Turkmenistan: Afghanistan highlights importance of infrastructure projects

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has met with Chief Adviser on Infrastructure and Technology to the Afghan president Mohammad Humayon Qayoumi, the Turkmen government said in message on November 17. According to the message, Qayoumi stressed the great importance of the large-scale projects, which were being implemented, for the regional countries. Among those projects is the…

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Estonia: Nordica launches quiet morning flights

Estonian-state owned airline Nordica has introduced the so-called “quiet flights” in the mornings, where announcements read on the plane are kept to a minimum and do not include any advertisements. On the flights departing before 9 a.m., onboard announcements are presented in an abbreviated form and read in a quieter voice, Nordica said. Safety-related announcements,…

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Turkmenistan: ADB OKs first strategy to back diversification of energy markets

The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has endorsed a 5-year Country Partnership Strategy for Turkmenistan to support regional cooperation and economic diversification during 2017-2021. The Bank announced that the document was ADB’s first full Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) with Turkmenistan since the country joined ADB in 2000. Turkmenistan has made important progress in…

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Ukraine: GDP up in Q3 2017

Ukraine’s real gross domestic product (GDP) rose by 2.1% in July-September compared with the same period in 2016. The figures are indicated in the updated report of the State Statistics Service of Ukraine. As stated, Ukraine’s economy maintains its positive growth trend. The real GDP in Q3 increased by 0.2% QoQ (taking into account seasonal…

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Ukraine: Kyivenergo shareholders decide to divide company in types of activities

Shareholders of the public joint-stock company Kyivenergo have decided to reorganize business via dividing the company into types of activities, the company’s press service has reported. After the reorganization of Kyivenergo two new companies will be created: one will distribute electricity and operate power lines, and the other will supply electricity. This division is required…

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Turkmenistan: cooperation with IDB mulled

Turkmenistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs held talks with Hisham Taleb Maarouf, acting director of the Islamic Development Bank’s (IDB) regional office for Central Asia, said the ministry in a message. During the meeting, the parties expressed commitment to further consolidate efforts, according to the ministry. Expressing hope for fruitful cooperation on the reconstruction of neighboring…

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Ukraine: AvtoKrAZ supplies another batch of vehicles to Ukrgazvydobutok

AvtoKrAZ (Kremenchuk, Poltava region), the only Ukrainian manufacturer of heavy trucks, has delivered another batch of KrAZ-65032 (6×6) all-wheel drive dump trucks of the Euro 5 ecological class to Ukrgazvydobutok, the company’s press service has said. According to the announcement, the vehicles were delivered under the agreement signed following the results of the tender won…

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Ukraine: 60,000 tons of sugar exported

Sugar exports from Ukraine since early 2017-2018 agricultural year (September-August) totaled 59,300 tons, the Ukrtsukor national association of sugar producers has reported. The association said in a press release that in October Ukrainian companies exported 42,300 tons of sugar, up 2.5-fold MoM. “In October, exporters shipped 2.5 times more sugar than in the previous month…

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