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How and why investors are still active in Russia

  • 11 Dec 10:52

How and why investors are still active in Russia Participants at an investment media forum 'It's time for Moscow' held at the city's International Trade Center say Russia's economic crisis brings opportunities, despite the challenging financial climate. The key focus of the event, December 8-10, was how the Russian capital could continue to attract foreign investment at a time of economic and geopolitical turbulence. Moscow remains one of the largest world markets, Sergey Cheremin, head of Moscow's Department for Foreign Economic and International Relations, told the forum. Natural drivers of growth, such as infrastructure objects, still attract foreign companies,. Read more...

Russian sanctions may cost Turkey up to 3 percent of its GDP

  • 11 Dec 10:50

Russian sanctions may cost Turkey up to 3 percent of its GDP As Moscow responds to the incident with the downed Russian Su-24 bomber by imposing economic restrictions on Turkey in various sectors, the Turkish economy faces potential losses of at least $20 billion, predict Russian analysts. Turkish security officers stand behind barriers at a beach as they secure the summit zone ahead of the G20 summit in Belek in the Mediterranean resort city of Antalya, Turkey, Nov. 14, 2015. Source: Reuters Turkish Vice Premier Mehmet Simsek has estimated Ankara’s losses from its current tensions with Russia at $9 billion a year. He predicts that in the worst-case scenario,Russian sanctionswill cost Turkey 0.4 percent of its GDP,. Read more...

World Poultry: Global trends of bacteria enteritis

  • 10 Dec 12:42

World Poultry: Global trends of bacteria enteritis In a troubled year for the global poultry sector it is no surprise that biosecurity and disease prevention should be a prominent feature of the final issue of World Poultry in 2015. Packed full of 14 articles covering all aspects of the poultry industry, Elanco’s assessment of bacteria enteritis is the cover story. Elanco Animal Health recently released its findings from its fourth Bacterial Enteritis Global Impact Assessment (BEGIA) which provides insights into the ongoing trends of this disease which continues to have an important impact on the poultry industry. Covering 4 pages, the article contains all the latest facts and figures about. Read more...

Russia Reports More ASF in Pigs

  • 10 Dec 12:34

Russia Reports More ASF in Pigs Russia has reported two new outbreaks of African Swine Fever in backyard pigs and wild boar. In total, two cases were reported in backyard pigs fromDudkino, Chuchkovsky, Ryazanskaya region and one case in a wild. Read more...

Ukraine Subsistence Farmers Struggling with Conflict Impact

  • 9 Dec 10:44

Ukraine Subsistence Farmers Struggling with Conflict Impact The results of a household survey released by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) paint a bleak picture for small-scale, family-run farms in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions. Skipping meals, migrating to find work, borrowing to pay for necessities, selling their household goods and vehicles, killing their livestock for lack of feed, planting less for lack of seed and fertiliser - these are some of the coping strategies of 230,000 families struggling to get by in the conflict areas of eastern Ukraine. The conflict - now more than a year old - has sparked skyrocketing prices for food, fuel, transport, seed, fertiliser, animal feed, and other. Read more...

More AI outbreaks reported across Europe

  • 9 Dec 10:43

More AI outbreaks reported across Europe Avian influenza has been detected in as many as five poultry flocks in France, one in Germany, and one in Italy.France had earlier reported three avian flu outbreaks, the country's first in 8 years, with Germany reporting an outbreak earlier this year. Location of outbreaks in France The outbreaks in France were in the southwestern part of the country, in Dordogne department, an area that saw the three earlier outbreaks reported, and in Landes department, located southwest of there on the Atlantic coast. According to a statement from the French agriculture ministry, three new highly pathogenic outbreaks were detected in Landes, affecting Guinea fowl and ducks,. Read more...

Food Prices Fall in November Amid Robust Global Inventories

  • 8 Dec 10:05

Food Prices Fall in November Amid Robust Global Inventories Major food commodity prices fell in November, reversing about half their rise in the previous month, as the cost of internationally-traded staples, except for sugar, fell across the board. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 156.7 points in November, down 1.6 per cent from its revised October average, and 18 per cent below its value a year earlier. The FAO Cereal Price Index fell 2.3 per cent, with coarse grain prices falling even more due to favourable harvests in the United States, the world's largest maize producer and exporter. Vegetable oil prices fell 3.1 per cent from October, aided by lower energy prices, and encouraging planting and production prospects for. Read more...

Russia to Import Israeli Poultry Products

  • 8 Dec 10:04

Russia to Import Israeli Poultry Products As the boycott on EU products continues, Israel's agriculture ministry has said that Russia has agreed to imports of Israeli poultry products following four years of negotiations. Minister of Agriculture, Uri Ariel, said: "I see great importance in expanding exports of Israeli poultry to Russia. It expands and deepens the agricultural cooperation between the two countries, thereby strengthening the Israeli economy. This is yet another example of government action to open exports to other countries in light of the EU boycott.” After a lengthy four year period of testing procedures, Russia has approved the import of poultry products under the supervision. Read more...

"Concrete Proposals Needed" from US in EU Market Access Talks

  • 7 Dec 10:17

"Concrete Proposals Needed" from US in EU Market Access Talks European agricultural organisation Copa-Cogeca said in a high-level meeting with US Secretary of State for Agriculture Tom Vilsack that there are many opportunities to be had in transatlantic trade talks, but more progress is needed on red tape and non-tariff barriers to trade. The two sides were discussing theTransatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), an ambitious trade project that has been subject to many rounds of negotiation between the US and EU. They exchanged offers on market access in the TTIP talks with 97 per cent of tariff lines included. But Copa-Cogeca said that the EU’s offer is "far more ambitious" than that of the. Read more...

MHP reduces poultry exports by 22%

  • 7 Dec 10:14

MHP reduces poultry exports by 22% Ukraine poultry giant MHP increased sales of poultry by 4%, meanwhile exports decreased by 22% in Q3 of 2015, according to an official report from the company. Pen communication In July-September of 2015 MHP sold 150,260 tonnes of poultry to external customers, which is 4% more than in July-September 2014. According to the report, due to an increase in production volumes at Vinnytsia poultry farm, poultry production in the third quarter of 2015 rose by 6% - up to 142,295 tonnes over the same period last year, and by 4% to 420,720 tonnes - in the first nine months of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014. Poultry export markets However, for the third. Read more...