Uzbekistan: Chinese company to create food hub

Xinjiang Silu Changlong Investment Co., Ltd (China) is planning to create a food transport-logistic center in Bukhara region of Uzbekistan. Currently, the Chinese company is developing the project in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy of Uzbekistan. Within the project, it is planned to create a modern logistics center, two plants for processing of fruits…

Belarus: laser technologies for ICRANet studies

Belarusian laser technologies will be used for research projects of the International Center for Relativistic Astrophysics Network (ICRANet), Deputy Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (NASB) Sergei Kilin said. On July 18 Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Vladimir Gusakov and ICRANet Director…

Belarus: companies urged to advance cooperation with Chinese partners

Belarusian companies should step up efforts to advance cooperation with Chinese partners, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to China Kirill Rudy said. The Ambassador believes that it is essential to build production chains with Chinese partners. Speaking about the inflow of Chinese investments to Belarus, Ambassador Kirill Rudy said about the preparation of amendments…

Kyrgyzstan: basic foods price up

Basic foods grew in price in Kyrgyzstan, the Ministry of Economy reported. Bread has risen in price by 0.19 soms (1.05%), rice – by 1.77 soms (2.33%), beef – by 0.92 soms (0.33%), sugar – by 1.54 som (2.94%), vegetable oil – by 0.19 soms (0.21%), potatoes – by 4.93 som (34.71%), beans – by…

Germany: ATB Financial sends one of the world’s first real-time payments using blockchain technology supported by SAP

ATB Financial, the largest Alberta-based financial institution, has collaborated with SAP SE, financial technology start-up Ripple Labs Inc. and ReiseBank AG in Germany to send the first real international blockchain payment from Canada to Germany. ATB successfully transferred CA$1,000 (667 euro) to ReiseBank using a network built on SAP technology and Ripple’s pioneering network of…

Azerbaijan: assets of State Oil Fund up

Assets of the State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ) increased by 4.6% and amounted to $35.1 billion as of July 1, as compared to $33.57 billion in early 2016, SOFAZ said in a report. SOFAZ’s revenues totaled almost four billion Azerbaijani manats during the H1 2016, and expenditures were almost at 2.256 billion manats. During…

Ukraine: UkrOboronProm cooperation with Azerbaijan establishes model of working relationship with other countries

Cooperation between Ukraine and Azerbaijan in AN-178 production will establish the model of UkrOboronProm working relationship with other countries. This was stated by Director General of the State Concern Roman Romanov, commenting on the statement of the President of Ukraine in his briefing in Baku in the framework of the official visit to Azerbaijan. “One…

Russia: Turkey imports of wheat brans up

Russia continues to export high volumes of wheat brans. In May shipments of wheat brans from Russia were 69.15 KMT, which is 38.5% higher than in May 2015 (49.9 KMT). Since the beginning of the season Russian wheat bran exports are 12% higher than over the same period of 2014/2015 (717.2 KMT against 637.7 KMT…

Turkmenistan: acting head of oil and gas construction concern named

Deputy head of Turkmenistan’s “Turkmenneftegazstroy” state concern Atakuli Tatov has been appointed acting head of the concern, the decree signed by Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said. The subdivisions of the state concern are engaged in construction of oil and gas pipelines and development of oil and gas fields, reconstruction of oil processing facilities, as well…

Ukraine: Yuzhnoye Design Office looses $800 million following Brazil’s contract termination

Losses bourn by Ukraine because of the unilateral termination of the Cyclone-4 contract by Brazil can reach about $800 million, the press service of Yuzhnoye State Design Office has said. “According to preliminary estimates, Yuzhnoye Design Office losses could amount to roughly $800 million because of the unilateral contract termination by Brazil”, the report has…

Uzbekistan: deputy chairman of Central Bank chosen

Shokhrukh Shoakhmedov was appointed the deputy chairman of Uzbekistan’s Central Bank according to a decree of President Islam Karimov, the Central Bank said. Shoakhmedov was heading the Central Bank’s central administrative board in Tashkent. Uzbekistan’s Central Bank is tasked to regulate money circulation and activities of commercial banks in the country. Currently 26 banks operate…

Ukraine: new record in grain exports set

According to the Ukrainian AgMin, new record was set in grain exports, which exceeded the previous volume by 5 MMT. Preliminary estimates of 2015/2016 total exports are 39.415 MMT. This includes 17.354 MMT of wheat, 17.396 MMT of corn, 4.409 MMT of barley and 256 KMT of other grain crops. In 2014/2015 34.805 MMT of…

Ukraine: grain crops condition

Weather conditions were favorable for winter and spring grain crop development in May-July. During the first week of July soil moisture reserves were satisfactory except for Western regions. Last week was rather hot with minor precipitations. Currently, a dry weather phenomenon is observed in some Southern, Eastern and Western regions. Early spring crops are at…

Russia: Belarus NPP receives high pressure heater

The Taganrog Boiler-Making Works “Krasny Kotelshchik”, a member of the company Power Machines, has manufactured and shipped the chamber-type high pressure heater (chamber-type HPH) for the Belarusian NPP under construction. Large-size equipment weighing 138 tons will be installed on the first power unit of the plant. Seven similar heaters for this NPP are currently under…

Russia: RusHydro renovates Volga HPP equipment

Renovation program included the replacement of the hydro turbine, generator, excitation system, hydroelectric unit management and automation system, as well as auxiliaries. The equipment has been renovated in line with RusHydro’s Comprehensive Renovation Program (CRP). The new turbine features an improved design and is highly environmentally friendly. The renovated impeller has 5 blades instead of…

Ukraine: FUIB starts paying Mykhailivskyi clients

Starting with July 15, PJSC “FUIB” begins to disburse the guaranteed amounts of deposits to the customers of PJSC “Bank “Mykhailivskyi”, that is, to individuals whose funds are subject to compensation by the Private Deposit Guarantee Fund. PJSC “FUIB” disburses funds to depositors who, when concluding bank deposit/account agreement with PJSC “Bank “Mykhailivskyi”, had their…