• Visiting Britain Wednesday, President Petro Poroshenko met with investors – real and potential – and invited them to invest in the ‘new Ukraine’, the presidential press service said.
• The International Monetary Fund expects Ukraine’s GDP to grow by 2% in 2017 and up to 3.2%, in 2018, according to the IMF’s new World Economic Outlook.
• Aivaras Abromavicius, former Minister of Economic Development and Trade, will head the board of the newly created Ukrainian Corporate Governance Academy.
• The Government does not have time to complete creation of boards for the 15 largest public companies by the end of June. This is an IMF requirement, UNIAN reported.
• The IMF wants to see successful reforms in Ukraine, said Ivan Miklos, co-chair of the Group of Strategic Advisors for Support of Reforms, Ukrinform reported.
• The unemployment rate in March fell to 7.4% from February, by 32,600 people, to 406,800 people, the State Statistics Service reported.
• Anthracite coal stocks at Ukrainian thermal power plants shrank last week by 7.2% to 365,900 metric tons, according to the Energy and Coal Industry Ministry's press service.
• Ukraine intends to purchase about 3.5 million metric tons of anthracite coal from the United States this year, said Ihor Nasalyk, Minister of Energy and Coal Industry, Ukrinform reported.
• Construction of a large industrial parks in western Ukraine -- Sigma Park Yarychiv -- on a 25 hectare lot in Lviv region will start in coming days, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman wrote on his Facebook page.
• During the first quarter, Ukraine filled its export quotas to Europe for honey, cereals, sugar, processed tomatoes, corn, grape and apple juices, ucab.ua reported.
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