Russia says it is willing to sell its disputed $3bn Ukrainian bond

bne IntelliNews November 19, 2017

In what could be seen as a peace offering, Russia said it was ready for an out-of-court settlement and the sale of the Eurobond.

Russian steelmakers beat a retreat from Ukraine

Sergei Kuznetsov in Kyiv November 17, 2017

Severstal, Rusal and Evraz have sold a significant part of their Ukraine assets as the breach between Kyiv and Moscow grows ever deeper.

MAPLECROFT RISK BRIEFING: Has Ukraine finally turned the corner?

Michael Henderson and Daragh McDowell of Verisk Maplecroft November 16, 2017

Ukraine has seen a sustained improvement in macroeconomic fundamentals, but the volatile geopolitical and domestic political backdrop means investors will need strong stomachs.

European Parliament recommends deepening Eastern Partnership with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine

bne IntelliNews November 16, 2017

MEPs want to reward reforms by Eastern Partnership countries by allowing them to join EU customs union, energy union or even Schengen area.

Ukraine reports 2.1% y/y GDP growth in July-September

bne IntelliNews November 15, 2017

Ukraine's real GDP grew 2.1% year-on-year in July-September, the Ukrstat state statistics agency in Kyiv reported on November 14.

Ukraine's suspended tax chief Nasirov case takes a step closer to trial

bne IntelliNews November 13, 2017

The Specialised Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine (SAPO) has sent to court an indictment against Roman Nasirov, the suspended head of Ukraine's State Fiscal Service taking another step towards starting a trial of the official

Ukraine’s consumer price inflation decelerated to 14.6% y/y in October

bne IntelliNews November 10, 2017

A strong base effect was responsible for the deceleration from 16.4% y/y in September, as there was a significant hike in tariffs in October 2016.

Ukraine parliament adopts new privatisation bill in first reading

bne IntelliNews November 10, 2017

Ukraine's parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, has adopted in the first reading a new bill on the privatisation of state-owned enterprises, which should re-start the stalled privatisation drive in the war-torn country.

EBRD confirmed Ukraine's GDP growth in 2017 at 2%

bne IntelliNews November 8, 2017

Despite not receiving any more IMF funds this year, Ukraine's economy is still on track to grow by 2%

Ukrainian court releases interior minister's son

bne IntelliNews November 2, 2017

Oleksandr Avakov has been released from detention but is under electronic tagging surveillance

Ukraine's anti-corruption agency detains interior minister's son

Sergei Kuznetsov in Kyiv November 1, 2017

The son of Ukraine's Interior Minister Arsen Avakov is suspected of embezzling more than UAH14mn ($520,500) in a procurement deal with the National Guard

Chechen-born Ukrainian fighter killed near Kyiv

bne IntelliNews October 31, 2017

Pro-Ukraine volunteer fighter Amyna Okueva has been shot dead in an attack carried out on her and her husband Adam Osmayev.

Ukraine's central bank revises 2017 GDP growth upward to 2.2% y/y

bne IntelliNews October 30, 2017

The forecast for Ukraine's GDP has been raised from its gloomier prediction of 1.6% in July to 2.2%. A rise in consumer consumption is thought to be the main driver of the higher than expected growth

Ukraine's DTEK starts gas coal deliveries from US

bne IntelliNews October 26, 2017

DTEK has been forced to generate more electricity from power plants that run on gas coal following the blockade on deliveries of anthracite from the rebel-controlled Donbas region.

Ukraine refuses to provide refugee status to Saakashvili, accusing him of plotting coup

bne IntelliNews October 25, 2017

Georgian president and ex-governor of the Odesa region Mikheil Saakashvili has not been granted refugee status by Ukraine's State Migration Service

Cryptocurrencies: more than a token effort

Cy Leclercq in Moscow October 25, 2017

Cryptocurrencies are set to take the world by storm and Eastern Europe is the surprise hub of this fledgling industry, while Vladimir Smerkis of The Token Fund has found himself firmly at its centre.

Ukrainian court rules to return Ukrtelecom to state ownership

bne IntelliNews October 24, 2017

Kyiv Economic Court ruled to cancel the sale of a 92.8% stake in Ukrtelecom which is now controlled by oligarch Rinat Akhmetov, but analysts believe there is a good chance of winning an appeal against the ruling.