Bohdan Slutsky

Week's balance: Expanding "red" quarantine zones, new yearly gas prices for households, and higher inflation pace

Due to the increase in the coronavirus incidence, Kyiv and more than a dozen regions across Ukraine have tightened quarantine restrictions, the national regulator approved the terms of yearly gas contracts for households, while the State Statistics Service declared the acceleration of inflation – these are the key economic developments of the outgoing week.
23:00, 11 April 2021
Week's balance: Expanding "red" quarantine zones, new yearly gas prices for households, and higher inflation pace
Hanna Nahorna

Week's balance: Capital, regional authorities introducing lockdown, Rada legalizing e-passports, wages growing

Due to the higher rate of COVID-19 spread, Kyiv and regional authorities across Ukraine are introducing strict lockdown measures, restricting public transport; the Verkhovna Rada has legalized e-passports displayed via a Diia app; while the State Statistics Service has reported on the increase in wages – these are this week's main economic developments.
14:40, 04 April 2021
Week's balance: Capital, regional authorities introducing lockdown, Rada legalizing e-passports, wages growing
Bohdan Slutsky

Doubling GDP in 10 years: Is Ukrainian dream achievable?

The Cabinet has approved the National Economic Strategy until 2030, which aims to double the gross domestic product. To realize the dream, the country needs to try hard: decisive reform and billions of dollars in investments are needed.
23:45, 31 March 2021
Doubling GDP in 10 years: Is Ukrainian dream achievable?
Hanna Bredihina

Week's balance: Cabinet sets electricity price, vows quarantine compensation for businesses, while industrial output slides

The Cabinet of Ministers has set household electricity price for April and promised to pay UAH 8,000 (US$286) to entrepreneurs affected by quarantine bans, while the State Statistics Service reported a higher pace of the industrial output fall – these are the key economic developments of the outgoing week.
12:00, 27 March 2021
Week's balance: Cabinet sets electricity price, vows quarantine compensation for businesses, while industrial output slides
Pavlo Stepanets, Bohdan Slutsky

Odile Renaud-Basso: Ukraine recovery growth assessed at 3% of GDP in 2021, with exceptional level of uncertainties

President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Odile Renaud-Basso, who began her first visit to our country on Monday, told UNIAN about the results she wants to achieve in Ukraine during her tenure and gave advice on how to double Ukraine's GDP and attract large amounts of foreign investment.
20:26, 22 March 2021
Odile Renaud-Basso: Ukraine recovery growth assessed at 3% of GDP in 2021, with exceptional level of uncertainties
Kateryna Zhyriy

Week's balance: Tougher quarantine, Ukrzaliznytsia chief's dismissal, and reduction of subsidies

The capital and a number of regions of Ukraine are returning to strict lockdown, the Cabinet unexpectedly sacked the head of the board at Ukrzaliznytsia, while the average size of subsidies in February decreased by over 30% – these are the key economic developments of the outgoing week.
14:20, 21 March 2021
Week's balance: Tougher quarantine, Ukrzaliznytsia chief's dismissal, and reduction of subsidies
Tetyana Urbanska

Dual citizenship issue in Ukraine: Legislative initiatives

From time to time, officials and politicians remind of what every Ukrainian is subconsciously aware – not all Ukrainian citizens have single citizenship. Many times, the authorities undertook to address the issue, but so far nothing has been done in this regard. Now they launched a new attempt to fix things.
18:00, 18 March 2021
Dual citizenship issue in Ukraine: Legislative initiatives
Maryana Zinkovska

Sputnik V conundrum

A few months ago, researchers across the world echoed the same idea: Russia's Spuntik V coronavirus vaccine can't be allowed on the market until it undergoes proper testing. But suddenly it turned out that "Sputnik" has somehow made its way to certain places in Europe, even without proper certification. Now the Russian vaccine of dubious quality has become a new major hybrid weapon for Vladimir Putin.
19:30, 15 March 2021
Sputnik V conundrum
Igor Orel

Week's balance: Rising inflation, Motor Sich nationalization, and higher tariffs by Nova Poshta

The State Statistics Service recorded a higher pace of inflation, the National Security and Defense Council decided to nationalize Motor Sich, and the Nova Poshta postal service increased tariffs for delivery – these are the main economic news of the outgoing week.
14:00, 13 March 2021
Week's balance: Rising inflation, Motor Sich nationalization, and higher tariffs by Nova Poshta
Igor Orel

Looking for way out of "green" deadlock in Ukrainian energy sector

On the way of revolutionary changes in Ukraine's energy system, a "green-coal paradox" arose, where an increase in the share of renewables, contrary to common sense, leads to a rise in thermal energy. The solution to the issue is to direct large-scale investments in the construction of new maneuverable and accumulation capacities.
14:00, 09 March 2021
Looking for way out of "green" deadlock in Ukrainian energy sector
Dmytro Shvarts

Week's balance: Cabinet reports on year's work, launches cheap mortgage campaign, while NBU raises key rate

