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10 March, 2021Breaking news
During a seed round, according to its co-founder Dmitry Norenko’s announcement on March 1
2 July, 2020Breaking news
The governor of Ukraine's central bank, Yakiv Smoliy, says he is resigning because of “systematic political pressure that denied fulfillment” of his duties
14 May, 2020Breaking news
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is expecting the gross domestic product of Ukraine to fall by 4.5% in 2020
26 March, 2020Breaking news
The agency has said this in a statement
15 March, 2020Economics
Something’s cutting down the profits of Ukrainian banks. What risks does the banking system face today?
5 September, 2019Economics
The aftertaste of banking sector reform
18 April, 2019Breaking news
A Ukrainian court on Thursday ruled that the 2016 nationalization of a major bank owned by a tycoon was illegal, sending shockwaves through the country’s financial community
1 March, 2019Breaking news
Deutsche Bank provided Ukraine a loan of EUR 529 million, which is secured with a Policy-Based Guarantee (PBG) from the World Bank
9 January, 2019Breaking news
From February 2019, customers will be able to start using some Ukrainian ATMs and bank terminals for dollar and euro transactions
3 January, 2019Breaking news
In addition, Raiffeisen Bank Aval was fined UAH 450,000 ($16,393)
7 December, 2018Breaking news
Previously, a moratorium on the public use of Russian-language cultural products was introduced in Lviv and Zhytomyr regions
18 October, 2018Breaking news
Since Belarus’ Paritetbank was not acceptable for the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU).
26 April, 2018Economics
Deputy Minister of Finance on the revised plans for a strategic restructuring of the state banking sector in 2018-2022
26 April, 2018Economics
Ukraine’s banking system needs to be put to work serving the national economic interest
26 April, 2018Economics
Where Ukraine’s banking system is moving
28 February, 2018
Deputy Chair of the National Bank of Ukraine Council and Honorary President of the Kyiv School of Economics on monetary policy, mid-term risks, fundamental problems in Ukraine’s economy, the role of confidence and the restoration of fairness in economic development
18 May, 2017Society
Social networks went into a rage, the President’s site was bombarded with dozens of petitions, and many began talking about censorship on the internet. The reason for this outburst was a ban on Vkontakte, a Russian version of Facebook very popular among schoolkids, Yandex, Russia’s answer to Google, and Mail.ru in Ukraine
3 March, 2017Economics
Why banking and lending don’t go together with populism
2 March, 2017Economics
In public discourse over bank reforms, what often gets left out is the voice of bankers themselves, although they are the ones who can offer the most professional assessment of the changes being carried out. One of them is Chairman of the Board of Raiffeisen Bank Aval (RBA) Volodymyr Lavrenchuk. The Ukrainian Week talked to him about what’s been done and what Ukrainian banks can expect in the future.
2 March, 2017
NBU Deputy Chairman on the quality of changes in the banking system and the new prospects they open for Ukraine
17 February, 2017Economics
How reforms change the banking system
26 January, 2017Economics
The benefits and flaws of PrivatBank transfer into state hands
26 January, 2017Economics
What’s behind the discreditation of Valeria Hontareva and demands for the NBU Governor to resign
1 July, 2016Politics
What is Petro Poroshenko's team and who are the centres of influence in it
7 December, 2015Politics
The Ukrainian Week has put together a little list of those whom the current Administration should add to its sights so that it does not stop with Ghennadiy Korban
9 October, 2015Economics
Ukraine’s banking sector faces massive consolidation and change of owners
18 June, 2015
The Ukrainian Week spoke to the President of the European Investment Bank about priorities in cooperation with Ukraine, quality control of projects that receive access to the funding and SMEs as a potential driver of Ukraine’s economy
12 May, 2015
We have to go further in the study of routinized totalitarianism to understand what is at stake in “decommunization” in Central and Eastern Europe
9 July, 2014
To Eastern and Central Europeans, football and sports at large was a substitute for political liberty, a token of symbolic participation in European historical narrative and culture
19 June, 2014News
MPs supported candidates to replace acting Chair of the NBU, Prosecutor General and Foreign Minister offered by President Poroshenko in the vote today
16 May, 2014News
Serhiy Aksionov, the self-proclaimed Crimean Premier, bans mass events on the territory of the annexed Crimea through June 6. The copy of his decree was posted on his Facebook page
27 March, 2014Economics
With the new administration of Ukraine’s National Bank in place, Ukrainian banks appear to be waking up from lethargic sleep. Countless financial repressions imposed by the Viktor Yanukovych regime are gone, and the banking system is free to develop and grow
25 November, 2013Navigator
The Ukrainian Week looks into the hidden face of Kremenchuk
12 November, 2013News
The banking market in Ukraine has been highlighted as one of the leading risks for the emerging market banking sector because of political tensions, The International Business Times reports linking to the report of the global information company HIS.
