Turkmenistan to host international cotton fair

The sixth international cotton exhibition-fair and conference “Cotton Products of Turkmenistan and the global market” will be held in Ashgabat on December 3-4, the Turkmen government said in a message. “The annual forum is important for exchanging experience and establishing cooperation with interested foreign partners, demonstrating the country’s achievements in the cotton production and processing”,…

Ukraine: 16.4 million tons of grain exported

Ukraine exported 16.4 million tons of grain since early 2016/2017 agricultural year (July-June) as of November 18. Ukraine’s Agricultural Policy and Food Ministry has reported that around 9.5 million tons of wheat, 3.9 million tons of barley and around 3 million tons of corn were exported. Some 131,000 tons of flour was exported as of…

Ukraine: charitable activities of religious organizations exempt from taxes

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed the law on exempting charitable activity carried out by religious organizations from taxes. The press service of the Cabinet of Ministers noted Poroshenko signed amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine concerning exemption from taxes of non-profit (charitable) activities, including humanitarian aid, charity, philanthropy, etc., activities carried out…

Ukraine: poultry imports from Austria banned

The State Service for Food Safety and Consumers’ Rights Protection has imposed a ban on imports of poultry and by-products from Austria. According to the service’s website, with reference to the World Organization for Animal Health, the outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) was registered at farms in the territory of Austria and Germany.…

Ukraine: NBU allows Finexbank self-liquidating

The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) allowed the liquidation of Finexbank (Kyiv) at the initiative of the owners. According to the regulator’s website, on November 17, Finexbank had sufficient liquidity to make payments to clients. The volume of highly liquid assets amounted to 21 million UAH, while total liabilities were 6.5 million UAH, in particular…

Ukraine: government creating working group to analyze situation in aerospace sector

Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers is creating an ad hoc working group to analyze the situation in the aerospace sector and draw up mechanisms for increasing its management efficiency, Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has said. Groysman, speaking in parliament, knocked at the effectiveness of the aerospace sector management. He said that the sector enterprises with…

Armenia: Gazprom and Iran to increase gas supplies

Deputy Chairman of Gazprom Management Board Vitaly Markelov held talks with Iran’s Deputy Minister of Oil Amir-Hossein Zamani-Nia, who arrived in Moscow to convince Russian companies to invest in the Islamic Republic’s oil and gas projects. Also, negotiations dwelt upon the increase of gas supplies from Iran to Armenia, whose gas transportation system was controlled…

Kyrgyzstan: EBRD provides loan for water upgrade

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a loan for water upgrade in yet another Kyrgyz city, Kyzyl-Kiya under its framework to support water and wastewater modernization in the Kyrgyzstan, the bank reported. The investment will be co-financed by the European Union’s Investment Facility for Central Asia (IFCA), which also has a…

Belarus: Belaruskali has enough contracts to work at full capacity till March 2017

The state-owned Belarusian company OAO Belaruskali has enough potash export contracts to operate at full capacity till March 2017, a Belaruskali representative reported. Belaruskali’s production facilities have been operating at full capacity since July, when Belarus Potash Company (Belaruskali’s key export trader) signed long-term contracts to ship potash fertilizers to consumers in India and China…

Belarus and Pskov region enjoying growth in mutual trade

Belarus and Pskov region (Russia) demonstrated a considerable growth in the mutual trade in a number of positions. Cooperation prospects in various areas were discussed at the meeting of the Belarusian delegation led by Vice Premier Anatoly Kalinin with Pskov region governor Andrei Turchak, spokeswoman for the Belarusian Architecture and Construction Ministry Yevgeniya Filimonova reported.…