Ukraine: electricity exports up in H1 2017

Ukraine boosted electricity exports by 59.5% YoY in January-June, to $136.4 million, according to Ukraine’s State Fiscal Service. Hungary accounted for 57.4% of electricity sales abroad, the share of Moldova was about 20.6% and that of Poland about 17.4%. In June Ukraine’s electricity exports to Hungary were estimated at $4.3 million, those to Poland at…


Azerbaijan: Aliyev approves funding for construction of road in Sabirabad

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has signed an order to provide funding for the construction of Galagayin-Osmanli-Chol Beshdali-Zalgaraagach-Chol Agamammadli-Azadkend-Mugan Ganjali road in Sabirabad.

Under the presidential order, 14.4 million manats is allocated from the state budget for the construction of the road connecting 15 residential settlements with a total population of 41,000 people. (Trend/Business World Magazine)

Latvia: farming efficiency on the rise

With increased investments, Latvian farmers have managed to increase efficiency in the industry, a bank survey showed. According to the results of a survey performed by Swedbank, in 2017 farmers plan to invest money in grain dryers and towers, in updating machinery and buying agricultural land. “It is positive that farmers recognize that new technological…


Ukraine: Ukrzaliznytsia suggests reducing shortage of grain hoppers

JSC “Ukrzaliznytsia” offered customers a new mechanism to reduce the rolling stock shortage, in particular grain hoppers. “Ukrzaliznytsia suggests shippers to consider a possibility of increasing the number of rail cars by purchasing and subsequently providing them to Ukrainian Railways in financial leasing”, said the head of the board Wojciech Balczun. According to him “Ukrzaliznytsia…