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Club of Experts announces main events of this week

A new video has been released on the YouTube channel of the Club of Experts, dedicated to the announcement of events that will take place in Ukraine and the world from September 26 to October 2. The founder of the Club of Experts Maksim Urakin and co-host Olga Levkun analyzed the main events planned for the coming days.
So, next week Ukraine will host several major conferences dedicated to economic recovery, development of agriculture and water resources, educational projects, etc.

Among world events, a number of conferences in the field of economics can also be distinguished. In particular, the Asia-Pacific Petroleum Conference (APPEC 2022), the meeting of G-20 agriculture ministers, the global manufacturing and industrialization summit in Pittsburgh, USA GMIS-2022). Also, a number of Western countries, in particular the UK, introduce significant tax incentives for businesses in order to prevent an economic recession.

Among the sporting events, one can single out the next round of the UEFA Nations League, where the most interesting matches will be the confrontation between England and Germany, as well as the return match between Ukraine and Scotland. Read more about future sporting events on the Sport.ua portal. The full version of the video can be viewed at the following link:

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The Club of Experts has created a video with an overview of the events from September 19 to 25

The Expert Club YouTube channel has released another video review of current events and activities for the next week. In the new issue, the founder of the Club of Experts Maksim Urakin spoke about the main news in Ukraine and the world from August 19 to 25, 2022.

So, in Ukraine next week, several major events are expected to be dedicated to economic recovery and business support during martial law. In particular, the largest conference on youth entrepreneurship and student startups in Ukraine Startup Campus will start on Wednesday, the main speaker of which will be the Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine Mykhailo Fedorov, and on Thursday the annual Richelieu Forum dedicated to the architecture of a new model of public service will start.

In the world next week, the most anticipated event will be farewell to Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain. The ceremony is expected to be attended by many world leaders. In the economy, the main news could be a possible change in the monetary policy of the US Federal Reserve System, analysts predict a 30% chance of raising the Fed’s discount rate by 1 percentage point.

Football will dominate next week’s sporting events. As part of the qualification for the 2022 World Cup and the European League of Nations, important matches of the national teams will be held, among which one can single out the fundamental confrontation between two old rivals – Brazil and Argentina. More about this on the sports portal sport.ua.

For a full review of these and other events, see the new video on the Club of Experts channel at the link:

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5 sets of awards were played at Zenit Open squash tournament in Kyiv

On August 27-28, the charity squash tournament “Zenit Ukraine Open 2022” was held on the courts of the capital’s fitness center “SPORT LIFE”. The competition was attended by players from Romania, USA, Moldova, Lithuania, as well as athletes from Kyiv, Lvov, Kharkov, Dnipro, Khmelnitsky, Poltava, Kherson and Odessa.
Among the participants were awarded awards in 5 categories. The winners of the competition were:
Category Lady:
1. Anna Tarasova;
2. Alina Nizdrakova;
3. Oksana Gerasimenko.
Category M3
1. Arayik Sargsyan;
2. Stepan Kobzev;
3. Alexander Stepanyuk.
Category M2:
1. Maria Lovko;
2. Yulia Sikalenko;
3. Dmitry Tokar.
Category M1:
1. Alexey Alekseenko;
2. Evgeny Popko;
3. Nikita Petrov.
Category PRO Men:
1. Ruslan Sorochinsky;
2. Denis Yard;
3. Nikita Panov.
This year the tournament was held in Kyiv for security reasons, while Odessa has been the traditional venue for the competition for many years. According to tournament organizers Dmitry Shcherbakov and Maxim Urakin, the return of Zenit Open to the Black Sea coast is planned for next year.
“For the last 10 years, the tournament has been held in Odessa, and we know it under the name Zenit Black Sea Open. Now, due to the war, we were forced to change traditions and move the venue to Kyiv. At the same time, we plan to return to Odessa courts next year,” Shcherbakov emphasized.
The executive director of the “All-Ukrainian Association of Squash Players” Oleksiy Usenko said that the association will contribute to the organization and holding of tournaments on a regular basis.
“The holding of such competitions improves the skills of our players and our cohesion, it is important not only to support Ukrainian sports, but also the country as a whole,” Usenko stressed.
According to the organizers, the money raised at the tournament will be directed to charity and assistance to Ukraine.
“Zenit Open” is the most famous and largest international squash tournament in the history of independent Ukraine. The scale of the championship is evidenced by the number of countries and participants, as well as a large number of organizations involved in the preparation and holding of the competition.
The main fitness partner of the event is the national network of fitness clubs No. 1 “SPORT LIFE”;
The main organizer of the tournament is “All-Ukrainian Association of Squash Players”;
The main information partner of the tournament is the news agency “Interfax Ukraine”;
The official sponsors were the company “MAXEVENTS” and the analytical center “Club of Experts”;

Prize fund partners – Eye and VICTOR;Partner – Public Association “UKRSADVINPROM”;
Prizes and gifts from the leading companies Tecnifibre and Reima;
The official water of the tournament is “KRAYNA”;
Official beer of the tournament from TERMOPUB;
Tea Partner – At Market;
Official hotel of the tournament – “FAVOR”;
Party partner restaurant – “OZERO”.

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Ukrainian macro summary in April-May

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Ukraine’s GDP in 2022 will decrease by 30%, however, the unblocking of seaports would reduce the economic decline to 22-25%, Olena Bilan, chief economist at Dragon Capital, believes.

