Ukraine: IMF mission to arrive in November 2016

A mission of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will arrive in Ukraine in early November, Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Valeriya Gontareva said.

The arrival of the IMF mission to Ukraine under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) program had originally been expected on October 26. (Interfax/Business World Magazine)

Europe: gas transit via Ukraine top priority for relations with Gazprom

Continuation of the gas transit via Ukraine remains a strategic priority for the European Union (EU) in the context of its relations with Russia’s Gazprom, European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic has said. He said that earlier the EU executive body discussed a request of Germany’s Bundesnetzagentur (Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post…


Turkmenistan: President and CIFAL head mull co-op prospects

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Gilles Remy, head of the French CIFAL company, exchanged views on the prospects of partnership as part of the priorities of socio-economic development of the country and joint work experience. Stressing readiness to develop mutually beneficial cooperation, Remy expressed the company’s interest in strengthening the positions on the Turkmen market.…


Turkey: new fruit appears

Turkey has received the first dragon fruit harvest (pitaya), after a year of preparation. This fruit of Vietnamese origin has adapted well to the climatic conditions of this region, mainly planted with citrus, but also strawberries and bananas. Producers are looking for high value alternatives and after testing with the cape gooseberry, they got good…