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    Da Vinci Analytic Group projects inflation in Ukraine at 17-18%
    May12

    Da Vinci Analytic Group projects inflation in Ukraine at 17-18%

    Analysts from the Da Vinci AG Analytic Group project inflation in Ukraine in 2016 at 17-18%.The projection is given in the group`s Ukrainian Economic Trends Forecast for the second quarter of 2016.This forecast is pegged to an increase in utilities  tariffs, namely gas, heating, power rates and sees the effect of the comparative base. It was...

    Minister Nasalyk: Ukraine won`t buy Russian coal
    May12

    Minister Nasalyk: Ukraine won`t buy Russian coal

    Ukrainian Energy and Coal Industry Minister Ihor Nasalyk says that Ukraine will not buy coal from Russia as it has sufficient coal stocks.”This year we won`t buy power-generating coal from Russia. Our stocks today are about 3 million tonnes, we will only be building them up,” he told reporters.Not the supply of coal but its efficient use is...

    Lutsenko appointed prosecutor general in Ukraine
    May12

    Lutsenko appointed prosecutor general in Ukraine

    The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine`s parliament, has voted to appoint Yuriy Lutsenko, the head of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc`s parliamentary faction, as prosecutor general.The motion tabled by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to tap Lutsenko to head the Prosecutor General`s Office of Ukraine was backed by 264 MPs.The president signed a respective...

    Reuters: Vehicle explodes near barracks in Turkey`s Istanbul, five wounded
    May12

    Reuters: Vehicle explodes near barracks in Turkey`s Istanbul, five wounded

    A vehicle exploded near a military barracks in Turkey`s biggest city of Istanbul on Thursday, CNN Turk reported, the latest in a spate of bombings to hit the country this year, according to Reuters.Broadcaster NTV said five people were wounded. Ambulances were rushing to the scene, CNN Turk said, Reuters wrote.Turkey has been hit by a series of...

    Ukrainian Ombudswoman calls for blocking website that leaked data on journos
    May12

    Ukrainian Ombudswoman calls for blocking website that leaked data on journos

    Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Valeria Lutkovska has appealed to the SBU Security Service and National Police of Ukraine recommending to take measures to stop the illegal collection and dissemination of personal data of individuals on Myrotvorets website, as well as to block access to this website in Ukraine.”On May 11,...

    Ukrainian inventors with MarsHopper aircraft project leaders at NASA Space Apps Challenge 2016
    May12

    Ukrainian inventors with MarsHopper aircraft project leaders at NASA Space Apps Challenge 2016

    Ukrainian MarsHopper aircraft project developed by a team from Kyiv is the leader of NASA Space Apps Challenge 2016, according to Hromadske.tvIt is now competing for the people`s choice award of this international competition. At the moment, MarsHopper ranks first, while the runner-up is a team from Macedonia.”MarsHopper is an aircraft for...

    Ukraine government has no plans to privatize Ukrgasvydobuvannya – PM
    May12

    Ukraine government has no plans to privatize Ukrgasvydobuvannya – PM

    Ukraine`s Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman says the Ukrainian government has no plans to privatize the country`s largest gas producing state holding company Ukrgasvydobuvannya and leaves the company`s state ownership intact.”Ukrgasvydobuvannya is a state-owned company. It should be an efficient company and owned by the state. The privatization...

    Rada makes special amendments to allow trial in absentia
    May12

    Rada makes special amendments to allow trial in absentia

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has approved amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code to be effective until April 1, 2017, which change significantly a procedure for special pre-trial investigation.Relevant bill No. 4645 cancels the requirement to include suspects in the international wanted list as a prerequisite for initiating trial in absentia....

    Kyiv authorities to make Peizazhna Alley more tourist friendly
    May12

    Kyiv authorities to make Peizazhna Alley more tourist friendly

    Only three retail outlets at Peizazhna Alley, a popular green zone in central Kyiv, with relevant licenses, whose owners made partnership contributions, will be able to continue operations, said Kyiv mayor Vitali Klitschko while visiting the site, the Kyiv City State Administration`s press service reported.”There have been many complaints...

    Ukraine increases monetary base
    May12

    Ukraine increases monetary base

    The monetary base in Ukraine increased by 2.6% in April compared to March to UAH 335.891 billion, according to the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU).Since the beginning of the year, the monetary base has shrunk by 0.03%, according to the data published by the NBU.The central bank also said that the amount of out-of-bank cash grew by 3.8% in April,...

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