Ukraine: seaports grain exports up in late September 2016

On September 19-25, Ukraine exported 648.4 thousand tons of grains from the seaports, against 596.1 thousand tons on the previous week.

In particular, wheat shipments reached 579.5 thousand tons, barley – 64.9 thousand tons, and corn – 4 thousand tons. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)

Kazakhstan: Kashagan oil to be transported via Azerbaijan in 2017

Kazakhstan may start Kashagan oil export through Azerbaijan in 2017. “Next year if market conditions change, we may start Kashagan oil transshipment through Azerbaijan”, Kazakh Energy Minister Kanat Bozumbayev said. Kashagan oil may be transported by Azerbaijan’s railways or pumped through Azerbaijan’s pipelines, Kazakh minister said. Kashagan is a large oil and gas field in…


Belarus: IFRS introduction to improve investment climate

The introduction of the international financial reporting standards (IFRS) in Belarus will help improve the investment climate. Belarusian Finance Minister Vladimir Amarin made the statement in an interview published in the September edition of the Ministry’s magazine Finance. Accounting. Auditing. According to the source, for the sake of effective implementation of the decision in favor…


Egypt: Russian wheat purchased

On September 22, Egypt purchased 240 KMT of milling wheat from Russia with shipment on October 21-31, at the average price of $187.03/MT C&F. The price at the previous tender equaled $185.52/MT C&F. The purchase included: – 60 KMT of Russian wheat from Aston at $186.80/MT C&F ($179/MT FOB with a freight rate of $7.80/MT);…


Belarus: cost of credits higher than profit margin of machine builders

The cost of credits at Belarusian banks is higher than the profit margin of the country’s mechanical engineering companies, Belarusian First Deputy Industry Minister Gennady Svidersky said. Speaking about the financial position of mechanical engineering companies, the deputy minister said it was rather complicated, as the cost of credit resource still remained higher than the…