In June 2018, the Ukrainian parliament adopted the Law on Currency and Currency Operations, which was described in Ukraine as a system for the "visa-free" movement of capital.
French poultry group LDC and Ukrainian group MHP were in a battle to take over the Slovenian company Perutnina Ptuj, one of the leading Slovenian poultry producers. Finally, Ukrainians were the winners.
The Ukrainian central bank announced the launch of a pilot project of the electronic hryvnia (eUAH). Unfortunately, the idea was discredited by scammers before the tests began.
After a few relatively good years, Ukraine is again getting into difficulties with the balance of payments. Economists believe that the deficit is a worrying sign indicating the beginning of a cycle of capital outflow.
The Ukrainian trade deficit is growing and the country is not able to break its economic dependence on Russia, despite the association agreement with the European Union (EU).
The experts from the Economist Intelligence Unit are pointing out that the population of Central and Southeast Europe will decrease by nearly 34 million people over the next 33 years.
One of the biggest medium-term risks for Ukraine's economy is emigration, especially in the conditions of low growth of labor productivity.
Yakiv Smoliy took over as the Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) in mid-March 2018. His goals are, among others, low inflation and efficient banking system.
The Ukrainian economy is growing very slowly. Meanwhile, the World Bank is recommending a thorough reconstruction of the entire system.
Ukraine buys gas in Europe for four times higher price than the one offered by the Russian state gas giant Gazprom. But the Gazprom-Naftogaz problems go beyond the prices and gas exports.