Azerbaijan: SOCAR to diversify its financial channels

Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR intends to diversify its financial channels, the company’s president Rovnag Abdullayev reported. He made the remarks during the presentation of SOCAR bonds for Azerbaijani citizens. Abdullayev pointed out that SOCAR was implementing a new strategy to strengthen its positions at the international level. Eurobonds have been issued successfully, he said,…

Russia: to restore air travel with Egypt by 2017

Russia hopes to restore air travel with Egypt by the end of 2016, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, special presidential representative for the Middle East and Africa, reported. “We hope. The sooner the better”, he said, adding that Moscow must be sure that Egypt had done everything to ensure safety of Russian tourists. Moscow suspended…

Russia: sunflower exports up in July 2016

In July 2015/2016 MY Russia exported 0.8 KMT of sunflower against 11.5 KMT in the previous month and 1.3 KMT in July 2015. Since the beginning of 2015/2016 (September-July) Russian exporters shipped 60.2 KMT of sunflower, up 1.5 times YoY. More than 50% of all exports were shipped to Turkey. Share of Iran and Azerbaijan…

Russia: Lukoil to invest $7.5-8 billion in 2017

Russian oil major Lukoil may invest approximately $7.5-8 billion in 2017 and around $100 billion over the next 10 years, the company’s president Vagit Alekperov said. “Investments of $8-10 billion per year are the level that allows us to fulfill our obligations – pay dividends in accordance with the company’s policy, taxes and decent wages…

Russia: wheat flour production down

In January-August the production volumes of crude sunflower oil and its fractions in Russia totaled 2.4 million tons, up by 10.6% YoY, the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) declared.

At the same time, the production of wheat and wheat-rye flour decreased by 0.5%, to 5.7 million tons. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)