• State-owned power company Energoatom saw a 45.7% increase in net profits between in the first half of 2017, compared to the same period last year. Energoatom operates Ukraine’s four nuclear power plants.
• A Ukraine unit of French energy giant Engie will be allowed to trade and supply natural gas in Ukraine, according to a license from the National Commission for Energy and Utilities.
• Solar power plants owned by Trifanovka Energy and LLC Dymerskaya Solnechnaya have been granted a special “green” tariff rate of $0.15 per 1 kWh of electricity produced. This is remain unchanged through January 1, 2030.
• Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan says Ukraine International Airlines owes Ukraine’s government $15.3 million. He advises the airline to pay it.
• Expanding to Ukraine’s regional cities, Uber has started its mobile taxi hailing service in Zaporizhzhya and plans to open in neighboring Kryviy Rih and Mykolaiv. The American company is opening a regional office in Kyiv, which will oversee company operations in Belarus, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and will be staffed by 50 people, according to Alexei Stakh, Uber’s CIS general manager.
• Russian officials blame Ukrainian intelligence agents for the peninsula’s weak tourism season this summer. They say the spies recruiti locals for nefarious purposes, Newsweek reports.
• Ukraine asked a U.S. federal court Tuesday to dismiss Russian energy company Tatneft’s suit to enforce a $112 million award it won following the forced takeover of Ukraine’s largest refinery, according to Law360.
• Agriculture giant Astarta reports an 8% increase in the volume of sugar sales, to 81,174 tons, in Q2 of 2017, compared to the same period last year.
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