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    Hryvnia strengthens on IMF decision to disburse loan tranche to Ukraine
    Sep16

    Hryvnia strengthens on IMF decision to disburse loan tranche to Ukraine

    Hryvnia quotations against the dollar on the interbank currency market on Thursday fell to UAH 26.16/26.25 to the dollar by the middle of trade, a broker at a commercial bank has told an UNIAN correspondent. Thus, the national currency has weakened by 18 kopiykas against the U.S. dollar as compared to the opening of trade. Hryvnia quotes against...

    Ukraine may abandon coal supplies from ATO zone provided diversification – Energy Minister
    Sep15

    Ukraine may abandon coal supplies from ATO zone provided diversification – Energy Minister

    Ukraine`s Energy Minister Ihor Nasalyk says Ukraine can do without any coal supplies from the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) zone if it increases consumption of gas coal instead of deficit grade of anthracite coal, of which the reserves are located mainly in the occupied territory of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Further, the minister pointed to...

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister: German, French FMs don`t force Ukraine to give special status to Donbas
    Sep15

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister: German, French FMs don`t force Ukraine to give special status to Donbas

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has said that German and French foreign ministers do not force Ukraine to provide a special status to Donbas immediately. ”They understand that we need to move by political means and through the release of the hostages. There will be nothing without these components. That`s what they mean, speaking of...

    Smolensk commission: Black box recordings manipulated
    Sep15

    Smolensk commission: Black box recordings manipulated

    A commission appointed to investigate the 2010 presidential plane crash has said that there were serious shortcomings in a report on the crash drafted by the previous government, according to Radio Poland. The commission said at a press conference on Thursday, September 15, that black-box recordings were ”manipulated and shortened”, adding that a...

    Deficit of Ukraine`s foreign trade in goods estimated at almost $1 bln
    Sep15

    Deficit of Ukraine`s foreign trade in goods estimated at almost $1 bln

    Deficit of Ukraine`s foreign trade in goods in January-July 2016 amounted to $947.4 million as compared to a surplus of $485.4 million in the same period last year, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine reported on its website. Goods exports from Ukraine in January-July 2016 fell by 10.5% year-over-year (y-o-y), to $19.545 billion, while goods...

    IMF okays third disbursement to Ukraine under EFF
    Sep15

    IMF okays third disbursement to Ukraine under EFF

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has announced that the International Monetary Fund`s Executive Board has approved a third disbursement to Ukraine under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) program. ”The Fund`s decision paves the way to the allocation of U.S. financial aid worth $1 billion, macro-financial assistance worth an additional sum of...

    Russian troops attack Ukraine 50 times in last day, use 152mm artillery and mortars
    Sep15

    Russian troops attack Ukraine 50 times in last day, use 152mm artillery and mortars

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 50 times in the past 24 hours, including 20 times in the Mariupol sector, 26 times in the Donetsk sector and four times in the Luhansk sector, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. In the Donetsk sector, the enemy...

    EU Council to consider visa-free regime for Ukrainians on Oct 11 – MFA
    Sep15

    EU Council to consider visa-free regime for Ukrainians on Oct 11 – MFA

    The issue of granting Ukraine visa-free regime should be considered at the meeting of Justice and Home Affairs Council of the European Union, Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Olena Zerkal said on Ukrainian TV Channel 5. ”The issue of a visa-free regime is yet to be considered at the meeting of Justice and Home Affairs Council of the European...

    The National Bank of Ukraine eases forex market restrictions for individuals
    Sep15

    The National Bank of Ukraine eases forex market restrictions for individuals

    The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has eased administrative restrictions on the foreign exchange market concerning individuals, which were introduced in 2014-2015 to stabilize the national currency. Resolution No. 386, published on the regulator`s website, comes into force on September 15 and is valid until December 15, 2016, inclusive. The NBU...

    IMF tranche to go to NBU reserves – Finance Minister
    Sep15

    IMF tranche to go to NBU reserves – Finance Minister

    The decision of the Board of Directors of the International Monetary Fund on the continuation of a four-year cooperation program with Ukraine, adopted in March 2015, and the disbursement of the third credit tranche in the amount of $1 billion to Ukraine will help to stabilize the hryvnia exchange rate and the country`s financial system as a...

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