Ukraine: corn crops in fair condition

The absence of productive rain over a long time caused faster ripening of early cereals in the southern and central regions, along with premature drying of those planted after non-fallow predecessors. As a result, kernels failed to get filled: they are shriveled with a low 1000-kernel weight (23-35 g). As of today, winter wheat in…

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Turkmenistan and Afghanistan sign a set of bilateral documents

Turkmenistan and Afghanistan enter new level of relations as Ashgabat has hosted the high-level talks between Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and his Afghan counterpart Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on July 3. Overall the top-level talks focused on the regional safety and bilateral cooperation. Particular attention in this regard was paid to the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline.…

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Ukraine: Billa to close stores in regions

Germany’s REWE Group, developing the Billa supermarket chain in Central and Eastern Europe, does not plan to leave Ukraine. “Billa continues operating in Ukraine and would be successfully present on the Ukrainian market. We do not plan to leave Ukraine,” Rewe International AG, the subsidiary of the German concern, reported. The company confirmed that the…

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