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    Retail trade turnover in Ukraine grew in eight months-State Statistics Service
    Sep21

    Retail trade turnover in Ukraine grew in eight months-State Statistics Service

    Retail trade turnover in Ukraine grew by 3.1% in January-August 2016, as compared to the same period last year (in constant prices), amounting to UAH 731.6 billion, according to the State Statistics Service. The highest retail turnover growth was recorded in Lviv and Kyiv regions – by 7.7% and 7.3%, to UAH 43.3 billion and UAH 38.5 billion,...

    Oil prices rise on reported U.S. crude stock draw, firm Japan imports
    Sep21

    Oil prices rise on reported U.S. crude stock draw, firm Japan imports

    Oil prices climbed on Wednesday, supported by a reported draw in U.S. crude inventories and by firm import data from Japan, according to Reuters. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were up 1.8%, or 81 cents, at $44.86 a barrel at 0403 GMT. The October contract expired yesterday at $43.44 a barrel and the front-month has now rolled...

    Russian aircraft believed to hit Syria convoy, U.S. officials say
    Sep21

    Russian aircraft believed to hit Syria convoy, U.S. officials say

    The United States believes two Russian aircraft attacked an aid convoy near Aleppo in a strike that shattered a one-week truce, U.S. officials said on Tuesday, but Russia denied involvement, according to Reuters. Despite the military blame game over Monday`s deadly attack, diplomats struggled to save the U.S.-Russian ceasefire agreement that took...

    Ukraine, Greece developing project to launch ferry service
    Sep21

    Ukraine, Greece developing project to launch ferry service

    Ukraine and Greece have agreed to develop a project to launch a ferry crossing service between the two countries, according to the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority. The relevant agreements were reached during the first technical meeting of experts on the development of cooperation between Ukraine and the Republic of Greece in the maritime sector...

    Deputy Rada Speaker names conditions for holding elections in Donbas
    Sep21

    Deputy Rada Speaker names conditions for holding elections in Donbas

    The elections in the occupied areas of Donbas can only take place after ”sustainable peace” is reached, as well as complete disarmament of militants and re-establishment of control over the Ukrainian-Russian border First Deputy Head of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Iryna Gerashchenko said during a working session of the fourth meeting of the...

    No plot from abroad after EuroMaidan – Obama
    Sep21

    No plot from abroad after EuroMaidan – Obama

    No external pressure was exerted upon Ukraine in the process of the change of government in 2014, after the Revolution of Dignity, President of the United States Barack Obama said during his address to the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly. ”In Europe, the progress of those countries in the former Soviet bloc that embraced...

    Canada becomes another country to not recognize the Russian elections in annexed Crimea
    Sep20

    Canada becomes another country to not recognize the Russian elections in annexed Crimea

    Canada won`t recognize elections to Russia`s State Duma, which took place in occupied Crimea, according to a statement by Canada`s Foreign Minister Stephane Dion, Ukraine Today reports. Previously, a range of European countries, such as Sweden, Romania, France and the UK, alongside the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the EU...

    Ukrainian Parliament ratifies deal on EUR 400 mln EIB loan for agribusiness
    Sep20

    Ukrainian Parliament ratifies deal on EUR 400 mln EIB loan for agribusiness

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine ratified an agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) on attracting a 12-year loan for EUR 400 million, to be used to support the fishing industry, as well as small and medium agribusiness. ”The borrower is the Ukrainian State, which with the participation of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Ukreximbank...

    Putin`s combat divers to guard Crimea-Russia energy bridge
    Sep20

    Putin`s combat divers to guard Crimea-Russia energy bridge

    The Russian National Guard took control over the issue of protection of the so-called energy bridge to the Russian-occupied Crimea. It is also planned to use their expertise on a permanent basis to protect the yet-to-be-completed transport bridge over the Kerch strait, according to the National Guard`s deputy chief Lieutenant-General Oleg...

    E-money transactions 1.6 times up in H1 – National Bank of Ukraine
    Sep20

    E-money transactions 1.6 times up in H1 – National Bank of Ukraine

    Transactions with electronic money to pay for products, work and services in the first half of 2016 amounted to UAH 1.8 billion, which is by 1.6 times up on the same period in 2015, according to the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU). The total amount of electronic money issued in the first six months of 2016 almost doubled year-over-year, from UAH...

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