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UBJ AM News: Apr. 20, 2017
Vitalii Dubenskyi
In London, Poroshenko urges British business to invest in Ukraine; IMF forecasts Ukraine’s GDP growth at 3.2% in 2018; Ukraine reports decrease in unemployment rate
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• 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.


For comments and news tips, please email UBJ AM editor Vitalii Dubenskyi at vitalii.dubenskyi@theubj.com.

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