Slap in Gazprom’s face

The absolute victory for Ukraine – this is how the experts comment on yesterday's decision of the Stockholm Arbitration in the case involving mutual claims of Ukraine’s Naftogaz and Russian energy monopoly Gazprom, filed back in 2014.
17:50, 01 June 2017
Slap in Gazprom’s face

Week’s balance: production decline, IMF advice, and agrarian minister’s farewell

The IMF mission completed its work in Kyiv, announcing priority tasks for the Ukrainian authorities to secure continued lending program; the country's industrial output expectedly shrank as a result of the trade blockade of Donbas and the confiscation of Ukrainian assets by the occupier forces; the National Bank relaxed some forex restrictions; while agrarian minister Taras Kutovyi stepped down from post. These are the main economic news of the outgoing week.
12:40, 27 May 2017
Week’s balance: production decline, IMF advice, and agrarian minister’s farewell

Week’s balance: ban of Russian websites, IMF mission in Ukraine, and launch of pension reform

The President of Ukraine issued a decree on the blocking of Russian internet resources, another IMF mission arrived in Kyiv, while the government presented its draft pension reform - these are this week’s main economic news.
16:00, 20 May 2017
Week’s balance: ban of Russian websites, IMF mission in Ukraine, and launch of pension reform

Headless Central Bank

Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine Valeria Gontareva went on a long leave, choosing not to wait until her successor is appointed. Meanwhile, the president seems not to be rushing with submitting his candidates for the post for Parliament’s consideration. UNIAN has tried to understand why this process is being delayed, and who might take up the post of the country’s chief banker and when this is likely to happen.
19:50, 17 May 2017
Headless Central Bank

Week’s balance: economy sees growth, war for OPP unleashed, emergency measures in energy sector continue

Ukraine’s key creditors, the IMF and EBRD, have confirmed their forecasts of GDP growth for Ukraine in 2017, while the Cabinet saves Odesa Portside Chemical plant from bankruptcy and extends emergency measures in the energy sector - these are the main economic news of the past week.
10:40, 13 May 2017
Week’s balance: economy sees growth, war for OPP unleashed, emergency measures in energy sector continue

Week’s balance: Growth in Ukraine’s revenues, Gontareva’s vacation, and U.S. financial aid

The U.S. will provide $560 million in assistance to Ukraine; NBU Governor Valeria Gontareva chose to leave for a long vacation ahead of the resignation; while the State Treasury reported on overfulfilment of the state budget revenues - these are the main economic news of the first week of May.
19:40, 06 May 2017
Week’s balance: Growth in Ukraine’s revenues, Gontareva’s vacation, and U.S. financial aid

Week’s balance: Yanukovych's "gift," blackout of occupied Donbas, and hryvnia strengthening

The funds totaling $1.5 bln seized from accounts of ex-president Viktor Yanukovych and his entourage are being transferred to the state budget; Ukraine cut off electricity supplies to the areas of Luhansk region occupied by Russian-supported militants; while Ukraine’s exports strengthened the national currency, hryvnia - these are the main economic events of the past week.
13:30, 01 May 2017
Week’s balance: Yanukovych's "gift," blackout of occupied Donbas, and hryvnia strengthening

Week’s balance: growth against all odds, pension-related "unprofessionalism" and snow-covered harvest

Experts forecast growth of Ukrainian economy despite the blockade of the occupied territories of Donbas; the authorities continue their hot discussions with "terribly unprofessional" IMF officials; while the agriculture ministry calculates losses from cyclones – these are the main economic news of the outgoing week.
10:00, 22 April 2017
Week’s balance: growth against all odds, pension-related "unprofessionalism" and snow-covered harvest

Week’s balance: Groysman’s year, Gontareva's resignation, and new legal field for electricity

The government of Volodymyr Groysman marked its first year since the appointment, the head of the National Bank wrote the long-promised resignation letter, while the Rada adopted a law on electricity market - these are the key economic news of the outgoing week.
11:30, 16 April 2017
Week’s balance: Groysman’s year, Gontareva's resignation, and new legal field for electricity

Week’s balance: gifts from EU, IMF assignment, and NBU Governor’s long farewell

The European Parliament approved a visa-free travel for Ukrainians; the International Monetary Fund voiced a new set of tasks for Kyiv and granted Ukraine the fourth bailout tranche worth $1 billion, followed by another EUR 600 million that came from the European Commission; while the NBU chief confirmed her intention to resign – these are the key economic news of the outgoing week.
10:40, 09 April 2017
Week’s balance: gifts from EU, IMF assignment, and NBU Governor’s long farewell

