Розділ: Новини

May 16th, 2022 by Vpol

Ігор Танцюра став командувачем Сил територіальної оборони України замість Юрія Галушкіна

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May 16th, 2022 by Vpol

«Вони зосередять всі свої зусилля на тому, щоб захопити решту Луганської області, перерізати бахмутську трасу і захопити Сєвєродонецьк як обласний центр»

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May 16th, 2022 by Vworld

«Олександр Лукашенко, ймовірно, балансує підтримку російського вторгнення з бажанням уникнути прямої військової участі»

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May 16th, 2022 by Vworld

Німеччина веде переговори з альтернативними постачальниками, і в уряді впевнені, що зможуть вирішити питання з постачанням протягом шести-семи місяців

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May 16th, 2022 by Vpol

«Окупанти мають відчувати підвищення ціни війни для них»

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May 16th, 2022 by Vpol

Раніше мер Львова Андрій Садовий казав, що за кібератакою стоять «московські нездари»

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May 15th, 2022 by Vbiz

Senegal President Macky Sall called Sunday for the creation of a pan-African credit ratings agency, saying that the “very arbitrary” nature of the system of assessment by international organizations made it more expensive for African countries to borrow on global debt markets.

Sall, who is currently head of the African Union, told private radio RFM that there was a need — “given the injustices, the sometimes very arbitrary ratings” by international agencies — “to have a pan-African” body.  

His comments came on the eve of the Dakar Economic Conference 2022, organized by African economists. 

“In 2020, when all economies were suffering fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, 18 of the 32 African economies rated by at least one of the big agencies saw their ratings downgraded,” he said.

That meant that 56% of African countries saw their credit ratings downgraded, compared with 31% of countries globally over the same period, Sall argued.

“Studies show that at least 20% of the ratings criteria for African countries are based on more subjective factors, cultural or linguistic ones for example, which bear no relation to the parameters used for measuring economic stability,” he said. 

As a result, “the perception of investment risk in Africa is always much higher than the real risk. That means our insurance premiums are higher and that makes our credit more expensive.” 

African countries continued to pay much higher interest rates as a result of this unfair system, Sall said.

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May 15th, 2022 by Vbiz

Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli announced Sunday a string of planned privatizations of state-owned companies, as Cairo grapples with an economic crisis and inflation at almost 15%.

Following years of accusations of state companies crowding out private investments, the government announced a roadmap to more than double the private sector’s share in the economy.

Madbouli laid out plans for 10 state-owned companies and two army-owned companies to be listed on the stock market later this year.

Two new holding companies, to incorporate “the seven largest ports” and “Egypt’s top hotels” will also be formed, percentages of which “will be listed on the stock exchange,” he told reporters.

By 2025, the government hopes to see “private sector contribution in investment grow to 65%,” up from 30% today.

President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi last month announced plans to “double its support to the private sector” in a program aimed to attract $10 billion annually over the next four years.

Earlier this month, American firm S&P Global released its latest Egypt Purchasing Manager’s Index, which showed the state’s non-oil private sector economy contracting for the 17th straight month.

Inflation hit a three-year high of 14.9% in April, a month after the Egyptian pound lost 17% of its value overnight.

The state’s grip on the Egypt’s economy has been criticized as creating unfair competition.

Business magnate Naguib Sawiris last year warned of the effects of an unfair playing field, arguing that “the state has to be a regulator, not an owner” of economic activity.

Madbouli on Sunday said there was “no alternative” to the state’s involvement in the economy, considering the “instability” of recent years, alluding to security concerns surrounding Sissi’s rise to power, and more recently the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since Sissi became president in 2014, the former army general has embarked on massive national infrastructure projects, where the key but opaque role the army has played in Egypt’s economy for decades took center stage.

Although no official figures are published about the army’s financial interests, the new push for privatization of military-owned companies could seek to correct a skewed investment environment.

Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in late February sent global commodity prices soaring, Egypt — the world’s largest importer of wheat — has been reeling from mounting economic pressures, pushing the country to apply for a new loan from the International Monetary Fund.

