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Google.by becomes default Belarusian Google address

Posted by | Filed under Business | Jan 16, 2011 | Tags: , , | No Comments

It took many years but Belarusian version of Google search has finally moved to the Google.by domain name. For a long time it was just www.google.com/intl/be/ that had Belarusian user interface. Then www.google.com.by came along and became an official Belarusian Google search page. Because of obscure intellectual property and copyright laws in Belarus, domain google.by ...Read more.

The fate of Belaruskali is taking shape

Posted by | Filed under Business, Politics | Oct 7, 2010 | Tags: , , | No Comments

Belarusian government owns quite a valuable asset which currently generates very significant and steady flow of foreign currency for the country. Belaruskali is world’s third largest (15%) supplier of potash (potassium chloride or KCl). Recently the global potash business has enjoyed lots of attention. Fertilizer industry becomes more and more lucrative fueled by $40 billion ...Read more.

Telekom Austria Group Finalizes Acquisition of Velcom

Posted by | Filed under Business | Oct 6, 2010 | Tags: , , | No Comments

On October 4, 2010 Telekom Austria Group (VSE: TKA, OTC US: TKAGY) announced that it became the sole owner of one of the largest mobile operators in Belarus. It acquired the final 30%-stake in the company from its previous owner Samauwi Brothers Telecom (SB Telecom Ltd.) for EUR 335.0 million. In addition, a EUR 247.7 ...Read more.

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