Ukraine: banks stabilizing at weak levels

The Ukrainian banking sector continues to face challenges in credit growth due to the burden of unresolved problem loans and solvency issues, Fitch Ratings has said in a press release referring to its report “Ukrainian Banks Dashboard 3Q16.” “We expect sector performance to remain under pressure from high provisioning needs, while solvency recovery is likely…

Bulgaria: corn harvesting progress

According to Bulgarian Ministry of Agriculture, as of November 24, 419 thousand ha of corn were threshed, 99.1% of the plan (423 thousand ha). 2209.5 KMT were harvested with the average yield of 5.27 MT/ha. Pace of harvesting is 1.8% higher than in 2015. On the reporting date, average corn yield was 3.9% higher than…

Ukraine: prices for sunflower oil growing

Last week Ukrainian market of crude sunflower oil faced the bullish trend, due to a similar price trend on the export market of the product.

As of December 8, the bid prices for sunflower oil in Ukraine mainly varied within the range of 21`500-21`800 UAH/ton EXW, up by nearly 200 UAH/ton WoW. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)

Azerbaijan: 14.5 million euro for SME development received

The European Union (EU) has allocated 14.5 million euros for Azerbaijan as part of the program on the country’s regional development, the Azerbaijani Economy Ministry said. The agreement, signed during the meeting between Azerbaijan’s Economy Minister Shahin Mustafayev and EU Ambassador to Azerbaijan Malena Mard, envisages twinning and technical assistance, creation of an information system…

Belarus: government to boost trade with Russia

The government of Belarus and the Russian state corporation “Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs” (Vnesheconombank) plan to sign a memorandum of understanding to set up an integration development platform. The relevant decision is laid down by Council of Ministers’ executive order No. 994 of December 5. The document will be signed to promote…

Bulgaria: wheat exports considerably up

Milling wheat continued rising in price on the domestic market on active purchases. Export prices for 11.5%-protein wheat in Bulgaria stay at $176-179 FOB for December-January delivery. Growing demand for Bulgarian wheat is observed from beyond the European Union. Overall, traders substantially increased export shipments of wheat this season. In the first five months of…