Russia: GDP to go down in 2016

Russia’s gross domestic product (GDP) may fall by 0.6% this year but go up by 0.5-0.8% next year meaning that recession will be over soon, Alexei Kudrin, a former finance minister and the current head of the Center for Strategic Research, said. The Economic Development Ministry expects the economy to contract 0.6% in 2016 and…


Ukraine: in 2016/2017 peas exports to reach record levels

Due to significant increasing of peas production in Ukraine in the current season, the exports of peas in 2016/2017 MY will reach the record level – 450 thousand tons.

That is almost twice as much as last year. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: DTEK Energy to transfer Rostov mines with $436 million debt to head structure

DTEK Energy Operating Company in the framework of restructuring its loan portfolio will transfer Obukhovskaya mine directorate (the Russian Federation) together with borrowings of $436 million to DTEK strategic holding for direct control. According to the press service of the holding, this will allow to reduce the loan portfolio of DTEK Energy that will improve…


Ukraine: wheat prices strengthen

The downward trend in Ukrainian export market changed to some price growth. Last week wheat export prices strengthened. The prices for 2nd grade wheat (12.5% protein) grew by $1 to $168-170/MT FOB, while 3rd grade wheat prices (11.5% protein) reached $161-164/MT FOB for October delivery. Some recovery of importers’ demand for October-November was observed on…