Ukraine: Kyiv airport with 1.5 million passengers (Jan-Jul 2018)

Kyiv Sikorsky International Airport , Ukraine (Галина Богданенко, CC BY-SA)

Poland to grow over 5 per cent in Q2’18

German car maker to build a new EUR1bn plant in Hungary

Ukraine

Kyiv Sikorsky International Airport (Zhuliany) – the second largest airport in Ukraine, located 7 km from the city centre – gets more and more busy. The Interfax informs that in the period January-July 2018 the airport serviced about 1.5 million passengers. The number of flights reached 3,328 (for the arrival and departure) – up 34.1 per cent y/y. 2,874 of those flights were international flights and 454 were domestic.

“The figure indicates the rapid and confident development of the airport. In August 2017, Hlib Deineha became the millionth passenger, he was then 3.5 years old,” writes the airport in its press release.

According to the Interfax, the most popular destinations in the period mentioned were: Antalya (Turkey), Sharm-El-Sheikh (Egypt), Minsk (Belarus), Warsaw (Poland), Ankara (Turkey) and Batumi (Georgia). As reported, by the end of 2018 the airport would service 2.8 million passengers.

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Poland

The Polish Radio quotes Mr. Jerzy Kwieciński, Poland’s Investment and Development Minister, who said that in Q2’18 the country’s economy would grow more than 5 per cent. “The data we are already receiving indicates that growth (from April to June 2018) will be close to that of the Q1, in other words more than 5 per cent” – Mr. Kwieciński said.

The Radio points out that according to Statistics Poland, Poland’s GDP grew 4.9 per cent in Q4’17 and 4.6 per cent in total in 2017.

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Hungary

German car manufacturer BWM will build its plant in Debrecen, eastern Hungary. Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó informed that the investment will reach EUR1bn. The plant’s capacity will be 150,000 conventional and electric vehicles a year. It will generate about 1,000 jobs, once production starts.

“BMW will assume ownership of the 400-hectare plot on which the plant will be built in the second half of the year, with hiring to start in 2019,” Mr. Szijjártó said. For BMW Debrecen appeared to be “the ideal place” to “expand its production network”.

There are other car manufactures, such as: Mercedes in Keckemét, Audi in Győr, Suzuki in Esztergom and Opel in Szentgotthárd.

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What’s up in indexes

BET (of Bucharest) increased from 7,996.67 index points Thursday, August 2nd to 8,088.71 index points Friday, August 3rd. It’s up 1.18 per cent d/d and down 3.02 per cent y/y.

BUX (of Budapest) increased from 36,035.46 index points Thursday, August 2nd to 36,760.00 index points Friday, August 3rd. It’s up 2.01 per cent d/d and up 0.94 per cent y/y.

CROBEX (of Zagreb) increased from 1,818.34 index points Thursday, August 2nd to 1,822.78 index points Friday, August 3rd. It’s up 0.24 per cent d/d and down 1.09 per cent y/y.

OMXR (of Riga) decreased from 1,028.29 index points Thursday, August 2nd to 1,022.56 index points Friday, August 3rd. It’s down 0.56 per cent d/d and up 2.16 per cent y/y.

OMXT (of Tallinn) increased from 1,257.91 index points Thursday, August 2nd to 1,258.16 index points Friday, August 3rd. It’s up 0.02 per cent d/d and up 2.17 per cent y/y.

OMXV (of Vilnius) decreased from 716.50 index points Thursday, August 2nd to 715.37 index points Friday, August 3rd. It’s down 0.16 per cent d/d and up 13.62 per cent y/y.

PX (of Prague) increased from 1,089.09 index points Thursday, August 2nd to 1,092.19 index points Friday, August 3rd. It’s up 0.28 per cent d/d and up 7.33 per cent y/y.

SAX (of Bratislava) closed at 318.60 index points Friday, August 3rd. It’s 0 per cent change d/d and down 5.75 per cent y/y.

SOFIX (of Sofia) increased from 639.31 index points Thursday, August 2nd to 640.21 index points Friday, August 3rd. It’s up 0.14 per cent d/d and down 11.10 per cent y/y.

UX (of Kyiv) increased from 1,644.36 index points Thursday, August 2nd to 1,645.35 index points Friday, August 3rd. It’s up 0.06 per cent d/d and up 43.93 per cent y/y.

WIG20 (of Warsaw) increased from 2,283.94 index points Thursday, August 2nd to 2,286.92 index points Friday, August 3rd. It’s up 0.13 per cent d/d and down 3.32 per cent y/y.

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