Business news from Ukraine

IBM WINS TENDER TO DEVELOP INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY FOR THE LARGEST OIL AND GAS PRODUCING COMPANY IN UKRAINE

IBM Ukraine LLC, which is wholly owned by IBM Central and Eastern Europe, has won a tender called by NJSC Naftogaz Ukrainy to have its strategy for information technology developed. IBM Ukraine, with a bid of UAH 3.748 million (VAT included), defeated other bidders, namely Ernst & Young (E&Y) and PwC Polska, Naftogaz announced in the ProZorro e-procurement system. The services must be provided by December 31, 2018.
The goal is to determine the level of IT maturity and ensure maximum efficiency from investments in IT. As a result, the target operating model of the company’s IT and the development roadmap should be developed, including a portfolio of projects, the necessary resources and portfolio management processes.
The IT analysis should be carried out for Naftogaz and its subsidiaries, namely Ukrtransgaz, Ukrgazvydobuvannya, Ukrtransnafta, Ukrspetstransgaz, Chornomornaftogaz, and Ukravtogaz.
Naftogaz Ukrainy unites the largest oil and gas producing enterprises of the country. It is a monopolist in transit and storage of natural gas in underground storage facilities, as well as transportation of crude oil by pipelines throughout the country.

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UKRAINE’S INSURERS RAISE OSAGO PREMIUMS BY 21%

The insurance companies of Ukraine, the members of the Motor (Transport) Insurance Bureau of Ukraine (MTIBU), in January-June 2018 increased collection of insurance premiums on compulsory insurance of vehicle owners’ civil liability (OSAGO) by 20.9% compared with the same period in 2017, to UAH 2.183 billion.
According to the MTIBU’s website, the number of OSAGO contracts for the six months increased by 4.4%, to 3.905 million. The total volume of insurance claim fees paid under internal insurance contracts, according to the MTIBU, increased by 16.2%, to UAH 1.066 billion. In particular UAH 158.2 million were paid using EU accident report forms, which is 44.1% more than in January-June 2017.
The bureau also recorded a reduction in the number of settled claims for insurance compensation – by 0.4%, to 67,700, of which 17,832 using EU accident report forms (an increase of 16.5%).
The MTIBU is the only association of insurers that carry out compulsory insurance of civil liability of land vehicles’ owners for harm caused to third parties. The members of the bureau are 56 insurance companies.

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WIZZ AIR TO LAUNCH FLIGHTS FROM LVIV TO VILNIUS, BRATISLAVA, FROM KHARKIV TO GDANSK, WROCLAW

Hungary’s low cost airline Wizz Air from October 2018 will service flights from Lviv to Vilnius and Bratislava, and from Kharkiv to Gdansk and Wroclaw. The press service of the airline reported that Ukrainian passenger can book tickets on the airline’s website at the prices starting from UAH 299 for a one-way ticket, taking into account all taxes and duties.
Flights from Lviv to Vilnius will be serviced from October 29 on Mondays and Fridays; from Lviv to Bratislava – from October 30 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Flights from Kharkiv to Gdansk and Wroclaw will be serviced on Wednesdays and Sundays from October 28, 2018.
“We will now service regular flights from the Kharkiv international airport on four Polish routes, and we hope that direct flights to cities such as Wroclaw and Gdansk will open even more opportunities for our passengers: both in the tourism industry and in education, culture, entrepreneurship and others,” Commercial Director for Aviation Activities of the Kharkiv international airport (managed by New Systems AM, a member of the DCH group of businessman Oleksandr Yaroslavsky) Vladyslav Ilyin said.

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