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.
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.
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.
Ukraine’s Finance Minister: Financial scheming is our national sport
Finance Minister of Ukraine Oleksandr Danyliuk in an interview with UNIAN has spoken about the launch of the Financial Police, forecasts regarding asset return and privatization, the current sentiments of Ukraine’s international partners, and the ongoing litigation with the aggressor state in a London court.
Week’s balance: economy sees growth, Avdiyivka sees fire, while energy tariffs see opposition from businesses
Electricity supplies to Avdiyivka and the local coke plant have been cut off amidst fierce fighting; Russia’s fearmongering over gas supplies has failed to impress the European Union; Ukrainian economy is growing and budget revenues – increasing, while the National energy regulator once again adopts scandalous decisions - these are major economic news of the past week.