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    S&P positive about withdrawal of 80 banking licenses in Ukraine by National Bank of Ukraine
    Dec13

    S&P positive about withdrawal of 80 banking licenses in Ukraine by National Bank of Ukraine

    S&P Global Ratings notes an improvement in Ukraine`s banking sector and says it views positively the withdrawal of 80 banking licenses. ”Conditions in the financial sector have improved but further recovery will be slow due to high credit risk. We view positively the withdrawal of 80 banking licenses due to a lack of transparency regarding...

    United Nations Security Council underlines need for stronger judicial cooperation to combat terrorism
    Dec13

    United Nations Security Council underlines need for stronger judicial cooperation to combat terrorism

    Condemning acts of terrorism and their impact on innocent civilians and on peace and stability, the United Nations Security Council emphasized the need for establishing willful violation of prohibition on financing of terrorist organizations or individual terrorists as serious criminal offenses in national laws and regulations. In...

    Ukrainians are ready not pay bribes in order to stop corruption
    Dec13

    Ukrainians are ready not pay bribes in order to stop corruption

    2016 Global Corruption Barometer survey from Transparency International showed that 29% of Ukrainians are ready to not pay bribes, in order to stop corruption. While according to the previous 2013 Global Corruption Barometer survey (before the Revolution of Dignity) one in three Ukrainians were ready to go to the streets to fight corruption, this...

    The European Parliament may vote for Ukraine visa-free regime on February 1, 2017
    Dec13

    The European Parliament may vote for Ukraine visa-free regime on February 1, 2017

    In the case of a positive completion of the inter-institutional negotiations on granting Ukraine a visa-free regime, the European Parliament may vote this issue February 1 of next year, according to the website of the EP. The website states the approximate date of the plenary session, when the Ukraine visa liberalization issue may be considered,...

    The official hryvnia exchange rate is cut by NBU to UAH 26.17 to dollar
    Dec13

    The official hryvnia exchange rate is cut by NBU to UAH 26.17 to dollar

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Monday evening lowered the official hryvnia exchange rate by 30 kopiykas, bringing the national currency to UAH 26.17 to the dollar. The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for December 13: $100 costs UAH 2,617.1129 (on December 12, it was UAH...

    Oil prices are stable but can turn negative very quickly
    Dec13

    Oil prices are stable but can turn negative very quickly

    Oil prices were stable on Tuesday, buoyed by soaring demand in Asia and as signs of a crude production cut organized by OPEC and other exporters materialized, tightening a market that has been grappling with years of oversupply, according to Reuters. International Brent crude LCOc1 was trading at $55.67 per barrel at 0430 GMT, virtually unchanged...

    Charitable foundation illegally sold 580 tonnes of humanitarian aid in Kyiv region
    Dec13

    Charitable foundation illegally sold 580 tonnes of humanitarian aid in Kyiv region

    The Prosecutor`s Office of Kyiv region revealed 580 tonnes of humanitarian aid, which a charitable foundation had sold to various companies instead of its free distribution to the vulnerable population, the office`s press service wrote. According to the law enforcers, the officials of one of the charities in Kyiv region over 2015-2016 imported...

    Russia provides political kidnappings against Crimean Tatars
    Dec13

    Russia provides political kidnappings against Crimean Tatars

    Human rights activists have warned of a worsening campaign of harassment in Crimea against Crimean Tatars, including political arrests, trials and kidnappings, according to The Guardian. Two-and-a-half years after the Russia`s grab of Crimea, Crimean Tatar activists accuse the Russians of trying to scare them into submission, Crimean Tatar...

    Ukrtransgaz: the Russian gas monopoly Gazprom continues to violate conditions of gas transit contract
    Dec13

    Ukrtransgaz: the Russian gas monopoly Gazprom continues to violate conditions of gas transit contract

    Gazprom continues to violate conditions of gas transit contract – UkrtransgazThe Ukrainian company intends to publish information about the pressure at the entrance to Ukraine`s gas transportation systems each Tuesday in order to inform its European partners and the public. The Russian gas monopoly Gazprom continues to violate the terms of...

    Antonio Guterres sworn in as new United Nations secretary-general
    Dec13

    Antonio Guterres sworn in as new United Nations secretary-general

    Portugal`s Antonio Guterres was sworn in Monday as the ninth U.N. secretary-general, according to Voice of America. ”The United Nations needs to be nimble, efficient and effective,” Guterres told member states. ”It must focus more on delivery and less on process; more on people and less on bureaucracy,” he said, VOA reported. The 67-year-old...

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