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    Ukrainian farmers insist on special value-added tax regime
    Oct06

    Ukrainian farmers insist on special value-added tax regime

    More than 1,000 farmers went on strike near the Ukrainian parliament`s building on October 4 demanding the adoption of bill No. 3851-1, which is designed to re-enact a special regime of value-added tax (VAT) paid by agricultural producers, according to an UNIAN correspondent. The rally was attended by representatives of agricultural enterprises...

    oil halts gain below $50 as Goldman sees rally supporting output
    Oct06

    oil halts gain below $50 as Goldman sees rally supporting output

    Oil halted gains below $50 a barrel as investors weighed falling U.S. stockpiles against speculation the recent price rally will encourage producers to raise output, Bloomberg reported. Futures declined as much as 0.8% after advancing 2.3% Wednesday to the highest close in more than three months, Bloomberg wrote.  U.S. crude stockpiles last week...

    Reuters: Trump backs off praise of Russia`s Putin after debate
    Oct06

    Reuters: Trump backs off praise of Russia`s Putin after debate

    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump backed off from praising Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, saying he was unsure of his relationship with the Russian president who he has described as a better leader than President Barack Obama, according to Reuters. The day after running mate Mike Pence appeared to break ranks with Trump during a...

    Members of the European Parliament call on Putin to release Ukrainian journalist
    Oct06

    Members of the European Parliament call on Putin to release Ukrainian journalist

    A group of Members of the European Parliament have signed a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Council Donald Tusk, and Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, with a demand to secure the release...

    NBU cuts official exchange rate to UAH 25.89 to dollar
    Oct06

    NBU cuts official exchange rate to UAH 25.89 to dollar

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Wednesday evening lowered the official hryvnia exchange rate by three kopiykas, bringing the national currency to UAH 25.89 to the dollar. The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for October 6: $100 costs UAH 2,589.8334 (on October 5, it was UAH...

    Ukraine`s foreign ministry issues Russia travel warning
    Oct06

    Ukraine`s foreign ministry issues Russia travel warning

    Ukraine`s Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends that Ukrainian citizens should avoid travel to Russia. The ministry is deeply concerned over an increase in the number of provocations committed by Russian law enforcement agencies against Ukrainians, the ministry`s press service told UNIAN. The number of groundless arrests of Ukrainian citizens...

    U.S. to try to soften Ukraine`s stance on Donbas – media
    Oct06

    U.S. to try to soften Ukraine`s stance on Donbas – media

    The Administration of U.S. President Barack Obama in the next two weeks will try to persuade Ukraine to go for certain concessions in the conflict with Russia, the Ukrainian news portal LIGA.net reported citing its sources close to President Petro Poroshenko. The proponents of such compromises want the administration of the new U.S. president...

    Russia suspends another nuclear deal with U.S.
    Oct06

    Russia suspends another nuclear deal with U.S.

    Russia is suspending the Russian-U.S. Agreement on Cooperation in Nuclear- and Energy-Related Scientific Research and Development, according to the Russian Government website. The Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Russian Federation on Cooperation in Nuclear- and Energy-Related Scientific...

    IMF recommends broader powers of Ukraine`s securities market regulator
    Oct06

    IMF recommends broader powers of Ukraine`s securities market regulator

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has recommended that Ukraine should enable the National Securities and Stock Market Commission (NSSMC) to conduct audits of any legal entity or individual to determine compliance with securities laws, demand and have access to information such as banking secrecy, and investigate violations on the capital...

    Germany`s ex-Chancellor Schroeder gets top position at Gazprom subsidiary
    Oct05

    Germany`s ex-Chancellor Schroeder gets top position at Gazprom subsidiary

    Ex-Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder now chairs the Board of the new company Nord Stream 2, which is part of the Russian energy giant Gazprom, according to Tagesspiel. Former Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder took over the chairmanship of the Board of the energy company Nord Stream 2, the one that works to expand the gas pipeline from Russia to Germany....

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