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May 15th, 2022 by Vpol

Повідомляється, що сьогодні підрозділи протиповітряної оборони в небі українського Донбасу збили 2 російські гелікоптери Ка-52 і Мі-28

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May 15th, 2022 by Vpol

Сьогодні ОГП відкрив справу через повідомлення про застосуванням військами РФ заборонених запалювальних снарядів проти захисників Маріуполя з «Азовсталі»

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May 15th, 2022 by Vworld

З початку війни РФ проти України повідомлялося про близько десяти спроб підпалити російські військкомати

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May 15th, 2022 by Vworld

Держсекретар США Ентоні Блінкен підтримує бажання Фінляндії та Швеції долучитися до НАТО

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May 15th, 2022 by Vpol

Гурт Kalush Orchestra здобув для України перемогу на «Євробаченні-2022»

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May 15th, 2022 by Vpol

Без українського аграрного експорту ціни на їжу в світі зростатимуть, а в деяких країнах може настати голод, застерігає Кулеба

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May 15th, 2022 by Vworld

«Доповідь буде подана уряду на пленарній сесії сьогодні о 17:00, а одразу після ухвалення буде надана парламенту»

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May 15th, 2022 by Vbiz

No item is more essential to Mexican dinner tables than the corn tortilla. But the burst of inflation that is engulfing Latin America and the rest of the world means that people like Alicia García, a cleaner at a restaurant in Mexico City, have had to cut back.

Months ago, García, 67, would buy a stack of tortillas weighing several kilograms to take home to her family every day. Now, her salary doesn’t go so far, and she’s limiting herself to just one kilogram (2.2 pounds).

“Everything has gone up here,” she told The Associated Press while standing outside a tortilla shop. “How am I, earning minimum wage, supposed to afford it?”

Just as inflation isn’t limited to tortillas, whose prices in the capital have soared by one-third in the past year, Mexico is hardly alone. Latin America’s sharpest price spike in a generation has left many widely consumed local products suddenly hard to attain. Ordinary people are reckoning with day-to-day life that has become a more painful struggle, without any relief in sight.

Countries had already been absorbing higher prices because of supply chain bottlenecks related to the COVID-19 pandemic and government stimulus programs. Then Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in late February sent fertilizer prices sharply higher, affecting the cost of agricultural products including corn. Global fuel prices jumped, too, making items transported by truck to cities from the countryside costlier.

In Chile, annual inflation was 10.5% in April, the first time in 28 years the index has hit double digits. Colombia’s rate reached 9.2%, its highest level in more than two decades. In Argentina, whose consumers have coped with double-digit inflation for years, price increases reach 58%, the most in three decades.

In beef-crazy Buenos Aires, some households have started seeking alternatives to that staple.

“We never bought pork before; now, we buy it weekly and use it to make stew,” Marcelo Gandulfo, a 56-year-old private security guard, said after leaving a butcher’s shop in the middle-class neighborhood of Almagro. “It’s quite a bit cheaper, so it makes a difference.”

Last year, the average Argentine consumed less than 50 kilograms of beef for the first time since annual data were first collected in 1958, according to the Argentine Beef Promotion Institute. Over the past few months, prices have been “increasing a lot more than normal,” said Daniel Candia, a 36-year-old butcher.

“I’ve been in this business for 16 years, and this is the first time I’ve seen anything like this,” he said.

Latin America as a whole is suffering from “sudden price spikes for necessities,” the World Bank’s President David Malpass said during an online conference Thursday. He noted that energy, food and fertilizer prices are rising at a pace unseen in many years.

Across the world, central banks are raising interest rates to try to slow inflation. Brazil’s central bank has undertaken one of the world’s most aggressive rate-raising cycles as inflation has topped 12% — its fastest pace since 2003. Besides the factors that are stoking regional inflation, Brazil’s agricultural products have become costlier because of drought and frost. The price of tomatoes, for example, has more than doubled in the past year.

Higher rates are a government’s primary tool to fight high inflation. But jacking up rates carries the risk of weakening an economy so much as to cause a recession. Last year, the World Bank estimated that the region’s economy grew 6.9% as it rebounded from the pandemic recession. This year, Malpass said, it’s projected to grow only 2.3%.

“That’s not enough to make progress on poverty reduction or social discontent,” he added.

Brazilian newspapers are telling their readers which foods they can substitute for their usual products to help stretch family budgets further. But some items, like coffee, are irreplaceable — especially in the nation that produces more of it than any other in the world.

Ground coffee has become so expensive that shoplifters have started focusing their sights on it, said Leticia Batista, a cashier at a Sao Paulo supermarket.

“It breaks my heart, but I told many of them to give the powder back,” Batista said in the upscale neighborhood of Pinheiros.

In her own humbler neighborhood, she said, the cost of coffee “is a big problem.”

On the more upscale end of the java spectrum, Marcelo Ferrara, a 57-year-old engineer, used to enjoy a daily espresso at his local bakery. Its cost has shot up 33% since January, to 8 reais ($1.60). So he’s cut his intake to two each week.

“I just can’t afford too many of these,” Ferrara said as he gulped one down.

