Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal has stated that the government program “Affordable loans at 5-7-9%” will be extended for the next year.
24 September 2020
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic Igor Matovič discussed ways to expand cooperation in such areas as bilateral trade, transport, energy, and cross-border interaction.
Ukraine and Slovakia have a shared vision of Europe's energy security and the risks posed by the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal met with Indian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Ukraine Partha Satpathy on Thursday, September 24.
The Council of Exporters and Investors at the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry is launching regular online briefings with the participation of Ukrainian ambassadors and representatives of Ukrainian business, according to the ministry’s press service.
The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) and the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation in the field of protection of personal data of Ukrainians.
Ukraine and Slovakia have signed an agreement on the resumption of the operation of Uzhhorod International Airport, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has stated.
Ukrainian banks issue loans to corporate borrowers at 11-12% per annum, and further reduction in the cost of resources will depend on the protection of creditors' rights.
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has adopted two resolutions to attract a EUR 300 million loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) for energy efficiency, the Ukrainian Communities and Territories Development Ministry reports.
The State Service of Special Communication and Information Protection of Ukraine (SSSCIP) and Cisco Systems Representative Office in Ukraine have signed a memorandum on cooperation in cybersecurity and information protection.
23 September 2020
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has instructed the Cabinet of Ministers to submit a bill on the location, design and construction of nuclear reactors Nos. 3 and 4 of the Khmelnytskyi Nuclear Power Plant to the Verkhovna Rada within two months.
In August 2020, the total amount of deposits of individuals in member banks of the Deposit Guarantee Fund grew by UAH 1.1 billion, up to UAH 554.5 billion, according to the Fund’s press service.
The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has approved the candidacy of Serhii Naumov to the post of Chairman of the Management Board of the state-owned Oschadbank, the central bank’s press service reports.
22 September 2020
Ukraine and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are in constant dialogue and are working on the possibility of organizing an online mission of the Fund this autumn.
In January-August 2020, the turnover of Ukrainian retail trade enterprises increased by 5.9% (in comparable prices), up to UAH 542.44 billion, compared to the same period in 2019.
According to preliminary estimates of the Investment Promotion Office (UkraineInvest), it is expected to attract about $2.2 billion in investments in the Ukrainian economy in 2020-2022.
Since the beginning of the state program "Affordable Loans at 5-7-9%", JSC Oschadbank has issued loans worth UAH 600 million to entrepreneurs, according to the bank’s press service.
Acting Energy Minister of Ukraine Olha Buslavets and Executive Director of the state institution “Ukraine Investment Promotion Office” (UkraineInvest) Serhiy Tsivkach have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation in the energy sector, according to the Energy Ministry’s press service.
The recovery of the Ukrainian economy in the third quarter of 2020 will be facilitated not only by eased quarantine restrictions, but also by a revival of external demand and a boost in domestic consumption, the press service of the National Bank of Ukraine has reported.
As of September 17, Ukraine harvested 43.2 million tonnes of main crops, including almost 36 million tonnes of grain and leguminous crops from an area of 9.8 million hectares, or 64% of the forecast.
On September 21, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal held an online meeting with Director of the European Department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Alfred Kammer, during which they discussed issues of bilateral cooperation.
Finance Minister Serhiy Marchenko has said that Ukraine intends to cut public debt by 3% in 2021.
21 September 2020
The freight turnover of Ukrainian transport enterprises in January-August 2020 shrank by 17.1% compared to the same period in 2019, to 185.7 billion tonne-kilometers, the State Statistics Service has reported.
Ivano-Frankivsk region needs an additional UAH 350 million to restore facilities affected by the June floods.
In the first half of 2020, enterprises of Ukraine’s agro-industrial holding company Myronivsky Hliboproduct (MHP) transferred UAH 1.59 billion of tax payments to the budgets of all levels, according to the company’s press service.
More than 27 billion cubic meters of gas have already been accumulated in Ukrainian underground gas storage facilities, the press service of NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine reports.
The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) sold $71 million on the interbank foreign exchange market over the past week, according to data provided by the central bank.
Ukraine's public debt will amount to 68% of GDP at the end of 2020, Ukrainian Finance Minister Serhiy Marchenko has said in an interview with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.
Ukraine and Turkey have agreed to deepen cooperation to create joint programs in the space industry.