The results of the week: Ukrainians disillusioned with the anti-corruption, and Parliament set a record


Rose by 0.1 percentage point to 58.6 per the index of consumer sentiment in Ukraine in August – these are the results of traditional research company GfK Ukraine. The index of expected unemployment dynamics fell by 6 points and made 134,8. The index of inflation expectations fell by 0.6 p up to 185,5. The index of expected economic development in the coming year increased to 2.2 p compared with July and amounted to 57,8 p. the Index of reasonability of large purchases fell by 2.2 p. and amounted to 57.7. The index of consumer confidence of Ukrainians remained almost stable for four consecutive months.

17 convictions on cases referred to the National anti-corruption Bureau and the Special anti-corruption Prosecutor’s office in the court, came into force. All sent 86 cases, court decisions are taken for 23 of them, and the third has not yet begun trial.

8,14 billion UAH will be directed on reconstruction of roads on results of work of the Customs service in January-August. In General, the results of eight months the state budget are listed 196.3 per billion UAH of customs duties. Compared with the corresponding period last year, the actual revenues increased by 34.9%.

Rose 56.1% in the first half in annual terms, the number of Ukrainians who temporarily left in Russia, and by 45.4% reduction in the number of emigrants to Poland. While in Poland left 4,341 million people, and in Russia – 2,673 million TOP 3 countries, which went to Ukrainian citizens for the period, trailing Hungary – 1,447 million, which is 6.7% more than last year.

6.3 million people which is 8.7% more than the same period last year, the first half is temporarily entered Ukraine. 55.3 per cent increase in the number of arrivals in Ukraine Belarusians to 1,048 million 16.6% of all foreigners, crossed the border of Ukraine. A third of all foreigners, who entered Ukraine for the mentioned period, citizens of Moldova (2,013 million, 1.6% more). The number of arrivals from Russia increased by 4% to 620,28 thousand

14,18 billion made on September 1 financial resources of the Fund Deposit guarantee, which is 4.1% less than the figure for August 1. Compared with the figure at the beginning of the year current resources less than 1.1 billion, or 7.4%.

47,8 billion as much of its profits for the year 2017, the national Bank expects to transfer to the state budget in 2018, said the Deputy head of the NBU Ekaterina Rozhkova. In 2017 must be listed 44,379 billion in 2016, was listed 38,16 billion.

10 038 draft laws and resolutions registered by the Verkhovna Rada of the VIII convocation, setting a national record for number of developed legislative initiatives, according to the Committee of voters of Ukraine. This significantly exceeds the performance of parliaments of the previous convocations. So, in the Parliament of the VII convocation for all the time it was 7.4 thousand bills of the VI convocation (for the first three years) and 8.1 thousand, V convocation – 3.3 thousand, IV convocation (for the first three years) 7.6 thousand

49 265 explosive devices seized and destroyed pyrotechnics of the State service for emergency situations since the beginning of this year.

Regarding 69 personsillegally crossing the state border together with Mikheil Saakashvili, protocols on administrative violations, reported the State border service. 14 participants, mainly representatives of the media, returned to the checkpoint, where he signed the relevant protocols. Two people have been arrested by the courts.

86% of Ukrainians now believe that the government cannot defeat corruption (in 2013 it was 80%) – these data were provided by the Executive Director of Transparency International Ukraine Yaroslav Yurchyshyn. 38% of Ukrainians are directly faced with corruption, that is, they have demanded a bribe or they were forced to give a bribe.

Grew by 6.9% during the first decade of September, the price of bacon in Ukraine – an average 54,91 UAH per 1 kg, said Rosstat. Most expensive this product today costs the Kiev – 104,13 UAH per 1 kg. At the same time, in the Ternopil region, the fat can be buy for only 32,01 UAH.

52 project of science and technology of the Cabinet of Ministers has included in the state order for 2017-2018. The projects were selected by the competitive Commission of the Ministry of education. Development will be carried out in the following sectors: information and communication technologies; energy and energy efficiency; efficient nature management; life Sciences, new technologies of prevention and treatment of common diseases; new substances and materials.

Decreased by 12% the number of unemployed in Ukraine on September 1, compared with corresponding date in 2016, up to 312 thousand people, reported the State employment service. As of September 1, on one free workplace claimed 4 unemployed (as at the relevant date 2016 – 7). The number of employers who collaborated with the employment centers in January-August of the year increased by 13% and amounted to 144 thousand. The number of vacancies in the database of the state employment service increased by 16% to 722,7 thousand.


29,3 hryvnia to the dollar – a rate, the Ministry of Finance laid down in the draft state budget for 2018. The figure was laid in the Budget resolution, and remains as a reference point for the government.

Increased by 2.3% natural gas reserves in Ukrainian underground gas storages from 2 to 9 September, to 15,297 billion cubic meters, this is according to “Ukrtransgaz”. The Minister of energy and coal industry Igor Nasalik has announced plans for the accumulation by October 1 of 17 billion cubic meters of gas during the heating season 2017-2018.