The real gross domestic product (GDP) of Ukraine in the first quarter of 2022 fell by 15.1% compared to the first quarter of 2021 after growing by 6.1% in the fourth quarter of last year, the State Statistics Service published such a preliminary estimate on Thursday.

The economy of Ukraine is gradually recovering from the level of the greatest fall in March thanks to the regions where there are no active hostilities, as a result, the decline in May this year (against the same month last year) slowed down to 35-40%, Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine Serhiy Nikolaychuk said.

The National Bank expects Ukraine’s GDP to fall by at least a third in 2022, Deputy Governor of the NBU Serhiy Nikolaychuk said during the presentation of the report on financial stability.

The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) estimates Ukraine’s losses from destroyed housing, business and infrastructure due to Russian aggression at 50% of GDP in 2021, or $100 billion, according to a financial stability report published on the central bank’s website on Tuesday.

The real GDP of Ukraine will decrease by more than a third in 2022, inflation accelerated to 20% in the first half of the year, according to bankers surveyed by Interfax-Ukraine.

The deficit of Ukraine’s foreign trade in goods in January-April 2022 fell by almost 97.6% compared to the same period in 2021, to $29.6 million from $1.237 billion, the State Statistics Service reported on Tuesday.

Consumer price growth in Ukraine in May 2022 slowed down to 2.7% from 3.1% in April and 4.5% in March, but exceeded 1.6% in February and 1.3% in January, the State Statistics Service said on Thursday.

The state budget deficit in January-May 2022 exceeded annual deficits of the previous two years, the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) said in its June macroeconomic and monetary review.

Ukraine’s total state debt in April grew by 0.84% in U.S. dollars to $97.62 billion, in hryvnias – by 0.84% to UAH 2.855 trillion, according to data on the website of the Ministry of Finance.

Economic Monitoring’s Project Manager – PhD in Economics, Maksim Urakin

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Club of Experts releases video review of events that will take place in Ukraine and world from Aug 29 to Sept 4

YouTube channel “Club of Experts” – another video review of current events and events for the next week.
The founder of the club of experts Maksim Urakin, together with co-host Olga Levkun, spoke about the main news in Ukraine and the world from August 8 to 14, 2022.
So, in Ukraine, the next week will be quite rich in various events and activities. In particular, it is planned to hold several conferences and round tables dedicated to supporting the economy during the war, the prospects for the development of the banking sector, information security, etc. Such world-famous economists and politicians as Francis Fukuyama, Oliver Hart, Ivan Miklos, Leszek Balcerowicz are expected to speak.
Among the world events next week, one can single out the meetings of the heads of military and diplomatic departments of the EU countries, where Ukrainian representatives will also be present. The main topic of the meetings will be building up support for Ukraine. The publication of up-to-date statistical data by the world’s leading economies is also expected. Among sporting events, the main one is the start of one of the world’s major tennis tournaments – the US Open and EuroBasket 2022, which will be held in four countries at once. More about this on the sports portal sport.ua.
Also next week, several landmark international conferences and exhibitions are expected to take place, including the B-20-G-20 Dialogue in Indonesia and IFA-2022 in Berlin.
Watch these and other events in a new video on the Club of Experts channel at the link:

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Charity squash tournament will be held in Kyiv

On August 27-28, the charity squash tournament “Zenit Ukraine Open 2022” will be held on the courts of the capital’s fitness center “SPORT LIFE”.

For two days, awards will be drawn in 5 categories among men and women. Players from Romania, USA, Moldova, Lithuania, as well as athletes from Kyiv, Lvov, Kharkov, Dnipro, Khmelnitsky, Poltava, Kherson and Odessa will take part in the competition.

The start of the tournament is scheduled for 10-00 on Saturday, August 28 in the complex “SPORT LIFE” at st. Marshal Konev, 8. The solemn ceremony of awarding the winners will be held on August 29 at 16-00 in the restaurant “OZERO”.

According to the co-organizer of the tournament Maksim Urakin, the tournament is held in Kyiv for the first time due to security reasons.

“For the last 11 years, the tournament has been held in Odessa, and we know it under the name Zenit Black Sea Open. Now, due to the war, we were forced to change traditions and move the venue to Kyiv. At the same time, we plan to return to Odessa courts next year” – Maksim Urakin explained.
According to another organizer, Dmitry Shcherbakov, holding international competitions in Kyiv is now important not only to support Ukrainian sports, but also for the country as a whole.

“We are grateful to all the athletes who responded to the call to participate in the tournament at such a difficult time. This means that Ukrainian sport is alive and winning,” he stressed.

According to the organizers, the funds raised at the tournament will be directed to charity and assistance to Ukraine.

“Zenit Open” is the most famous and largest international squash tournament in the history of independent Ukraine. The scale of the championship is evidenced by the number of countries and participants, as well as a large number of organizations involved in the preparation and holding of the competition.

The main fitness partner of the event is the national network of fitness clubs No. 1 “SPORT LIFE”;

The main organizer of the tournament is “All-Ukrainian Association of Squash Players”;

The main information partner of the tournament is the news agency “Interfax Ukraine”;

The official sponsors were the company “MAXEVENTS” and the analytical center “Club of Experts”;

Partner – Public Association “UKRSADVINPROM”;

Prize fund partners – Eye and VICTOR;

Prizes and gifts from the leading companies Tecnifibre and Reima;

The official water of the tournament is “KRAYNA”;

Official beer of the tournament from TERMOPUB;

Tea Partner – At Market;

Official hotel of the tournament – “FAVOR”;

Party partner restaurant – “OZERO”.

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