🤝 Kyivans concluded 135 mortgage agreements! (sorry for the click bait).
NBU stated that in the regional context, Kyiv is the leader in the number of issued mortgages. These agreements’ total amount is 130.6 million UAH ($4.7mln, $34,800/mortgage) or 40% of the total amount throughout Ukraine. After Kyiv, more mortgage agreements were concluded in the Kyiv region. It is 59 agreements for 51.6 million UAH or 16% of the total.
🔵 Germany considers Ukraine an important trading partner and a country worth investing in. “Ukraine is an important trading partner and it is also a place into which German companies should channel their investments. We appreciate it. Speaking at the opening of the 4th German_Ukrainian Business Forum in Berlin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel that, “Two thousand German companies and their representative offices actively work in Ukraine now.” (Ukrinform). Merkel also praised recent reform laws passed in Ukraine, which “give investors more guarantees and protect their investments.”
🔵 According to the German Chancellor, Ukraine has economic potential. “Ukraine has highly qualified personnel in the industrial sphere, primarily in mechanical engineering and aircraft construction, as well as in the agricultural sector. IT also plays an increasing role,” Merkel said. Noting that trade turnover between the two states had grown to EUR 7.7 billion in 2019. Last year, the coronavirus pandemic “thwarted plans significantly”, but the German Chancellor is convinced that the countries will gather momentum in the future “thanks to progress with vaccination” she said.