A billion hryvnia for education reform and the losses of Ukrainian banks: week in numbers and events


In the amount of UAH 2.3 bn for the 15 directions of the respective budget programme for 2017 will conduct the procurement of medicines the United Nations development Programme (UNDP) in Ukraine. The Ministry of health reported that UNDP had already completed 99% of the procurement of medicines ordered for budget funds in 2016.

4 billion UAH will be directed to rural medicine. This was stated by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in his speech at the opening ceremony of the new building of children’s regional hospital in Kropyvnyts’ke. But when and for what period funds will be allocated, the President said.

908 billion made up over half the volume of transactions with payment cards in Ukraine, reported the NBU. The total number of transactions using cards issued by Ukrainian banks amounted to 1.43 billion units, a 23% increase in annual terms.

27.8% of the tourist flow from Ukraine to Turkey for six months 2017 in comparison with the similar period of 2016 to 530,3 thousand people, reported the Ministry of culture and tourism of Turkey. In 2016, the country was visited by 1 million 250 thousand tourists from Ukraine.

73% of Ukrainians with hope and optimistic about the future, including 63% are proud of their citizenship, according to a survey conducted by the Institute of sociology of NAS of Ukraine with the support of the Fund “Democratic initiatives” to them.Kucheriv. In the West are proud of their nationality 81% (not proud of 7%) 67% (16%), in the South 46% (28%), East 56% (17%).

The amount of 3 billion UAH in January-July was appointed subsidies for reimbursement for housing and communal services, which is 18.9% more than in 2016, said state statistics Committee. Subsidies were assigned to 5,918 million households (87.1 percent applied for them). In comparison with January-July 2016 the number of families assigned to subsidy, increased by 18.5%. The average size of the appointed subsidy for one family in July 2017 compared to July of last year has decreased on 15% – to UAH 145,9.

11164 indictment over the last three years was transferred to the courts, the military Prosecutor, imposed, 8563 sentence. Of this number, about 400 sentences relate to corruption. According to the criminal proceedings reimbursed 340 million UAH.

200 thousand Ukrainians have already benefited from visa-free regime with the EU, said the state border service. About 76 thousand people used to travel, air transport, and the rest were sent via road or rail crossings.

1 billion budgeted for the 2018 the Cabinet of Ministers on reforming the primary education system. In particular, on these means it is planned 25% increase in teachers ‘ salaries.

320 thousand families from October 2014 and as of now have used the government program of “warm” loans for a total amount of UAH 4 bn, reported the Saee.


Of 6.65 billion cubic meters of natural gas of $1.54 billion Ukraine imported in January-June, reported state statistics Committee. The average price of gas imported in June-2017 $to 216.6 per 1 thousand cubic meters against us $212,6 in may, $209,6 in April, $234,7 – March-2016, $252,5 in February and $244,6 in January.

$212,8 million to Ukraine in January-June has purchased nuclear fuel. According to state statistics, were purchased fuel of Russian production by $130.7 million, and Swedish – to $82.7 million In 2016 nuclear fuel purchased at $548,8 million, including Russian – made $386,2 million, Sweden – $162,0 million

More on 20.5% of the current reserves of gas in underground storage than at the same date in 2016 and 2.4% higher than in 2015.

223 million UAH of net loss received Bank system following the results of activity in January-July, at 41.5% less than in the corresponding period last year (9,266 billion), according to the national Bank. In July of solvent banks earned a net profit of 1.43 billion UAH.

Increased by 24.2% in January-July in annual terms, the construction enterprises of Ukraine the scope of works to 44.2 billion, reported state statistics Committee. While work on new construction, reconstruction and technical re-equipment amounted to 77.8% of the total, and capital and current repairs of 12.3% and 9.9%, respectively.

Increased by 56.2% in January-June, annualized rate of commissioning of housing of 5.14 million square metres, reported state statistics Committee. 35.8% of total housing commissioned in single-family homes, 63,7% – in homes with two or more apartments. In Kiev, commissioned 983,9 thousand sq m (19.1% of the total) and in the Kiev region – 876,6 thousand square meters (17.1 percent).

1.3 billion UAH was received in July on account of banks that are liquidated, have informed in Fund of guaranteeing deposits. Of this amount, about 1 billion UAH received from the sale of assets of liquidated banks, 224 billion from the repayment of loans by borrowers, 8 million received as rent and 2.5 million from the redemption of securities.

Fell 2.6% industrial production in Ukraine in July compared with the same month in 2016, while in June the growth was 3.8% in may to 1.2%, reported state statistics Committee. In General, over the seven months, industrial production fell by 0.7% in annual terms.

Dropped by 18.9% in January-July in annual terms, the official vodka production, the production of brandy decreased by 19.4%, reported the state statistics service. The production of liqueurs and other alcoholic beverages grew by 11%.

Increased by 8% in January-July in annual terms, retail trade turnover (in comparable prices). While the turnover in July of 2017 in comparison with June grew by 6.7%.

The world

350 km/h is the maximum speed of Chinese trains “Fuxing” (Revival), which will run on the line Beijing-Shanghai in late September. Thus, China will become the world leader in speed commercial trains.

140 thousand cubic meters of liquefied natural gas from the United States brought the tanker on August 21 in the Lithuanian port of Klaipeda. This is the first such delivery, the second is expected in October.

160 m instead of 200 m will be the maximum length of vessels allowed passage through the Kerch Strait after the construction by Russia of the bridge. The Ministry of the temporarily occupied territories and internally displaced persons of Ukraine (Minato) said that introducing such restrictions, Russia violated the UN Convention on the law of the sea.

4,000 people, will increase the US military presence in Afghanistan (currently there are 8400 soldiers). The President, Donald trump declared the beginning of realization of new strategy of the White house on Afghanistan – “Fight to win”. According to him, Americans “are tired of war without victory.”

Version 8.0 Android mobile operating system, formerly code-named “About”, received the official name is Oreo, after the very popular in the United States cookies (it is sold in Ukraine).

Earned $63.2 bn State pension Fund (a sovereign investment Fund) of Norway during the first half of 2017. This is a record half-year result for the entire 20-year history of the investment Fund, net assets under management of the Fund for the first time exceeded $1 trillion, amounting as at 30 June of $1.017 trillion. This means that for every Norwegian citizen now has $191 thousand State infusion to the Fund were made in 1996 at the expense of oil revenues to secure dependent on energy prices, the Norwegian economy from the most severe dislocation, and to ensure the stability of life for future generations of Norwegians.

$720 million earned a total of 20 of the highest paid actors in the period 1 June 2016 to 1 June 2017, estimated by the American magazine Forbes. In the first place, mark Wahlberg ($68 million), followed by Dwayne Johnson ($65 million), the third – VIN Diesel ($54.5 million). Also in the top ten of the rating includes Adam Sandler ($50.5 million), Jackie Chan ($49 million), Robert Downey Jr. ($48 million), Tom cruise ($43 million), Shah Rukh Khan ($38 million), Salman Khan ($37 million) and Akshay Kumar ($35.5 million).

All 45 countries monitored by the Organization for economic cooperation and development (OECD), should show in this year’s economic growth, and 33 of them growth should accelerate. Simultaneous growth in all these countries has not been since 2007 This was the result of the soft monetary policies of Central banks and the gradual attenuation of crises, which over the years covers different countries.

16% less than the average for the last five years will be made this year wine in France. Cold and rainy weather adversely affected the harvest of grapes in the regions of Bordeaux, Charentes, Languedoc and Alsace. Volumes of production of wines in the traditional French winemakers the period from August to October falls below the level of 1991, when the country also had a major freeze.