Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Posted by Oleg Bezverkhnii at 22:33
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Posted by Oleg Bezverkhnii at 22:21
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
"We have received a notice with thanks for participation and that an inter-ministerial commission decided in favor of TVEL," she said. As reported, TVEL Fuel Company (Russia) and Westinghouse Electric Compnay, LLC (USA) applied for the competition on the selection of a technology and partner to build a plant for the production of nuclear fuel in Ukraine for VVER-1000 reactors. On May 5, 2010, Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov noted that Ukraine agreed with Russia on a joint construction of a plant to produce nuclear fuel. According to the Energy Strategy, Ukraine planned to build by 2014 its own plant for the fabrication of fuel assemblies. Under the state target program "Nuclear Fuel of Ukraine" approved in September 2009 by the Cabinet of Ministers, the construction of the nuclear fuel plant is scheduled to be completed in 2013. The construction cost is estimated at UAH 1.679 billion, of which UAH 1,092 billion will be investments (USD 1 - UAH 7.9).
Posted by Oleg Bezverkhnii at 14:45
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Posted by Oleg Bezverkhnii at 19:31
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Posted by Oleg Bezverkhnii at 22:01
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
In order to become a member of one of the most reputable alcohol producers in international rankings, it is necessary to meet several conditions: a company should sell over 1 million cases of production (1 case = 9 liters) under one brand per year, with 40% of sales outside the main market (for the demonstration of the international presence), and its Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) should be not less than 5% over the past five years (2004-2009).
According to the latest ranking by IWSR, the list of the most steadily growing spirit brands is led by the Nemiroff international brand. With average annual growth of 5.05%, its volume of global sales in 2009 totaled 8.85 million cases. Thus, the Nemiroff brand climbed four positions compared to the figures reported in 2008. The brand then occupied fifth place in the Elite Brands List.
While commenting on the results of the ranking, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nemiroff Alexander Glus said: "In every country where we begin to supply our products, it is important for us to take into account local customs and traditions, the level of household income and the culture of alcohol consumption. A detailed market analysis, good planning activities on each national market, professional distribution, an approach to work, as well as a consistently excellent quality of products have ensured a stable sales growth and the ongoing development of the Nemiroff brand over the past few years. The company is planning soon to increase sales volumes, primarily on the markets in Western Europe and Asia."
Posted by Oleg Bezverkhnii at 21:50
Monday, September 13, 2010
"The leaders exchanged views on the negotiations on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, notably its deep and comprehensive free trade area aspects. They welcomed the progress made to-date and looked forward to accelerating and completing the negotiations as soon as possible. The leaders reiterated their common commitment to establishing a deep and comprehensive free trade area with a view to providing for the gradual integration of Ukraine into the EU's internal market," reads the statement.
The leaders discussed the issue of a future Action Plan setting out conditions to be met by Ukraine in order to establish a visa-free travel with the EU, which will be on the agenda of the forthcoming Ukraine-EU Summit in November this year. Viktor Yanukovych and Jose Manuel Barroso welcomed continuing cooperation between the EU and Ukraine across a comprehensive range of sectors. They underlined the importance of the Stand-By Arrangement agreed with the IMF, which the EU is complementing and supporting through EUR 610 million of macro-financial assistance, and looked forward to its full implementation in the interests of economic stability and a return to growth. They also discussed other reform priorities set out in the EU-Ukraine Association Agenda, including in the areas of the economy, trade and energy. President Barroso warmly welcomed the adoption by Ukraine of a law on the functioning of the gas market, as well as Ukraine's steps to finalize the process of Accession to the Energy Community and to implement the necessary reforms for the modernization of Ukraine's energy sector (including gas transit to the EU), to which the EU stands ready to contribute. The leaders said in particular that the relationship between the EU and Ukraine was based on a common history and common values such as democracy, market economy, respect for human rights, and the rule of law. They noted, in this regard, the vital role of a free media and an independent judiciary for the continuing consolidation of Ukraine's democratic development. They also stressed the importance of the forthcoming local elections in Ukraine being conducted in accordance with international standards.
President Barroso and President Yanukovych welcomed the EU's Joint Cooperation Initiative for Crimea, which includes EUR 12 million in 2010 for the development of the region. The leaders also discussed relations with the Russian Federation, the situation in Moldova and the Transdniestria settlement process. They looked forward to reviewing progress on these and other areas at the forthcoming EU-Ukraine Summit, which will take place in Brussels on November 22.
Posted by Oleg Bezverkhnii at 22:18
Saturday, September 11, 2010
It is able to orbit from four to 15 tons of payload. On July 27, the U.S. court approved a reorganization plan of the company Sea Launch, according to which the affiliated with RSC Energia (Russia) Energia Overseas company will receive 85 percent stake in Sea Launch, in exchange for USD 140 million investments into the company capital and a commitment to attract investments for another USD 200 million. Sea Launch carried out 30 launches from 1999 and till 2010. The launch program was attended by Pivdenny Machine Building Plant named after Makarov and Pivdenny design bureau, Boeing Commercial Space Company (USA) and Space Corporation Energia (Russia), as well as Akar ASA (Norway).
Posted by Oleg Bezverkhnii at 21:41
Friday, September 10, 2010
Posted by Oleg Bezverkhnii at 21:52
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Posted by Oleg Bezverkhnii at 23:05
Friday, September 3, 2010
Posted by Oleg Bezverkhnii at 15:28
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Given the growth in the harvesting areas under the crops by 5%, a record harvest of sunflower is expected at 7 million tons, according to research materials. According to analysts, prerequisites for lifting the export duty on sunflower seeds this year are not forecasted. 95% of the total crop will be processed within the country. Against the background of the expected significant reduction in exports of sunflower oil from Russia, as well as the decline of production in Argentina, the leading positions of domestic producers in the world market are projected to strengthen. As a result of the marketing year, the share of Ukraine in world trade in sunflower oil may rise to 60-65% from 53% in 2009/10.
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Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Posted by Oleg Bezverkhnii at 22:25
The Russian Navy's first aircraft carrier could be constructed in cooperation with Ukrainian shipbuilders.
Posted by Oleg Bezverkhnii at 22:08