Turkmenistan: Ashgabat hosts water coordination forum of Central Asia

Ashgabat hosted the next meeting of the Interstate Commission for Water Coordination (ICWC) of Central Asia. The ICWC is the body of five governments, which entrusted direct functions of water resources management and development and maintenance of sustainable natural and hydro ecological processes on transboundary water resources to the ministries (State Committees, Departments) of water…

Tajikistan: wheat imports up in 2016

In 2016 the imports of wheat to Tajikistan totaled over 1.34 million tons, up by 16.9% YoY. Kazakhstan was the main country-supplier of wheat, the Head of the Antimonopoly service at the Government of Tajikistan Sajdi Kodirzoda said. Also, in the reporting period Tajikistan imported nearly 88.8 thousand tons of flour (the average price totaled…

Ukraine: Ukrzaliznytsia to focus on corporate reform in 2017

PJSC Ukrzaliznytsia should in 2017 complete the separation of individual directions in the company’s activities, as well as introduce European standards of corporate governance, the head of the company supervisory board, First Deputy Minister of Infrastructure Yevhen Kravtsov said. “In 2016 the company’s management focused on stabilization of management processes in the company. The supervisory…

Uzbekistan: export deliveries to Ukraine expanded

Business circles of Uzbekistan and Ukraine signed bilateral agreements in the diplomatic mission of Uzbekistan in Kiev, aimed at increasing the volume of exports of the Uzbek producers. In particular, representatives of JSC Uzsanoateksport and JSC Uztadbirkoreksport signed agreements for a total amount of $7.05 million on the export of products of domestic manufacturers, namely…

Kazakhstan: wheat bran exports going up

In the current season of 2016/2017 Kazakh exporters continued building up wheat bran shipments to foreign markets. Kazakhstan exported 60.6 KMT of wheat bran in the first three months of the season (September-November 2016), up by 66% YoY (36.5 KMT). Uzbekistan remains the key importer of Kazakh wheat bran – the country absorbed over 78%…

Ukraine: Boryspil airport fined for abuse of monopoly

Ukraine’s Antimonopoly Committee has fined the Boryspil International Airport (Kyiv) for abuse of monopoly on the specialized airport service market. “We have finished hearing a case about abuse of monopoly by the Boryspil International Airport on the specialized airport service market. We fined the airport UAH 12.78 million,” authorized official of Ukraine’s Antimonopoly Committee Ahiya…

Georgia: Central Bank increases key rate

The National Bank of Georgia increased its key rate by 25 base points to 6.75% and announced further “gradual” tightening of the monetary policy in the course of the next two quarters. NBG said in a statement that “the decision is based on macroeconomic forecasts,” according to which, NBG expected that this year’s inflation rate…

Uzbekistan: trade with Afghanistan to increase

On January 24, the government delegation of the Republic of Uzbekistan headed by Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov held a meeting with senior Advisor to the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on economic issues Humayun Kayumi, special representative of the President for cooperation with the countries of Central Asia and Russia Mahamad Shokir Korgar.…

Ukraine: milling wheat export and domestic prices up

Both export and domestic grain prices showed growth last week. Export wheat prices gained $1-2 supported by global trends and seasonal complications in seaports. An announcement of ice campaign usually causes some increase in grain handling costs (although insignificant). Moreover, Ukrainian hryvnia fluctuated and traders continued buying grain actively last week. The prices for 2nd…

Ukraine: flour production down in 2016

In 2016 Ukrainian flour milling enterprises produced 1.939 million tons of flour, down by 4.8% YoY, the State Statistics Service declared. In particular, the production volumes in December 2016 totaled 180 thousand tons, up by 1.9% MoM and down by 5% YoY. In 2016 the production volumes of crude sunflower oil in Ukraine totaled 4.401…

Armenia: Russian gas supply down in 2016

Russian gas supply to Armenia decreased from 1.92 billion cubic meters in 2015 to 1.87 billion cubic meters in 2016, materials prepared for the meeting of Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan with his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev revealed. 2.6% less gas has thus been shipped from Russia to Armenia. According to the Cabinet materials, the…

Moldova: exports to EU on the rise

Moldovan producers export more and more goods to EU states. According to the Minister of Economy Octavian Calmac, the amount of goods exported to European markets has increased since the implementation of the Association Agreement with EU. In 2016 Moldova reached 65% in exports to the European market. The exports to CIS market reduced from…