Ukraine: rains replenish soil moisture stocks

Early in September intensive rains were observed all over the Ukrainian territory. In the Kherson region abundant rains were seen with lightning in some places. Total daily precipitation quantity in the region amounted to 49 mm. Such weather conditions were favorable for accumulation of soil moisture, so moisture stocks in the plow-soil layer grew by…

Russia: Southeast Asian countries interested in drones

Southeast Asian countries are interested in Russia’s unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), Deputy Director of Russia’s state arms exporter Rosoboronexport Sergey Goreslavsky said. “We currently see sustained interest in technology including the Orlan UAV. Fruitful talks on this subject took place during the recent Army-2016 forum. We had a delegation from Thailand. The same subject is…

Turkmenistan joins Paris agreement

Turkmen Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov signed the Paris agreement on the sidelines of the General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York. The agreement is a “road map” of measures that will reduce emissions released to the atmosphere and strengthen resilience to climate change. The Paris agreement was adopted by all 196 sides of…

Turkmenistan: textile export to go up

The large-scale work is carried out in Turkmenistan to fully reveal the country’s economic potential and increase the textile export, Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said at a government meeting. “Turkmenistan creates conditions for bringing the domestic textile industry to a new level by making huge investments in the implementation of major industrial projects”, the President…

Russia: oil market to reach balance in 2017

Oil market supply and demand can come into balance already in the second half of 2017 with market methods even if no agreements on the market stabilization are reached at the upcoming meeting in Algeria, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak reported. “Everything will depend on demand, supply, on the economic situation of many countries that…

Russia: Knights aerobatic team reportedly receives first Su-30SM fighter jet

The Russian Knights aerobatic team based in Kubinka near Moscow has started receiving the first Sukhoi Su-30SM (NATO reporting name: Flanker-C) multipurpose fighter jets, some Russian Internet sources recently said. According to public sources, the Irkutsk Aircraft-Manufacturing Plant, part of the Irkut Corporation, manufactured the first Su-30SM fighter jet in September. The plane was given…

Russia: Telenor exit makes VimpelCom Ltd fitter

Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman, a co-owner of VimpelCom Ltd., is happy that Norway’s Telenor has begun selling its stake in the wireless carrier, because competition between the two companies in some markets created an “abnormal” situation on the board. Telenor, which began selling its 33% stake of VimpelCom Ltd. earlier in September, is a direct…

Russia: nearly 8 million tons of grains exported

Since the beginning of 2016/2017 MY and as of September 21, the volume of grain exports from Russia totaled 7.83 million tons, down by 9% YoY (8.582 million tons), the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation declared. According to the announcement, the wheat volumes formed 6.588 million tons from the reporting export volumes, barley…

Russia: grain exports from seaports up in late September 2016

On September 19-25, the export volumes of grains from the Russian seaports reached 747.4 thousand tons, against 229.4 thousand tons shipped on the previous week.

In particular, the wheat shipments totaled 595.3 thousand tons, barley – 5.8 thousand tons, corn – 136.9 thousand tons, and peas – 9.4 thousand tons. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)