Ukraine: sugar plants produce 94,000 tons of sugar since season start

As of September 15, Ukrainian sugar plants produced 94 thousand tons of sugar, Ukrtsukor National Association of Sugar Producers of Ukraine reports. Currently, 21 sugar plants are running in Vinnytsia, Volyn, Zhytomyr, Kirovohrad, Kyiv, Lviv, Poltava, Ternopil, Kharkiv, Khmelnytskyi and Cherkassy regions. Ukraine’s sugar production output reached 93.8 thousand tons on September 14. A total…

Ukraine: GDP up in Q2 2016

The GDP growth in the second quarter of this year was 1.3%, whereas it amounted to 0.1% in the first quarter. The First Vice Prime Minister, Economic Development and Trade Minister of Ukraine Stepan Kubiv said this at the Cabinet’s meeting. “We saw the growth of GDP by 0.1% in the first quarter of 2016…

Russia: Egypt ignoring fruit supply violations

Russia’s Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Oversight is concerned with the fact that Egypt ignores existing problems regarding violations in fruit and vegetable supplies. Egypt has ignored a necessity to take urgent phytosanitary measures after the Russian service reported about four quarantine cases with citrus fruit supplies from Egypt at the end of the…

Russia: NME to start grain interventions

The National Mercantile Exchange will start public purchasing interventions in relation to new crop grains in the coming days, the Director of the Department of regulation of agricultural markets at the Ministry of Agriculture Vladimir Volik declared. According to him, trading operations will run either on September 16, or on September 19. Also, Volik specified…

Ukraine: economy already started growing

Ukraine’s economy demonstrates a growing dynamics, thereby affording to fill the state budget and to invest in improving the quality of life of the Ukrainian people and citizens. Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman announced this while opening a government meeting on Wednesday, the press service of the government’s portal reported. “In fact, today we…

Belarus: Panasonic launches TV-set production

Panasonic, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of consumer electronics, is launching TV-set production in Belarus, the company said in a press-release. Panasonic has considered several locations in other member states of the Customs Union, but has chosen Belarus as the best site in terms of quality, flexibility and production speed. Initially the company plans…

Azerbaijan: ICD mulling financing projects

The Islamic Corporation for Development of the Private Sector (ICD) is discussing an opportunity of allocating $30 million to two Azerbaijani banks and a company. The agreements might be signed soon. The funds will be used to finance the projects in cotton-growing, food and textile industries. According to the ICD financing rules, the minimum amount…

Belarus hopes for more vibrant investment cooperation with European companies

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Belgium with concurrent accreditation to Luxemburg, Belarus’ Permanent Representative in the European Union Alexander Mikhnevich expressed hope for further development of investment cooperation between Belarus and the European companies. “Many EU companies already have presence in Belarus. The most interesting sectors include machine-building, electronics, chemical products, pharmaceuticals, timber,…

Belarus: Gomel hosts Belarusian-Finnish economic forum

Fifty representatives of Finnish companies from various industries took part in the Belarusian-Finnish economic forum on September 13, in Gomel, Director General of the Gomel department of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Marina Filonova reported. She mentioned high activity of Finnish businessmen who had sent many applications for participation. “It means that they…

Russia: corporate lending to grow in 2016

The international rating agency Fitch expects that corporate lending in Russia will grow by 5% in 2016 and retail loans will increase within 3%, the agency’s analyst Anton Lopatin said. “In the first half of the year corporate lending adjusted for currency revaluation increased by 2%. Reasons of this growth – rates have decreased, correspondingly,…

Belarus: cooperation with Ecuador discussed

Belarus and Ecuador discussed their cooperation during the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported. Belarus-Ecuador cooperation was in the spotlight at the meeting of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Ecuador Igor Poluyan and Acting Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Migration…

Belarus: Ambassador discusses cooperation prospects with Venezuelan companies

Belarus’ Ambassador to Venezuela Oleg Pafenov met with the heads of Venezuelan companies to discuss prospects for further cooperation. “The Ambassador held working meetings with heads of three assembly plants built by Belarusian specialists. The parties discussed the current issues related to the operation of companies and talked over the prospects for further mutually beneficial…