Business news from Ukraine

UKRAINIAN CAPITAL ENTERS TOP TEN CITIES WITH HIGHEST LEVEL OF SHARING SERVICES

Kyiv is one of the ten best cities in the world with the development of sharing services, the rating was held in 52 cities, the press service of Kyiv City State Administration has reported.
“Kyiv entered the top ten cities with the best level of development of sharing services. The assessment was carried out according to the level of access to such services as Uber and Airbnb, electronic scooters, applications for sharing professional cars, the ability to rent a car from private owners, as well as the ability to access all the gyms of Kyiv from one mobile application,” the report said.
It is noted that the best sharing services are developed in Tallinn, Vilnius, Riga, Warsaw, Kyiv, Sao Paulo, Tbilisi and other cities. In general, the rating was carried out in 52 cities of the world.
“Now in the capital in the field of sharing services, among other things, the bike sharing investment project from Next Bike with 45 rental points is being implemented and a project to rent electric scooters is being prepared for implementation,” Kyiv City State Administration added.

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KYIVSTAR MOBILE OPERATOR NOTES TWO-FOLD RISE IN DEMAND ON CONNECTION OF REMOTE SERVICES

The most popular service connection requests to the Kyivstar mobile communications operator from business during the month of quarantine were solutions allowing companies outside of offices to communicate with employees and clients, ensure staff with tools for joint work and establish the effective exchange of documents.
The company’s press service said on Friday that the number of connections to Microsoft Office 365 and StarTeams services over the specified period has grown more than 20-fold. In addition, the number of connections to the Star.Docs electronic document management service increased almost 2.5-fold. The vast majority of applications came from representatives of medium and small-sized businesses.
Another common request for Kyivstar was the organization of the remote work of sales departments and contact centers. So, according to the operator, the number of connections the Virtual Mobile PBX with the quick transfer of all calls from fixed telephone lines of offices to mobile numbers of employees working from home has more than quadrupled for large companies and more than doubled for medium and small-sized businesses.
The largest number of service connections for remote work was ordered by wholesale and retail companies, logistics, light and manufacturing industries, the agricultural and financial sectors, hotel and construction businesses, state-owned enterprises, healthcare institutions, natural resource providers, and companies providing services for business and the public.

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STRUCTURE OF EXPORT OF SERVICES IN UKRAINE IN 2019 (GRAPHICALLY)

Structure of export of services in Ukraine in 2019 (graphically)

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NOVA POSHTA INTERNATIONAL SEEKS TO BOOST GLOBAL DELIVERY SERVICES BY 30%

Nova Poshta International, part of the Nova Poshta Group, plans to boost global delivery services by 30% in 2020 compared with 2019, Director of Nova Poshta International Yuriy Benevitsky told reporters on Thursday. “This market is very interesting to us. We will fight for it, including quality and speed of delivery. In 2018, we had 2.7 million international shipments, in 2019 – 26% more. This year we plan to increase the volume of global delivery services by 30%,” he said
As Benevitsky said, Nova Poshta performs fast delivery, therefore it focuses on more expensive and heavy packages.
In 2020, Nova Poshta plans to invest $100 million in infrastructure development.

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ONLINE SALES OF GOODS AND SERVICES IN UKRAINE AMOUNT UAH 76 BLN IN JAN-NOV 2019

The turnover of goods and services purchased online in Ukraine in January-November 2019 amounted to UAH 76 billion, which is 17% more than in the same period in 2018, the EVO group of companies has said.
According to the company, revenue from related services also increased: delivery, advertising, promotion, payments via the Internet.
“Operators earned less than UAH 3.5 billion on the delivery of goods purchased online. About UAH 1.9 billion on online payments. According to the All-Ukrainian Advertising Coalition, revenue from advertising goods and services on social networks, on marketplaces and Internet resources reaches UAH 16 billion, which is 37% more than in 2018,” the EVO press service said.
The company said that on average buyers spend from UAH 200 to UAH 1,000 at a time on EVO marketplaces: Prom.ua, Shafa.ua, Bigl.ua, Crafta.ua, and Izi.ua. The average bill for the year decreased by 7-10%.
“At the same time, the cost of delivery has increased: on average buyers pay for the receipt of goods 5-15% of the cost of goods. By international standards, it is expensive, so the growth rate of the online trading market has slowed down slightly compared to last year,” EVO said.
According to the company, most often in 2019 Ukrainians bought online clothes and shoes, appliances and electronics, consumer goods, cosmetics, and perfumes. At the same time, the fastest growing demand is that for household goods, books, hobby goods, and products for cars.

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NATIONAL BANK OF UKRAINE APPROVES REQUIREMENTS TO SUPPLIES OF E-TRUST SERVICES

The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has approved a resolution on qualified providers of electronic trust services placed on the trust list under a proposal of the certificate authority, the NBU has reported on its website. According to the report, this document was drawn up with the aim of improving the quality, convenience and speed of customer service by banks, as well as to ensure compliance of the processes of providing electronic trust services with European and international standards. The resolution establishes the conditions for obtaining the status of a qualified provider and determines the requirements for the rules of its work, the composition of employees of the qualified provider and their functional responsibilities, as well as the requirements for managing access to information resources of the qualified provider. In addition, the document defines the requirements for the physical environment used by the qualified provider in the process of providing qualified electronic trust services and for ensuring the continuity of services provided by the qualified provider, as well as for managing keys of the qualified provider and using cryptographic information protection tools.
The new internal regulations of the certification center in order to bring the conditions of its activities in line with the requirements of the law on electronic trust services are outlined in the document. The document defines a list of qualified electronic trust services, the provision of which is provided by a certification center; organizational structure of the certification center; the procedure for entering of information/changes about providers into the trust list; certificate policy for the provision of qualified electronic trust services by the certification center; position of certification practices during the provision of a certified electronic trust service by a certification center.
The National Bank also canceled irrelevant legal acts regulating the activities of the NBU certification center and bank key certification centers in accordance with the terms defined in the law on electronic digital signature. The changes are outlined in NBU No. 137 resolution dated November 21, 2019 on the recognition of certain legal acts of the National Bank of Ukraine as invalid.

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