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Prime Kyiv Real Estate Goes Up for Sale… Banks Make $2 billion in Low Interest Loans… Ze Approves E-Hryvnia… Stolen German Bikes End up in Ukraine

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Citibank (Kyiv) increased its profit in hryvnia by 14% during the first half of this year, compared to January-June of last year, according to its filing to the National Securities and Stock Market Commission. Contributing to the UAH 769 million [$28.6 million] profit was $4.3 million in profits on foreign exchange transactions and a nearly 5-fold increase – to $4.2 million — in profits in transactions with financial instruments recorded at fair value.

President Zelenskiy signed a law last week allowing the National Bank of Ukraine to issue a digital currency , the e-hryvnia. The central bank “will also be able to set up a regulatory sandbox to test new services, technologies and tools in the payments sector,” reports Bitcoin.com. “The platform will allow the financial regulator to closely interact with startups from the industry and better understand their needs.”

Promising to start drone deliveries of packages next year, Nova Poshta tested sending a Discovery drone with a parcel from Chaika airfield, outside of Kyiv, to Korotych airfield, outside of Kharkiv. The drone successfully made the 480 km flight in five hours. Next month, the private delivery company plans to send a 250 kg parcel from Kyiv to Lviv. Flying at 300 meters, “this type of transportation is absolutely safe,” asserts Nova Poshta CEO Alexander Bulba. “In the sky, the UAV behaves like a real plane and can recognize

As many as 100,000 bicycles stolen in Germany every year are sold in Ukraine, reads a Deutsche Welle article headlined: “How Germany’s stolen bikes end up in Ukraine.” Last year, more than 260,000 bicycles were stolen in Germany with a total value of almost €200 million. Many are broken down into parts and sent East via marshrutkas, or minbuses. One insider tells DW “the Ukrainian market is now so saturated with stolen bikes, especially e-bikes, that they are being sent on to Russia, and further on to Kazakhstan.”

Starting next Sunday, UIA starts flying twice a week between Kyiv Boryspil and Nice.  SkyUp follows suit on the same route on Aug. 19. In addition, on Aug. 20, SkyUp starts flying three times a week between Kyiv Boryspil and Paris Beauvais. To enter France, foreigners need a vaccination approve by the European Medicines Agency or a negative PCR Covid test taken 72 hours before flight. With borders opening up, SkyUp plans to expand its fleet from 12 Boeings to 14 by September. AirBaltic plans to increase the frequency of its flights next week

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