Turkmenistan acting in line with ICAO standards

Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has met with the President of Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu. During the meeting, the sides exchanged views on the prospects of cooperation as part of Turkmenistan’s national civil aviation development program for 2012-2030, being implemented in the country. Under this program, new air harbors…

Estonia: August 2017 consumer price index up

According to information released by Statistics Estonia on September 7, the consumer price index in August increased by 0.4% compared to July and by 3.9% compared to August 2016. Compared to August of last year, goods were 3.8% and services 4.1% more expensive. Regulated prices of goods and services also rose by 7.2% and non-regulated…

Ukraine: Ukroboronprom showcasing high-precision weapons at MSPO 2017 in Poland

Ukraine’s state-owned Ukroboronprom concern is presenting the defense military complex products at the 25th international arms exhibition MSPO 2017, taking place in Kielce, Poland, from September 5 through September 8. According to Ukroboronprom, Ukraine at the expo showcases high-precision weapons, including anti-tank missile systems supplied to Ukraine’s army and available for exports. In addition, the…

Ukraine: wheat export prices down

Bearish price trends persisted on the Ukrainian milling wheat market last week. Average export prices for 12.5%- protein milling wheat closed the week down by another $1-2/MT FOB for September-October delivery. Prices for wheat with 11.5% protein content remained within the last week’s range for September-October delivery. Export prices for feed wheat closed the week…

Azerbaijan: Fitch to upgrade IBA’s ratings

Fitch Ratings, the international ratings agency, said that it had withdrawn International Bank of Azerbaijan’s (IBA) $500 million senior unsecured notes following the completion of the bank’s debt restructuring and the settling of the issue on September 1. The agency has not yet rated the new $1 billion senior notes due 2024 issued in part…

Ukraine: state debt up in July 2017

The total state (direct) and government-guaranteed debt of Ukraine in July increased by 1.4% or by $1.05 billion, to $76.06 billion, the Ministry of Finance said on its website. The state debt in the national currency rose by 0.69% or by UAH 13.45 billion, to UAH 1.971 trillion. Since the beginning of the year the…

Ukraine: 37.5 million tons of grains harvested

As of September 4, Ukraine harvested 37.537 million tons of grains (including corn) throughout the areas of 9.794 million ha (67% of the plan). The average yield totaled 3.83 ton/ha, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine declared. In particular, agrarians harvested buckwheat throughout 59 thousand ha (32%), and produced 67 thousand tons…

Latvia: Border Guard to procure new helicopters

Latvian State Border Guard currently evaluates offers for procurement of new helicopters. The country’s National Armed Forces, one the other hand, has no plans to procure new helicopters in the near future. Until then, old helicopters will be kept repaired and in battle-ready condition, according to available information. It should be noted that Latvia currently…

Ukraine: cost of introducing e-ticket in land transport in Kyiv stands at UAH 460 million

Municipal enterprise Kyivpastrans has announced a tender for the purchase of electronic equipment, namely technical means of automated payment systems (APS) with software and its installation. According to the announcement on the ProZorro electronic trading platform, the deadline for submitting documents for the tender is September 18, the auction will be held at 11:30 on…

Estonia: bad weather disrupts ferry services

Linda Line, which operates the high-speed catamaran Karolin between Tallinn and Helsinki, has canceled all September 4 departures from both capital cities due to bad weather conditions on the Gulf of Finland. Linda Line, which operates under the Linda Line Express brand, has a policy of canceling departures due to conditions involving wind speeds in…