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)…

Ukraine: Poroshenko and Lagarde coordinate steps within EFF program

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had a telephone conversation with the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde, the press service of the Ukrainian president has said. “Petro Poroshenko and Christine Lagarde coordinated steps within the development of further cooperation between Ukraine and the IMF under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) program”, a…

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…