China hopes to expand cooperation with Russia in space

China hopes to expand cooperation with Russia in the program of constructing its own orbital station, Wu Ping, a representative of China’s Manned Space Agency, said. “When implementing a program of constructing a space station, we hope to engage in expanded cooperation and exchanges with Russia in choosing and training cosmonauts, carrying out scientific experiments,…

Kazakhstan: car sales increasing

Kazakhstan’s car market is gradually recovering after the crisis of 2014 -2016, Association of Kazakhstan Auto Business reports. The demand for new cars has increased slightly and the official dealers sold 3,356 new cars in September and 32,581 cars since the beginning of 2016, according to the association. The top 20 best sellers brands in…

Ukraine: the most profitable grain silos in 2015

0,95 млрд. грн. дохода и 465,43 млн. грн. чистой прибыли получили в 2015 г. 100 самых крупных компаний, работающих на рынке складской логистики и элеваторов. Об этом говорится в обзоре рынка логистических услуг, подготовленном компанией Alliance Capital Management. Как отмечается в обзоре, в ходе составления рейтинга была проанализирована деятельность более 1 тыс. участников рынка складского…

Ukraine: the most profitable poultry farms in 2015

В 2015 г. 30 крупнейших птицефабрик Украины получили 36,97 млрд. грн. дохода и 9,95 млрд. грн. чистой прибыли. Такие результаты приводятся в подготовленном компанией Alliance Capital Managementаналитическом обзоре рынка мяса птицы в Украине. В рамках исследования был составлен рейтинг крупнейших производителей мяса птицы и яиц, а также инкубаторов. Самыми доходными предприятиями отрасли по результатам 2015…

Ukraine: major milk processors

Выпуск твердых сыров в Украине в 2015 г. сократился на четверть, на 15% снизилось производство цельномолочной продукции. В шесть раз упал объем экспорта сыров и молочных продуктов в Россию, в 10 раз меньше денег получили компании от продаж в РФ. Кто виноват? “Сами мы виноваты, – разводит руками владелец крупной молочной компании. – Нас разбаловал…

Ukraine: flour production continues to decrease

Over the 8 months of 2016 flour production in Ukraine lowered by another 6%. Over January-August Ukraine produced 1.212 MMT against 1.288 MMT over the same period of 2015. Flour production went down in all the key producing regions: Kharkov, Dnepropetrovsk, Kiev, Kherson, Odessa, etc. In contrast to the mentioned regions, production in Lugansk region…

Russia: Fitch upgrades rating of Alrosa

International rating agency Fitch has upgraded the long-term issuer default rating of Russian uncut diamond mining giant Alrosa to BB+ from BB with a stable outlook and affirmed the company’s short-term issuer default rating at B, the agency said in a research note. “The upgrade reflects Fitch’s expectations that Alrosa will maintain funds from operations…

Ukraine: DTEK sees rise in coal stocks

DTEK energy holding since early October has increased coal stocks at warehouses of thermal power plants (TPPs) by 173,000 tons, to 792,000 tons, DTEK Energo Generation Director Serhiy Kurylenko reported. Kurylenko said that at present DTEK’s TPPs burned 50,000 tons of coal a day on average. Around 65,000 tons of coal arrive every day to…

Belarus: corn and sugar beet harvesting continues

As of October 13, agricultural organizations in Belarus continued harvesting corn for grain and sugar beet, the Ministry of Agriculture and Food declared. In particular, agrarians harvested 377.6 thousand tons of corn throughout the areas of 47.3 thousand ha (26.7%), with the average yield of 7.99 ton/ha. Last year the grain production volumes totaled 174.4…

Belarus: Grodno Azot reports 0.7% drop in commodity output in January-September 2016

Belarus’ chemical company OAO Grodno Azot manufactured Br961.8 million worth of chemical products ($502.785 million) in January-September, down by 0.7% YoY, the company said in an official report. OAO Grodno Azot’s nitrogen fertilizer output stood at 593,633 tons (in terms of 100% nitrogen) in January-September, down by 4.6% YoY; carbamide output decreased by 5.2% to…