Friday, 10 April 2015

 

Ex-Soviet Moldova feels squeeze from Russian fruit embargo PDF Print Email
Friday, 10 April 2015 22:29 Russian Reports

Ex-Soviet Moldova feels squeeze from Russian fruit embargo

MoldovaBy Mihaela Rodina

RACOVAT, Moldova, April 10, 2015 (AFP) - Moldovan apple grower Constantin Furculita was dreaming of juicier profits when he pumped some $2 million into his 42-hectare orchard.

But his hopes of a windfall turned sour last summer when Russia unexpectedly slapped an embargo on fruit exports from the ex-Soviet nation in apparent retaliation for its historic shift towards the Europe Union.


 

Africa: For Developing Countries, New Opportunities in Geothermal Energy PDF Print Email
Friday, 10 April 2015 22:04 Industry

Africa: For Developing Countries, New Opportunities in Geothermal Energy

ROME, Italy, April 10, 2015 (FAO) — New report explores uses of natural heat for food production and processing - Geothermal energy, the flow of heat energy radiating from the earth's core, provides unique opportunities for cost efficient, sustainable food production and processing in developing countries, says a new report published by FAO in April.


 

EUBFE Conference Paves the Way for Increased Investment and Business Opportunities in Ethiopia PDF Print Email
Friday, 10 April 2015 22:00 News

EUBFE Conference Paves the Way for Increased Investment and Business Opportunities in Ethiopia

EUBFE_Photo_1By Melanie Wollenweber / Georgia Gilson

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 10, 2015 (EUBFE) -- Reform was high on the agenda for government and private sector participants at a well-attended business climate improvement conference held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on April 1. The ‘3 rd EUBFE Conference on Business and Investment Climate’ brought EU and Ethiopian Government officials together with businessmen, investors and other stakeholders to discuss the way forward for investment in Ethiopia.


 

$1 billion disappears -- and Moldova looks for answers PDF Print Email
Friday, 10 April 2015 16:33 Russian Reports

$1 billion disappears -- and Moldova looks for answers

By Mihaela Rodina

CHISINAU, Moldova, April 10, 2015 (AFP) - A billion dollars is a lot for Europe's poorest state of Moldova -- particularly when it disappears.

Anti-corruption prosecutors and American auditors have been searching the books for clues about the mysterious transactions, an embarrassment for the ex-Soviet state on track for EU membership.

The scandal has even threatened to destabilise the banking system in the country of 3.5 million people.


 

 

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