The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) forecasts that inflation rate in Ukraine will not exceed 7% at the end of the year.
The International Monetary Fund believes that the elimination of macroeconomic imbalances in recent years has allowed to stabilize the economy, while securing the independence of the National Bank of Ukraine is essential for the macroeconomic stability in the country.
In January-November 2018, the trade turnover of agricultural and food products between Ukraine and the EU countries increased by $778.6 million compared with the corresponding period in 2017 and totaled $8.01 billion.
The construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will give the Kremlin a free hand for further aggression against Ukraine.
The State Fiscal Service of Ukraine (SFS) reimbursed UAH 131.7 billion worth of value added tax (VAT) in 2018, which is 9.7% or UAH 1.6 billion more than in 2017, according the SFS press service.
Ukraine and Iraq are agreeing on the removal of obstacles to increasing export and import operations and facilitating the work of Ukrainian and Iraqi companies in the markets of both countries, the press service of the Ukrainian Embassy in Iraq has reported following a meeting between Ukrainian Ambassador Viktor Nedopas and Iraq's Minister of Trade Mohammed Hashim al-Aani.
The number of registered unemployed people in Ukraine in the last month of 2018 increased by 40,700 compared to November 2018 and amounted to 341,700, the State Statistics Service has reported, with reference to the State Employment Service.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has stated that the authorities of the country implement the most large-scale reforms in its history despite the ongoing war.
The EU has formally requested consultations with Ukraine under the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement on Ukraine's export ban on unprocessed wood, according to a report posted on the website of the European Commission.
According to preliminary forecasts of the National Bank of Ukraine, GDP growth in 2018 amounted to 3.4%, which is the highest figure in the past seven years.
In 2019, the National Bank of Ukraine expects to receive two tranches from the International Monetary Fund in the amount of $1.3 billion each.
Ukrainian business for the first time in five years will be officially presented at the trade fair International Green Week, held in Berlin, Germany, on January 18-27.
Trilateral talks on gas transit with the participation of European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin and Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak will be held as scheduled on January 21, so the absence of Gazprom's delegation in Brussels for technical consultations on this topic has not affected preparations for the meeting.
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved a list of large-scale privatization facilities at its meeting on January 16.