Ukraine: selling prices of agricultural products up

In January-November the average selling prices of agricultural enterprises for agrarian products increased by 9.3% YoY, the press-service of the State Statistics Service of Ukraine declared. In particular, in the reporting period the average prices for plant growing commodities grew by 19.2%, and the prices for livestock commodities – by 0.7%. In November the average…

Ukraine: parliament liberalizes Tax Code

Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada has approved at second reading bill No. 5368 liberalizing the Tax Code. A total of 240 lawmakers backed the document. Head of the parliamentary committee for tax and customs policy Nina Yuzhanina said presenting the bill that the committee received 356 proposals for the second reading and 261 of them were voted…

Latvia: alcohol market to be affected by legislative changes in neighboring countries

Latvia’s alcohol market will be affected by changes in legislative regulations and import prices in neighboring countries next year, spokesperson of Liviko alcoholic beverages importer and wholesale trade company and Latvian Alcohol Industry Association Gennady Klepikov reported. According to him, it is hard to predict next year’s prices of imported products in Latvia, as much…

Europe: ECSA adopts position on policy for the Arctic

European shipowners welcomed earlier this year the adoption of the integrated European Union policy for the Arctic region, ECSA said in its press release. “We believe that the three priority areas identified cover all topical Arctic matters. Climate change and environment, sustainable development and international cooperation all deserve equal attention”, said ECSA Secretary General Patrick…

Russia: 7% cell clients change operators in H1 2016

About 7% of Russian mobile subscribers changed their operators in January-June as compared to 4-5% of users who switched to other operators within six months in several previous years, according to a Deloitte research. Deloitte polled 2,000 respondents across the country at the age of 18-60 years. The indicator included the mobile number portability (MNP)…