Positive economic outlook
The successfully held presidential and parliamentary elections in Ukraine have clearly dominated public attention with their surprising outcomes.
In this context, less attention was paid to the economic performance of the country, although a quite positive development can be noted. The economy is growing at a stable rate of 3% p.a. and the overall macroeconomic situation seems stable.
This should support the newly elected decisionmakers and provide the economic basis to implement the reforms mandated by the electorate.
A fast agreement with the IMF about a new long-term programme would be an important signal to all other international stakeholders against the background of a more uncertain development of the world economy.