• 28/05/2024 19:43

The main thing for the week: inflation has fallen, Ukraine is ready to take loans from the USA, gold has reached a new high

Inflation in Ukraine fell to its minimum in 3.5 years. How prices changed in March

The main thing for the week: inflation has fallen, Ukraine is ready to take loans from the USA, gold has reached its maximum

Annual inflation in March 2024 fell to 3.2%. This is the lowest level since October 2020, when annual inflation was 2.6%. According to state statistics, in March consumer prices increased by 0.5% (by February 2024), from the beginning of the year – by 1.2% (by December 2023).

National Bank increased the sale of the dollar on the interbank market and greatly increased its rate – a new maximum was set

The population bought a record low volume of currency in March

The volume of currency purchases by the population in March 2024 exceeded its sales volumes by $574.8 million. This is the lowest figure since September 2023.

Ukraine is ready to borrow from the USA – Zelensky

The main thing for the week: inflation has fallen , Ukraine is ready to take loans from the USA, gold has reached its maximum

Vladimir Zelensky said that Ukraine needs US help “the sooner the better.” Therefore, he is ready to agree to a loan. The President complained that Ukraine has become a domestic political issue in the United States, but he hopes that “the mind will still prevail and we will receive appropriate help.”

Gold exceeded $2,400 per ounce for the first time in history. p>

The EU has agreed on the terms of extending free trade with Ukraine with restrictions

The European Parliament and the European Council have reached a preliminary agreement on the suspension of import duties and quotas on the export of Ukrainian agricultural products to the EU for one year until June 5, 2025.

The ECB kept key interest rates at a record high level

The European Central Bank (ECB) left all three key interest rates unchanged. The base rate on loans is left at 4.5%, the rate on deposits is at 4%, the rate on marginal loans is 4.75%.

A housing rental program can be launched in Ukraine with the right to buy it

The main thing for the week: inflation has fallen, Ukraine is ready to take loans from the USA, gold has reached its maximum

“Ukrfinzhilye” is improving the program of affordable mortgage lending “eOsel” and is developing new ones, in particular rent-to-buy program. The rent to own format is not new, it is quite popular, in particular in European countries, the experience of which the company’s experts are now studying in order to make the Ukrainian model as profitable and effective as possible.

minfin.com.ua

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