DiXi Group released the new issue of weekly analytical report  UKRАЇНСЬКА ENERGЕТИКА (January 1 – 7, 2016).

In this issue:

– Which infrastructural projects are promoted again by Russia;

– Why do the relations of Gazprom with partners stagnate;

– How does lifting of sanctions from Iran influence global oil market;

– How much does the fall of oil prices impact Ukrnafta;

– What can let Ukraine refuse from Russian gas imports;

– What does the hacker atack on Ukrainian power distributor indicate;

– Why does the government return to the idea of TPPs’ conversion;

NGO “Internews-Ukraine” in cooperation with the Kyiv Mohyla Business School and supported by the International Renaissance Foundation, prepared a Business Guide “How to enter the EU markets”. The manual should facilitate access to EU and international markets for Ukrainian business.

The manual attempts to answer, among other, the following questions: How to do business in the EU and with European partners? How to export to the European Union? How to solve the problem of certification and standardisation?

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The latest edition of “News digest of foreign trade” №14, contains trade policy news and information about normative acts that has entered into force, draft legislation that are on the stage of public consultations and draft legislation that is currently before parliament. Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting implements this project in cooperation with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine and the National Board of Trade of Sweden.

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Roman Nitsovych, director of programs of the analytical think tank DiXi Group gave interview about the oil industry in Ukraine to OPORA.

“We can talk a lot about how to properly extract. But I believe that even under the current system the problems can be solved by a simple process of inter-agency cooperation. We are so used to “this is my area, I work for it, and all that is out of my jurisdiction, is not mine, is not my thing.”

Highlight: Year 2015

2015 was a year of many wins and losses for Ukraine. The year started with a big escalation of military conflict in the East of the country, which pushed economy to a larger recession than expected in the beginning of the year. It led to sharp hryvnia depreciation, inflation above 40%, drop in industrial output, and contraction of domestic demand. Fragile macroeconomic stabilisation was reached in the third quarter of 2015, while recovery is likely to be very slow.

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Monthly monitoring Trade Facilitation in Ukraine is a regular information product of the project “Dialogue on Trade Facilitation”.Content of the monitoring consists of:

  1. Regulations that came into force
  2. Draft laws and regulations
  3. News

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In the new monthly issue of the Macroeconomic Forecast Ukraine No.12 (99):

The Parliament approved the State Budget Law for 2016 and amendments to the Tax Code. The changes are not likely to impact substantially our macroeconomic forecast for 2016 as they were partially already incorporated into the forecast. Some changes will have more impact for economic development in the medium run. Real GDP is expected to grow by 2% next year if the major assumptions hold. In particular, experts of the Institute of Economic Research and Policy Consulting assume that the IMF Program will continue and Parliament will continue implementing agreed reforms.

New issue of monthly monitoring “Trade Facilitation in Ukraine №14”, which is a regular information product of the project “Dialogue on Trade Facilitation” implemented by the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting, has been released.

This issue contains information about legal acts that came into force; draft legal acts; and news.

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Narodowy Bank Polski (NBP) and the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) agreed to establish a zloty/hryvnia currency swap line on December 22. The deal, worth 1 billion euros, has been signed for six months, with the possibility of an extension, the Kyiv Post writes.

«This is a correct and potentially effective move,» Volodymyr Sidenko, a senior research fellow at the Razumkov center, told the Kyiv Post. «It temporarily increases room for maneuver in balancing foreign trade relations».

«The move (of opening the swap line) looks logical for Poland, as supporting the payment capacity of an important trade partner works for the development of the Polish economy, which is especially critical when the anti-Russian sanctions are extended» Mr.Sidenko added.

DiXi Group released the new issue of weekly analytical report  UKRАЇНСЬКА ENERGЕТИКА (November 30-December 6, 2015).

In this issue:

– Why do oil prices go down;

– What does Ukraine look like in negotiations about the new climate agreement;

– What is the forecast for sanctions against Russia;

– How does Turkey decrease Russian energy influence;

– What is the future of Russian gas “streams”;

– What strategy did Ukraine choose to purchase gas;

– Where is Ukrainian government looking for coal and how does it see the solution to the issue of electricity supply to Crimea;