Ukraine: Kyiv and Warsaw agree on cooperation in building Via Carpatia highway

Ukrainian and Polish Infrastructure Ministers Volodymyr Omelyan and Andrzej Adamczyk have signed a memorandum on cooperation in the implementation of an international infrastructure project – the construction of the Via Carpatia transport corridor. The document was signed in Przemysl on October 22 in the presence of Verkhovna Rada Chairman Andriy Parubiy and Marshal of the…

Turkmenistan: diversification of gas supplies to world markets to be mulled in Ashgabat

The 22th international conference and exhibition Oil and Gas Turkmenistan 2017 (OGT) will be held in Ashgabat on November 2-4, the Turkmen government said in a message. “Special attention will be paid to the diversification of supplies of Turkmen natural gas to world markets. In particular, the progress of construction and prospects of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India…

Kazakhstan: central bank buys $139.7 million in August-September 2017

In August-September the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan purchased $139.7 million on the market over the foreign exchange interventions, the financial regulator’s press service reported. “In August and September, the interventions amounted to $70 million and $69.7 million respectively,” Director of the Monetary Operations Department of the National Bank of Kazakhstan Aliya Moldabekova…

Ukraine: coffee sales up in 2016-2017

The Ukrainian coffee market showed an increase in sales by 3% in natural terms in the period from September 2016 to August 2017, the Nielsen research company has said. According to a press release, during the same period of 2015-2016 coffee sales dropped by 8%. In September 2016 – August 2017 the segment of natural…

Belarus to harvest less corn

According to the current information of the Ag Ministry, corn was harvested from 24.8 thousand ha as of October 12 (19.1% of the plan). Its crop amounted to 190.1 KMT with an average yield of 7.68 MT/ha. The harvest lags far behind last year. At the same time in 2016, corn was harvested from 44.5…

Ukraine: AR-15 assault rifle variant constructed

Ukraine’s state-owned Ukroboronprom has recently showcased its locally built variant of the AR-15 assault rifle – M4-WAC-47. The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense (MoD) intends to induct the M4-WAC-47 as part of its technical and operational alignment with NATO. The M4-WAC-47 was developed in collaboration with U.S.-based Aeroscraft. Besides 5.56×45 mm NATO rounds, the M4-WAC-47 can…

Belarus to supply electrobuses to Moscow

Belarus has a serious chance of becoming a supplier of electric buses to Moscow, Minister of the Moscow City Government, Head of the Moscow City Foreign Economic and International Relations Department Sergei Cheremin said. “Belarusian companies have supplied transport to Moscow before. We use Belarusian trolleybuses. Belarusian producers have a serious chance of participating in…