Romania started works on a Tuzla-Podisor pipeline

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Belarus and the EU may sign a visa facilitation agreement

Kia launched production of its new crossover in Slovakia

Romania

Romanian Transgaz has opened a tender for the construction of the Black Sea Shore-Podisor natural gas pipeline, with an estimated cost of EUR287-EUR330m, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) informed. Transgaz has applied for a loan from the EBRD in order to finance the construction of the pipeline.

The Tuzla-Podisor pipeline is part of a larger project aimed at developing transmission capacities that would allow to deliver natural gas to the market from a newly developed Black Sea offshore fields, diversifying gas suppies, and expanding the transmission network to the CSE markets, EBRD said.

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Belarus

Andrea Wiktorin, the outgoing head of the EU’s representation in Belarus, said that the two sides are likely to sign a visa facilitation agreement this autumn, Belsat TV has reported. In an interview with Belarusian news agency BelaPAN, Ms. Wiktorin said she had talked about signing such an agreement with Belarusian foreign minister, Vladimir Makei. She added that the exact date has not yet been set.

According to the EU’s new visa code, visa prices for Belarusians will go up from EUR60 to EUR80 in February 2020. If an agreement is reached, the price will be set at just EUR35.

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Slovakia

The Kia Motors Slovakia launched the production of a new crossover, Kia XCeed, after a two-week summer break in the plant, company spokesperson Ján Žgravčák informed.

It is the sixth unique model to be produced in Slovakia, which is the only Europe-based plant of the Korean carmaker. The factory has so far produced more than 3.4 million vehicles and more than 5 million engines, the Sme daily reported.

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What’s up in indexes

BET (of Bucharest) decreased from 9023.49 index points Monday, August 5th to 9024.59 index points Tuesday, August 6th. It’s down 0.03 per cent d/d and up 10.2 per cent y/y.

BUX (of Budapest) increased from 39896.00 index points Monday, August 5th to 40037.00 index points Tuesday, August 6th. It’s up 0.35 per cent d/d and up 7.45 per cent y/y.

OMXR (of Riga) decreased from 1040.93 index points Monday, August 5th to 1037.73 index points Tuesday, August 6th. It’s down 0.31 per cent d/d and up 1.62 per cent y/y.

OMXT (of Tallinn) increased from 1265.35 index points Monday, August 5th to 1266.88 index points Tuesday, August 6th. It’s up 0.12 per cent d/d and up 0.70 per cent y/y.

OMXV (of Vilnius) decreased from 695.29 index points Monday, August 5th to 693.08 index points Tuesday, August 6th. It’s down 0.32 per cent d/d and down 2.89 per cent y/y.

PX (of Prague) decreased from 1025.54 index points Monday, August 5th to 1022.85 index points Tuesday, August 6th. It’s down 0.26 per cent d/d and down 6.21 per cent y/y.

RTS (of Moscow) increased from 1282.29 index points Monday, August 5th to 1294.50 index points Tuesday, August 6th. It’s up 0.95 per cent d/d and up 13.7 per cent y/y.

SAX (of Bratislava) increased from 344.80 index points Monday, August 5th to 348.41 index points Tuesday, August 6th. It’s up 1.05 per cent d/d and up 9.65 per cent y/y.

SOFIX (of Sofia) decreased from 581.30 index points Monday, August 5th to 579.90 index points Tuesday, August 6th. It’s down 0.26 per cent d/d and down 9.31 per cent y/y.

UX (of Kyiv) closed at 1619.90 index points Tuesday, August 6th. It’s the same result as Monday’s. It’s 0 per cent change d/d and down 1.54 per cent y/y.

WIG20 (of Warsaw) decreased from 2164.14 index points Monday, August 5th to 2156.23 index points Tuesday, August 6th. It’s down 0.37 per cent d/d and down 6.08 per cent y/y.

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