Kazakhstan: grain to enter Saudi Arabia market

Saudi Arabia intends to import Kazakhstani grain in case of cost-efficient logistics, Batyr Batyrshayev, Kazakhstan’s Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and concurrently to the Kingdom of Bahrain, said. Saudi Arabia annually spends about $22 billion on food imports. The kingdom is interested in Kazakhstani grain due to its high quality. However, high transport…

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Ukraine: social food prices hovering

In September strong public interest was aroused by the Cabinet’s decision to cancel state regulation of prices and mark-ups for socially sensitive goods. This pilot project started on October 1, for a three-month period until the beginning of 2017. The project is aimed at proving the expediency of Ukraine’s current price regulation under which price…

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