Kazakhstan: grain export prices up

In January-October the prices for exported products in Kazakhstan increased by 9.9% YoY, including grains – by 13.6%, the Committee on statistics at the Ministry of National Economy reported. According to the announcement, in the reporting period the export prices for cotton increased by 36.6%, wool – by 10.6%. In addition, the prices for imported…

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Ukraine fails to export harvested grains

Due to the problems with logistics of agricultural products, Ukraine will fail to export the harvested grain volumes, the founder and CEO at the Agri-industrial holding Astarta Viktor Ivanchyk declared. Thousands of rail cars were taken out of service, the number of motor transport reduced, because many vehicles became disabled, and there is no upgrade…

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World: CBOT corn prices gain 4.5%

On December 1-8, CBOT corn prices gained 4.46%. On the spot market US corn export prices recovered to the previous week’s level. Brazilian corn prices increased on average by $7/MT, while Argentinean corn prices rose by $4/MT. CBOT futures were supported by the following factors: positive data on ethanol production in the USA and lack…

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Ukraine: startup Sixa raises $3.5 million from three investment companies

Ukrainian company Sixa, which has developed an application for access to a high-performance virtual computer in the “cloud,” has raised $3.5 million from U.S.-based Tandem Capital fund, as well as the investment companies Horizon Capital and Digital Future. “Sixa is a very valuable company for Digital Future’s portfolio. Fight among investors for the opportunity to…

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Ukraine: flour production not modernized due to low marginality

Low marginality of flour production does not allow Ukrainian companies-processors to realize significant investments in reconstruction of their enterprises, and denies the opportunity to improve qualitative characteristics of the final product, and reduce its production costs, the co-owner of the group of companies Ukr-Agro-Product LLC, Khlebodar and GFS Group Boris Shestopalov declared. According to him,…

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Ukraine ready to buy Russian gas

Although Ukraine has confirmed its readiness to buy 1.5-4 billion cubic meters of Russian gas this winter and Moscow said it was ready to ensure exports to Ukraine and the E.U., no final deal was reached during the talks, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak reported. “The Ukrainian side has expressed its readiness to buy 1.5-4…

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