Autumn’s call by Chassidim in Uman and new Eurobonds: week in numbers


Fell from 58% to 54% over the past 12 months the trust to nationwide TV, to Internet resources – to 48% from 52%, print media – up to 28% from 31%, to radio, to 33% from 36%. These are the results of a study conducted by InMind company, with the support of USAID project “the Media”, implemented by the international organization Internews.

42 million 456 thousand people made up the population of Ukraine on 1 August that on 128,5 thousand less than it was at the beginning of the year, reported state statistics Committee. There remains a substantial excess of deaths over born: 100 to 61.

5 million 799 thousand 360 Ukrainians in the first three months of validity of a visa-free regime called for the EU. Of these, 1 million 413 thousand 178 people entered the EU on biometric passports, including 235 thousand 795 people without visas, that is, 87% of citizens with biometric passports were traveling with visas. The refusal of entry to the EU for the duration of the “bezveze” received 61 a citizen of Ukraine. The main reasons for refusal was exceeding the duration of stay in the EU during previous trips and the lack of documents proving the purpose and conditions of stay in the EU.

10460 persons subject to conscription for military service in October-November – so decided, the Cabinet has allocated for these purposes UAH 34.4 million. Of the total number of recruits of 6.36 thousand people will be sent into the Armed forces, 3,5 thousand – in the National guard, and another 600 people in the State special transport service.

30 thousand Hasidic pilgrims from 14 countries arrived in Uman for the celebration of the New year – Rosh Hashanah. Law and order in the city provide about 500 police, they help the 17 employees of the Israel police. The iconic event will be held September 20-22.

200 million dollars – the court decision on special confiscation for such a sum came into force, said Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko. We are talking about tools that link with the ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and his entourage.

7123 person was detained from the beginning of 2017 law enforcement for corruption offences, the case 2222 of them was transferred to the court, said Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko.

About 50% of the housing stock in Ukraine is the old house, said Deputy Minister of regional development, construction and housing and communal services the lion Partskhaladze. Today the housing stock in the country is 977,9 million square meters.

68.3% of respondents surveyed by the center for social studies “Sofia”, oppose a military solution to the conflict in the Donbass. 38.2% of respondents believe that the so-called “republics” have again become part of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, and 18.3 percent think that the site needs to obtain a special status and autonomy.

More of 22.3% in annual terms was the total amount of the subsidies meant to compensate families for housing and communal services in January-August – 3 billion 239,6 million hryvnas, reported the state statistics service. Subsidies were assigned to 7 million 29.1 thousand families, representing 99.2% of the total number of households who applied for them, and 1.7 times higher than in the January-August 2016.


Downgraded from 2.4% to 2.3% , the state statistics service its estimate of GDP growth in the second quarter to the same period in 2016. Real GDP in comparison with the first quarter (adjusted for seasonal factors) increased by 0.6%.

3 billion dollars on this amount, Ukraine placed a new Eurobonds. The maturity period of 15 years, income – 7,375% per annum. The main part of the funds received will be directed to purchase a more expensive bond former editions, as a result of significantly lower debt repayments in 2019 and 2020.

To 119.7 million UAH envisaged in the draft state budget for 2018 to provide training to the Ukrainian population census to be held in 2020.

Increased by 8.7% in January-March in comparable prices in annual terms, retail turnover, reported state statistics Committee. In August compared with July, it increased by 4.9%.

At least 1 billion UAH according to the forecast of the state property Fund will constitute income from rent of state property at the end of 2017. Currently, there are about 19 thousand leases, the income from which is as of August totaled $ 673 million. Revenues from the lease of state property in 2016 amounted to 1.02 billion UAH, which is 16% less than in 2015.

5 billion USD – the same amount of “Naftogaz of Ukraine” and its six subsidiary companies have estimated his losses from illegal seizure by the Russian Federation of the group’s assets in the Crimea. The lawsuit was filed in the generated by the Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Hague Tribunal. The court’s decision in the case is expected before the end of 2018.

61-63 million tons – that is expected to gross grain harvest in 2017 in Ukraine. Production of major crops this year greatly exceeds the needs of the Ukrainian market, according to Minagropolitiki.

Of 1.16 million pounds Ukraine has paid Russia as reimbursement of legal costs in a dispute over “a loan of Yanukovych” in a London court.

More than 1.57 times received in the first half in annual terms, the Ukrainian enterprises from export of sunflower oil – 212 million U.S. dollars, said the Ukrainian Union of Industrialists and entrepreneurs (USPP). The oil was shipped to 100 countries.

Grew 1.2% , industrial production in Ukraine in August compared with the same month in 2016, whereas in July it fell by 2.6%, reported state statistics Committee. With correction for the effect of calendar days, industrial production in August-2017 August-2016 increased by 1.7%.

Decreased to 37% of GDP , the shadow economy of Ukraine in the first quarter of 2017, a decrease of 6 percentage points compared with figures for the same period of 2016. Such information was published by the Ministry of economic development

The world

128 countries have spoken in support of reforming the UN. Declaration on the reform includes 10 items aimed at the simplification of procedures and decentralization of decisions, and provides a higher level of transparency, efficiency and accountability.

1 billion dollars , the American technology company Intel has already invested in startups engaged in research and development in the field of artificial intelligence.

137 km is the length of the new railroad, which was built in Russia to bypass Ukraine. Earlier trains from the Central part of the country in the South double-crossed the border with Ukraine in the Luhansk region.

20 billion euros , Prime Minister Theresa may will offer the European Union for the country’s withdrawal from the Union. Thus London will be the Brexit negotiations out of the impasse.

Half the tax paid in the EU companies in the field of digital economy, than the enterprises from the real sector, found the EU regulators. In this regard, the European Commission intends to introduce new taxes for high-tech companies, including Google, Amazon, Facebook. According to the EC, the average tax rate on profits of multinational companies in the field of digital technologies is in the EU is 10.1%, while the traditional business pays 23.2 per cent. The government of France proposed to calculate the taxes for the digital economy of the turnover, not profit. This initiative was supported by another 10 EU member States, including Germany, Italy and Spain, however, the European Commission is in no hurry to depart from the usual income tax

13 pathogens resistant to all drugs, now known physicians, reported the world health organization. However, over the last 70 years on the market appeared only two new antibiotic.

Scheduled for October 1, the referendum on the independence of Catalonia, one of the regions of Spain. The Central government considers it illegal, but the Ministry of economy is ready to discuss the new funding model of Catalonia with the leaders of the region, if they cancel the referendum.

Grew by 3.8% in August in annual terms, watch exports from Switzerland to 1.4 billion Swiss francs (1.03 billion U.S. dollars). Watch exports to Hong Kong rose in August by 2.7%, China 3.3%, UK 6.9%, Germany – 7.6%, Japan – 8.3%. Shipments to the US decreased by 4.9%., and in Russia jumped by 14.2% to 12.2 million CHF.

To A+ from AA- downgraded, S&P long-term ratings of China in national and foreign currency, the decline was the first since 1999. The Outlook on the ratings is stable. Short-term ratings of China in national and foreign currency also is lowered. This solution reflects the Agency’s view that the prolonged period of rapid credit growth and increased economic and financial risks in the country.