Ukraine boasting high quality and output of wheat

This season wheat quality issues are particularly acute. An increase in feed grain supply from the Black Sea countries is a characteristic feature of the current season. The growth of milling wheat share in Ukraine will be offset by increased feed wheat production in Russia and Kazakhstan. Traditionally, Kazakhstan produces grain of highest quality compared…

Belarus: producers to upgrade quality management systems

Belarusian manufacturers must upgrade their quality management systems to comply with the new standard STB ISO 9001-2015 by September 15, 2018, Chairman of the State Committee for Standardization Viktor Nazarenko reported. Viktor Nazarenko recalled that a new version of the national standard for quality management system STB ISO 9001-2015, identical to the international standard, was…

Belarus interested in Polish fruit and vegetable processing technologies

Belarus is interested in assimilating Poland’s innovative technologies for processing fruit and vegetables. Belarusian Deputy Agriculture and Food Minister Vladimir Grakun made the statement during negotiations with a Polish delegation in Minsk on November 8. The meeting was held to discuss the development of bilateral cooperation. The official said that Belarusian companies took an interest…

Belarus: trade with Pakistan on the rise

The trade between Belarus and Pakistan has been recently gaining momentum, the Embassy of Belarus in Pakistan reported. In January-September the trade between Belarus and Pakistan totaled $38.6 million, with Belarus exporting $30 million worth of products to Pakistan. The deliveries of Belarusian tractors increased by 7.8%, tractor parts by 55.4%. The deliveries of Belarusian…

Azerbaijan: Azercosmos to render telecom services to Africa and Middle East

The Azercosmos OJSC of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Communications and High Technologies has signed a contract to render telecommunication services to the leading international satellite operators, DCS Telecom and Don Telecom. According to the contract, the DCS Telecom and Don Telecom will use the resources of the Azerspace-1 satellite for voice services, data transmission, cellular…

Kazakhstan prefers oilseed crops

Agrarians of Kazakhstan are gradually getting interested in cultivating oilseed crops due to their profitability. Currently, oilseed price is 2-3 times higher than price of wheat depending on the quality. Moreover, interest comes not only from the side of Kazakh farmers, but also from the foreign investors. The example is the North-Kazakh region, where farms…

Ukraine: prices keep rising on milling wheat market

Last week milling wheat prices strengthened both on export and domestic markets supported by strong demand.

Export prices of Ukrainian milling wheat with 12.5% and 11.5% protein were still equal. They increased by another $3. (UkrAgroConsult/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine and Slovenia sign documents on cooperation

A number of documents were signed in Ljubljana on November 8, in the presence of presidents of Ukraine and Slovenia, Petro Poroshenko and Borut Pahor, press secretary of the Ukrainian president Sviatoslav Tseholko has said. “Ukraine and Slovenia have signed a memorandum of understanding in energy efficiency and alternative fuels”, Tseholko wrote on Twitter. In…

Ukraine: UIA and Amadeus sign a partnership agreement

On November 4, Ukraine International Airlines and Amadeus signed a partnership agreement, enabling UIA to drive revenue generation and growth. The parties were represented by Yuri Miroshnikov, UIA President, and Julia Sattel, Global Head of Airline IT, Amadeus. UIA has chosen the Amadeus Altea Suite, which provides the carrier with a complete Passenger Service System…

Russia: coal exports up in January-October 2016

In January-October Russian coal exports climbed by 20.2% YoY, to 135,772,130 tons, the Ministry of Energy statistics said.

In October, coal exports totaled 14,683,100 tons.

Coal production in October totaled 33,186,500 tons (27,907,900 tons supplied). (Portnews/Business World Magazine)

Russia: board member to sell 1.3% in Magnit

A member of Russian food retailer Magnit’s board of directors, former director of its operating unit Tander Vladimir Gordeichuk is selling a 1.3% stake in the company. The price of the shares will be set during an accelerated collection of bids. UBS will act as the organizer of the deal. According to Magnit, Gordeichuk holds…

Belarus: imports of rapeseed low

In 2016 Belarus demonstrated the lowest index of rapeseed production during 8 recent years. But since the beginning of the current season, the oilseed import volumes were estimated as quite moderate, due to the higher offer prices of imported rapeseed in comparison with the Belarusian oilseed, as well as price environment of the rapeseed oil…

Ukraine fines Russian carriers for Crimean ops

The Ukrainian government has issued fines totaling 721.236 million UAH ($28.25 million) to Russian airlines carrying out commercial services to Simferopol. Ukraine has refused to recognize Russian jurisdiction over the Crimea following the latter’s unilateral annexation of the province in 2014. As such, Ukraine has issued over 5,000 fines to Russian airlines for serving Simferopol,…

Ukraine: China to invest in industrial parks

China is interested in placing its production at Ukrainian industrial parks and has already provided the Ukrainian side with the corresponding plan of cooperation, Vice President of the China International Chamber of Commerce Lu Jianzhong has said. “We see that the investment climate in Ukraine, as well as relations between Ukraine and China are improving.…