The increase of the minimum wage in Ukraine from UAH 5,000 to UAH 6,500 in 2021 may increase the state budget deficit to more than 6% of gross domestic product. This is stated in the economic review of the World Bank.
In addition, the increase in the minimum wage will increase the overall need to finance the expenditure side of the state budget to more than 13% of GDP.
Risks for Ukraine are associated with significant financing needs, with the need for payments on the public debt in 2021 and 2022 will exceed 7% of GDP, according to the World Bank estimates.
At the same time, Ukraine expects to receive $ 2.9 billion in additional official financing from the IMF, WB and EU by the end of this year. If they are delayed, the government will have to limit spending or borrow more domestically, the World Bank said.
The decision of the Constitutional Court violates Ukraine’s obligations to Western creditors. This was reported by the Ministry of Finance with reference to the statement of the head of the department Serhiy Marchenko. He addressed to the assessments of the World Bank management regarding the decision of the Constitutional Court on the officials’ e-declarations. “They […]
The European Union has expressed its readiness to help Ukraine to gain access to the coronavirus vaccine. This is stated in a statement following the summit, the text of which was published on Monday, October 6, on the website of the European Pravda. The parties agreed that a pandemic threatens the entire world and its […]
The IMF said that the continuation of Ukraine’s financial support program depends on the independence of NABU, SAP and HACCUkraine. This was stated by the representative of the International Monetary Fund Jerry Rice, on September 10 in Washington. “I can say that the creation of an effective anti-corruption base for Ukraine has been a crucial […]
The world economy is on the road to recovery amid the pandemic COVID-19, however, the final completion of the corona crisis is possible only in the case of mass use of the vaccine. This was stated by IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva and Chief Economist of Fund Gita Gopinath in their joint paper of the magazine […]
The vast majority of Chinese people are ready to abandon produced by the American company Apple devices in favor of the application for instant messaging WeChat. A sociological survey of more than 1 million people in China noted, that almost all are willing to renounce the use in everyday life of products produced by Apple. […]Next
According to Interfax-Ukraine, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has won the tender for carrying out USEP Ukrposhta financial and economic activities audit for 2015-2016 in the amount of 5, 79 million UAH. The press-service of USEP Ukrposhta admitted: “Within corporatisation process in USEP Ukrposhta, it is necessary evaluating a property and own property rights for forming of the […]Next
Workers of Gorodetsk local prosecutor’s office (Ukraine, Lviv region) have exacted 20 million UAH from the Ukrainian State Enterprise Ukrspyrt. This was reported to Ukrainian media by representatives of the press service of control authority. According to provided information, the manufacturer of alcoholic beverages was fined in connection with the unauthorized extraction of water for […]Next
Recently resolved a long legal battle between the two eternal rivals -Samsung Electronics Co. and Apple Inc. December 4, 2015 in the US District Court in San Jose, California, Samsung representatives said that they will pay Apple compensation in the amount of $548 million in the case of patent rights. This amount today suits both […]Next
In the coming years, under the condition of implementation of reform and modernization of the economy, the influx of foreign investment in Ukraine can be increased two-fold to $ 8 billion, and more. This was stated by Deputy Minister of Economic Development Maksym Nefodov during the the discussion about interim plan of priority actions of […]Next
The Digital Future Investment company became a co-investor in the startup YouAppi round “B”. According to the CEO of the Digital Future, Alexei Vitchenko, this is the first transaction of the Ukrainian investment company in the “B” round level. The deposit amount is not disclosed. American-Israel YouAppi service was founded in 2011. YouAppi technology is […]Next
Before the fall of the economy in the second quarter of 11.4% led to strict quarantine restrictions and declining demand, as well as reduced investment. This is stated in the report of the National Bank. “The main factor in the deepening decline in GDP was expected to be a reduction in domestic demand. It is […]Next
Startups European market by the number of attracted investments only gives place to America and China markets. According to the analysis, which is carried out the investment bank of France Clipperton and resource Who Got Funded, it increased the number of transactions up to $ 30 million last year, which graded decline in the proportion […]Next
The capacity of installed solar energy facilities in Ukraine will increase up to 3 GW by 2020. Vitaliy Daviy, CEO of IB Center Europe, made such forecast for the development of the industry at CISOLAR 2019 the 8th Solar Energy Conference in Kiev. As of April 1, 2019, more than 2.2 GW of solar energy […]Next
Large tobacco company Philip Morris couldn’t prove that the new Australian legislation, which involves standardized packs for all manufacturers of cigarettes, violates the intellectual property rights of the brand. The company filed a lawsuit against the Government of Australia to the arbitration court in Singapore, that refused to consider the case on the grounds that […]Next
On November 9, 2016, the Economic court of Kiev made the decision about Bank Delta illegal assets transfers . It bears remaining, in March the National Bank of Ukraine has published information that Delta Bank is the bankrupt. The agreement of an Oschadbank mortgage signed on more than 400 million hryvnias 6 years ago. In […]Next
Everyone has heard about Sweden from childhood, as it was Stockholm where the well-known fairytale heroes The Kid and Carlson lived. Let’s add here favorite of all IKEA, the band ABBA, cars of Volvo and Scania, companies like Spotify, Ericsson, H&M, Electrolux and μTorrent – the vision of the nation is made up of pieces. […]Next
The commercial court of Kiev had arrested UAH 380,712 million of Creative PJSC, which is one of the largest domestic producers of oil and fat products and part of the Creative industrial group as security in the case of VTB Bank. According to the report, in January 2016, VTB Bank appealed to the court to […]Next
The outgoing 2016 was hard, and not only for business but also for the country in general. It was really difficult but not fatal: a new tax policy, the integration into the European market, difficulties of investment and many other things. There are key factors which have affected the development of a business industry much […]Next
On July 15, OPEC + countries decided at a meeting to gradually increase oil production due to improved demand. “During a meeting of the ministerial monitoring committee, both co-chairs, Russian and Saudi energy ministers Alexander Novak and Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, said that demand for oil was recovering and production could be increased, but the […]Next
ATB-Market LLC (Dnepropetrovsk), completed 2015 with a turnover of 46.7 billion UAH (including VAT) by increasing the rate for 16.5% comparing the level of 2014. This was stated by the chairman of the board of the directors, CEO of the “ATB” Boris Markov in an interview to “Business” from 29 February 2016. According to him, […]Next