Ukraine: retail trade up in January 2021

Retail trade in Ukraine in January rose by 3.5% YoY in comparable prices, the State Statistics Service reported on its website. The following regions were in the lead: Kyiv region reported a 13.9% increase; Chernihiv region saw a 10.7% rise, while Zaporizhia region said its indicator grew by 6.9%. A decrease in retail trade was…



Estonia: fintech unicorn Transferwise shortens name

Estonian fintech unicorn firm Transferwise has shortened its name to Wise, the company has announced. The name change resulted from the company’s growth beyond its original incarnation as a secure money transfer platform, branching out into international banking and other services, the company says. “For generations, banks have been defined by borders,” co-founder and CEO…