Week’s balance: ban of Russian websites, IMF mission in Ukraine, and launch of pension reform
The President of Ukraine issued a decree on the blocking of Russian internet resources, another IMF mission arrived in Kyiv, while the government presented its draft pension reform - these are this week’s main economic news.
Headless Central Bank
Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine Valeria Gontareva went on a long leave, choosing not to wait until her successor is appointed. Meanwhile, the president seems not to be rushing with submitting his candidates for the post for Parliament’s consideration. UNIAN has tried to understand why this process is being delayed, and who might take up the post of the country’s chief banker and when this is likely to happen.
Week’s balance: economy sees growth, war for OPP unleashed, emergency measures in energy sector continue
Ukraine’s key creditors, the IMF and EBRD, have confirmed their forecasts of GDP growth for Ukraine in 2017, while the Cabinet saves Odesa Portside Chemical plant from bankruptcy and extends emergency measures in the energy sector - these are the main economic news of the past week.
Week’s balance: Growth in Ukraine’s revenues, Gontareva’s vacation, and U.S. financial aid
The U.S. will provide $560 million in assistance to Ukraine; NBU Governor Valeria Gontareva chose to leave for a long vacation ahead of the resignation; while the State Treasury reported on overfulfilment of the state budget revenues - these are the main economic news of the first week of May.
Week’s balance: Yanukovych's "gift," blackout of occupied Donbas, and hryvnia strengthening
The funds totaling $1.5 bln seized from accounts of ex-president Viktor Yanukovych and his entourage are being transferred to the state budget; Ukraine cut off electricity supplies to the areas of Luhansk region occupied by Russian-supported militants; while Ukraine’s exports strengthened the national currency, hryvnia - these are the main economic events of the past week.