Ukraine industrial output increases 3% y/y in April

bne IntelliNews May 24, 2018

Ukraine's industrial output rose 3% year-on-year in April following a 1% y/y growth in the prior month, according to the Ukrstat state statistics service.

Ukraine central bank keeps key rate unchanged at 17%

bne IntelliNews May 24, 2018

The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) kept its key policy rate unchanged at 17% due to the fact that "the current monetary conditions are sufficiently tight to bring inflation to its medium-term target", the regulator said in a statement on May 24.

Ukrainian diplomats paid $400,000 to arrange a meeting between Poroshenko and Trump, BBC reports

bne IntelliNews May 24, 2018

Broadcaster claims the money was paid to Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen to organise the meeting that was important for Poroshenko, who was keen to show solidarity between Washington and Kyiv.

IRI poll paints a pretty grim picture of life and politics in Ukraine

Ben Aris in Berlin May 23, 2018

Ukraine has failed to fulfil the promise of the “Revolution of Dignity,” it has lost the young people who won't vote and attitudes to Russia and Nato remain mixed.

Ukraine experts forecast retail sales growth of 7-8% y/y in 2018

bne IntelliNews May 22, 2018

Kyiv-based brokerage Concorde Capital expects real retail sales will maintain a growth rate of 7-8% year-on-year in 2018, while private consumption will be the major contributor to economic growth.

Ukraine, Turkey among the “vulnerable three" most at risk to US tightening - Fitch

bne IntelliNews May 17, 2018

Ukraine and Turkey are part of the “vulnerable” three most at risk to US tightening along with Argentina, Fitch said in a note on May 16.

Emerging markets have gone off the boil since April

Ben Aris in Berlin May 16, 2018

Net inflows into emerging markets have turned negative in the last month, although the sell off has not been as severe as earlier crisis-related routs.

Ukraine's GDP grew by 3.1% y/y in January-March 2018

bne IntelliNews May 16, 2018

Ukraine's GDP grew by 3.1% in January-March 2018 y/y, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine reported on May 15.

Third time lucky for IKEA's Ukrainian launch?

Sergei Kuznetsov in Kyiv May 15, 2018

Swedish furniture giant IKEA is going to try and enter the Ukrainian market for a third time. The company was interested in opening its iconic yellow and blue stores in Ukraine in 2005 and 2010, but corruption fears put the retailer off.


Kateryna Kruk in Kyiv May 14, 2018

The Anti Terrorist Operation is over. This was one of the most popular headlines in Ukraine since the beginning of May. The whole operation in Eastern Ukraine has been reclassified and reorganised to bring clarity and improve its effectiveness.

The advertising market in Russia and Ukraine continues to boom

weCAN advertising agency May 4, 2018

The advertising market in Russia and Ukraine continues to boom. In 2017, the Russian and Ukrainian advertising market reached their highest growth rate of the last three years, according to the weCAN advertising agency.

Ukraine faces growing debt repayment pressure in 2018-2020

Sergei Kuznetsov in Kyiv May 3, 2018

Poroshenko's popularity in free fall

bne IntelliNews April 27, 2018

Three quarters of Ukrainians think their country is headed in the wrong direction, a new poll shows, and the main beneficiary of their discontent with the situation under President Poroschenko is opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko.

Ukrainian court sets dangerous precedent that impinges on NBU independence

bne IntelliNews April 26, 2018

Ruling in case brought by a member of Yulia Tymoshenko’s Fatherland party bans the central bank’s deputy governor from working.

Poland shines in EY global corruption survey, fellow V4 countries fare poorly

Jaroslav Hroch in Prague April 25, 2018

The EY survey ranking dispels some myths about corruption in Europe on both sides of the former Iron Curtain, as it shows Poland doing better than the UK and on a par with France.

Macedonia to probe financing of Kazandol mining project

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje April 25, 2018

Investor COPIN has demanded an apology from Macedonia’s deputy prime minister after he claimed the project, which was cancelled by the government in March, was illegally financed.