News: EU Trade +35%, Italian +39%, UK +41.5%, Infrastructure Investment, Growing Economy = Inflation

News: EU Trade +35%, Italian +39%, UK +41.5%, Infrastructure Investment, Growing Economy = Inflation

By James Brooke, UBN 🔵 Ukraine’s exports to the EU have increased by more than one third so far this year 🔵 Italy-Ukraine trade increased by 39%  🔵 In the first five months of the UK-Ukraine free trade deal, bilateral trade has jumped by 41.5% yoy 🔵 President Zelenskiy plans to spend $9 billion during the three remaining years […]

Apartment prices in Kyiv could nearly double

Apartment prices in Kyiv could nearly double

Apartment prices in Kyiv could nearly double – to $2,000 per square meter — by the end of 2023, predicts Serhiy Pylypenko, general director of Kovalska construction and construction materials company. Driving prices up 15-20% this year will be the rising cost of building materials, he told the Confederation of Builders conference, “Post-Quarantine Development” Wednesday in […]

Russian Troop Withdrawal, Bankers Optimistic on Mortgage Lending

Russian Troop Withdrawal, Bankers Optimistic on Mortgage Lending

🔵 Ukraine’s GDP warrants and Eurobonds reacted positively to news yesterday that Russia will start to withdraw its troops from Ukraine’s borders. Warrants jumped from 102.5% to 104.4%, and Eurobonds rose by 0.8-2.3 percentage points, depending on maturity dates. 🔵 Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu declared military drills near Ukraine to be over and that units would be withdrawn […]

By James Brooke

By James Brooke

🔵 Russia’s naval deployments in the Black and Azov Seas threaten to “block important trade routes in international waters,” Ukraine’s Defense Minister Andriy Taran warned the European Parliament’s subcommittee on Security and Defense on Wednesday. The bulk of Ukraine’s $103 billion in foreign trade last year moved by ship. Taran has predicted: “The total number of Russian […]

Ukraine gets a lucky break

Ukraine gets a lucky break

Ukraine’s position is improving noticeably even if it is being threatened by Russian troop movements and I’m beginning to get more optimistic as it has had a run of luck. Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy was just in Qatar where he did a string of deals and big investment projects into ports, rail, construction and trade […]