It has been decades since the region’s countries simultaneously suffered soaring inflation. A key difference now is that the global economies are much more interconnected, said Alberto Ramos, head of Latin America macroeconomic research at Goldman Sachs.

“Interest rates will need to go up; otherwise, inflation will run wild and the problem will get even worse,” Ramos said. “Governments cannot be afraid of using rates. It is a proven medicine to bring inflation down.”

So far, though, higher rates aren’t providing much hope that inflation will decline significantly in the near term. The International Monetary Fund last month projected that average inflation in the region, excluding Venezuela, will slow to 10% by year end. That’s not much below the 11.6% rate registered at end-2021 and still more than twice the 4.4% expected for advanced economies, according to the IMF’s World Economic Outlook.

“It will take at least a couple of years of relatively tight monetary policy to deal with this,” Ramos said.

That means belt-tightening and going without some consumer staples, for now, is likely the new norm for the poorest members of society in the notoriously unequal region. More than one-quarter of Latin America’s population lives in poverty — defined as living on less than $5.50 a day — and that’s expected to remain unchanged this year, according to a World Bank study published last month.

Sara Fragosa, a 63-year-old homemaker in Mexico City, didn’t hide her anger at rising prices during an interview at one market’s stall.

“Those who are the poorest are the worst off, while the rich only rise,” said Fragosa, who said she has replaced her regular beef purchases with quinoa and oats.

“You’re not used to it,” she said, “but you don’t have a choice.”

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May 15th, 2022 by Vpol

Наразі інформації про загиблих та травмованих немає

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May 15th, 2022 by Vpol

Президент України Володимир Зеленський вважає, що сьогоднішній візит сенаторів США на чолі з республіканцем Мітчеллом Макконнеллом свідчить про «міцність двопартійної підтримки» України.

«Провів сьогодні у Києві переговори з делегацією сенаторів США на чолі з лідером республіканської меншості в Сенаті Мітчеллом Макконнеллом. Вважаю, що цей візит вкотре демонструє міцність двопартійної підтримки нашої держави, потужність звʼязку між українським та американським народами», – сказав президент у своєму зверненні.

За його словами, під час переговорів обговорювалася оборонна та фінансова підтримка України, а також і посилення санкцій проти Росії.

Зеленський також закликав сенаторів США офіційно визнати Росію державою-терористом.

На початку травня спікерка нижньої палати Конгресу США Ненсі Пелосі прибула з візитом до Києва. Володимир Зеленський назвав переговори з Ненсі Пелосі «предметними та багатоаспектними», під час яких обговорювалися оборонні поставки в Україну, макрофінансова допомога та санкції проти Росії.

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May 14th, 2022 by Vworld

«Як члени ЄС і НАТО, ми виконуємо свої зобов’язання, і коли ми маємо право сказати «ні» рішенню і того вимагають інтереси Угорщини, ми кажемо «ні» – сказала Каталін Новак

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May 14th, 2022 by Vbiz

India banned wheat exports without government approval Saturday after its hottest March on record hit production, in a blow to countries reeling from supply shortages and soaring prices since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The announcement drew sharp criticism from the Group of Seven industrialized nations’ agriculture ministers meeting in Germany, who said that such measures “would worsen the crisis” of rising commodity prices.

“If everyone starts to impose export restrictions or to close markets, that would worsen the crisis,” German Agriculture Minister Cem Ozdemir said at a press conference in Stuttgart.

Global wheat prices have soared on supply fears following Russia’s February invasion of Ukraine, which previously accounted for 12% of global exports.

The spike in prices, exacerbated by fertilizer shortages and poor harvests, has fueled inflation globally and raised fears of famine and social unrest in poorer countries.

It has also led to concerns about growing protectionism following Indonesia’s halting of palm oil exports and India putting the brakes on exports of wheat.

India, the world’s second-largest wheat producer, said that factors including lower production and sharply higher global prices meant it worried about the food security of its own 1.4 billion people.

Export deals agreed to before the directive issued Friday could still be honored, but future shipments need government approval, it said.

But exports could also take place if New Delhi approved requests from other governments “to meet their food security needs”.

“We don’t want wheat to go in an unregulated manner where it may either get hoarded and is not used for the purpose which we are hoping it will be used for –- which is serving the food requirements of vulnerable nations and vulnerable people,” said BVR Subrahmanyam, India’s commerce secretary.

On Thursday New Delhi said it was sending delegations to Morocco, Tunisia, Thailand, Vietnam, Turkey, Algeria and Lebanon “for exploring possibilities of boosting wheat exports from India”.

It was unclear whether these visits would still take place.