220 million UAH allocated by the State food and grain Corporation of Ukraine on forward purchases of early grains in the current season. To date, all funded grain delivered into storage.

210,11 dollars for 1 thousand cubic meters for such an average price of Ukrainian enterprises in August imported gas, said the Ministry. In January the price was of 229.5 USD in February – 246,88 dollars, in March – 248,13 dollars, in April – 232,17 dollars, in may 208,38 dollars, in June 213,7 USD in July – 214,5 USD.

2.4 billion dollars was the amount of import of oil and oil products in Ukraine in January-August. In August, the imports from Belarus totaled $172,05 million. from Russia – 126 million. from Lithuania – 40.7 million dollars.

28.7 billion dollars will have to pay Ukraine for 2018-2022 years in the repayment and servicing of external liabilities, reported in the preliminary prospectus Eurobonds of Ukraine.

Maximum payments are coming in 2020, when the external debt will need to spend about $ 5 billion. and service – 1,884 billion. The cost of repayment of external debt in 2018 are expected to reach 2,049 billion., service – 1,519 billion., in 2019, respectively 4,729 billion. and 1,738 billion dollars. accordingly, in 2021 – 3,925 and 2,417 billion., in 2022 – 3,076 and 2,371 billion. By the end of 2017 will be paid in the repayment of the foreign debt 1,113 billion. and maintenance – 1,473 billion.

An increase of 27% , the regional development Ministry forecasts next year’s average cost of construction of 1 sq. m of total area of apartments compared to 2017 year – on-year to 12.2 thousand UAH.

Increased 1.4% in January-September in annual terms, the Ukrainian enterprises of steel consumption – up to 3 million to 19.9 million tonnes, announced the Association “Ukrmetallurgprom”. The consumption of steel products of Ukrainian production fell by 3.6%, to 2,204 million tons, while import increased by 17.9% to 815,9 thousand tons.

At the level of 12.5% the Board of the National Bank decided to keep interest rates. It is not excluded that to curb inflation, it will increase.

8.5 points out of 10 possible respondents rated the impact of large-scale corruption by delaying the arrival in the country of investment. On the second place in importance to the lack of confidence in the judicial system (7.5 points). This is evidenced by the results of a survey conducted by investment company Dragon Capital and the European business Association.

Admission $ 2 billion from the IMF and 600 million euros from the European Commission expects the national Bank to the end of this year, said Deputy head of the NBU Oleg Churiy.

6 billion guarantee Fund of individuals ‘ deposits in the entire history of its existence, has sold assets of liquidated banks, said the Deputy managing Director of the Fund, Svetlana Recruit. According to her, currently in the management of the Fund 93 Bank, whose assets at the book value amount to 500 billion, while the estimated cost – total of 100 billion UAH. The Foundation for today 93% leveraged by the Ministry of Finance and the National Bank, and these debts must be repaid.

The world

Exceeded 20 trillion debt of the US government – it happened for the first time in history. Recently, the U.S. Senate approved the allocation of additional funds in the amount of 15,25 billion dollars for liquidation of consequences of hurricane “Harvey” and allowed to raise the borrowing limit of the Federal budget.

All 15 members of the UN Security Council approved a resolution on introduction of additional sanctions against North Korea. It provides restriction on the purchase by Pyongyang of oil and petroleum products, a ban on supplying the country with liquefied natural gas and gas condensate. Set full ban on the export from North Korea of textile products. All countries are forbidden to issue new work permits for workers from the DPRK.

25 characters instead of 42 will be in the new alphabet of the Kazakh language. In the country there is a switch from the Cyrillic to the Latin alphabet.

Decreased by 26.1% this year wine production in Italy due to the abnormally hot summer and drought. But the country remained the world leaders on this indicator – 40 million hectoliters of wine, more than France (37,2 HL) and Spain (38.4 per HL).

In the first place in the list of largest financial centers of the world remained in London, despite Britain’s decision to leave the EU, which could adversely affect the development prospects of the banking sector, says the review of the financial consulting company Z/Yen Group. New York, though, and retained second place, lost 24 points and increased the gap from the British capital to its highest level since 2007. Experts attribute this to the concerns of U.S. trade with other countries because of the policies of President Donald trump. Third place was taken by Hong Kong, surpassing Singapore. Tokyo remained in the fifth position. The top ten also includes Shanghai, Toronto, Sydney, Zurich and Beijing, with the Chinese capital rose just 6 points.

At least 20 billion euros, plans to invest the world’s largest carmaker Volkswagen in the development of new electric vehicles and by 2030, to submit to elektroversiya all of their models. Another German manufacturer Daimler promised that by 2022 will offer all-electric versions of all Mercedes-Benz vehicles.

From 35% to 15% can decrease the tax burden on business in the United States as a result of tax reform, which wants to hold President Donald trump. He said that against the background of damage from strike the USA hurricane “Irma” and “Harvey” the implementation of tax reforms the country needs more than ever.

On 149 individuals and 38 legal entities subject to the sanctions that the Council of the European Union extended against the Russian Federation before March 15, 2018. The measures include the seizure of assets and ban on entry into EU countries.