China Ukraine’s largest trading partner
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It’s official: China is Ukraine’s largest trading partner

China has become Ukraine’s largest trading partner in the first quarter of the year pushing Russia into second place, the National Bank of Ukraine reported on Sept. 25. The volume of trade between countries reached $2.55 billion, comprised mainly of $1.93 billion import from China.

Japan future of Ukraine’s tech industry 2019
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Japan excited about future of Ukraine’s tech industry

Almost every Ukrainian is using something Japanese — at least, almost every Ukrainian with a smartphone. That’s because 97 percent of smartphone owners here, or about 40 million people, use the messaging app Viber, which is owned by Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten.

Viber might be the most well-known Japanese tech product in Ukraine, and it could help to break the ice for Japan and Ukraine to cooperate in the tech industry.

Sweden-Ukraine business forum in Kyiv May 2019
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Sweden-Ukraine business forum in Kyiv highlights deepening economic ties

The 8th Sweden-Ukraine Business forum, one of the largest business events of the year, was held in Kyiv on May 23. Swedish and Ukrainian experts, as well as officials and business representatives, discussed vital topics for the Ukrainian economy such as sustainable development, decentralization and digital transformation opportunities for cities.