Ukraine's economy shrank by 6.6% in 2014 following the loss of the country's largest trading partner, the annexation of Crimea, and the War in the Donbas. The stressed economy further shrunk in 2015 by 9.9% leading to the closure of 70 banks (roughly half) within the country. In 2016 the direction turned positive and GDP stabilized as growth reached 1.5% and the country began to pull itself out of recession. The economic forecast for 2017 provided by the IMF is expected to exceed 2% as the country experiences a second year of positive economic growth.
Credit rating agencies Standard & Poors and Fitch Ratings have upgraded Ukraine's financial health to 'B-", Outlook Stable. In the first quarter of 2017 GDP grew by 2.4%, and Ukraine has seen foreign exchange reserves hit a 3-year-high as of May 2017.
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