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.
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.
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.
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.
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.