Russia: export duties on wheat zeroed down

On September 23, Russia zeroed down the export duties on wheat, the Minister of Agriculture of Russia Alexander Tkachev declared. According to the forecast of Tkachev, in the current year the grain exports will reach 35-40 million tons. At the same time, as of the morning of September 23, the officials still did not make…

Ukraine: flour output down in January-August 2016

In January-August Ukrainian flour milling enterprises produced 1.212 million tons of flour, down by 5.9% YoY, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine declared. In particular, the production volumes in August totaled 176 thousand tons, up by 18.4% MoM and by 1.1% YoY. In January-August the production volumes of crude sunflower oil in Ukraine totaled 2.4…

Belarus: IFRS introduction to improve investment climate

The introduction of the international financial reporting standards (IFRS) in Belarus will help improve the investment climate. Belarusian Finance Minister Vladimir Amarin made the statement in an interview published in the September edition of the Ministry’s magazine Finance. Accounting. Auditing. According to the source, for the sake of effective implementation of the decision in favor…

Egypt: Russian wheat purchased

On September 22, Egypt purchased 240 KMT of milling wheat from Russia with shipment on October 21-31, at the average price of $187.03/MT C&F. The price at the previous tender equaled $185.52/MT C&F. The purchase included: – 60 KMT of Russian wheat from Aston at $186.80/MT C&F ($179/MT FOB with a freight rate of $7.80/MT);…

Belarus to launch BelGee car factory in H1 2017

The Belarus-China car assembly company BelGee JV (based in Borisov, Minsk region) plans to launch its own car factory in the first half of 2017, Belarusian First Deputy Industry Minister Gennady Svidersky reported. The construction of a factory by the Belarusian-Chinese car assembly company BelGee is in the final stage, the new premises are ready,…

Belarus: oil export proceeds down in January-July 2016

Belarus’ proceeds from exports of domestic crude oil reduced by 32.3% YoY in January-July to $253.704 million, Belarus’ National Statistical Committee (Belstat) said in an official report. In January-July Belarus exported 945,900 tons of crude oil, up by 0.7% YoY. Belarus’ sole authority on oil exports is a state-controlled monopoly officially designated as Belorusneft. Germany…

Azerbaijan to showcase first hybrid engine UAV

Azerbaijani company AZDynamics will introduce the first hybrid engine unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with increased duration of autonomous flight. The hybrid drone will sport an internal combustion engine along with rechargeable batteries and an electric motor, making it possible to increase the duration of autonomous flight from 25 minutes to two hours. The drone will…

Ukraine: Ministry of Agrarian Policy supports cancellation of the price controls for grain by-products

The Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine supports cancellation of price controls for food products, including grain by-products, the Director of the food products department at the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food Mykola Moroz declared. According to him, the Ministry provides the reporting cancellation of price regulation as an experiment. If in…

Ukraine: real GDP up in Q2 2016

Ukraine’s real gross domestic product (GDP) in the second quarter of 2016 increased by 1.4% YoY. This information has been posted on the website of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) with a reference to the State Statistics Service. “The Ukrainian economic growth has been accelerated. In the second quarter of 2016, the real GDP…

Russia: Aeroflot to sell Rossiya Airlines

Russian national flag carrier Aeroflot may sell its largest affiliate Rossiya Airlines. Aeroflot owns 75% minus one share in the affiliate, while the rest is owned by the government of St. Petersburg. Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich ordered the Transport Ministry to prepare suggestions for the possibility of Aeroflot selling Rossiya Airlines. The Economic Development…

Russia wants all public Wi-Fi users identified

The Russian communications service has suggested implementing special software for subscriber devices to identify users of Wi-Fi networks of Internet access and insists on administrative responsibility for individuals-owners of such networks. The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media checked more than 18,000 public hotspots across the country and found out…

Russia: Railways want cargo tariff to rise in 2017

Russian Railways has proposed raising its transportation tariff for all types of cargo by 6.8% in 2017 or to differentiate between tariff increases depending on types of cargo. The company’s differentiated tariff proposal envisages a 8.2% rise for first-class cargoes, excluding coal and ore, and for mineral fertilizers; a 6.8% rise for coal, ore and…