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March, 2016

Belarus will raise export duties on oil and oil products

Belarus will raise export duties on oil and oil products, which are exported outside the customs territory of the Eurasian Economic Union, on 1 April 2016. The relevant decision is stipulated by the Council of Ministers’ executive order No. 249 of 28 March 2016. The export duty on crude oil will go up from $39.5 […]

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Gazprom and Srbijagas sign Agreement for scientific & technical cooperation and partnership

Oleg Aksyutin, Member of the Management Committee, Head of Department of Gazprom, and Dusan Bajatovic, Director General of Srbijagas, signed today in Belgrade an Agreement for scientific & technical cooperation and partnership. The Agreement provides for developing the scientific & technical cooperation in such sectors as gas transportation, underground storage and sales, energy efficiency, energy saving, and alternative energy use, as well as in the field […]

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Skanska invests EUR 48 M, about SEK 450 M, in phase I of office project in Cracow, Poland

Skanska invests EUR 48 M, about SEK 450 M, in phase I of High Five, an office project located in Cracow, Poland. The first phase, consisting of two office buildings will offer a total leasable area of around 23,000 square meters. Each building will comprise of six storeys above ground and two below ground for […]

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Google, Apple, IKEA and McDonalds probed by Tax Rulings II Committee

Google, Apple, Inter-IKEA Group and McDonald’s would welcome more clarity and certainty about their tax liabilities in the EU, but they are concerned about the administrative compliance costs and reluctant to see tax data being made public. So said their representatives at a public hearing, held by Parliament’s Special Committee on Tax Rulings II on […]

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Ending EU citizens’ bank secrecy in Andorra

An EU deal with Andorra, which will make it harder for EU citizens to hide cash from the tax man in bank accounts there, was endorsed by Parliament in a vote on Wednesday. Under the deal, the EU and Andorra will automatically exchange information on the bank accounts of each other’s residents, starting in 2018 […]

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Statoil Energy Ventures makes first investment: United Wind

Statoil Energy Ventures announces today that it has invested USD 3 million in United Wind, the leading provider of distributed wind energy leasing solutions. This is the first investment by Statoil Energy Ventures: Statoil’s new USD 200 million venture capital fund dedicated to investing in attractive and ambitious growth companies in renewable energy, supporting its […]

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Solar, natural gas, wind make up most 2016 generation additions: U.S. Energy Information Administration

Electric generating facilities expect to add more than 26 gigawatts (GW) of utility-scale generating capacity to the power grid during 2016. Most of these additions come from three resources: solar (9.5 GW), natural gas (8.0 GW), and wind (6.8 GW), which together make up 93% of total additions. If actual additions ultimately reflect these plans, […]

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