Ukraine: new ASF cases recorded

Ukraine’s State Service for Food Safety and Consumer Rights Protection in the past several days received confirmation of African swine fever (ASF) diagnosed during the examination of the selected samples of biological material of pigs that died in Mykolaiv, Luhansk, Kirovohrad and Odessa regions. The press service reported that 56 pigs died in Chapayev LLC…

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Uzbekistan: Eriell GmbH buys 51% of Uzbekneftegaz’s subsidiary’s shares

Austrian Eriell GmbH has acquired controlling stake of Sarbon-Neftegaz JSC, the transportation division of Uzbekneftegaz National Holding Company, Tashkent Republican Stock Exchange said in a message. The Austrian company acquired 561,930 shares at $6.04 per share. A package of shares was purchased at $3.394 million from Uzgeoburneftegaz – subsidiary of the holding, Uzbekneftegaz said. Sarbon-Neftegaz…

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Kazakhstan: Russia to supply attack helicopters

Russian Helicopters Holding will supply four Mi-35M attack helicopters to Kazakh Defense Ministry in 2018, the holding reported. The supply contract was signed within the implementation of the Treaty on military-technical cooperation between Russia and Kazakhstan and envisages payments in Russian rubles. The multirole Mi-35M helicopter is a comprehensive modernization of the Mi-24V and has…

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Ukraine: sugar production up in 2016/2017

Sugar production in Ukraine in 2016/2017 agricultural year (September-August) increased by 40.5% YoY, to 2.008 million tons, the national sugar producers association Ukrtsukor has said. According to the report, 42 sugar refineries refined 13.66 million tons of sugar beets. The association said that the year was favorable for Ukrainian sugar producers. Due to bad harvest…

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Ukraine: gas pumping down

Gas pumping from Ukraine’s underground gas storage facilities this heating season is 3.27 billion cubic meters, down by 19% YoY (4.07 billion cubic meters), the press service of Naftogaz Ukrainy has reported. “Gas pumping from underground gas storage facilities this winter is 19% less than last winter (and 45% less than in 2014/2015 season). This…

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Ukraine: NABU investigating into some banks removing refinancing funds abroad

The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) is investigating into crimes committed by some banks that removed refinancing loans abroad, NABU Director Artem Sytnyk has said. “We have a criminal case concerning some banks that removed the refinancing funds abroad, including via Austrian banks and eventually to offshore companies”, he said. He did not disclose…

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Ukraine: throughput of seaports down in 2016

In January-December 2016 seaports of Ukraine handled 131.998 million tons of cargo (-8.9%), says press center of Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority. Transshipment of export cargo totaled 100.395 million tons (- 3.3%), imports – 16.013 million tons (- 10.8%), transit – 10.370 million tons (-34.8%), inland traffic – 5.220 million tons (- 23.7%). State stevedores under…

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Uzbekistan: Karshi-Dekhkanabad 90 km railway section electrified

As technological development necessitated transportation development, Uzbekistan electrified 1700 kilometres of its railway network, putting into operation 500 kilometers in 2016 alone. Following the 2010 Presidential Resolution “On Accelerating Infrastructure, Transport and Communication Construction Development in 2011-2015” Uzbekistan electrified and commissioned the Marakand-Karshi railway section in summer 2015. This led to the launch of an…

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Uzbekistan: O’zbekiston havo yo’llari to receive four more Boeing Dreamliners

NAC “O’zbekiston havo yo’llari” will receive four more airplanes of the new generation Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. The new contract with “Boeing” corporation was signed within the framework of modernization and unification of airpark. The press service of the air company informs that the delivery of aircraft is expected in 2019-2020. At the present time, the…

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Kyrgyzstan: investors and businessmen poorly protected by the government

The deputies of the Parliament recognized unsatisfactory the work of the government on attraction and protection of investment, enterprise development, production and promotion of products on the foreign market. The decision was taken at a meeting of the parliamentary committee on economic and fiscal policy. Deputies noted that they succeeded in considering the issue only…

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