GitLab (‘GTLB’), a San Francisco-based open-source software startup founded by Ukrainian entrepreneur Dmitry Zaporozhets and Dutch-born Sid Sijbrandij, made its debut on the Nasdaq at a valuation of $11bn on October 14.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) downgraded Ukraine’s economic forecast for 2021 to 3.5% GDP growth from 4% in its April prognosis, according to the IMF’s World Economic Outlook (WEO) released on October 12.
Governments need to smash the stubborn dominance of fossil fuels if the world is to reach net zero by 2050, despite the rapid development of green technologies, the IEA warns.
Annual inflation in Ukraine accelerated to 11.0% year on year in September from 10.2% for the previous month, driven mostly by food and clothing prices.
Thirty-eight Ukrainian politicians are named in the Pandora Papers, including President Zelenskiy himself. In fact, Ukraine had more politicians pop up in the leak than any other country in the world.
Ahead of the EU-Western Balkans summit on October 6, a leaked EU document revealed that several EU member states are seeking to restrict visa-free travel for some nationals from the region as well as other East European countries.
A new leak of millions of documents dubbed the Pandora Papers has revealed more details of the use of offshore companies by the elite of New Europe, detailing their ownership of hundreds of millions of dollars of assets.
National gas company Naftogaz and the pipeline operator Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine claimed on October 1 that last week’s deal by Russia’s Gazprom to supply Hungary is use of gas as a "weapon" and have called for sanctions.
SEB’s latest Green Bonds Report has placed a price of $4 trillion per year on the energy transition if the world is to reach net zero by 2050.
Real wages in Ukraine rose 10.9% year on year in August, accelerating from 10.2% y/y growth in July, the State Statistics Service reported on September 28. The average monthly nominal wage amounted to UAH13,997 ($523).
Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has appointed new members to the executive board of Naftogaz of Ukraine after sacking the old members last week, Naftogaz said in a press release on September 28.
Ukraine’s banks have emerged from the 2020 coronacrisis healthy and in profit thanks to the clean-up of the banking sector in recent years and the recovery of the economy.
The British High Court struck down a $260mn claim made by Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Surkis and his related companies against former President Petro Poroshenko and the former NBU governor Valeriya Gontareva on September 22.
The EU’s Green Deal and Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism will hit the EU’s trading partners in Africa and non-EU Eastern Europe particularly hard.
Bill forbids oligarchs to make contributions in support of political parties or to participate in large-scale privatisations.
Ukraine’s industrial output increased 0.6% year on year in August, accelerating from 0.2% y/y growth in July, the State Statistics Service reported on September 22. Seasonally adjusted output declined 0.6% month on month in August.
Defining a green investment is crucial to boosting the expansion of renewable energy and preventing the mis-selling of investments by so-called greenwashing, whereby the environmental impact of a product is misrepresented.
An advisor to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Serhiy Shefir, was unharmed in an assassination attempt on the 22 September outside Kyiv. His driver, however, was struck by three bullets and hospitalised in a critical condition.
Ukraine’s real GDP increased 5.7% y/y in 2Q21, the State Statistics Service reported on September 20, improving its preliminary estimate of 5.4% y/y.
Ukrainian retail sales increased 9.6% y/y (and 1.1 m/m) in August, slowing from 10.1% y/y growth in the prior month, Ukraine’s State Statistics Service reported on September 20. In 8M21, retail increased 12.9% y/y (vs. 5.7% y/y in 8M20).