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    Ukraine plans to abolish taxes for working pensioners, raise pensions from October 1
    Apr11

    Ukraine plans to abolish taxes for working pensioners, raise pensions from October 1

    As part of the pension reform, the government plans to raise pensions from October 1, which, according to preliminary estimates, will affect 5.6 million Ukrainians, as well as to abolish the taxation of working pensioners, Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said during his annual report. ”We will modernize pensions for 5,620 million...

    G7 rejects sanctions on Russia after ”chemical attack” in Syria
    Apr11

    G7 rejects sanctions on Russia after ”chemical attack” in Syria

    The G7 group of nations has failed to reach agreement over threatening new sanctions against Russia and Syria, according to the BBC. Foreign ministers were seeking a common position on the Syrian conflict, before the U.S. secretary of state flies to Russia to try to persuade it to abandon its Syrian ally, the BBC reported. The nations agreed...

    Ukraine`s sugar exports soar ninefold in 2017
    Apr11

    Ukraine`s sugar exports soar ninefold in 2017

    Ukraine in January-March 2017 exported 267,400 tonnes of sugar, which was nine times more year-over-year (y-o-y), according to the Ukrainian Agrarian Confederation press service. Ukraine`s sugar exports in monetary terms were estimated at US$131.5 million in Q1 2017, or 1.3% of the total national exports. The main buyers of Ukrainian sugar in...

    North Korea says ready for any war scenario with U.S.
    Apr11

    North Korea says ready for any war scenario with U.S.

    Pyongyang cites ”reckless moves” by U.S. and says it will defend the country from invasion ”by powerful force of arms,” The Guardian wrote. North Korea has warned of ”catastrophic consequences” in response to any further provocations by the U.S., days after a U.S. Navy battle group was sent to waters off the Korean peninsula, according to The...

    Ukraine promises IMF to legalize gambling by 2018
    Apr11

    Ukraine promises IMF to legalize gambling by 2018

    Ukraine`s government has promised to start earning increased revenue from legal gambling by next year, according to the Ukrainian government`s letter of intent to IMF chief Christine Lagarde, detailing the country`s plans to reform its economy in order to qualify for $17.5 billion in financial assistance, according to CalvinAyre. The letter,...

    Eurovision-2017: Deputy PM comments on possible sanctions against Ukraine over Russian entrant row
    Apr11

    Eurovision-2017: Deputy PM comments on possible sanctions against Ukraine over Russian entrant row

    Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Viacheslav Kyrylenko said Kyiv is ready to further clarify to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) the situation regarding the entry ban against Russian entrant Julia Samoilova if the issue of any sanctions arises following Eurovision-2017, Obozrevatel news outlet reports. ”I think that our position will be...

    Naftogaz reports almost UAH 27 bln in profits in 2016
    Apr11

    Naftogaz reports almost UAH 27 bln in profits in 2016

    National oil and gas holding Naftogaz of Ukraine in 2016 received UAH 26.5 billion, or US$ 984 million, in net profit, while the company saw a UAH 27.7 billion, or $1.029 billion, net loss in 2015, according to the holding`s press service. ”In 2016, Naftogaz received UAH 26.5 billion of net profit for the first time over the five years,” the...

    Ukraine leads in corruption rating of 41 countries of Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa
    Apr11

    Ukraine leads in corruption rating of 41 countries of Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa

    Ukraine tops the fraud rating composed of 41 countries of Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA), according to a 2017 fraud survey conducted at the request of Ernst & Young. Some 51% of EY Fraud Survey respondents still think that the problem of bribery and corruption is pressing. Some 27% of the polled claim that bribery is an...

    Ukrainian flour exports hit a 20-year high
    Apr11

    Ukrainian flour exports hit a 20-year high

    Ukrainian flour exports hit a 20-year high of over 340 KMT in the 2015/16 season. As expected, the upward trend in flour supplies from the country continued into MY 2016/17, UkrAgroConsult reports. Global trends also contribute to growth of flour exports. The world`s demand for flour has increased 15-20% over the last 4-5 years. Noteworthy is...

    Russian programmer reportedly suspected in U.S. election hacking arrested in Spain
    Apr11

    Russian programmer reportedly suspected in U.S. election hacking arrested in Spain

    A Russian computer programmer, Pyotr Levashov, has been arrested in the Spanish city of Barcelona, a spokesman for the Russian embassy in Madrid said on Sunday, according to The Age. It was unclear why Levashov was arrested. The embassy spokesman declined to give details for his arrest, and Spanish police and the interior ministry were not...

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