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    U.S. oil falls after big jump in stockpiles
    Mar24

    U.S. oil falls after big jump in stockpiles

    Oil prices fell in Asian trading on Thursday, adding to a slump in the previous session, after U.S. stockpiles rose for the sixth week to another record, sapping the strength of a two-month rally in prices, Reuters reported. U.S. crude futures CLc1 were down 47 cents at $39.32 a barrel at 0700 GMT, trading further below the important $40 level,...

    Russian 50th `humanitarian convoy` sets off for Donbas
    Mar24

    Russian 50th `humanitarian convoy` sets off for Donbas

    The Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations has sent yet another, 50th, humanitarian convoy to Donbas, the ministry`s press service said on Thursday, according to Russian news agency TASS.”About 90 trucks with more than 1,100 tonnes of humanitarian cargoes set off at 04:00 Moscow time from the Russian emergencies ministry`s Don rescue center [in...

    Brussels airport bombing may have targeted Americans: U.S. lawmaker
    Mar24

    Brussels airport bombing may have targeted Americans: U.S. lawmaker

    The suicide bombers behind the Brussels attacks may have attempted to target Americans, the top lawmaker on the intelligence committee in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Wednesday, according to Reuters.Representative Devin Nunes of California said the explosion at Brussels airport on Tuesday was close to U.S. airline counters and the...

    NBU strengthens official exchange rate to UAH 26.01 to dollar
    Mar24

    NBU strengthens official exchange rate to UAH 26.01 to dollar

    The National Bank of Ukraine on Wednesday evening strengthened the official hryvnia exchange rate by nine kopiykas, bringing the national currency to UAH 26.01 to the dollar.The Central Bank set the following official exchange rates of the hryvnia against leading foreign currencies for March 24:$100 costs UAH 2,601.5065 (on March 23, it was UAH...

    Ukraine sees 7.6% rise in industrial output in Feb, first time in three years
    Mar23

    Ukraine sees 7.6% rise in industrial output in Feb, first time in three years

    Industrial output in Ukraine grew by 7.6% in February 2016 year-over-year, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine reported.Industrial output growth as compared to the same period in 2015 was recorded for the first time in the last three years.Industrial output in February grew by 8.2% as compared to January 2016. Growth by 2.9% has been recorded...

    U.S. envoy surprised at Russian OSCE monitors` access to Ukraine after Russian aggression
    Mar23

    U.S. envoy surprised at Russian OSCE monitors` access to Ukraine after Russian aggression

    U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Daniel Baer says he is surprised by Ukraine`s position as for Russian OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) personnel`s access to Ukrainian territory after Crimea and Donbas were occupied by Russia.”Given the Russian invasion [of Ukraine], it is striking that...

    Fitch withdraws Ukrzaliznytsia`s ratings, rates its legal successor, Ukrainian Railway
    Mar23

    Fitch withdraws Ukrzaliznytsia`s ratings, rates its legal successor, Ukrainian Railway

    Fitch Ratings on March 22, 2016, withdrew the State Administration of Railways Transport of Ukraine`s (Ukrzaliznytsia) ratings including its Long-term foreign currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) of `C` and Long-term local currency IDR of `RD` (Restricted Default).This follows the reorganization of Ukrzaliznytsia into Public Joint Stock Company...

    EU calls on Kremlin to immediately, unconditionally release Savchenko
    Mar23

    EU calls on Kremlin to immediately, unconditionally release Savchenko

    High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini regrets that Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko was sentenced on Tuesday ”despite many calls” and demands her immediate release, according to a statement published on the European External Action Service.”We continue to add our voices to the many...

    Hryvnia strengthens to UAH 26.12 to dollar on interbank market
    Mar23

    Hryvnia strengthens to UAH 26.12 to dollar on interbank market

    Hryvnia quotations against the dollar on the interbank currency market on Wednesday strengthened to UAH 26.00/26.12 to the dollar by the middle of trade, a broker at a commercial bank has told an UNIAN correspondent.Hryvnia quotes against the euro have settled at UAH 29.0990/29.2300, while those against the Russian ruble have settled at UAH...

    Lavrov: It`s Putin to decide on Savchenko swap
    Mar23

    Lavrov: It`s Putin to decide on Savchenko swap

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says that the Russian side has heard of proposals to exchange Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko, but under Russian laws, it is the Russian president who is to decide on this matter, according to Russian news agency TASS.”We hear of proposals as for the swap, and the issue will be considered in full accordance...

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