PrivatBank looted of at least $5.5bn by owners, claims Kroll report

bne IntelliNews January 16, 2018

Ukraine’s largest commercial bank was “object of large scale and coordinated fraudulent actions”.

IMF warns Ukraine over presidential anti-corruption court bill

bne IntelliNews January 16, 2018

IMF says draft law on setting up the long-awaited anti-corruption court is not compliant with its demands, putting further funding in doubt.

Emerging markets fund flows at the highest level for almost a year

bne IntelliNews January 10, 2018

Total EM portfolio inflows since the start of the year amounted to some $7bn.

Imports of goods to Ukraine from Russia are growing faster than goods imported from the EU

bne IntelliNews January 10, 2018

Europe is now sending Ukraine more than twice as much imports in dollar terms as Russia.

Ukraine’s consumer price inflation (CPI) ticked up in 2017 to 13.7%

bne IntelliNews January 10, 2018

Ukraine’s consumer price inflation (CPI) ticked up in 2017 to 13.7% compared with 12.4% in 2016, as expected after the government doubled the minimum wage earlier in the year.

Ukraine's international reserves increase 21% in 2017

bne IntelliNews January 9, 2018

Ukraine's foreign exchange reserves increased by 21% to $18.805bn in 2017, the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) says

Ukraine and Russian ad markets soar in 2017

Ben Aris in Berlin January 7, 2018

Ukraine and Russia are the fastest growing advertising markets compared to their overall economic growth, but they both still lag well behind the more sophisticated media markets in Central and Southeast Europe.

Civil society slates Ukrainian President Poroshenko's draft law on anti-corruption court

Ben Aris in Berlin December 27, 2017

Ukraine’s civil society slated a draft law to establish an independent anti-corruption law submitted to parliament by Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko that could result in international donors cutting off their aid to the embattled country.

UK court freezes $2.5bn of Ukrainian oligarch Kolomoisky’s assets in PrivatBank ruling

bne IntelliNews December 21, 2017

A UK court has slapped a worldwide freeze on $2.5bn worth of assets of Ukraine’s most powerful oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky and his business partner Gennadiy Bogolyubov

Ukraine GDP grew 2.1% y/y in July-September

bne IntelliNews December 20, 2017

Ukraine's real GDP grew 2.1% year-on-year in July-September, which is in line with previously released numbers, the Ukrstat state statistics agency in Kyiv reported on December 19.