Substantial discounts are availablebto those who are ready to pay for their apartment in one go – with one's own cash or by taking out a bank loan.

Our partner banks also offer attractive lending programsb– the loan can cover up to 90% of the apartment's cost and can be repaid over the period of up to 20 years. The interest rate on a Belarusbank loan will be 4.99% per annum in the first year and 10% in the second year and the third one. The interest rate on a BPS-Sberbank loan will be 6.99% per annum in the first two years.

Use the Finnish determination to accomplish one's goalsbin order to buy an apartment in the Helsinki house at the start of the sales! If you want to move into a new apartment sooner, feel free to buy an apartment with finishing work!

All the details regarding the terms of buying an apartment in the Helsinki house at the start of the sales are available on the websitebbir.byband from the company's sales office. The sales office is open from 8:30 till 20:30 on weekdays and from 9:00 till 20:00 on weekends and holidays at 9 Mstislavtsa Street (1st floor, Dana Center), Vostok metro station, Minsk. The mobile hotline number is 7675, fixed-line numbers are +375 17 269−32−90, +375 17 39−39−465.

May your new apartment be ready to welcome your family right away!

Monday, 17 February 2020

Belarus, Egypt to sign intergovernmental program in education

Belarus and Egypt are planning to sign an intergovernmental executive program in higher and postgraduate education, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Egypt Sergei Terentiev said in an interview with BelTA.

The ambassador spoke about the Belarus-Egypt relations in education. Thus, the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology of Egypt signed a cooperation agreement to implement five joint research projects in crop farming, nanomaterials, molecular genetics and metallurgical science.

Belarus also invited Egypt to implement projects in e-government, digital transformation, computer games and training of IT personnel. Last year Belarus issued, for the first time, educational grants to citizens of Egypt for the bachelor and master's degree programs in Belarus.

The diplomat noted that some Belarusian universities signed agreements on cooperation with Egyptian colleagues. Belarusian National Technical University (BNTU) and Tabbin Institute for Metallurgical Studies are working to set up a joint engineering department.

Currently the parties are working to arrange a visit of the minister of higher education and scientific research of Egypt to Belarus in 2020.

Friday, 14 February 2020

Minsk among top three most romantic cities in Europe

 Minsk has made it to the top 3 most romantic cities in Europe popular for holidays of couples and weekend trips among Russian tourists, BelTA learned from the analytics agency TurStat.

In addition to Minsk, the top ten includes St. Petersburg, Paris, Kaliningrad, Prague, Yekaterinburg, Amsterdam, Baku, Yerevan, and Tallinn.

“The Russians cast 23% of the votes for St. Petersburg and Paris as the most romantic cities in Europe. Kaliningrad and Minsk gained 8% of the vote, Prague - 7%, Yekaterinburg, Amsterdam, Baku and Yerevan - 5% and Tallinn - 3% of the vote,” the agency said.

The ranking is based on an online survey conducted in February 2020.

Thursday, 13 February 2020

Switzerland's embassy opens in Minsk

Switzerland's embassy was officially opened in the presence of Belarus Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei and Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs Ignazio Cassis in Minsk on 13 February, BelTA has learned.

The embassy is located in 11, Svobody Square. It replaced the office of Switzerland's embassy opened in February 2008.

The foreign ministers of Belarus and Switzerland unveiled the plates at the entrance to the embassy to give a symbolic start to the operation of the diplomatic representation in a new status.

“The transformation of the embassy's office into a full-fledged embassy is not just a technicality. This step is of big symbolic meaning. The decision demonstrates Switzerland's interest in the development of relations with Belarus and hope that Belarus will continue the path of democratization and observance of human rights. Although, we understand that this road is not easy and rather long,” Ignazio Cassis said.

In his words, opening an embassy does not require much administrative action. It requires, first of all, the strong will of the two countries. After having increased the level of its representation in Belarus, Switzerland sets forth three objectives, which are to develop diplomatic relations, to promote human rights and to expand economic interaction. “We believe that Belarus' movement in the area of human rights is the right one. This, like any democratic process, requires time and effort. Switzerland, for its part, is ready to provide all the necessary support,” said the head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.

The two countries are also similar in their gradual development, he added. “Both you and we make changes in different sectors, but they are slow, gradual. The meaning of our life is a continuous movement. Opening an embassy is an important movement forward. From now on, the bilateral relations will become more active,” Ignazio Cassis said.

According to Swiss Ambassador to Belarus Claude Altermatt, his country has a large network of diplomatic missions across the globe, and the most recent, 103rd, was opened in Minsk. “Small countries such as Belarus and Switzerland need to focus on increasing the number of their representations abroad, because it is the only way to make their voices heard and their interests be taken into account,” he said.

Belarus Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei stressed that Belarusians have always admired the achievements of Switzerland. “Today a new page has been opened in the history of our relations. We are sincerely interested in the development of comprehensive contacts and cooperation. We see a number of promising areas for that, including agriculture, industry and high technologies. I am confident that the new embassy will contribute to further strengthening of our comprehensive cooperation,” he said. The minister wished the embassy new ideas that will promote the growth of mutual trade, strengthen interaction between the two countries in the international arena.

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Belarusian pastry chefs to take part in IKA/Culinary Olympics

Belarus' best pastry chefs will take part in the IKA/Culinary Olympics which will be held in Stuttgart, Germany from 15 to 19 February, the press service of the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry told BelTA.

"The Belarusian team includes many-time winners of national and international professional contests. Belarusian pastry chefs will present complex art compositions made of chocolate, mastic, marzipan, pastilage and salt dough using various manufacturing techniques," the press service said.

IKA/Culinary Olympics is organized by the World Association of Chefs' Societies (WACS) and is held every four years. It is a kind of Olympic Games in the culinary and confectionery industry. In 2016, the competion featured 59 national teams and more than 2,000 pastry chefs and chefs in individual competitions. The team of Belarusian pastry chefs won 5 gold, 11 silver and one bronze medal.

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Belarus registers novel cancer drug

The Unitehprom BSU company of Belarusian State University (BSU) will be the world's only producer of an original cancer drug Temodex. The registration certificate for the drug has been issued by the Healthcare Ministry of Belarus, BelTA learned from the press service of the university.

Monday, 10 February 2020

Belarus, Lithuania to discuss cooperation in arms control in 2020

Representatives of the Armed Forces of Belarus and Lithuania are set to meet in Vilnius on 11-12 February to discuss the status of implementation of the agreement on additional confidence and security building measures, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Defense Ministry.

“The parties will take stock of the agreement signed in 2019, consider proposals aimed at improving the effectiveness of additional confidence and security building measures, and discuss bilateral cooperation in arms control in 2020,” the ministry said.

Friday, 07 February 2020

After 500 tests done, no confirmed coronavirus cases in Belarus

As of 7 February, more than 500 people have been tested for coronavirus upon returning from China. All the tests have come back negative, BelTA learned from the press service of the Healthcare Ministry of Belarus.

Thursday, 06 February 2020

Love will live here! A special promo in the Minsk World complex in the run-up to Valentine's Day!

A special promo was launched in the Minsk World complex on February 6 in the run-up to Valentine's Day - apartments in certain houses will be offered with discounts if purchased using an installment plan. Thanks to special prices, those who buy an apartment during the promo will save a lot of money!

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