Ukraine: 2016 losses from restrictions in trade with Russia estimated at $900 million

Ukraine’s losses from restrictions in economic cooperation with Russia are estimated at $900 million in 2016, Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade Natalia Mikolskaya said. “In this context, the European Commission has agreed to offer additional trade preferences to Ukraine”, she said, adding however that these funds were not enough “to cover even…

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Belarus: Belaruskali ups solid alkali output amid high demand

The state-owned OAO Belaruskali increased solid alkali output to meet the growing consumer demand for this product, a company representative reported. Solid alkali is manufactured at Belaruskali’s electromembrane process factory, which resumed operation in late October. Belaruskali has started supplying solid alkali in 25-kilo bags. The product is shipped to customers in Belarus, Russia and…

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