Ukraine: winter rapeseed seeding started

According to Ukrainian Agrarian Ministry, share of oilseeds in the total cropping pattern will be increased by 4% YoY. Having finished winter crops harvesting campaign, agrarians of 16 regions have started winter rapeseed sowing for the 2017 crop. As of August 18, nearly 139 thousand ha had been sown with winter rapeseed, or 19% of…

Ukraine: soybean exports to reach a new record

In June soybean exports from Ukraine reached 236.9 KMT against 170.6 KMT in June 2015. During the current season 2015/2016 (September-June) Ukraine supplied 2178.4 KMT of soybean to foreign markets, decreasing the spread lag compared to previous season to 3.7%. Taking into account stable exports during the last four months, it’s very likely that the…

Ukraine: new online tool for investment climate evaluation

Insight into investment climate of the country may considerably improve efficiency of business planning and calculation of project profitability. Consulting agency UkrAgroConsult has created a new tool providing information on capital investments amount by Ukrainian region. Interactive map makes it possible to evaluate the investment amount in a certain region over the past few years.…

Belarus: more preferences promised to China-Belarus industrial park resident companies

Belarus intends to offer even more preferences to resident companies of the China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone. Belarusian Economy Minister Vladimir Zinovsky made the statement before the session of the Belarusian-Chinese intergovernmental committee on cooperation on August 18. “We are preparing a draft presidential decree that will introduce serious changes into the document that regulates…

Ukraine: Infrastructure ministry to revise all regulatory acts to simplify business development

Ukraine’s Infrastructure Ministry has started the revision of all regulatory acts to see if they comply with the public regulatory policy. The ministry’s press service reported that Deputy Infrastructure Minister Dmytro Romensky gave information on August 19, 2016 at a first meeting of the working group. “According to the order of the first deputy prime…

Belarus: Brest Household Chemicals Plant files for bankruptcy

The Economic Court of Brest Region has started bankruptcy proceedings regarding Brest Household Chemicals Plant, the Finance Ministry of Belarus said in a release.

The country’s largest manufacturer of household detergents, perfumery and cosmetics, Brest Household Chemicals Plant earned a net loss of Br406.9 million ($209.958 million) in Q1 2016. (Prime-TASS/Business World Magazine)

Belarus: oil products export to Latvia up in H1 2016

Belarus’ proceeds from exports of petroleum products to Latvia grew by 55% YoY in January-June to $57 million, a source in the profile ministry reported.

Belarus exported 154,235 tons of petroleum products in January-June to Latvia, up by 85% YoY. (Prime-TASS/Business World Magazine)

Russia: super nuclear power plant to be developed by 2027

Rosatom intends to develop the most cost-effective nuclear power plant (NPP) in the world by 2027, according to the corporation’s roadmap of innovative development until 2030. Russian state company Rosatom is actively working to improve the competitiveness of its nuclear projects proposed for construction abroad in order to fix its leadership on the global market.…

Turkmenistan building railway to Afghanistan

The Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Tajikistan (TAT) railway, which is under construction, is intended to stimulate trade ties between the countries of the region, the Turkmen government said in a message. The first phase of the project envisages construction of two railway sections: a 85-kilometer Atamyrat-Imamnazar line in Turkmenistan and a 38-kilometer line from Imamnazar to the Andkhoy village…