7:20 AM Saturday, May 26, 2018
UBJ AM News: May 05, 2017
Ukraine climbs 30 positions in Open Data Index; Budget revenue exceeds targets by 19% in 2017; One third of Ukrainian banks need additional capitalization.
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• Ukraine ranks 24th in government data openness, according to the 2016 Global Open Data Index study. It climbed 30 positions, compared to the previous year's results, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said.

• Ukraine's state budget in January-April 2017 received $9.8 billion in revenue, which exceeded budget financing targets by 18.9%, according to Treasury.

• The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade forecasts inflation at 7% in the first half of 2017, according to the ministry’s website.

• Out of 60 Ukraine’s largest banks, 27 need additional capitalization, the National Bank of Ukraine reports.

• A European Parliament committee has rejected increasing annual tariff quotas for imports of Ukrainian wheat, tomatoes and urea, Bloomberg reports.

• This month, Ukraine is to export 583 million kilowatt-hour of electricity to Moldova and Eastern European countries, Ukrinform reports.

• State-controlled Oschadbank in 2016 received $17.5 million of net profit against $463 million of net loss for 2015, the financial report of the bank says.

• Estonia's national airline Nordica and Poland's LOT Polish Airlines resume direct summer flights between Tallinn and Odesa on May 13, reports Odesa international airport.

Crosco Integrated Drilling & Well Services Ltd. (Croatia) has won two out of 15 lots of a tender of Ukrgazvydobuvannia to carry out drilling works in Kharkiv and Poltava regions in 2017-2019, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

• Ukrtransgaz in the first four months of 2017 transported 30,5 billion cubic meters of Russian gas to European consumers. This is up by 23% compared to the previous years, the company’s press service reported.

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