Berlin loves Polish Solaris buses

Solaris Urbino bus, Berlin, Germany (A.fiedler, CC BY-SA 3.0)

Ukraine gets rid of some coins

Audi inaugurate EUR44m research center in Hungary

Poland and Germany

Berlin’s public transport operator, BVG has ordered additional 90 Polish Solaris Urbino 12 electric buses. The vehicles are to be delivered until the end of 2020. The New Urbino 12 Electric buses are 12 meters long and can accommodate around 70 passengers. The new ones also have electric heating, as the BVG informed.

The Poznan based Solaris Bus & Coach company said that the deal was one of the biggest contracts for electric vehicle in Europe.

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Ukraine

According to Ukraine’s central bank, NBU, one, two, and five kopiykas coins will not be used anymore. NBU Governor Yakiv Small said at a briefing that these coins will go out of circulation as of October.

“Our national currency is what everyone uses on a daily basis. Although cashless settlements are gaining increasing popularity in Ukraine, cash remains the most often used means of payment. Thus, the NBU must commit to making the hryvnia a quality, protected, and reliable currency and ensuring that hryvnia-based settlements are easy and convenient,” Mr. Smolii said.

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Hungary

German automotive company, Audi has established a higher education and industrial cooperation center (FIEK) in Győr, northwest Hungary, with the aim of increasing the attractiveness of the country as an investment destination for automotive industry research.

The new EUR44m center includes a packaging examination laboratory, a laboratory for testing internal combustion and electric motors, a turbo test bench, and a management campus that provides assistance to small and medium-sized enterprises via innovation program, advice and skill development.

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What’s up in indexes

BET (of Bucharest) increased from 8627.72 index points Tuesday, June 25th to 8655.61 index points Wednesday, June 26th. It’s up 0.33 per cent d/d and up 8.67 per cent y/y.

BUX (of Budapest) increased from 40062.00 index points Tuesday, June 25th to 40065.00 index points Wednesday, June 26th. It’s up 0.01 per cent d/d and up 13.3 per cent y/y.

OMXR (of Riga) decreased from 1027.94 index points Tuesday, June 25th to 1023.24 index points Wednesday, June 26th. It’s down 0.46 per cent d/d and down 3.37 per cent y/y.

OMXT (of Tallinn) decreased from 1255.61 index points Tuesday, June 25th to 1246.09 index points Wednesday, June 26th. It’s down 0.76 per cent d/d and down 2.07 per cent y/y.

OMXV (of Vilnius) decreased from 667.97 index points Tuesday, June 25th to 666.99 index points Wednesday, June 26th. It’s down 0.15 per cent d/d and down 6.44 per cent y/y.

PX (of Prague) decreased from 1040.18 index points Tuesday, June 25th to 1034.74 index points Wednesday, June 26th. It’s down 0.51 per cent d/d and down 2.52 per cent y/y.

RTS (of Moscow) increased from 1380.87 index points Tuesday, June 25th to 1386.63 index points Wednesday, June 26th. It’s up 0.42 per cent d/d and up 24.5 per cent y/y.

SAX (of Bratislava) closed at 345.27 index points Wednesday, June 26th. It’s the same result as Tuesday’s. It’s 0 per cent change d/d and up 5.90 per cent y/y.

SOFIX (of Sofia) increased from 575.30 index points Tuesday, June 25th to 577.60 index points Wednesday, June 26th. It’ up 0.39 per cent d/d and down 8.59 per cent y/y.

UX (of Kyiv) increased from 1622.00 index points Tuesday, June 25th to 1622.78 index points Wednesday, June 26th. It’ up 0.05 per cent d/d and up 3.09 per cent y/y.

WIG20 (of Warsaw) increased from 2303.31 index points Tuesday, June 25th to 2317.17 index points Wednesday, June 26th. It’s up 0.60 per cent d/d and up 7.61 per cent y/y.

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