2018, January, 29, 08:25:00EBRD BOUGHT UKRAINE: $12 BLN
EBRD - He noted Ukraine continued to be one of the world’s most energy-intensive countries, three times more so than the EU average, and he said the country should focus on energy efficiency, diversifying energy sources and improving municipal services and infrastructure. The EBRD President referred specifically to the need for further improvements in governance. Progress had been made but corruption was still a barrier to foreign direct investment, he said. The establishment of anti-corruption institutions could make an important contribution to increasing transparency in the economy.
2018, January, 12, 12:50:00RUSSIAN GAS RETURNING
BLOOMBERG - Ukraine imported 14 billion cubic meters of gas from the EU last year, comparable to Belgium’s annual consumption. From this year, state-owned NAK Naftogaz Ukrainy should import 5 billion cubic meters annually under its contract with Russia’s Gazprom PJSC through 2019, and has to pay for at least 80 percent of that, according to the court.
2017, December, 22, 22:25:00GAZPROM DEVELOPING LNG
GAZPROM - With LNG demand on the rise, Gazprom is making further efforts in this line of business.
2017, December, 11, 09:35:00IMF: UKRAINIAN CORRUPTION
IMF - “I had a constructive and open discussion with President Poroshenko on Ukraine’s efforts to fight corruption, which is expected by the Ukrainian society and is critical to improve transparency and accountability and create the conditions for sustainable growth."
2017, December, 4, 23:05:00UKRAINE'S GAS INVESTMENT UP TO 46%
УКРТРАНСГАЗ - According to Ukrtransgaz’ performance results in the first nine months of 2017, capital investments in Ukraine’s gas transmission facilities increased by 46% or UAH 486 million compared to the same period of 2016, Ukrtransgaz public and media relations department reports.
2017, December, 4, 23:00:00EBRD STRATEGY FOR SLOVAKIA
EBRD - To date, the EBRD has invested €2.3 billion in more than 130 projects in the country. The Bank combines project financing with policy engagement and most recently supported the Slovak Republic in creating the legal foundations for covered bonds with amendments to the relevant law in line with best practice recommendations by the European Banking Authority.
2017, October, 4, 23:35:00WBG HAS UKRAINE
According to the World Bank’s Special Focus Note on reforming land markets, the moratorium on agricultural land sales, along with weaknesses in the transparency of land rights and transactions, are major impediments to attracting investment and unlocking productivity in Ukraine’s agriculture sector.
2017, September, 29, 12:15:00TURKEY NEED IRAQI OIL
The government of Turkey said it will deal exclusively with the Iraqi government on oil exports after voters in the semiautonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq supported independence in a controversial referendum.
2017, September, 22, 08:35:00QATAR - TURKEY LNG
Qatargas has agreed to sell 1.5 million tpy of LNG to Turkey’s BOTAŞ Petroleum Pipeline Corporation (BOTAŞ) over a period of three years
2017, September, 20, 08:35:00BP - AZERBAIJAN OIL DEAL
BP and its partners in Azerbaijan's giant ACG oil production complex agreed Thursday to extend the production sharing contract by 25 years to 2049 and to increase the stake of state-owned SOCAR, reducing the size of their own shares.
2017, June, 26, 23:35:00RUSSIA - TURKEY RECONCILIATION
Turkstream has been promoted by Mr Putin as a way to deepenaccess to the Turkish market, which was the second biggest for Russian natural gas last year after Germany, and to support his strategic objective to bypass Ukrainian pipelines.
2017, May, 11, 18:06:00TURKISH STREAM CONSTRUCTION
Construction of the TurkStream gas pipeline was commenced in the Black Sea near the Russian coast.
2017, April, 7, 18:30:00UKRAINE'S SERIOUS SHORTCOMINGS
Ukraine has been urged to finalise gas sector reforms by Janez Kopac, director of Energy Community that regroups EU and non-EU states in Europe.
2017, April, 6, 18:30:00WBG BOUGHT UKRAINE: $10 BLN
The World Bank’s current investment project portfolio in Ukraine amounts to about US$2.8 billion. Investments support improving basic public services that directly benefit ordinary people in areas such as water supply, sanitation, heating, power, roads, social protection and healthcare, as well as private sector development. Since Ukraine joined the World Bank in 1992, the Bank’s commitments to the country have totaled over US$10 billion in about 70 projects and programs.
2017, April, 3, 18:45:00TURKEY'S GAS DIVERSIFICATION
Although Turkey has a lack of energy reserves itself, it is a good transit state and can bring benefit to both itself and the EU through the use of alternative pipelines in different regions. Like Russia, Turkey has both problematic and good relations with the European Union, but unlike Russia it wants to be the part of Euro-Atlantic Security Community.