The National Bank, after two and a half years of gradual reduction, unexpectedly raised its key rate to 6.5%, Ukrainians have been offered to get mortgage loans at 7%, while the Cabinet reported on its performance over the year of its work – these are the main economic news of the past week.
15:20, 08 March 2021
Week's balance: Cabinet reports on year's work, launches cheap mortgage campaign, while NBU raises key rate
Hanna Bredihina

Week's balance: Return to adaptive quarantine, infrastructure promises, and decline in industrial output

The government decided to revisit the adaptive quarantine model, as well as set to index pensions by 11% in March; President Volodymyr Zelensky vowed to continue a large-scale campaign on construction of roads and bridges; and the State Statistics Service announced a decline in industrial output in January – these are the main economic developments of the outgoing week.
20:00, 27 February 2021
Week's balance: Return to adaptive quarantine, infrastructure promises, and decline in industrial output
Hanna Bredihina

"EU Green Deal ": A challenge and a chance for Ukraine's economy

The government has announced its intention to make Ukraine part of a new "European Green Deal" aimed at significantly improving the continent's environmental status. UNIAN understood how this strategic area of development will affect the economy and lives of ordinary Ukrainians.
15:00, 27 February 2021
"EU Green Deal ": A challenge and a chance for Ukraine's economy
Pavlo Stepanets

Week's balance: Cabinet prolongs quarantine, IMF mission yields no positive result, while Naftogaz talks investing billions in gas extraction

The Cabinet of Ministers has extended the COVID-19 quarantine until April 30, the IMF mission's work to revise the loan agreement with Ukraine brought no positive results, and while state-owned Naftogaz of Ukraine announced plans to invest billions of dollars in boosting gas production – these are the key economic developments of the outgoing week.
17:20, 21 February 2021
Week's balance: Cabinet prolongs quarantine, IMF mission yields no positive result, while Naftogaz talks investing billions in gas extraction
Vlad Abramov

Expert on int'l law: Ukraine has imposed sanctions on over 2,000 persons and nearly 1,000 legal entities in Russia. But we have to admit that these sanctions aren't working.

UNIAN has sat down with an expert on international law Bohdan Bernatsky, who is part of the Office of Simple Solutions and Results, an NGO preparing proposals for the President, as well as members of the National Reform Council, to find out how sanctions against specific individuals differ from sectoral ones, why hasn't Ukraine yet applied the latter to Russia, and how come violators of the sanctions regime are not held to account.
13:10, 17 February 2021
Expert on int'l law: Ukraine has imposed sanctions on over 2,000 persons and nearly 1,000 legal entities in Russia. But we have to admit that these sanctions aren't working.
Bohdan Slutsky

Week's balance: EU calls on Ukraine to continue reform, giving EUR 200 mln to support businesses, while inflation accelerates

The European Union has called on Ukraine to pursue launched reforms and gave EUR 200 million to support businesses in the context of coronacrisis, while the statistics agency reported on accelerating inflation – these are the key economic developments of the outgoing week.
16:40, 13 February 2021
Week's balance: EU calls on Ukraine to continue reform, giving EUR 200 mln to support businesses, while inflation accelerates
Kateryna Zhyriy

Finance Minister Serhiy Marchenko: Our main scenario is cooperation with the IMF

Serhiy Marchenko took the lead of the Ministry of Finance on March 30, 2020, at the onset of a challenging coronacrisis period. In an interview with UNIAN, the minister spoke about the progress in negotiations with the IMF, his vision of pension reform, the ministry's plans for the year, and features of the latest affordable mortgage program.
16:05, 11 February 2021
Finance Minister Serhiy Marchenko: Our main scenario is cooperation with the IMF
Iryna Petrenko

Rights activist: Russia's tactic in Crimea is to stigmatize Crimean Tatars

The head of the Center for Civil Liberties Oleksandra Matviychuk has told UNIAN about the ongoing persecution of lawyers in Crimea, the general strategy of the occupying power regarding the Ukrainian peninsula, and what should be done to protect victims of Russian war crimes.
14:50, 09 February 2021
Rights activist: Russia's tactic in Crimea is to stigmatize Crimean Tatars
Kateryna Zhyriy

Strengthening spree: What Ukrainians should expect from hryvnia

The hryvnia kicked off this February with a confident strengthening, forcing the dollar to drop below a UAH 28 mark. According to experts, in the coming months, objective market factors will ensure reliable support for the Ukrainian currency.
17:59, 08 February 2021
Strengthening spree: What Ukrainians should expect from hryvnia
Igor Orel

Week's balance: Ukraine resumes electricity imports from Russia, hryvnia beefs up, Rada takes another step toward large SOEs' sale

Ukraine resumed imports of electricity from Russia to compensate for the acute shortage in own energy grid, the hryvnia strengthened amid ongoing talks with the IMF, while the Rada adopted laws formalizing remote work and taking the first step towards large-scale sale of state assets – these are the main economic developments of the first week in February.
14:00, 06 February 2021
Week's balance: Ukraine resumes electricity imports from Russia, hryvnia beefs up, Rada takes another step toward large SOEs' sale
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