Ukraine: 3.5 million hectares of land privatized for free

Ukrainian chernozem (Carlfbagge, CC BY-NC-ND)

Bulgaria with EUR14m of EU funds frozen

The IMF revises 2018 GDP growth forecast for Poland

Ukraine

The Interfax informs, after the World Bank, that about 9.5 million Ukrainian citizens “had used the right for free privatization of land parcels as of January 1st, 2018. The area of free privatized land amounted to 3.5 million hectares.

The largest amount of land was privatized in the following regions: Volyn (327,500 hectares), Ivano-Frankivsk (260,700 hectares) and Khmelnytsky (257,500 hectares); the smallest one in Mykolaiv (1,400 hectares) and Sumy (200 hectares).

Read more

Bulgaria

Bulgaria has frozen about EUR14m and “blocked money transfers” in relation to investigation of alleged misuse of EU funds. The investigation status is ongoing, as the SEE News Corporate Wire informs.

The funds were frozen in accordance with the country’s anti-money laundering act. Sotir Tsatsarov, Bulgarian prosecutor general, explained that the probe of the suspected misuse of EU funds was “launched following a signal by deputy prime minister Tomislav Donchev — based on an investigation of a local private media outlet”.

Read more

Poland

The International Monetary Funds has revised its forecast for Poland’s GDP growth in 2018. As reported, in the IMF’s latest World Economic Book the prediction is 4.4 per cent (compared with the previous prediction of 4.1 per cent). The Polish Radio points out that the IMF claims in 2019 Poland’s economy will slow down – to 3.5 per cent.

According to Statistics Poland, Poland’s economy grew 4.8 per cent in 2017.

Read more

What’s up in indexes

BET (of Bucharest) increased from 8,525.80 index points Monday, October 8th to 8,545.34 index points Tuesday, October 9th. It’s up 0.23 per cent d/d and up 6.73 per cent y/y.

BUX (of Budapest) increased from 36,768.00 index points Monday, October 8th to 37,109.24 index points Tuesday, October 9th. It’s up 0.93 per cent d/d and down 2.37 per cent y/y.

CROBEX (of Zagreb) increased from 1,766.69 index points Monday, October 8th to 1,775.19 index points Tuesday, October 9th. It’s up 0.48 per cent d/d and up 0.41 per cent y/y.

OMXR (of Riga) decreased from 981.09 index points Monday, October 8th to 963.55 index points Tuesday, October 9th. It’s down 1.79 per cent d/d and down 3.46 per cent y/y.

OMXT (of Tallinn) decreased from 1,213.43 index points Monday, October 8th to 1,209.72 index points Tuesday, October 9th. It’s down 0.31 cent d/d and down 0.83 per cent y/y.

OMXV (of Vilnius) decreased from 674.30 index points Monday, October 8th to 667.65 index points Tuesday, October 9th. It’s down 0.99 per cent d/d and up 3.65 per cent y/y.

PX (of Prague) increased from 1,095.40 index points Monday, October 8th to 1,095.78 index points Tuesday, October 9th. It’s up 0.03 per cent d/d up 3.46 per cent y/y.

SAX (of Bratislava) increased from 329.49 index points Monday, October 8th to 335.11 index points Tuesday, October 9th. It’s up 1.71 per cent d/d and up 4.22 per cent y/y.

SOFIX (of Sofia) decreased from 618.55 index points Monday, October 8th to 617.13 index points Tuesday, October 9th. It’s down 0.23 per cent d/d and down 9.17 per cent y/y.

UX (of Kyiv) closed at 1,678.08 index points Tuesday, October 9th. It’s the same result as Monday’s. It’s 0 per cent change d/d and up 38.48 per cent y/y.

WIG20 (of Warsaw) increased from 2,224.13 index points Monday, October 8th to 2,251.32 index points Tuesday, October 9th. It’s up 1.22 per cent d/d and down 9.92 per cent y/y.

Share this post

TOP