Russia: Rosneft redeems $1 billion Eurobonds

Rosneft Finance S.A. (a subsidiary of Russian state-owned oil company Rosneft) has redeemed second series Eurobonds worth $1 billion, the company said in a statement. The Eurobonds were issued by the former TNK-BP group in 2006, with a maturity term of 10 years and the coupon rate of 7.5% per annum. “Maximization of profit at…

Moldova expecting higher sunflower crop

After the high results of 2015, Moldavian farmers decreased sunflower sowing area for the new harvest of 2016/2017, but not because of the lowering interest in this crop. The reason for the lower area was essential increase in sowing material prices after high crop losses in 2015/2016, which also preconditioned the necessity to import expensive…

Kazakhstan: oilseed stocks down

As of July 1, oilseed stocks totaled 260.5 KMT, down by 61.3 KMT YoY (321.8 KMT). Thus, availability of sunflower seeds grew by 10.7 KMT to 104.1 KMT. Soybean stocks were only slightly lower – 30.8 KMT against 31.9 KMT, and rapeseed stocks were two times as low – 28.9 KMT against 60.1 KMT last…

Russia to increase grain export volumes

In several following months, Russia will continue increasing the export shipments of grains, which will reach their peak in August-September period, the Deputy Director of the strategic management department at Rusagrotrans CJSC Igor Pavensky announced on July 26. Due to the course of harvesting campaign, the export volumes of grains will continue growing, and in…

Russia: CTSP H1 2016 operating results

In the first half of 2016 JSC “Container terminal Saint-Petersburg” (CTSP, member of UCL Holding) handled 288,2 thousand TEU, exceeding the last-year result by 66,5%, says CTSP. Import volume increased by 53,5% YoY, to 130,3k TEU, including 29,4k TEU of laden reefer containers. Export volume increased by 79%, compared to the same period last year,…

Russia: troops carry out electronic launches of Iskander-M missiles

Missile troops of the Eastern Military District from the Primorsky Territory, Russia’s Far East, have carried out the first electronic launches from the Iskander-M tactical ballistic missile systems in a tactical exercise at the Kapustin Yar range in the Astrakhan region, southern Russia, the Eastern Military District spokesman Colonel Alexander Gordeyev said. “The electronic launches…

Russia: 32 million tons of grains harvested

As of July 21, Russian agrarians continued harvesting grains and pulses. Agrarians harvested grain crops throughout the areas of 8.1 million ha (on the same date in 2015 – 6.7 million ha), or 16.2% of the planned areas (47.3 million ha). The produced volumes reached 32.7 million tons of grains, with the average yield of…

Uzbekistan: S7 Airlines and Uzbekistan Airways sign code-sharing agreement

Uzbekistan Havo Yollari (Uzbekistan Airways) and Russian airline S7 Airlines signed a code-sharing agreement, envisaging execution of joint flights. According to the Russian airline, the agreement will allow increasing frequency of flights between Novosibirsk and Tashkent. S7 Airlines conducts its own flights between two cities on Sundays. Now, the airline will also conduct flights on…