Azerbaijan: Venezuela interested in co-op

Azerbaijan’s Prime Minister Artur Rasizade has met President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro. Rasizade said Azerbaijani-Venezuelan relations were at a good level, adding that both countries supported each other within international organizations. The Prime Minister said there was good potential for boosting economic ties between the two countries and stressed the importance of increasing efforts for…

Belarus: UNDP transfers sapropel extraction equipment to Zhitkovichikhimservis Company

Zhitkovichikhimservis Company, which implements a pilot project to produce highly efficient organic fertilizers through advanced sapropel processing, has received modern equipment for sapropel processing. The equipment transfer was facilitated in the framework of the Green Economy Project run by the European Union and the UNDP. The equipment transferred during a special ceremony on October 20,…

Ukraine blocks entrance to some Russian tank wagons

Ukraine’s state railway transport administration Ukrainian Railways has blocked entrance and transit through the country to tank wagons of some Russian railway operators, including Sberbank Leasing and SG-Trans, according to the letter of Ukrainian Railways. Besides tank wagons of Sberbank Leasing and SG-Trans, Ukrainian Railways blocked entrance and transit of all cargoes and empty tank…

Ukraine: seaports double grain export volumes

On October 17-23, Ukraine exported nearly 1 million tons of grains from the seaports, against 506 thousand tons on the previous week.

In particular, wheat shipments reached 544 thousand tons, barley – 142.6 thousand tons, and corn – 320.1 thousand tons. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)

Bulgaria: oilseed market behavior

Domestic market of sunseed was characterized by trading activity last week, raw material was available throughout the country. Average prices increased by 2-3% depending on the region and as of October 14, reached $364/MT. Slight decrease in demand was noted on rapeseed market, which caused the downward price adjustment. Thus, as of October 14, the…

Malaysia: AirAsia keen to start flights to Moscow

AirAsia is considering adding Russia to its list of destinations, the Malaysian low-cost carrier’s founder Tony Fernandes reported. Russia is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination for Asian tourists, Fernandes said. “My video on Facebook from the Red Square was viewed by 60,000 people in two hours! I got 300 comments, and everyone asked about…

Ukraine: cornstarch exports up in 2015-2016

In 2015/2016 Ukraine exported 31.58 KMT of cornstarch, up by 35% YoY (23.45 KMT). Indonesia was the key importer, purchasing nearly 200% more Ukrainian cornstarch in 2015/2016 MY YoY. In 2015/2016 Ukrainian exporters shipped about 18 KMT to this country, or 57% of the total cornstarch exports. Share of Russia (largest importer in 2014/2015) decreased…