Russia: Turkish Stream in line with Kiev transit deal

The Turkish Stream natural gas pipeline project is synchronized with expiration of Russia’s gas transit contract with Ukraine in December 2019, Energy Minister Alexander Novak reported. “Speaking of the Turkish Stream, the project’s implementation deadline is December 2019, which means that the infrastructure will be built until the end of 2019. It is in full…

Russia: Khrunichev Center concludes two Proton launch contracts as part of multi-launch deal with Eutelsat

International Launch Services (ILS) and Eutelsat have announced the signing of two launch contracts for the 2018-2020 period. ILS is a Khrunichev Space Center subsidiary, which provides Proton-based launch services for global international commercial satellite operators, and Eutelsat Communications is one of the world’s leading operators of satellite communications, headquartered in Paris, France. The first…

Kazakhstan: grain stocks at 14.6 million tons

As of October 1, the registered carry-over stocks of grains and pulses in Kazakhstan totaled 14.594 million tons (up by nearly 10 million tons MoM), the Statistics Committee of the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan reported. In particular, peasant and farming households stored 2.899 million tons of grains. Wheat formed the…

Russia: grain exports from the seaports doubled in the second week of October 2016

On October 10-16, the export volumes of grains from the Russian seaports reached 637.4 thousand tons against 325.9 thousand tons shipped on the previous week.

In particular, the wheat shipments totaled 526.8 thousand tons, barley – 3 thousand tons, corn – 101.5 thousand tons, and peas – 6.1 thousand tons. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: EU publishes proposal to increase the quotas for duty-free imports of products

The European Union published a proposal to increase the quotas for duty-free supplying of Ukrainian products, including food products, products of the chemical industry, etc., the Official Journal of the European Union informed. In particular, the document proposed to provide additional quotas to Ukrainian agricultural producers for the supply of corn and flour (650 thousand…

EU and Azerbaijan to mull bilateral relations

The EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus Herbert Salber will visit Azerbaijan in late October, Salber’s press service reported. Salber will hold a number of official meetings, at which the sides will discuss bilateral relations. It is also expected to discuss the situation around the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The conflict between the two South Caucasus…

China hopes to expand cooperation with Russia in space

China hopes to expand cooperation with Russia in the program of constructing its own orbital station, Wu Ping, a representative of China’s Manned Space Agency, said. “When implementing a program of constructing a space station, we hope to engage in expanded cooperation and exchanges with Russia in choosing and training cosmonauts, carrying out scientific experiments,…

Kazakhstan: car sales increasing

Kazakhstan’s car market is gradually recovering after the crisis of 2014 -2016, Association of Kazakhstan Auto Business reports. The demand for new cars has increased slightly and the official dealers sold 3,356 new cars in September and 32,581 cars since the beginning of 2016, according to the association. The top 20 best sellers brands in…