Ukraine – Macroeconomic situation – May 2012

Ukraine – Macroeconomic situation – May 2012

April`s data for Ukraine`s real sector showed a mixed picture. Buoyed by strong real wage growth, retail sales accelerated to 14.8% yoy over January-April. Agriculture also gained momentum, expanding by 1.1% yoy over the period amid a larger spring sowing area...
14:42, 27.06.2012
Euro chronicle: Day five

Euro chronicle: Day five

With the start of the Euro 2012 football tournament Ukraine gets 90,000 tourists more than in the same period last year. This is what Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine and Infrastructure Minister Borys Kolesnikov said at a press conference in Kyiv on 12 June...
11:24, 15.06.2012
Ukraine – Macroeconomic situation – April 2012

Ukraine – Macroeconomic situation – April 2012

Ukrainian economy grew slower in March 2012 as, in addition to a challenging external environment, some of the domestic factors lost their intensity that month. A 2.5% yoy decrease in exports of goods in March, led by weak exports of metallurgical...
14:47, 31.05.2012
Ukraine – Macroeconomic situation – March 2012

Ukraine – Macroeconomic situation – March 2012

Colder-than-usual weather during February weighed on construction and cargo transportation performance, whose output and turnover declined by 0.5% yoy and 5.6% yoy for January-February respectively. Ukraine’s economic growth is likely to remain subdued...
15:22, 25.04.2012
Euro 2012: Union chief fears racism in Poland and Ukraine

Euro 2012: Union chief fears racism in Poland and Ukraine

Europe`s leading players are at risk of being racially abused at this summer`s European Championship, the head of the worldwide union for footballers says, according to BBC Sport. Theo van Seggelen...
11:46, 18.04.2012
Ukrainians bring Easter traditions to Stamford

Ukrainians bring Easter traditions to Stamford

Dressed in Ukrainian garb, the children clasped hands and danced across the lawn of St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral on Wenzel Terrace. The songs evoked imagery of chirping birds and...
09:53, 10.04.2012
Ukraine – Macroeconomic situation – February 2012

Ukraine – Macroeconomic situation – February 2012

Ukraine’s real sector performance was better than expected in January 2012, principally thanks to robust domestic demand. Thus, retail sales turnover grew by a solid 13.8% yoy that month. Continuing construction growth, government...
09:22, 07.03.2012
No-nonsense Blokhin focused on Ukraine goal

No-nonsense Blokhin focused on Ukraine goal

As a player Oleh Blokhin had sublime talent, but ability alone is not enough to succeed at the top. Determination, dedication and the drive to keep improving are also key to the cause; this is the message the Ukraine national team...
11:24, 29.02.2012
100 days before the EURO: program for celebration in the host cities

100 days before the EURO: program for celebration in the host cities

100 days before the EURO” falls on 29 February. Host cities are preparing to celebrate this event. It will be interesting and somewhat unusual. And not only on the last day of winter...
16:57, 24.02.2012
Most Ukraine cold deaths alcohol-related, minister says

Most Ukraine cold deaths alcohol-related, minister says

Alcohol has been involved in most of the deaths blamed on the extreme cold in Ukraine, the country worst affected by the icy temperatures gripping Eastern Europe...
12:17, 09.02.2012
Ukraine cold snap: Homeless dying

Ukraine cold snap: Homeless dying

As temperatures plunged to below -30C (-22F) on Thursday night, the total number of victims over the past week reached 101 - the majority being homeless people living on the streets.Ukrainian officials have scrambled to cope with conditions...
14:34, 07.02.2012
Ukraine-Macroeconomic situation – December 2011

Ukraine-Macroeconomic situation – December 2011

The Hryvnia was under depreciation pressure in December 2011, generated by external debt redemptions and strong population demand for foreign currency. Improved banking sector liquidity also added to these pressures. But thanks to...
09:59, 03.02.2012
Ukraine shutters top file-sharing site

Ukraine shutters top file-sharing site

Ex.ua was founded in 2009, and unlike many file uploading services was free to use: the site earned money from advertising, rather than subscription revenue from heavy users. Unlike many file locker services, Ex.ua enabled users...
10:09, 02.02.2012
Yanukovych’s 2012 challenge

Yanukovych’s 2012 challenge

On the foreign policy front, Ukraine is in muddied waters with both the EU and Russia. Ukraine is desperately trying to find an exit strategy from the “gas contract from hell” negotiated been former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko...
17:00, 27.01.2012
George Soros on the Coming U.S. Class War

George Soros on the Coming U.S. Class War

You know George Soros. He’s the investor’s investor—the man who still holds the record for making more money in a single day’s trading than anyone. He pocketed $1 billion betting against...
17:39, 24.01.2012
Hosting Euro 2012 may cause 6-8 bln USD losses to Ukraine's economy: analyst

Hosting Euro 2012 may cause 6-8 bln USD losses to Ukraine's economy: analyst

Kolpakov said that Ukraine`s gross domestic product (GDP) may fall after the Championship, because the economy will not receive adequate injections from tourism. After all, most tickets for the Championship were bought by the domestic fans...
15:34, 24.01.2012
Ukraine-Macroeconomic situation – November 2011

Ukraine-Macroeconomic situation – November 2011

Expansion of the Ukrainian economy remained strong in October, despite continuing growth moderation in the industrial sector. According to NBU estimates, real GDP growth exceeded 5% yoy for January-October 2011. The growth was fuelled by...
13:31, 23.12.2011
Ukraine-Macroeconomic situation – October 2011

Ukraine-Macroeconomic situation – October 2011

Thanks to the generous harvest, a slower increase in regulated prices and easing inflationary pressures from abroad, Ukraine’s consumer inflation slowed to 5.9% yoy in September. However, due to re-instatement of higher excise taxes, a low base effect and...
11:04, 15.11.2011
Tymoshenko: Signing of Аssociation Аgreement will be our common victory

Tymoshenko: Signing of Аssociation Аgreement will be our common victory

My cell allows but a few steps from wall to wall. These are the physical boundaries of my personal "freedom". A small window through the crossed bars allows me to catch a glimpse of blue autumn sky. You really understand the value of freedom when you only see...
11:28, 03.11.2011
Ukraine - Macroeconomic situation - September 2011

Ukraine - Macroeconomic situation - September 2011

January-August 2011 real sector data showed improvement despite a more challenging external environment. Thanks to both stronger domestic consumption and favorable base effects for selected industries, industrial production...
13:04, 10.10.2011
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