Ukraine: Poroshenko and Lagarde coordinate steps within EFF program

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had a telephone conversation with the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde, the press service of the Ukrainian president has said. “Petro Poroshenko and Christine Lagarde coordinated steps within the development of further cooperation between Ukraine and the IMF under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) program”, a…

Ukraine: NCER to cut Ukrenergo tariff for 2017

The National Commission for State Regulation of Energy, Housing and Utilities Services (NCER) will reduce the average tariff of Ukrenergo for 2017 by 4.1% compared with the current rate, to 6.054 kopecks per kWh from 6.316 kopecks/kWh (excluding VAT). According to the NCER decision, the Ukrenergo tariff in the first quarter of 2017 will amount…

Ukraine: over 1.3 million tons of sunflower oil exported in September-November 2016

According to the December balance sheets by NGO “Economic discussion club”, coordinated by the Interdepartmental working group under the Ministry of Economic Development of Ukraine, in September-November the export volumes of sunflower oil from Ukraine totaled 1.33 million tons. The general export volumes of sunflower oil in the current season are forecast at 5.38 million…

Ukraine: energy priorities for 2017

Representatives of political, business and expert circles have discussed the progress of Ukrainian energy reforms, the role of new strategic partnership in this area and priorities for 2017 at an international high-level conference on the new EU-Ukraine strategic partnership in energy and the role of business in this process in Brussels. “Having signed the memorandum…

Ukraine: IMF chief calls PrivatBank nationalization an important step to maintain fiscal stability

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde has welcomed the decision of the Ukrainian government and the National Bank of Ukraine on the nationalization of PrivatBank, the largest bank in the country, as it is an important step to ensure financial stability. “Today’s decision of Ukrainian authorities to nationalize PrivatBank is an…

Ukraine: FUIB begins the disbursement of funds to depositors of the PJSC “Bank Mykhailivskyi”

Starting on December 16, First Ukrainian International Bank (FUIB) began to disburse the guaranteed amounts of deposits to the customers of PJSC “Bank Mykhailivskyi”, that is to individuals whose funds were subject to compensation by the Private Deposit Guarantee Fund. PJSC “FUIB” disburses funds to depositors who, when concluding bank deposit/account agreement with PJSC “Bank…

Ukraine: EBRD strongly supportive of decision to nationalize PrivatBank

President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Suma Chakrabarti has said that the EBRD is strongly supportive of the decision of the Ukrainian government to nationalize PrivatBank and to protect the bank’s depositors, both individuals and businesses. “The nationalization which took place with the cooperation of existing shareholders will be combined with…

Ukraine: grain exports at seaports up in mid-December 2016

On December 10-16, Ukraine exported 670.1 thousand tons of grains from the seaports against 635.2 thousand tons on the previous week.

In particular, wheat shipments reached 202.9 thousand tons, corn – 442.4 thousand tons, and barley – 24.8 thousand tons. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: Ukroboronprom to expand cooperation with Defense Ministry under UKRARPA project

The Ukroboronprom State Concern seeks to have tighter cooperation with Ukrainian Defense Ministry under the UKRARPA defense innovation development platform project initiated by the concern. Ukroboronprom Head Roman Romanov said that recently the UKRARPA project was presented to the Defense Ministry and the General Staff. The project was approved by the military. It was decided…

Ukraine: sunseed exports up in October 2016

Ukraine substantially boosted sunseed exports in October and they hit five-year high. 59.1 KMT of the product was exported that month against 2.9 KMT in September and 7.4 KMT at the same time last season. Ukraine exported a total 62 KMT of sunseed in 2016/2017 (September-October) that is seven times the volume shipped for the…