Russia will ban import of poultry from several EU countries

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Ford Romania increases production of B-Max model

Ukraine exported electricity for USD21.6m in January 2017

Russia

According to Tass, Russian agricultural agency, Rosselkhoznadzor, will announce a ban on import to Russia of poultry products and hatching eggs from the EU countries, where avian influenza cases have been registered.

Yulia Melano, the authorities’ representative, said that “We do not have an exact date yet, but we consider announcing the ban within two weeks.”

Earlier, Russia announced minor limits on supplies of agricultural products from certain districts of European countries, where outbreaks were registered – Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Hungary, the Czech Republic and other European countries.

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Romania

Ford Romania, which owns a car factory at Craiova, in Southern Romania, will increase the production capacity for the B-Max model from 250 cars per day to 280 units, according to sources in the plant, cited by a local magazine Ziarul Financiar.

According to the same sources, Ford will hire almost 1,000 people this year to increase the production. As Romania Insider reports, Ford declined to comment the information, and said that the company would make an official announcement in the next weeks.

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Ukraine

In January Ukraine exported electricity for USD21.6m. According to the State Fiscal Service, electricity exported to Hungary amounted to USD17.061m and to Poland to USD4.515m. The exports of Ukrainian electricity grew by 53.5% compared to January 2016 (USD14.056m), reports Interfax.

In addition, in January 2017 Ukraine imported power worth USD267,000 (USD267,000 from Russia, USD7,000 from Moldova and USD4,000 from Belarus).

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What’s up in indexes

BET (of Bucharest) increased from 7,496.42 index points Friday, February 3rd to 7,568.11 index points Monday, February 6th. It was up 0.96 per cent d/d and up 21.28 per cent y/y.

BUX (of Budapest) decreased from 32,905.89 index points Friday, February 3rd to 32,389.00 index points Monday, February 6th. It was down 1.57 per cent d/d and up 39.23 per cent y/y.

CROBEX (of Zagreb) increased from 2,170.28 index points Friday, February 3rd to 2,182.06 index points Monday, February 6th. It was up 0.54 per cent d/d and up 36.08 per cent y/y.

OMXR (of Riga) increased from 744.82 index points Friday, February 3rd to 745.98 index points Monday, February 6th. It was up 0.16 per cent d/d and up 20.10 per cent y/y.

OMXT (of Tallinn) increased from 1,103.55 index points Friday, February 3rd to 1,108.36 index points Monday, February 6th. It was up 0.44 per cent d/d and up 24.54 per cent y/y.

OMXV (of Vilnius) decreased from 568.22 index points Friday, February 3rd to 567.20 index points Monday, February 6th. It was down 0.18 per cent d/d and up 16.55 per cent y/y.

PX (of Prague) decreased from 943.99 index points Friday, February 3rd to 942.06 index points Monday, February 6th. It was down 0.20 per cent d/d and up 7.97 per cent from year-end.

SAX (of Bratislava) remained at the level of 308.12 index points Monday, February 6th. It was up 0.83 per cent y/y.

SOFIX (of Sofia) increased from 603.62 index points Friday, February 3rd to 606.45 index points Monday, February 6th. It was up 0.47 per cent d/d and up 35.41 per cent y/y.

UX (of Kyiv) increased from 864.77 index points Friday, February 3rd to 867.91 index points Monday, February 6th. It was up 0.36 per cent d/d and up 38.48 per cent y/y.

WIG20 (of Warsaw) increased from 2,076.12 index points Friday, February 3rd to 2,089.61 index points Monday, February 6th. It was up 0.65 per cent d/d and up 18.08 per cent y/y.

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