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    Finance Ministry to verify operation of ”single customs window” this week
    Aug02

    Finance Ministry to verify operation of ”single customs window” this week

    Ukraine`s Ministry of Finance will this week inspect checkpoints and places where customs clearance of goods takes place to verify the operation of an automated ”single window” system, which was launched at Ukrainian customs houses from August 1, the ministry`s press service reported. The Finance Ministry noted that the introduction of the...

    Ukraine`s hryvnia ranked world`s most underestimated currency
    Aug02

    Ukraine`s hryvnia ranked world`s most underestimated currency

    The Ukrainian hryvnia has been ranked the world`s most underestimated national currency, according to The Big Mac index for July 2016 compiled by The Economist. According to the data, Ukraine`s national currency is underestimated by 68.8% against the U.S. dollar and by 62.6% against the euro. The estimated value of the dollar against the hryvnia...

    Possible EAEC expansion poses no threat to Ukraine`s foreign trade: Da Vinci AG forecast
    Aug02

    Possible EAEC expansion poses no threat to Ukraine`s foreign trade: Da Vinci AG forecast

    The possible expansion of the Eurasian Economic Community (EAEC) does not represent a serious threat for Ukraine`s foreign trade, according to a forecast of the Da Vinci AG analytical group provided to UNIAN. Chairman of the State Duma Committee on CIS affairs Leonid Slutsky suggested that Tajikistan may this year express its intention to join...

    NNSA reaches important milestone with B61-12 life extension program
    Aug02

    NNSA reaches important milestone with B61-12 life extension program

    The Department of Energy`s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) announced that they recently formally authorized the production engineering phase of its B61-12 warhead life extension program (LEP). This important milestone comes after four years of work in the development-engineering phase of the program, and marks the final...

    Russia detains 143 railroad cars from Ukraine bound for Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan
    Aug02

    Russia detains 143 railroad cars from Ukraine bound for Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan

    Acting in line with its new restrictions imposed on Ukrainian transit from July 1, Russia has detained on its border 143 railroad cars en route from Ukraine to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, the press service of the Ukrainian Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, citing data from the rapid response headquarters, reported. ”According to the...

    Savchenko on hunger strike again, demands release of Ukrainians in captivity
    Aug02

    Savchenko on hunger strike again, demands release of Ukrainians in captivity

    Ukrainian MP Nadia Savchenko is on hunger strike to protest the inaction of the Ukrainian government on the release of Ukrainians in captivity. ”I`ve tried many methods to fight for these guys, like the world fought for me. Now I will fight for them as I fought for myself. One of the mechanisms to accelerate my release was a hunger strike to...

    Ukraine`s industrial goods sales volumes up by 12% since start of year
    Aug02

    Ukraine`s industrial goods sales volumes up by 12% since start of year

    Ukraine`s industrial goods sales in January-June 2016 amounted to UAH 796.6 billion, which is 12.1% higher than the same period last year, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine reported. Industrial goods sales in the processing industry, which accounted for 64.6% of the total sales volume in H1, amounted to UAH 515.052 billion, according to the...

    NYT: How Paul Manafort wielded power in Ukraine before advising Donald Trump
    Aug02

    NYT: How Paul Manafort wielded power in Ukraine before advising Donald Trump

    Few political consultants have had a client fail quite as spectacularly as Paul Manafort`s did in Ukraine in the winter of 2014, according to The New York Times. President Viktor F. Yanukovych, who owed his election to, as an American diplomat put it, an ”extreme makeover” Mr. Manafort oversaw, bolted the country in the face of violent street...

    Reuters: U.S. crude edges back over $40, but oversupply still weighs
    Aug02

    Reuters: U.S. crude edges back over $40, but oversupply still weighs

    Oil prices edged up on Tuesday after U.S. crude broke below $40 per barrel the previous session, but traders said fuel markets continued to be dogged by excess production, Reuters reported. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude was at $40.21 a barrel at 0649 GMT (2:49 a.m. ET), up 15 cents from its last close after dipping below $40 for the...

    Obama on Russia`s aggression: We`re going to stay united in NATO
    Aug02

    Obama on Russia`s aggression: We`re going to stay united in NATO

    U.S. President Barack Obama has said the United States is committed to protecting its NATO allies in the face of Russia`s aggressive actions. ”In the face of Russian aggression, we`re not going turn our back on our allies in Europe. We`re going to stay united in NATO, which is the world`s strongest alliance,” Obama told the Disabled American...

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