Ukraine’s FX payments on public debt will exceed $10 billion in the next 12 months, the National Bank of Ukraine said in its June Financial Stability Report.
“In the next 12 months, only FX payments by the government and the NBU on the state and guaranteed debt will exceed $10 billion. In the hryvnia segment of the market, repayment of principal and interest in the second half of the year will exceed UAH 130 billion,” the central bank said on its website.
The regulator said that the schedule of debt payments in the next three years remains tight. However, the load is distributed relatively evenly, which should not create significant problems for the Ministry of Finance, although the average volume of auctions should still grow.
According to the report, the financing needs may be mitigated by the additional issue of special drawing rights (SDRs) in the amount of $650 billion being discussed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to support the global economic recovery.
“If the IMF Executive Board approves the decision, Ukraine will increase its FX reserves by about $2.7 billion, the NBU said in the report.
TAS Insurance Group (Kyiv) paid out UAH 101.57 million of compensation under concluded insurance contracts in April, which is 55.4% more than the corresponding figure for the second month of spring 2020, according to the insurer’s website.
According to a press release, 39.08% of the company’s payments in April fell, in particular, on OSAGO (UAH 39.7 million), which is 56.8% more than in the reporting period last year.
In turn, the share of KASKO in the April portfolio of the insurer’s payments amounted to 32.02%, or UAH 32.53 million (more by 62.3%)
Even more – by 95.1% – the volume of payments under voluntary medical insurance contracts increased: UAH 16.84 million were paid under them in April, which is 16.58% of the total amount of the insurer’s indemnities for the specified period.
According to Green Card policies, TAS paid UAH 10.39 million in April, which is 10.23% of the company’s total payments for the month and is 12.9% more than the corresponding figure for the reporting period of 2020.
Under other insurance contracts, TAS Insurance Group paid out UAH 2.11 million of indemnities in April.
Metinvest Group, taking into account associated companies and joint ventures, is expected to increase the payment of income tax by more than seven times in January-June 2021, year-over-year, to UAH 10.2 billion, a source in the tax authorities told Interfax-Ukraine.
In turn, Metinvest confirmed to the agency information about a significant increase in income tax payments in the first half of 2021.
“Enterprises of the Metinvest group will pay income tax in the first half of 2021, replenishing the national budget by UAH 10.2 billion (compared to the first half of 2020, the income tax paid was about UAH 1.4 billion). Thus, according to the results of the first half of the year, income tax payments increased by 7.4 times. This unprecedented increase in tax payments during coronavirus pandemic will help support the cities where Metinvest enterprises operate, pay salaries in full and on time communal and medical workers,” the company told the agency.
At the same time, the group said that Metinvest is one of the largest taxpayers in Ukraine. Thus, in 2020, the company increased its tax payments by 5%, to UAH 22.1 billion year-over-year. Earlier, the group said that over 15 years of its work, it transferred UAH 165 billion to the budgets of all levels.
Insurance Company MetLife (Kyiv) in 2020 made insurance payments in the amount of more than UAH 211.9 million, which is 27% more than a year earlier, according to a press release from the insurer.
At the same time, it is noted that the bulk of payments fell on situations related to the insurance protection of health of the company’s clients.
The company reports that in 2020, some 29 large payments were made, including 22 payments each in the amount of more than UAH 500,000, six payments in the amount of more than UAH 1 million and one payment in the amount of more than UAH 2 million. The number of insured events for which payments were made also increased by 14%.
In addition, during 2020, some 21,095 payments were made to the insured under life and health protection programs. Among the main reasons for payments in 2020, there were surgical interventions (6,028) and injuries (5,214) – they account for 53% of all appeals.
The company also reports that since the beginning of MetLife’s operations in Ukraine (2003-2020), the total payments to the company’s clients have exceeded UAH 857.845 million.
According to the industry rating Insurance TOP, during 2019-2020 MetLife is the constant leader in terms of the volume of insurance payments of all life insurance companies in Ukraine.
PrJSC MetLife was registered in 2002, it is a member of the international group of companies MetLife, Inc.
Dynamics of balance of payments of Гkraine (USD MLN).
Dynamics of balance of payments of Ukraine (USD mln).