Georgia: unemployment down in 2019

Georgia: unemployment down in 2019 The unemployment rate in Georgia decreased by 1.1% YoY, to 11.6% in 2019, saids the National Statistics Office of Georgia (Geostat). Last year the economically active population constituted 62.9% of the working age population (population aged 15 and older). “In comparison to the previous year, the economic activity rate decreased…

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Ukraine: sugar beet sown areas decrease

As of May 13, 209 thousand hectares of sugar beets were sown in Ukraine – 5% less than last year. In addition to the reduction of sown areas, the current season is characterized by unfavorable weather conditions, which, in turn, can significantly affect yields. “This year’s sowing campaign was much more difficult, because the snowless…

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Ukraine: Finance Ministry borrows UAH 34.7 billion, $1.2 billion and EUR 277 million in bonds in January-April 2020

Finance Ministry borrowed UAH 34.7 billion ($1.3 billion), US$1.2 billion and EUR 277 million for the national budget at weekly bond auctions to place government domestic loan bonds in January-April. The weighted average yield on government bonds placement grew from 9.9% to 10.1% for securities in hryvnias and from 3.1% to 3.2% in dollars, while…

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