Ukraine: Nika-Tera transships over 1.6 million tons of grains in January-October 2016

In January-October the sea terminal Nika-Tera (Sea Special Port Nika-Tera LLC, Mykolaiv, part of Group DF) shipped 1.676 million tons of grain cargoes, which formed 55.64% of the general cargo turnover (3.012 million tons), the press-service of the company declared. Also, the terminal shipped 267 thousand tons of mineral fertilizers (8.86%) and 1.068 thousand tons…

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Uzbekistan to raise prices on alcohol

The minimum wholesale and retail prices on alcoholic beverages (except for beer) in Uzbekistan will be raised starting from January 1, 2017, according to a joint decision of the country’s Ministry of Finance and the State Tax Committee. The minimum wholesale wine price for producers will be increased from 4,500 to 5,400 Uzbek soums (UZS)…

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Ukraine: further ASF outbreaks reported

A new outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported on a Ukrainian backyard pig farm in Stavrove, Odessa, close to Moldova.

Of the nine pigs on the farm, eight cases were confirmed. All nine pigs died as a result, to prevent the spread of the disease. (ThePigSite/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: Belorusneft starts hydraulic fracturing operations for Ukrgazvydobuvannia

Belorusneft specialists have started performing hydraulic fracturing operations under the contract with Ukrgazvydobuvannia, a statement on the website of the oil company reads. “In accordance with the contracts, the specialists will conduct 50 hydraulic fracturing operations in Poltava region. This is the first large-scale oil service project in Ukraine for the Belarusian oil company”, the…

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Azerbaijan: economy to grow in 2017

Slowdown of the global economy’s development, deterioration of the macroeconomic indicators affected Azerbaijani economy as well, the country’s parliament speaker Ogtay Asadov said. He made the remarks at a plenary session of Azerbaijani Parliament during the discussion of the country’s draft state budget and the concept of socio-economic development for 2017 and the next three…

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