Week’s balance: "Yanukovych debt," Firtash’s profit, and Sberbank’s maneuver

The High Court of Justice in London in the case regarding Russia’s claim over the so-called "Yanukovych debt" ruled not in Ukraine’s favor, Russian Sberbank announced the sale of its Ukrainian subsidiary, while regional gas distribution companies controlled by Dmytro Firtash will be able to earn an additional UAH 7.7 billion due to the latest decision of the NEURC – these are this week’s main economic news.
12:40, 01 April 2017
Week’s balance: "Yanukovych debt," Firtash’s profit, and Sberbank’s maneuver

Week’s balance: blockade consequences, IMF return, and billions for Ukrainian roads

Last week, the Ukrainian authorities assessed the consequences of the trade blockade of the occupied Donbas for the economy; the IMF announced it would appoint a new date for the next Exec Board meeting on the allocation of another tranche to Ukraine; and the government boosted its efforts to fix Ukrainian roads.
12:30, 25 March 2017
Week’s balance: blockade consequences, IMF return, and billions for Ukrainian roads

Week’s balance: legitimized blockade, sanctioned banks, and EUR 600 million EU aid

Ukraine has officially banned the movement of goods across the contact line in the zone of the Anti-Terrorist Operation, imposed sanctions against the subsidiaries of Russian state banks, and is now waiting for the next tranche from the IMF as well as a EUR 600 million macro-financial assistance from the European Union - these are the main economic news of the outgoing week.
18:30, 18 March 2017
Week’s balance: legitimized blockade, sanctioned banks, and EUR 600 million EU aid

Gazprom surrender. Ukraine gets new trump card

Russian energy monopoly Gazprom has lost its long-standing dispute with the European Commission. The company has undertaken to fulfill the conditions put forward by the EU – it will give up all the preferences in the European markets and change the pricing. The fact that Gazprom has recognized violations on its part is in fact a huge trump card for Ukraine.
11:20, 16 March 2017
Gazprom surrender. Ukraine gets new trump card

Week’s balance: Progress with IMF, blockade in full swing, and Sberbank of Russia under threat

The IMF will decide on the fate of the next bailout tranche for our country on March 20; Sberbank of Russia in Ukraine is facing sanctions; the headquarters of the ATO zone blockade has put forward an ultimatum; operations of the Odesa Portside Chemical Plant have been resumed - these are the main economic news of the outgoing week.
11:30, 11 March 2017
Week’s balance: Progress with IMF, blockade in full swing, and Sberbank of Russia under threat

Week’s balance: Tragedy at Lviv coal mine, blockade-related losses, and cleansing at SFS

The tragedy at Stepova coal mine in Lviv region, which took eight lives; the steelmakers’ statement on possible large-scale losses of over a blockade of Donbas coal; as well as the investigation against the urgently hospitalized chief taxman Roman Nasirov – these are the main events of the week.
21:00, 04 March 2017
Week’s balance: Tragedy at Lviv coal mine, blockade-related losses, and cleansing at SFS

Week’s balance: Blockade causing losses, NBU’s anti-crisis measures, and increased industrial output

The Ukrainian Cabinet reports the negative consequences of the blockade of the occupied territories in Donbas, while the National Bank is even preparing, just in case, a package of anti-crisis measures in this regard; however the State Statistics Service shone some light this week reporting on a January growth of industrial output - these are the main economic news of the outgoing week.
09:05, 25 February 2017
Week’s balance: Blockade causing losses, NBU’s anti-crisis measures, and increased industrial output

Rediscovering America?

Ukraine is included in the list of countries that fall under the U.S. General System of Preferences, which allows duty-free imports to the United States of 3,500 kinds of products. But Ukraine has used less than half of this advantage. UNIAN tried to understand the reasons.
17:50, 21 February 2017
Rediscovering America?

Week's balance: emergency measures in power generation, GDP growth, and prosecutorial audit of utility tariffs

The Ukrainian government introduced emergency measures in the power generation sector, Prime Minister Groysman reported on GDP growth in 2016, while the Prosecutor General's Office said it would audit the utility rates - these are the week’s main economic news.
15:00, 19 February 2017
Week's balance: emergency measures in power generation, GDP growth, and prosecutorial audit of utility tariffs

Week’s balance: EU’s generous gesture, IMF’s new commitments, acceleration of economy and inflation

The European Union has promised Ukraine to imminently allocate the next tranche of its macro-financial assistance worth EUR 600 million; the IMF has confirmed that is in the final stage of the review of Ukrainian cooperation program; while the State Statistics Service reported on the acceleration of economic growth and inflation - these are the key economic news of the past week.
12:30, 12 February 2017
Week’s balance: EU’s generous gesture, IMF’s new commitments, acceleration of economy and inflation
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