Ukraine: Kaspersky Lab liquidates subsidiary

Subsidiary of Kaspersky Lab (Moscow) Kaspersky Lab Ukraine LLC (Kyiv) has announced its liquidation under the decision of its owner.

Claims of creditors can be submitted within two months from the moment of the publication of the announcement (until February 14, 2017).

Andriy Polischuk has been appointed liquidator of the company. (Interfax/Business World Magazine)

Kazakhstan: temperature swings to affect winter hardiness of winter wheat crops

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Kazakhstan: grain export prices up

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Ukraine fails to export harvested grains

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World: CBOT corn prices gain 4.5%

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Ukraine: startup Sixa raises $3.5 million from three investment companies

Ukrainian company Sixa, which has developed an application for access to a high-performance virtual computer in the “cloud,” has raised $3.5 million from U.S.-based Tandem Capital fund, as well as the investment companies Horizon Capital and Digital Future. “Sixa is a very valuable company for Digital Future’s portfolio. Fight among investors for the opportunity to…