4 November, 2013Economics
Having survived a harsh liquidity crunch last year, the Ukrainian banking system now seems fairly stable. This impression is misleading
4 November, 2013Economics
President of the Association of Ukrainian Banks on why foreign banks are leaving Ukraine, local ones are in danger and the NBU is turning a blind eye to all this
7 October, 2013Politics
While the economic crisis in Ukraine escalates, the government focuses exclusively on replenishing the current budget deficit
4 October, 2013News
Italian UniCredit Group starts searching for a buyer of UkrSotsBank it acquired six years ago for USD 2bn
12 September, 2013News
10 September, 2013Politics
A strict, often brutal visa regime for Ukrainians will hardly stop criminals or potential illegal migrants from getting to the EU. Instead, it may undermine effective business, academic and cultural contacts
10 September, 2013Politics
The excesses of the EU visa bureaucracy discourage the most pro-European part of Ukrainian society from gaining experience that is different from post-Soviet realities
9 September, 2013
Visa liberalization-inspired reflections on law and lawlessness
9 September, 2013
Visa problems arise with countries that are mentally distant from Ukraine and are reluctant to take a closer look at its organizational and administrative culture
15 August, 2013News
This is the second time this year that the National Bank of Ukraine lowers the refinancing rate. In such a way the NBU assumes crisis trends of the economics. Economist Lyubomyr Shavalyuk told this to Tyzhden.ua
24 July, 2013
The path from kroon to euro and decisions from 20 years back that make Estonia’s finance minister proud today
10 July, 2013News
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the largest financial investor in Ukraine, plans to start borrowing in hryvnias on the local market to fund further hryvnia lending, Reuters reports
2 July, 2013Economics
High deposit rates with zero inflation, expensive loans and a production sector underfinanced by banks whose funds are channelled to support the cash-starved budget are all results of the government’s detrimental economic policies
12 June, 2013News
Growth in Ukraine is to remain weak at 1.0 percent in 2013, up from 0.2 percent in 2012, World Bank predicts in its report “Global Economic Prospects. Less volatile, but lesser growth”.
30 May, 2013News
The outlook for Ukraine's banking system remains negative, unchanged since October 2009, says Moody's Investors Service in a new report published today.
17 May, 2013Economics
Instead of supporting the national economy, Ukraine’s banking sector is draining its resources to secure huge profits for the privileged few
22 February, 2013Politics
The Shcherban Case trial against Tymoshenko shows yet again that, just like in Soviet times, the government is ready to prove anyone guilty of anything, if necessary
22 January, 2013Economics
Economic crisis coupled with an ill-advised monetary and credit policy have created an explosive mixture that may lead to the collapse of Ukraine’s banking system
9 January, 2013Society
Tajik migrant workers as vehicles of historical vengeance
17 December, 2012Politics
The West begins to launch sanctions against some representatives of the Yanukovych regime, but the first “victim” appears to be a provocateur
23 October, 2012Economics
On Ukraine’s banking market, European banks are losing ground to captive banks owned by oligarchs
2 October, 2012Society
Recently there have been a lot of problems in regard to architecture and public city space. The Ukrainian Week talked about them with Svitlana Shlipchenko, an expert in architecture and urbanism.
28 September, 2012Society
Cities adjust to global climate change and the new economic environment
26 September, 2012History
Most flaws of modern Ukrainian cities stem from the soviet construction boom of the 1950s-1970s
21 June, 2012Society
Urban planning is impossible without organising a transportation system. Striking a balance between cars and pedestrians is a political, rather than technical, issue.
29 March, 2012Security
Political analyst Chris Zambelis shares his opinion on the effect of Syrian revolt on Lebanon with The Ukrainian Week
26 January, 2012Economics
Banks’ generosity in late 2011 and early 2012 points to a worsening situation in the financial sector
23 December, 2011Society
Culture and creativeness are the key factors in city development
22 December, 2011Society
Shaped by its diverse history, urban Ukraine resembles an impressionistic painting - blurry at a close look, yet unique and vibrant from a more distant perspective
7 October, 2011
Passport-based currency exchange is a threat only to some businessmen and politicians and not to regular citizens
2 June, 2011Economics
Ukraine will have to clean the Augean Stables of the tycoon-controlled economy regardless of how the global financial crisis develops
6 April, 2011Economics
A borrower’s reputation and prospects are becoming more important than collateral in lending
8 March, 2011Politics
Ambassador of Norway to Ukraine Olav Berstad: “The idea of a Norwegian accepting money from someone for something that is part of his job is absurd.”
30 December, 2010Economics
The new governor will make it easier to devaluate the hryvnia, acquire banks and cover the deficit
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The culture of 'Muscovite Rus' came to form from two heterogeneous sources. The seed of the religious and artistic culture reached Muscovy from southeastern Europe (Byzantium, the Balkans) through Kyiv. On the other hand, the foundation of the political and legal culture came to Muscovy from 'Ulus Jöchi', better known as the Golden Horde. As a result, the Russian "spiritual culture" took the shape of a familiar European facade, behind which a non-European state infrastructure hid.
7 April, ,
German chancellor Olaf Scholz says Putin’s comments on US biological weapons seemed like an ‘implicit threat’
23 March, ,
It is us, Ukrainians, and all the citizens of this country, who must keep studying our own history. To defend our land and our country, we must know it better.
20 March, ,
86.6% of Russians tolerate and support the potential assault on the territory of the European Union, including: Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and others as evidenced by the results of the sociological survey conducted by “Active Group”
18 March, ,
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