Ukraine: FUIB participating in the development of a map of banking professions

Center “Development of Corporate Social Responsibility”, First Ukrainian International Bank and Ukrsibbank BNP Paribas Group signed a memorandum on cooperation in the implementation of the educational project “Your Future in the Banking sector”. Within the framework of the project, a detailed map of banking professions will be developed, a web portal for free access to…

Ukraine: peas exports up in 2016-2017

According to the official statistics figures, during eight months of the season-2016/2017 (July-February) Ukraine exported 308.7 thousand tons of peas, up 1.8-fold and 2.2-fold compared with the same period in 2015/2016 and 2014/2015 MYs – 169 thousand tons and 140 thousand tons respectively. In the current season, India became the main importer of peas from…

Ukraine: Oschadbank raises EUR 8 million and UAH 50 million from GUF to finance micro, small and medium business

State-controlled Oschadbank (Kyiv) has attracted credit resources from the German-Ukrainian Fund (GUF) in the amount of EUR 8 million and UAH 50 million to finance micro, small and medium-sized businesses. According to a bank press release, the parties signed the relevant credit agreements within the framework of the memorandum on strategic partnership and cooperation on…

Ukraine: Kherson region to get $250 million worth of investments due to new alternative energy facilities

In 2017, Kherson region is expected to raise investments worth $250 million thanks to building new alternative energy facilities within its area, Kherson Regional State Administration Head Andriy Hordeyev has stated in a report on the administration’s management performance for 2016. “In 2017, thanks to new energy facilities, we expect to reach 250 megawatts of…

Ukraine: Sberbank to be renamed Norvik Banka

Once the sale of Sberbank of Russia’s subsidiary in Ukraine is closed, the bank will be renamed Norvik Banka. “The bank will be renamed. By all appearances, its name will be Norvik Banka, because it will be a subsidiary of European bank Norvik Banka,” Russian-born businessman Grigory Guselnikov said. The change in the bank’s brand…

Ukraine: cranberries and bilberries exports up in 2016

Ukraine exported 2,900 tons of cranberries and bilberries in 2016, up 3.3-fold YoY, Ukraine’s Agricultural Policy and Food Ministry has reported. The largest importers of Ukrainian berries were Poland (1,400 tons), the Netherlands (613 tons) and Belarus (541 tons). In general, exports of cranberries and bilberries brought $6.9 million of currency income last year. The…

Ukraine: goods exports down in 2016

In 2016, the exports of goods from Ukraine totaled $36.4 billion, a decrease of 4.6% compared with 2015 (down by $1.8 billion), the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine reported. According to the announcement, there was a significant slowdown in the rates of exports falling in comparison with the beginning of 2016. In…

Ukraine: milk production down in 11 years

In 2005-2016, the milk production in Ukraine fell by almost 25%, Mykola Kovalsky, the marketing and communications director of the Astarta agro-industrial holding said. “In 2005-2016, the milk production in Ukraine fell by almost 25%, while the cow population in our country decreased by more than 45%,” Mykola Kovalsky said. The State Statistics Service of…

Ukraine: court obliges government to resume consideration of Yuzgaz’s application on Yuzivska field

Kyiv’s district administrative court has declared unlawful the decision of Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers not to allow Yuzgaz B.V. (the Netherlands) to participate in the product sharing agreement (PSA) on the Yuzivska field (Kharkiv and Donetsk regions) and obliged the government to resume the consideration of the company’s application. The court ruling was published in…

Ukraine: FUIB finishes 2016 with profit

First Ukrainian International Bank (FUIB) finished 2016 with a net profit of 367 million UAH. At the same time, bank’s operating profit amounted to 1.8 billion UAH. The bank reduced allocations to reserves more than 3.5-fold, from 4.8 billion UAH in 2015 to 1.3 billion UAH in 2016. According to the results of 2016, FUIB’s…

Ukraine: UIA denies financial relations with PrivatBank

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA, Kyiv), the country’s largest air carrier, has refuted any financial relations with PrivatBank (Dnipro). According to UIA, PrivatBank board chairman Oleksandr Shlapak in an interview with the Ekonomichna Pravda edition published on March 9, argued that all financial and budgetary operations of UIA had allegedly been outsourced to the bank. “We…

Ukraine: Kyivavtodor officials accused of UAH 300 million embezzling

Officers of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) jointly with Prosecutor General’s Office (PGO) have revealed embezzlement of hundreds of millions of hryvnias by officials of municipal corporation Kyivavtodor. The press service of SBU reported that it was established that officials embezzled funds of the national and city budgets provided for construction, maintenance, overhaul and…

Ukraine: PrivatBank to expand cooperation with government in providing some social services

State-run PrivatBank plans to expand cooperation with the government in providing some social services on the basis of Privat24 platform, PrivatBank Head Oleksandr Shlapak has said. “PrivatBank today is a leader of the so-called ‘digital banking.’ For many years we have been providing services that no country provides. We are trying to convince the government…