Russia: Rosinterbank stops servicing clients

Rosinterbank, included in Russia’s 100 largest banks in terms of assets, has completely stopped providing services to its clients, the bank said. “Individual and corporate clients will not be serviced at Rosinterbank’s offices and branches starting from September 15, in order to stabilize the bank’s financial performance”, the bank’s statement said. A source reported that…

Turkmenistan: main areas of development for 2017 named

Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has named the main vectors of the country’s socio-economic development which will be taken into account in the draft 2017 state budget. The president noted that the country would continue the reforms on the integrated diversified economic development. These reforms envisage the implementation of major investment projects of international and regional…

Ukraine: IMF approves of third $1 billion tranche

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the second review of Ukraine’s implementation of an economic program backed by the Extended Fund Facility and approved of the disbursement of a third tranche worth SDR 716.11 million, or about $1 billion, the IMF said in a statement. “This brings total disbursements under the…

Russia: MADI starts developing new amphibious platform

The Moscow Automobile and Road Construction State Technical University (MADI) has started developing a versatile amphibious platform for light, extra light and heavy vehicles operational with the Airborne Force, the Airborne Force’s press office said. “The Airborne Force and top specialists of the Moscow Automobile and Road Construction State Technical University have started jointly developing…

Kazakhstan: oil production to go up by 2021

Kazakhstan plans to increase oil production to 79.5 million in 2017 and to 86.5 million tons in 2021, according to the 2017-2021 socio-economic development outlook, the Kazakh National Economy Ministry reported. In the baseline scenario, the oil price is expected at $35 per barrel in 2017-2019, with an increase to $45 per barrel by 2021.…

Kazakhstan: 86 thousand tons of grains supplied to Azerbaijan in 2015-2016

In 2015/2016 MY, Kazakhstan exported 86 thousand tons of grains to Azerbaijan, the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan declared. According to the announcement, Azerbaijan remains one of the traditional export markets for Kazakh grains. But during several recent years Azerbaijan reduced purchases of Kazakh grains due to increase of domestic production volumes.…

Belarus: machine-tool equipment to be supplied to Cuba

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Cuba Alexander Aleksandrov and Cuban Minister of Heavy Industries Salvador Pardo Cruz discussed the deliveries of Belarusian machine-tool equipment to Cuba, the press service of the Foreign Ministry of Belarus reported. “During the meeting, the parties discussed topical issues of cooperation between the two countries in the field…

Belarus: planting campaign of rapeseed almost done

As of September 15, agricultural organizations of Belarus harvested 306.1 thousand tons of rapeseed with the average yield of 1.57 ton/ha. The harvested areas reached almost 195 thousand ha of the oilseed (92.4% of the plan).

In addition, agrarians planted winter crops throughout 476.3 thousand ha, or 35.4% of the plan. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)

Azerbaijan and Lithuania to expand co-op in railway sector

Azerbaijan and Lithuania have reached an agreement to even more expand bilateral cooperation in railway sector, spokesperson for Azerbaijan Railways Nadir Azmammadov reported. The agreement was reached during a meeting between the head of Azerbaijan Railways CJSC Javid Gurbanov and Lithuania’s ambassador to Azerbaijan Valdas Lastauskas in Baku. During the meeting, the parties discussed the…

Ukraine: Arterium buys Marifarm

Arterium Corporation (Kyiv) has acquired Marifarm pharmaceutical company (Maribor, Slovenia) from Slovenian bank Nova KBM (NKBM). The bank has not disclosed the amount of the transaction. According to unofficial information from Maribor’s local edition Vecer, it is estimated at 6.8 million euro. Arterium and Marifarm intend to jointly explore new possibilities of development of pharmaceutical…

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…