Kazakhstan: gold production up in 2016

Kazakhstan produced nearly 74.63 tons of unprocessed, semi-processed and powder gold in January-December 2016, up by 17.3% YoY, the Kazakh Statistics Committee said. According to the committee, the fine gold production increased by 21.6%, to 37.74 tons. The committee said the production of unprocessed, semi-processed and powder silver dropped by 9.8% YoY, to 1,180 tons.…

Turkmenistan: GDP up in 2016

GDP growth rate in Turkmenistan was maintained at 6.2% in 2016, the country’s Ministry of Economy and Development said. The growth rate has increased by 1.2% in the industrial sector, by 4.4% in construction, by 10.5% in transportation and communication sector, by 14.3% in trade, by 11.6% in agriculture and by 10% in the sphere…

Ukraine: grain harvest in 2016 breaks record

Grain harvest in Ukraine 2016 has broken a record being 66 million tons (in standard weight), up by 5.9 million tons YoY. Ukraine’s Agricultural Policy and Food Ministry reported that in 2016 grain yield records were hit: wheat – 42.1 hundredweights per ha, rye – 27.3 hundredweights per ha, corn – 66 hundredweights per ha…

Ukraine: owners of PC Bank seek to liquidate it

PC Bank (People’s Capital Bank, Kyiv) with largest shareholders as of early December 2016 Russian citizen Valery Makarenko (14.24%), Svitlana Ostapenko (9.84%), Ruslan Parkhomenko (9.68%), Oleksiy Yaroshenko (9.07%), Oleksandr Voroniak (8.6%) and Oleh Lutsky (8.07%) could be liquidated under an initiative of its owners. The issue was put on the agenda of an extraordinary general…

Ukraine: Engie starts gas supplies

French-based Engie (formerly GDF Suez SA) from January 1, started natural gas imports to Ukraine, supplying 3.9 million cubic meters to the Ukrainian gas transportation system (GTS) in the first days of the month, the public relations department of PJSC Ukrtransgaz has said. “According to the report of Engie, the daily volume of gas supplies…

Azerbaijan: AZAL stops Baku-Ganja flights

Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) stopped its flights on the Baku-Ganja route on January 9, the company’s press reported.

The press service said it was economically inefficient to carry out these flights.

The Baku-Ganja flights were carried out daily using Embraer aircraft. Ticket prices started from 30 manats. (Trend/Business World Magazine)

Turkmenistan to launch second satellite into space

Turkmenistan has finalized the preparation of the technical assignment for the creation of the next (second) national satellite, the functions of which will include Earth remote sensing. TurkmenAlem 52E, Turkmenistan’s first telecommunications satellite, was launched on April 28, 2015 from Cape Canaveral (Florida, US). It was brought to the space by Falcon 9 v1.1 carrier…

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