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Belarus As part of the former Soviet Union, Belarus had a relatively well-developed industrial base; it retained this industrial base - which is now outdated, energy inefficient, and dependent on subsidized Russian energy and preferential access to Russian markets - following the breakup of the USSR.
The country also has a broad agricultural base which is inefficient and dependent on government subsidies. After an initial burst of capitalist reform fromincluding privatization of state enterprises, creation of institutions of private property, and development of entrepreneurship, Belarus' economic development greatly slowed.
A few banks, which had been privatized after independence, were renationalized. Economic output, which had declined for several years following the collapse of the Soviet Union, revived in the mids thanks to the boom in oil prices.
Belarus has only small reserves of crude oil, though it imports most of its crude oil and natural gas from Russia at prices substantially below the world market. Belarus exported refined oil products at market prices produced from Russian crude oil purchased at a steep discount.
In lateRussia began a process of rolling back its subsidies on oil and gas to Belarus. Tensions over Russian energy reached a peak inwhen Russia stopped the export of all subsidized oil to Belarus save for domestic needs. In DecemberRussia and Belarus reached a deal to restart the export of discounted oil to Belarus.
Little new foreign investment has occurred in recent years. Ina financial crisis began, triggered by government directed salary hikes unsupported by commensurate productivity increases. The crisis was compounded by an increased cost in Russian energy inputs and an overvalued Belarusian ruble, and eventually led to a near three-fold devaluation of the Belarusian ruble in In NovemberBelarus agreed to sell to Russia its remaining shares in Beltransgaz, the Belarusian natural gas pipeline operator, in exchange for reduced prices for Russian natural gas.
Belgium This modern, open, and private-enterprise-based economy has capitalized on its central geographic location, highly developed transport network, and diversified industrial and commercial base.
Industry is concentrated mainly in the more heavily-populated region of Flanders in the north.
With few natural resources, Belgium imports substantial quantities of raw materials and exports a large volume of manufactures, making its economy vulnerable to volatility in world markets. Roughly three-quarters of Belgium's trade is with other EU countries, and Belgium has benefited most from its proximity to Germany.
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