While questionable political and commercial practices are major problems across Ukrainian politics, the 2009 gas deal between Tymoshenko and Vladimir Putin was exceptional for the damage it did to Ukrainian interests. This was a deal that...
Recent financial market turmoil (due to the US debt downgrade and rising risk of a broadening European solvency crisis) and disappointing GDP data in a number of developed economies have weakened global economic growth prospects for the rest of 2011...
In May 2011, the Ukraine economy started regaining its footing from March-April weaknesses. Industrial production growth picked up to 8.6% yoy from 4.9% yoy in April. Expansion in retail trade and construction accelerated to 15.5% yoy and 13.2% yoy, respectively...
Ukraine hopes for considerable Chinese investment to the Ukrainian economy. Besides, Ukrainian government will adopt Chinese methods in fighting against corruption, as well use Chinese experience in preparation to executing the Olympic Games...
Ukraine’s Ministry of Finance boasted of a healthy budget execution in 5M11, outperforming its fiscal schedule in the respective period. In particular, the central government collected a total of UAH 119 bln in revenue...
However, due to high external debt repayments, widening current account deficit and uncertainty over resumption of IMF program, the second half of the year may see higher exchange rate volatility and Hryvnia depreciation pressures...
This Thursday, following orders from Yanukovych, the Verkhovna Rada passed in the first reading the draft law on cutting pensions, which, for some reason, the government is calling "pension reform."In reality, this bill has nothing in common with true reform...
A favorable external environment and strong growth in domestic demand supported solid growth of the Ukrainian economy in the first quarter of 2011. According to preliminary NBU estimates, real GDP grew by more than 5% yoy over the period. By sector...
While the delay may negatively affect yields, better conditions than last year for winter crops allowed the government to project a slightly higher grain harvest at about 41-42 million tons in 2011. Despite better-than forecast growth momentum in the first two months of 2011...
Right now the discussions regarding the creation of a Central Securities Depository are active in Ukraine again. Last week the two key participants of this process communicated their positions which were...
Thanks to robust growth in exports, Ukraine’s current account balance switched to a small surplus in January 2011. It more than compensated for the slight financial account deficit caused by external debt redemption payments exceeding new borrowings...
One of the proudest items on the wall of the U.S. ambassador’s office in Kiev from 2006-2009 was a world map showing the Freedom House ranking of free, not free and partly free countries around the world. Visitors could clearly see that...
In 2010, the Ukrainian economy recovered at about 4.2% yoy from a 14.8% yoy crisis-induced decline in 2009. The recovery was led by exports, private consumption (which surprised on the upside) and strong inventory rebuild. Additionally, the recovery was broad-based among sectors...
In October, the Ukrainian economy made steady gains despite a weaker external environment and less favorable statistical base effect. Instead, good economic results in industry, construction and services were achieved due to...
Thanks to the improving external environment and strengthening domestic demand, both export-focused and domestic market oriented branches and sectors reported better economic result in September. Industrial production growth...
A further increase in the population’s purchasing power (thanks to continuing growth in real monthly wage and high social transfers) and improved budget financing of infrastructure projects underpinned further recovery in retail sales and construction respectively...
That`s what the Leeds branch of the Rotary Club are doing though - providing nearly a hundred specialist beds for a hospital in Ternopol, Ukraine.BBC Leeds found out just how much hard work goes into such a project...
A favorable external environment kept supporting Ukraine’s economic recovery. Industrial production grew by 12.6% yoy over January-May 2010, led by export-focused machine-building, chemicals and metallurgy...
Ukraine may sell ruble debt for the first time as Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s government builds ties with former Soviet states and promotes its currency as a regional alternative to the dollar...
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will pay an official visit to Ukraine on July 2-3, in an effort to strengthen U.S. ties with partners in the region while trying to "reset" relations with...
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