Ukraine: Ukrzaliznytsia investments up in Q1 2018

Ukraine’s railways operator, the state-run JSC Ukrzaliznytsia, tripled investment in the first quarter of 2018, to UAH 3.869 billion ($147.5 million). “Capital investment of Ukrzaliznytsia was estimated at UAH 3.869 billion in the first quarter of 2018. The major part of funds, that is UAH 2.43 billion, accounting for almost 63%, was spent on the…



Kazakhstan: Iranian rice to be sown

One of the peasant enterprises of Kyzylorda region plans to sow Iranian Torem Hoshemi rice variety on 500 ha. Last year it sowed a trial of Iranian rice on 70 hectares and got a good harvest, thus, gaining an opportunity to export its products to Iran. The local experts analyzed the mineral content of the…

Ukraine: public debt up in Q1 2018

The volume of public and government-guaranteed debt of Ukraine in the first quarter of 2018 increased by $1.06 billion in dollar terms, or by 1.4%, to $77.37 billion as of March 31. In hryvnia equivalent, public debt over the said period decreased by UAH 88.09 billion, or by 4.1%, to UAH 2.054 trillion, according to…

Azerbaijan: honey to get organic certification

The Association of Beekeepers of Azerbaijan will send an appeal to the Agriculture Ministry, according to the president of the association Badraddin Khasratov. The goal is to obtain organic certification for Azerbaijani honey. “The ministry should apply to the Cabinet of Ministers for this. After the receipt of the certificate of organic product, the entry…