This is a weekly digest of news about investment and business development in Ukraine from the UkraineInvest team

The German Government has received 30 applications from companies willing to invest in the Ukrainian economy – Prime Minister of Ukraine.
Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal discussed investments in Ukraine’s economy and guarantees for German investors with German Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection Robert Habeck.

GDP grew by 9.1%: most key economic activities showed growth.
The Ukrainian economy continues to recover despite the war. According to preliminary estimates of the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine, GDP growth in September 2023 compared to September last year is about 9.1% [±2%].  As a result, for January-September 2023, growth is estimated at 5.3% compared to the same period last year.

Ukraine has received the ninth tranche of macro-financial assistance in the amount of EUR 1.5 bln from the EU.
For the first time, the EU has become Ukraine’s largest donor. During the war, the EU’s assistance reached 85 bln euros.

840 companies moved to safe regions of Ukraine because of the war.
Most businesses chose Zakarpattia and Lviv regions as their new workplace.

Ukraine can receive about 61.4 bln US dollars from the US Congress.
Of this amount, USD 46.1 bln is for defense spending, USD 14.75 bln for economic, financial, civilian, and nuclear security, and USD 481 mln for humanitarian aid.

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