Ukraine: 490 thousand unemployed persons registered

In Ukraine, 490 thousand citizens are officially registered as unemployed. “Today, with 490,000 persons officially registered as unemployed, we can say that the statistics on reduction in the number of unemployed will demonstrate the effectiveness of the government’s plan to create 500,000 jobs. Or if it is ineffective, the statistics will also reflect this and…

Ukraine: Farmak to gradually exit lockdown

Private joint-stock company Farmak (Kyiv), the pharmaceutical company, did not halt production and would gradually exit lockdown, the press service of the company reported. “Farmak continues production as usual. All lines are working as planned. However, after lockdown was announced all over the country on March 12 and the Health Ministry recommended that enterprises transfer…

Kazakhstan: GDP down in January-April 2020

Economy Minister Ruslan Dalenov spoke about the results of the country’s socioeconomic development for January-April. Production of goods grew by 5.8%, while the production of services fell by 4%. As a result the GDP decreased by 0.2%. Production of services fell due to restrictions imposed amid the coronavirus spread fears. The annual inflation made 6.8%.…