Ukraine: UIA commences testing SMS notification service

UIA started testing SMS notification service informing passengers of all scheduled flights on any delays and cancellations. Therefore, the airline’s clients will be notified of important schedule alterations. Within 48 – 1 hour prior to scheduled departure, passengers who provided UIA with correct contact details when booking their tickets might receive a notification on cancellation…

Ukraine: 90% of produced sunflower oil exported

Almost complete export orientation is the unique feature of the Ukrainian market of sunflower oil, the general director of the Association Ukroliyaprom Stepan Kapshuk reported. Ukraine consumes no more than 10% of the produced sunflower oil, and exports 90% of the remaining volumes. Any export limitations on sunflower oil will cause destabilization of not only…

Ukraine: planted areas of high-oleic sunflower seed up

During several recent years, the Ukrainian market of high-oleic sunflower seed demonstrated the positive dynamics of development, with annually increasing the planted areas under the oilseed, and its share in the general planted areas of all types of sunflower seed, the oilseed analyst at APK-Inform Agency Julia Ivanitskaya declared. According to APK-Inform estimations, in 2016/2017…

Ukraine: Astarta harvesting campaign

Astarta’s subsidiaries are successfully conducting autumn field works on the harvesting of the technical crops and preparation of soils for the following year. As of the middle of September, the company has already harvested 80% of the area under soybean and 40% under sunflower, the harvesting of the corn has just started. The company carries…

Russia: auto insurance reform being prepared

Russia’s Finance Ministry has prepared major changes to the compulsory auto liability insurance, known in Russian as OSAGO. Among other amendments, the ministry has proposed to divide OSAGO policies into three types: an “economic package” with current limits of 400,000 rubles for damage to property and 500,000 rubles for injuries, a “standard” package with limits…

Russia: Rosinterbank stops servicing clients

Rosinterbank, included in Russia’s 100 largest banks in terms of assets, has completely stopped providing services to its clients, the bank said. “Individual and corporate clients will not be serviced at Rosinterbank’s offices and branches starting from September 15, in order to stabilize the bank’s financial performance”, the bank’s statement said. A source reported that…

Turkmenistan: main areas of development for 2017 named

Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has named the main vectors of the country’s socio-economic development which will be taken into account in the draft 2017 state budget. The president noted that the country would continue the reforms on the integrated diversified economic development. These reforms envisage the implementation of major investment projects of international and regional…

Ukraine: IMF approves of third $1 billion tranche

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the second review of Ukraine’s implementation of an economic program backed by the Extended Fund Facility and approved of the disbursement of a third tranche worth SDR 716.11 million, or about $1 billion, the IMF said in a statement. “This brings total disbursements under the…

Russia: MADI starts developing new amphibious platform

The Moscow Automobile and Road Construction State Technical University (MADI) has started developing a versatile amphibious platform for light, extra light and heavy vehicles operational with the Airborne Force, the Airborne Force’s press office said. “The Airborne Force and top specialists of the Moscow Automobile and Road Construction State Technical University have started jointly developing…