Global help

Possessing major buffer stocks, India previously said it was ready to help fill some of the supply shortages caused by the Ukraine war.

“Our farmers have ensured that not just India but the whole world is taken care of,” Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said in April.

India said that it planned to increase wheat exports this financial year, starting April 1, to 10 million tons from seven million tons the year before.

While this is a tiny proportion of worldwide production, the assurances provided some support to global prices and soothed fears of major shortages.

Egypt and Turkey recently approved wheat imports from India.

But India endured its hottest March on record – blamed on climate change – and has been wilting in a heatwave in recent weeks, with temperatures upwards of 45 degrees Celsius.

This has hit farmers hard, and this month the government said that wheat production was expected to fall at least five percent this year from 110 million tons in 2021 — the first fall in six years.

Indian wheat exports in the past have been limited by concerns over quality and because the government buys large volumes at guaranteed minimum prices.

The country’s exports have also been held back by World Trade Organization rules that limit shipments from government stocks if the grain was bought from farmers at fixed prices.

Urgent need

The Ukrainian agriculture minister has traveled to Stuttgart for discussions with G-7 colleagues on getting its produce out.  

About “20 million tons” of wheat were sitting in Ukrainian silos and “urgently” needed to be exported, Ozdemir said.

Before the invasion, Ukraine exported 4.5 million tons of agricultural produce per month through its ports – 12% of the planet’s wheat, 15% of its corn and half of its sunflower oil.

But with the ports of Odesa, Chornomorsk and others cut off from the world by Russian warships, the supply can only travel on congested land routes that are much less efficient.

G-7 ministers urged countries not to take restrictive action that could pile further stress on the produce markets.  

They “spoke out against export stops and call as well for markets to be kept open”, said Ozdemir, whose nation holds the rotating presidency of the group.

“We call on India to assume its responsibility as a G-20 member,” Ozdemir added.

The agriculture ministers would also “recommend” the topic be addressed at the G-7 summit in Germany in June, which India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, has been invited to attend.

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May 14th, 2022 by Vworld

Міністри закордонних справ країн «Групи семи» заявили, що продовжуватимуть військову допомогу Україні, «доки це буде необхідно»

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May 14th, 2022 by Vpol

Цей закон Верховна Рада ухвалила 3 травня

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May 14th, 2022 by Vpol

Раніше у МЗС Росії назвали Україну країною, яка «несумісна з європейськими цінностями»

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May 14th, 2022 by Vworld

Берегова охорона Японії направила китайським кораблям кілька попереджень із вимогою покинути зону. Приблизно за півтори години кораблі один за одним залишили територіальні води

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May 14th, 2022 by Vpol

Також міський голова Києва повідомив, що депутати затвердили перелік понад 40 пам’ятників та пам’ятних знаків, які потрібно прибрати з вулиць і будівель столиці й передати до музею тоталітаризму

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May 14th, 2022 by Vpol

«На сьогодні в світі після всіх перемовин є ще одна людина, якій Путіну важко буде відмовити»

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May 14th, 2022 by Vworld

Користувачі соцмереж пов’язали те, що сталося? з роботою ППО або авіації

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May 14th, 2022 by Vworld

Заборона на експорт, ймовірно, призведе до подальшого зростання світових цін на продовольство, які збільшилися до рекордного рівня через відсутність постачання пшениці внаслідок війни Росії проти України

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May 14th, 2022 by Vpol

«Більшість активних бойових дій завершиться до кінця цього року»

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May 14th, 2022 by Vpol

Силовики вмовили медсестру підписати протоколи та два чисті аркуші паперу, не читаючи, каже Айдер Азаматов. Данілович розповіла своєму захиснику, що вона зробила це, оскільки співробітники ФСБ обіцяли її відпустити

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May 14th, 2022 by Vworld

Речник Державного Департаменту США, своєю чергою, заявив, що відповідальність за укладення угоди лежить на Тегерані

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May 14th, 2022 by Vpol

«В МКІП немає ілюзій щодо внеску каналів Медведчука у теперішню війну з росією. У той же час ми переконані, що сьогодні не час для публічних люстрацій»

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May 14th, 2022 by Vworld

Відтак більшість опозиційних представників погодилися з правлячою коаліцією щодо поглиблення процесу євроінтеграції

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May 13th, 2022 by Vpol

За словами президента України, за минулу добу звільнили шість населених пунктів

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May 13th, 2022 by Vpol

Також функція «єМалятко» дозволяє замовити низку державних послуг для новонародженої дитини

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May 13th, 2022 by Vpol

Міністерка економіки розповіла, яких кроків вжив Київ, щоб позбутися дефіциту

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