Press Archive

February 19, 2018

Headline Inflation Edges Up to 14.1% after January Data

A 4.4% MoM rise in petroleum prices was one of the main driver behind the CPI index’s growth last month

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January 29, 2018

Industrial Output Flat for FY17 after Donetsk, Lugansk Removed from Data

The manufacturing sector had an increase of 4.0% YoY in 2017 while the utility sector saw an output drop by 6.5% YoY, and the extraction sector’s output contracted by 5.8% YoY in the period.

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December 26, 2017

Kremlin Makes Display of “Outrage” over US Decision to Arm Ukraine

Overall, we view Washington’s decision to approve weapons sales as perhaps a moral victory, but not one that makes Ukraine any safer.

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November 13, 2017

Ukraine Ignored in US-Russia Statement After Trump-Putin Meeting; Trump Walks Back Comments Dismissing US Intel Findings

A joint statement issued on Saturday (Nov 11) by the United States and Russia following informal talks between Presidents Trump and Putin in Vietnam focused on a peace plan for the war-hit country of Syria and ignored the ongoing situation of Russian military activity in Eastern Ukraine.

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October 23, 2017

Poroshenko Faces Down Biggest Protests Since EuroMaidan

A major protest against the rule of President Poroshenko involving around 5,000 demonstrators - the largest protest event in Ukraine since the EuroMaidan revolution in February 2014 - came off without major incidents of violence on Tuesday (Oct 17)

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October 09, 2017

Europe, US Praise Kyiv After Donbass Framework Extended

Key Western diplomatic figures, including US special representative Kurt Volker and German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, praised Ukraine late last week for extending by one year the country’s law that governs relations with the territories of Eastern Ukraine occupied by pro-Russian separatists.

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October 02, 2017

Gov’t Extends UkrNafta Production Licenses for 20 Years

UkrNafta, Ukraine’s largest oil producer, has resumed oil & gas extraction at nine fields after the State Geological Service finally granted new licenses for these fields, the company reported on its official website on Sept 27. The licenses were extended for 20 years. The fields are located in Lviv province in the west of the country and in Sumy province in north-central Ukraine. UkrNafta said it was forced to suspend extraction at the fields in April and has lost about UAH 1.0bn in revenue since then.

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September 04, 2017

Ukraine’s Credit Rating Outlook Revised to Positive by Moody’s

Ukraine’s credit rating was revised from stable to positive by Moody’s Investors’ Service, in a statement published last week. Moody’s also upgraded the country’s long-term foreign currency sovereign credit rating from Caa3 to Caa2.

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August 28, 2017

Mattis: Moscow “Seeking to Redraw Borders by Force”

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis met with President Poroshenko in Kyiv and attended Ukraine’s Independence Day ceremonies on Thursday (Aug 24),

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August 14, 2017

Ukraine CPI Edges up 0.2% MoM in July

Ukraine’s State Statistics Committee reported that its main consumer price index (CPI) rose by 0.2% MoM in July, bringing rolling 12-month inflation to 15.9%, up from 15.6% YoY in June and 13.5% in May.

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