20:40 PM Saturday, September 22, 2018
UBJ AM July 26, 2017
Steel giant starts 4-year, $1 billion investment; ‘Amazon bill’ will limit duty free imports; Sunflower oil production up 34 percent
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• PJSC ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih is investing $267 million this year to modernize steel production facilities, according to CEO Paramjit Kahlon. The spending is part of a four-year, $1 billion investment in the in plan for the complex in Dnipropetrovsk region

• To limit international internet purchases from companies such as Amazon, a new bill in the Verkhovna Rada will limit duty free purchases by international mail to 150 euros and 30 kg per recipient per month.

• The volume of crude sunflower oil produced in Ukraine since January has increased by 34%, to 2.87 million tons, compared to the same period last year.

• State-owned oil and gas company Ukrnafta is searching for partners for five investment projects focused on upstream, drilling and gas processing. The company hopes to finalize a list of interested parties by September 30.

• Ukrenergo will annul contracts with Tilihulska wind power plant LLC and Azovinvestprom LLC that would have connected their wind power plants to the company's power grid. The reason is a long period of inactivity on the projects, Interfax reports.

• Energy company Energoatom has been allowed to build a nuclear fuel storage facility by Ukraine’s Ministry of Energy.

• PrivatBank and NGO Transparency International Ukraine have partnered to organize the sale of state assets via the ProZorro.Sales e-trading system, Interfax reports.

• American companies First Financial Network and The Debt Exchange Inc. will begin selling non-performing loans on behalf of the Deposit Guarantee Fund of Ukraine, according to Interfax.

• The EBRD will decide by October whether or not to loan up t0 $150 million to state-owned rail service Ukrzaliznytsia for the purchase of 6,500 gondola freight cars to carry grain.

• German bus giant Flixbus is starting new routes: from Kyiv, Lviv, Rivne, and Zhytomyr to Prague and Wroclaw. Tickets on all routes are 30 euros or less.

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