Saudi Arabia wants to build a port terminal in Ukraine; Ukraine offers cooperation in drone creation to Chile; Ukrzaliznytsia ranks fifth of the Ukrainian largest taxpayers.
•Saudi Arabia's state-owned SALIC plans to build a port terminal in Ukraine, the press service of the Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure reports. Cost and terms are not specified.
•Ukraine offers cooperation in UAV creation and cyber security to Chile, Interfax-Ukraine reported. These possibilities were discussed during negotiations with Defense Minister of Chile Jose Antonio Gomez.
•Ukraine is the first country to launch sanctioned bitcoin futures trading on a national exchange, according to NewsBTC. The year 2016 saw an average investment volume of $92,000 per week.
•Ukrzaliznytsia, the national railway company, was ranked fifth in the Top 10 of the Ukrainian largest taxpayers in 2016, the press service of Ukrzaliznytsia reported. The company paid $347 million in taxes in 2016.
•Cutting the level of corruption in Ukraine to the average EU level will help cut the country's GDP per capita gap to 40% of the average European level by 2040, according to research by the International Monetary Fund, UNIAN reported.
•Ukraine plans to increase the number of enterprises licensed to export poultry meat to Saudi Arabia, to promote beef exports and to expand the overall range of food exports to the Kingdom, Ukrinform reported.
•Public joint-stock company Ukrtransgaz is replacing a 40 km section of the Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhgorod gas pipeline used to pump gas to Europe, the company's press service reports. The section will be opened later this year.
•A group suspected of bringing Mykolaiv-based Okean shipyard to bankruptcy is wanted by Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office, Interfax-Ukraine reported. Damage to the shipyard reached $55 million.
•Total funds accumulated by the Individuals' Deposits Guarantee Fund in March narrowed by 25.38%, compared to the previous month, Interfax-Ukraine reported.
•The first stage of the increase in the subsistence minimum and the minimum amount of pensions will start May 1, TSN reports, referring to a statement by Deputy Prime Minister Pavlo Rozenko.