Ukraine: NCER to cut Ukrenergo tariff for 2017

The National Commission for State Regulation of Energy, Housing and Utilities Services (NCER) will reduce the average tariff of Ukrenergo for 2017 by 4.1% compared with the current rate, to 6.054 kopecks per kWh from 6.316 kopecks/kWh (excluding VAT). According to the NCER decision, the Ukrenergo tariff in the first quarter of 2017 will amount…

Ukraine: over 1.3 million tons of sunflower oil exported in September-November 2016

According to the December balance sheets by NGO “Economic discussion club”, coordinated by the Interdepartmental working group under the Ministry of Economic Development of Ukraine, in September-November the export volumes of sunflower oil from Ukraine totaled 1.33 million tons. The general export volumes of sunflower oil in the current season are forecast at 5.38 million…

Bulgaria: corn harvesting finished

According to Bulgarian Ministry of Agriculture, as of December 8, 422.6 thousand ha of corn were threshed, or 100% of the plan (422.8 thousand ha). 2224.7 KMT were harvested with the average yield of 5.26 MT/ha. Average corn yield is 4.4% higher than in 2015. As of December 8, winter wheat had been sown at…

Ukraine: energy priorities for 2017

Representatives of political, business and expert circles have discussed the progress of Ukrainian energy reforms, the role of new strategic partnership in this area and priorities for 2017 at an international high-level conference on the new EU-Ukraine strategic partnership in energy and the role of business in this process in Brussels. “Having signed the memorandum…

Ukraine: IMF chief calls PrivatBank nationalization an important step to maintain fiscal stability

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde has welcomed the decision of the Ukrainian government and the National Bank of Ukraine on the nationalization of PrivatBank, the largest bank in the country, as it is an important step to ensure financial stability. “Today’s decision of Ukrainian authorities to nationalize PrivatBank is an…

Ukraine: FUIB begins the disbursement of funds to depositors of the PJSC “Bank Mykhailivskyi”

Starting on December 16, First Ukrainian International Bank (FUIB) began to disburse the guaranteed amounts of deposits to the customers of PJSC “Bank Mykhailivskyi”, that is to individuals whose funds were subject to compensation by the Private Deposit Guarantee Fund. PJSC “FUIB” disburses funds to depositors who, when concluding bank deposit/account agreement with PJSC “Bank…

Belarus: FEZ Minsk registers composite materials manufacturer

Minsk Free Economic Zone (Minsk FEZ) hosted a resident – NanoComposite, which planned to produce polymer materials with nano particles.

Established in March 1998, Minsk FEZ is now home to 113 resident companies. (Prime-TASS/Business World Magazine)

Estonia: MPs pass series of tax changes

The members of Riigikogu passed on December 19, a series of tax changes pushed for by the new Estonian government that set forth increasing excise tax for fuel, light alcohol and raising considerably level of income exempt from income tax. The proposals adopted by 55 votes for and 37 against cancel the 0.5% cut in…

Ukraine: EBRD strongly supportive of decision to nationalize PrivatBank

President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Suma Chakrabarti has said that the EBRD is strongly supportive of the decision of the Ukrainian government to nationalize PrivatBank and to protect the bank’s depositors, both individuals and businesses. “The nationalization which took place with the cooperation of existing shareholders will be combined with…

Estonia: Tekhnolift to supply EUR 3.378 million worth of equipment for Brest Garbage Plant

Estonia’s Tekhnolift will supply EUR 3.378 million worth of special equipment from European manufacturers for the upgrade of the state-owned company Brest Waste Recycling Factory, a company official reported. They plan to start the upgrade in spring 2017. Brest Waste Recycling Factory has been operating since November 2010, providing sewage water treatment and recycling solid…