Press Archive

September 16, 2019

Ukraine Upgraded to B from B- by Fitch with Positive Outlook

Ukraine’s ratings upgrade follows strong 2Q economic growth of 4.6% and comes as no surprise after the country’s Eurobonds rallied sharply over the past two months.

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August 19, 2019

Ukraine’s GDP Growth Accelerates to 4.6% YoY in 2Q19

The Ukrainian economy’s growth accelerated to 4.6% YoY in 2Q19 from 2.5% YoY registered in 1Q19, according to the preliminary estimate from the State Statistics Committee released last week.

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July 15, 2019

Ukraine’s Headline Inflation Falls 0.6p.p. to 9.0% YoY in June

The CPI report showing that inflation is more or less under control should encourage the National bank to lower its key interest rate from the current 17.50% to 17.00% at the coming policy meeting on Jul 18.

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June 11, 2019

MinFin Targets Reduction of Debt-to- GDP from 52% to 47% by End-2020

We were somewhat confused by the fact that MinFin has not included the state guaranteed debt of USD 11.1bn into its calculation of the debt to GDP ratio.

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May 13, 2019

Ukraine’s Consumer Inflation Inches Up to 8.8% YoY in April

The actual inflation figure of 8.8% YoY for April came in above our forecast of 8.1% because of an unexpected 12.6% MoM surge in vegetable prices last month which was caused by lower harvest

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May 02, 2019

Ukraine Industrial Output Shows Recovery, Rising 2.1% YoY in March

Ukraine’s aggregate industrial output showed a firm sign of recovery after a four-month contraction streak, rising by 2.1% YoY in March, the State Statistics Committee

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April 22, 2019

Focus Shifts to Parliament Election as Zelenskiy Thrashes Poroshenko

Eastern Ukrainian actor and entertainment mogul Volodymir Zelenskiy soundly defeated incumbent President Petro Poroshenko in the runoff round of Ukraine’s presidential election on Sunday (Apr 21).

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April 15, 2019

Ukraine’s Headline Inflation at 8.6% YoY after March Data

Ukraine’s State Statistics Committee (UkrStat) reported that rolling 12-month consumer inflation slowed to 8.6% YoY in March

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April 01, 2019

Poroshenko Beats Tymoshenko, Faces Uphill Battle Against Zelenskiy on Apr 21

Incumbent President Petro Poroshenko defeated his main rival, leftist opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko, in the first round of Ukraine’s presidential election on Sunday (Mar 31)

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March 19, 2019

Ukraine’s Headline Inflation Slows to 8.8% in February

The decline in headline consumer inflation in Ukraine in February was less then expected as food prices demonstrated a 0.9% MoM increase.

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