Ukraine to sign deal with Georgia on arranging direct ferry-railroad services

Ukraine and Georgia have signed an agreement at the governmental level on arranging direct international railroad services through the two countries’ seaports, the Ukrainian Infrastructure Ministry press service reported. The agreement was signed at the International Maritime Forum in Batumi on September 13. “We signed a very important document today, which links Ukraine, Georgia, Kazakhstan…


Kazakhstan: S&P affirms credit ratings

Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Global Ratings affirmed its ‘BBB-/A-3’ long- and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings on Kazakhstan. The S&P also affirmed the Kazakhstan national scale ratings at ‘kzAA’, the outlook on the long-term ratings is negative, the credit-rating agency said in a message on September 12. The ratings on Kazakhstan remain…


Ukraine: winter rapeseed sown

During the first ten days of September weather was rather unfavorable for preparation of soil to start the winter rapeseed sowing. The reason was higher average daily temperature, which exceeded the norm by 1.1-6 C, contributing to soil evaporation, and lack of precipitations. Sufficient moistening of upper soil layer (21-30 mm) was observed only in…


Russia: more cases of ASF reported

More outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been discovered on Russian pig farms.

In total, 40 new cases were reported across three backyard farms in Bajgushi, Boretsk and Tavolzhansky. (ThePigSite/Business World Magazine)

Kazakhstan: three prospective directions for agricultural exports specified

Kazakhstan specified three prospective markets for agricultural products supplying: the People’s Republic of China, the Russian Federation, and Iran, the Deputy Chairman of the Board of the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of Kazakhstan Atameken Tulemis Shotanov declared. In particular, JSC NC Food Contract Corporation supplies more than 60% of its general export volumes of grains…


Ukraine: exports of corn and barley to go up

Analysts of APK-Inform Agency have increased the forecast of corn exports from Ukraine in 2016/2017 MY to 17.7 million tons, up by 6% YoY.

Barley supplies to foreign markets will grow to 5 million tons (up by 13.3%). (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)