Ukraine’s Economic Growth Surprises

Ukraine’s Economic Growth Surprises

Ukraine’s Economic Growth Surprises Although we have definitely felt solid improvement on the ground, these numbers still come in as a positive surprise.  Frankly we wouldn’t mind so much if things slowed down a little as we still are buying and want to buy a lot more.  Remember, Ukraine doesn’t either tick up or down […]

EU approves EUR 600 mln loan tranche to Ukraine

EU approves EUR 600 mln loan tranche to Ukraine

EU approves EUR 600 mln loan tranche to Ukraine The European Commission decided on March 16 to release a second loan tranche of USD 600 mln of its Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) program to Ukraine, its official press release said the same day. It stated the Ukrainian government largely fulfilled policy requirements. With the approval, “the […]

Ukraine Agriculture – IMF demands Ukraine launch agri-land market

Ukraine Agriculture – IMF demands Ukraine launch agri-land market

Ukraine Agriculture IMF demands Ukraine launch agri-land market No doubt this will eventually lead to economic growth. Although land reform seems closer than ever it is not something I would expect in the near term. IMO it should be noted that I am doubtful on the direct impact any of this reform would have for […]

Ukraine industry speeds up to 5.6% in January

Ukraine industry speeds up to 5.6% in January

We follow industrial production more closely than GDP as we consider it a more leading indicator of the Ukrainian economy. We continue to see on the ground signs of the improving situation as businesses are full, property prices have started to slowly creep up and we have seen a definite increase in rental rates. Ukraine […]

Ukraine EU Free Trade Agreement Back on Track

Ukraine EU Free Trade Agreement Back on Track

Ukraine EU Free Trade Agreement Back on Track Dutch lower house approves EU-Ukraine Association Agreement The lower house of the Dutch parliament voted to ratify the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement on Feb. 23, RFE/RL reports. The Dutch Senate is scheduled to vote on the agreement in March, and passage will bring the agreement into force three […]

Ukraine IMF Agreement

Ukraine IMF Agreement

Ukraine reaches latest IMF agreement, paving way for USD 1 bln tranche The Ukrainian government reached an agreement with IMF staff to update its economic and financial policies memorandum, IMF Mission Chief in Ukraine Ron van Rooden announced on March 4. As a result, the third review of the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) program by […]

January Ukraine External Trade Results are Really Impressive!!

January Ukraine External Trade Results are Really Impressive!!

January Ukraine external trade results are really impressive!! Ukraine C/A deficit narrows to USD 26 mln in January Ukraine’s current account narrowed to a USD 26 mln deficit in January from USD 315 mln a year ago, the National Bank of Ukraine reported on March 2. A 41% yoy upsurge in export proceeds offset imports […]