Russia: manned US missions to ISS on Atlas V Launcher to use Russian RD-180 engines

Manned US missions to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard the Atlas V launch system and Boeing’s newly developing capsule will be carried out using Russia’s RD-180 engines, the Energomash space and rocket engine director Igor Arbuzov said. The first unmanned test launch of the heavy-lift Atlas V vehicle with Boeing’s Crew Transportation System (CTS)…

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Russia: Khrunichev Center concludes two Proton launch contracts as part of multi-launch deal with Eutelsat

International Launch Services (ILS) and Eutelsat have announced the signing of two launch contracts for the 2018-2020 period. ILS is a Khrunichev Space Center subsidiary, which provides Proton-based launch services for global international commercial satellite operators, and Eutelsat Communications is one of the world’s leading operators of satellite communications, headquartered in Paris, France. The first…

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Russia: grain exports from the seaports doubled in the second week of October 2016

On October 10-16, the export volumes of grains from the Russian seaports reached 637.4 thousand tons against 325.9 thousand tons shipped on the previous week.

In particular, the wheat shipments totaled 526.8 thousand tons, barley – 3 thousand tons, corn – 101.5 thousand tons, and peas – 6.1 thousand tons. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: EU publishes proposal to increase the quotas for duty-free imports of products

The European Union published a proposal to increase the quotas for duty-free supplying of Ukrainian products, including food products, products of the chemical industry, etc., the Official Journal of the European Union informed. In particular, the document proposed to provide additional quotas to Ukrainian agricultural producers for the supply of corn and flour (650 thousand…

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Kazakhstan: car sales increasing

Kazakhstan’s car market is gradually recovering after the crisis of 2014 -2016, Association of Kazakhstan Auto Business reports. The demand for new cars has increased slightly and the official dealers sold 3,356 new cars in September and 32,581 cars since the beginning of 2016, according to the association. The top 20 best sellers brands in…

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Azerbaijan and Indonesia keen to deepen economic co-operation

A group of representatives of the Azerbaijani ‘Silk Road’ Public Union for Promotion of Development of Entrepreneurship, Indonesia’s Ambassador to Azerbaijan Husnan Bey Fananie and a number of the embassy employees were on a visit to Indonesia. The delegation visited Jakarta to attend the Trade Expo Indonesia 2016. Azerbaijani entrepreneurs were also holding meetings in…

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Ukraine: the most profitable grain silos in 2015

0,95 млрд. грн. дохода и 465,43 млн. грн. чистой прибыли получили в 2015 г. 100 самых крупных компаний, работающих на рынке складской логистики и элеваторов. Об этом говорится в обзоре рынка логистических услуг, подготовленном компанией Alliance Capital Management. Как отмечается в обзоре, в ходе составления рейтинга была проанализирована деятельность более 1 тыс. участников рынка складского…

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Ukraine: the most profitable poultry farms in 2015

В 2015 г. 30 крупнейших птицефабрик Украины получили 36,97 млрд. грн. дохода и 9,95 млрд. грн. чистой прибыли. Такие результаты приводятся в подготовленном компанией Alliance Capital Managementаналитическом обзоре рынка мяса птицы в Украине. В рамках исследования был составлен рейтинг крупнейших производителей мяса птицы и яиц, а также инкубаторов. Самыми доходными предприятиями отрасли по результатам 2015…

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Ukraine: major milk processors

Выпуск твердых сыров в Украине в 2015 г. сократился на четверть, на 15% снизилось производство цельномолочной продукции. В шесть раз упал объем экспорта сыров и молочных продуктов в Россию, в 10 раз меньше денег получили компании от продаж в РФ. Кто виноват? “Сами мы виноваты, – разводит руками владелец крупной молочной компании. – Нас разбаловал…

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Russia: Fitch upgrades rating of Alrosa

International rating agency Fitch has upgraded the long-term issuer default rating of Russian uncut diamond mining giant Alrosa to BB+ from BB with a stable outlook and affirmed the company’s short-term issuer default rating at B, the agency said in a research note. “The upgrade reflects Fitch’s expectations that Alrosa will maintain funds from operations…

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