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    IMF approves 4th loan tranche for Ukraine
    Apr04

    IMF approves 4th loan tranche for Ukraine

    Ukraine`s key creditor, the International Monetary Fund, has completed the third review of its cooperation program with Ukraine involving the Extended Fund Facility and approved for the first time in history the allocation to Ukraine of the fourth loan tranche worth $1 billion, President Petro Poroshenko wrote on Facebook. ”The Executive Board of...

    Ukraine and Canada signed military cooperation agreement
    Apr04

    Ukraine and Canada signed military cooperation agreement

    Ukraine`s Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak and Canadian Minister of National Defense Kharjit Singh Saijan signed a cooperation agreement on Monday, April 3 2017. At a signing ceremony, broadcast by Canada`s Defense Ministry on Facebook, Minister Poltorak stressed that his visit to Canada was a historic one, being the first official visit of a...

    Oil edges up on weaker dollar, Libya output return weighs
    Apr04

    Oil edges up on weaker dollar, Libya output return weighs

    Oil prices rose slightly on Tuesday due to a weaker dollar, though a rebound in Libyan production put pressure on the market and rising U.S. drilling signaled the potential for increased supply and capped price gains, according to Reuters. International Brent crude futures were trading up 7 cents at $53.19 a barrel at 04:12 GMT from the previous...

    Ukraine sees 8% decline in steel output in three months
    Apr03

    Ukraine sees 8% decline in steel output in three months

    Ukraine smelted 5.6 million tonnes of steel in January-March 2017, which was 8% down year-over-year, according to the Ukrmetprom (formerly Metallurgprom) association of Ukrainian steel producers. The total production of metal rolled products over the period under review also decreased by 8%, to 4.9 million tonnes, while pig iron output shrank by...

    Ukraine doubles cherry exports in 2016
    Apr03

    Ukraine doubles cherry exports in 2016

    Ukrainian agrarians exported 1,880 tonnes of cherries and sweet cherries in 2016, which was twice the shipments in 2015, according to the press service of the Ukrainian Agribusiness Club. If in 2013 over 4,000 tonnes of Ukrainian stone fruits, which was 99% of all stone fruits exports, was shipped onto the Russian market, the main consumer of...

    Ukrainian President`s 2016 e-declaration: $26 mln in bank accounts, flats, land and jewelry
    Apr03

    Ukrainian President`s 2016 e-declaration: $26 mln in bank accounts, flats, land and jewelry

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has submitted an electronic declaration of income for 2016, the document appeared on the website of the National Agency on Prevention of Corruption two hours before the deadline on Friday, March 31, according to the television news service TSN. The declaration lists a 1,332-square-meter house in the village of...

    Poland accuses Russian air traffic controllers over Smolensk air crash
    Apr03

    Poland accuses Russian air traffic controllers over Smolensk air crash

    Polish prosecutors said on Monday they would press charges against two Russian air traffic controllers of deliberately causing a 2010 plane crash that killed Poland`s president and 95 other people, according to Reuters. The crash near Smolensk in western Russia killed the Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife, as well as the central bank...

    NBU buys US$131 mln more than it sells on interbank forex market in 2017
    Apr03

    NBU buys US$131 mln more than it sells on interbank forex market in 2017

    The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) bought US$ 131 million more than it sold on the Ukrainian interbank market from January 1 to March 31, 2017, as part of its operations to replenish the country`s international reserves, according to the NBU. The situation on the interbank forex market in March remained stable, the NBU said in its macroeconomic...

    Israel may buy over 2,500 tonnes of Ukrainian beef per month
    Apr03

    Israel may buy over 2,500 tonnes of Ukrainian beef per month

    Israel is interested in Ukrainian beef imports and is mulling over the possibility of buying over 2,500 tonnes of such meat per month, according to the Ukrainian Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry`s press service. ”Ukrainian beef exports will be in great demand in Israel. The point at issue is at least 2,500 tonnes of meat per month. Moreover,...

    Poroshenko discusses Donbas with Merkel and Hollande
    Apr03

    Poroshenko discusses Donbas with Merkel and Hollande

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has had a trilateral phone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande, during which the parties discussed the situation in Donbas, according to the president`s press service. Poroshenko condemned ongoing Russian aggression and continuous shelling, inter alia, with...

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