Ukraine to sign deal with Georgia on arranging direct ferry-railroad services

Ukraine and Georgia have signed an agreement at the governmental level on arranging direct international railroad services through the two countries’ seaports, the Ukrainian Infrastructure Ministry press service reported. The agreement was signed at the International Maritime Forum in Batumi on September 13. “We signed a very important document today, which links Ukraine, Georgia, Kazakhstan…

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Kazakhstan: S&P affirms credit ratings

Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Global Ratings affirmed its ‘BBB-/A-3’ long- and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings on Kazakhstan. The S&P also affirmed the Kazakhstan national scale ratings at ‘kzAA’, the outlook on the long-term ratings is negative, the credit-rating agency said in a message on September 12. The ratings on Kazakhstan remain…

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Ukraine: winter rapeseed sown

During the first ten days of September weather was rather unfavorable for preparation of soil to start the winter rapeseed sowing. The reason was higher average daily temperature, which exceeded the norm by 1.1-6 C, contributing to soil evaporation, and lack of precipitations. Sufficient moistening of upper soil layer (21-30 mm) was observed only in…

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