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Turkey ups Russian gas purchases amid drought

 

 

 

Turkey increased its purchase of Russian gas by 9 percent in the first half of 2014 year-on-year, exceeding a 2.5 percent rise in the amount of gas purchased by all other European customer countries in the same period, an increase resulting from greater demand for natural gas in Turkey's electricity production.

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Romania: GDP up 1.4 pct in Q2 2014/Q2 2013, seasonally adjusted data

 

 

 

Romania's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) went down 1 percent in seasonally adjusted terms in the second quarter of 2014 compared to the previous quarter, but against the similar period of 2013, Romania's economy grew by 1.4 percent, according to estimated flash data released by the National Statistics Institute (INS).

Read more: Romania: GDP up 1.4 pct in Q2 2014/Q2 2013, seasonally adjusted data

Россия и Турция подписали протокол о расширении импорта турецких товаров

 

 

 

Количество предприятий, вошедших в расширенный список экспортеров, "в десятки раз превосходит то количество, которое раньше участвовало во внешней торговле в Россией", сообщили в Россельхознадзоре

Read more: Россия и Турция подписали протокол о расширении импорта турецких товаров

Bulgaria's GDP Sees Increase of 1.6% in Q2 2014 Y/Y

 

 

 

Bulgaria's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) expanded with 1.6% in Q2 2014 over the same quarter of the previous year and with 0.5% compared to Q1 2014.

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Greece gets latest €1bn of bailout funds

 

 

 

Greece will receive the latest €1 billion of its bailout package after the payment was approved by the European Financial Stability Facility Wednesday (14.08.2014).

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION: Liquidity support to Bulgarian bank

 

 

 

On 29 June 2014, Bulgaria notified a liquidity scheme pursuant to which the Republic of Bulgaria will provide State deposits to credit institutions with a maturity of up to 5 months.

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Bulgaria May Undo Struma Motorway Contract with Greek Co

 

 

 

Bulgaria's Road Infrastructure Agency (RIA) mulls terminating a contract with a Greek company tasked with building a section of the Struma motorway.

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Mapping the Greek Debt

 

 

 

An analysis of Greek debt sustainability by economists Darvas, Sapir and Wolff depicts precisely to whom Greece has to repay its debts.

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Romania officially submitted to EC a report on the state of its fruit and vegetables sector

 

 

 

Romania has officially submitted to the European Commission a report on the situation of its fruit and vegetables sector following the embargo imposed by the Russian Federation on food products from the European Union, but proposals for financial aid to Romanian producers will be unveiled at a meeting in Brussels on August 14, State Secretary with Romania's Ministry of Agriculture Daniel Botanoiu said on Tuesday (12.08.2014).

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Fitch Drops Credit Rating for Croatia

 

 

 

Another top credit rating agency lowers its rankings for Croatia, citing concerns over growth in public debt.

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Эксперт: от остановки транзита газа через Украину пострадает северо-запад Турции

 

 

 

Прекращение поставок российского газа через территорию Украины прямо "завтра" не несет немедленной угрозы газоснабжению большинства стран ЕС, считают в ФНЭБ.

Read more: Эксперт: от остановки транзита газа через Украину пострадает северо-запад Турции

South Stream: Gerhard Roiss, CEO of OMV: Report January – June and Q2 2014

 

 

 

"In the first half of 2014, our results were adversely impacted by lower refining margins, a weaker US dollar and political instability in Libya and Yemen. Despite this instability, our production level increased compared to the same period of last year, following the contribution of acquired assets in Norway.

Read more: South Stream: Gerhard Roiss, CEO of OMV: Report January – June and Q2 2014

Турция стремится достичь экспорта вооружений на сумму $1,6 млрд

В этом году Турция стремится достичь экспорта вооружений на сумму $1,6 млрд, что на 14,3% больше по сравнению с 2013 годом (1,4 млрд), сообщает Defense News со ссылкой на заявление министра обороны страны Исмета Йылмаза (Ismet Yilmaz).

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Сербия начала расследование продажи NIS "Газпром нефти" в 2009 году

 

 

 

Сербия заключила соглашение о продаже своего единственного нефтеперерабатывающего предприятия за €400 млн на фоне газового спора между Россией и Украиной в конце 2008 года

Read more: Сербия начала расследование продажи NIS "Газпром нефти" в 2009 году

Россия и Сербия подписали допсоглашение на реконструкцию железнодорожных путей в Сербии

 

 

 

БЕЛГРАД, 7 марта.2014 /Корр. ИТАР-ТАСС Мария Федорова/. Россия и Сербия подписали в рамках проходящей в Белграде российско-сербской промышленной выставки "EXPO-RUSSIA SERBIA 2014" дополнительное соглашение на реконструкцию железнодорожных путей в Сербии.

Read more: Россия и Сербия подписали допсоглашение на реконструкцию железнодорожных путей в Сербии

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