Latvia: Riga Port getting busier

Riga, Latvia (Jevgēnijs Šlihto, CC BY)

Sofia to announce tender for electric buses

Ukraine: next step towards energy strategy until 2035

Latvia

Riga Port, the largest Latvian port in terms of freight and passengers is getting more and more busy. 484,151 – this is how many passengers were handled by the port in the period January – July 2017. The Baltic Course reports that the number grew by 45.4 per cent y/y. 57 thousand people were cruise ships passenger (up 33.1 per cent). In the period mentioned  54 cruise ships visited the port.

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Bulgaria

In Q4’17, Bulgaria’s capitol, Sofia will buy 30 fully electric buses and 12 charging stations. As SEE News Corporate Wire reports, the Electrical Transport Company will launch a EUR17m tender to buy the units. The date of the tender hasn’t yet been revealed.

Sofia will finance the project with the loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). As reported: “Procurement will be spread in two equal tranches of 15 buses with fast charging technology and 6 charging stations, the EBRD said in a statement.

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Ukraine

Interfax reports, the government’s committee for economic, financial and legal policies has just approved draft energy strategy until 2035. This is the next step towards the consistent energy strategy for Ukraine.

The agency cites Volodymyr Kistion, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, saying: “This document is a strategic one. It determines the goals of our state in the energy sector until 2035 and global steps to achieve them”.

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What’s up in indexes

BET (of Bucharest) decreased from 8,399.24 index points Wednesday, August 9th to 8,337.79 index points Thursday, August 10th. It’s down 0.68 per cent d/d and up 22.06 per cent y/y.

BUX (of Budapest) increased from 36,578.47 index points Wednesday, August 9th to 36,821.44 index points Thursday, August 10th. It’s up 0.66 per cent d/d and up 33.89 per cent y/y.

CROBEX (of Zagreb) increased from 1,892.34 index points Wednesday, August 9th to 1,886.39 index points Thursday, August 10th. It’s up 0.31 per cent and up 5.69 per cent y/y.

OMXR (of Riga) decreased from 1,006.24 index points Wednesday, August 9th to 998.89 index points Thursday, August 10th. It’s down 0.73 per cent d/d and up 56.61 per cent y/y.

OMXT (of Tallinn) decreased from 1,243.58 index points Wednesday, August 9th to 1,254.55 index points Thursday, August 10th. It’s up 0.88 per cent d/d and up 23.83 per cent y/y.

OMXV (of Vilnius) decreased from 648.68 index points Wednesday, August 9th to 646.50 index points Thursday, August 10th. It’s down 0.57 per cent d/d and up 20.03 per cent y/y.

PX (of Prague) decreased from 1,029.87 index points Wednesday, August 9th to 1,025.87 index points Thursday, August 10th. It’s down 0.39 per cent d/d and up 19.40 per cent y/y.

SAX (of Bratislava) decreased from 335.43 index points Wednesday, August 9th to 333.44 index points Thursday, August 10th. It’s down 0.59 per cent d/d and up 5.10 per cent y/y.

SOFIX (of Sofia) increased from 727.06 index points Wednesday, August 9th to 729.22 index points Thursday, August 10th. It’s up 0.30 per cent d/d and up 59.02 per cent y/y.

UX (of Kyiv) increased from 1,133.34 index points Wednesday, August 9th to 1,134.61 index points Thursday, August 10th. It’s up 0.11 per cent d/d and up 62.77 per cent y/y.

WIG20 (of Warsaw) decreased from 2,408.11 index points Wednesday, August 9th to 2,382.67 index points Thursday, August 10th. It’s down 1.06 per cent d/d and up 28.62 per cent y/y.