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Anti-corruption activist attacked in Ukraine
KYIV, July 17 - A top Ukrainian anti-corruption activist suffered chemical burns on Tuesday when an assailant threw green liquid in his face as he took part in a demonstration outside a prosecutor's office in Kyiv, Reuters reported. 14:39 | More
US will soon disburse $100-mln to Ukraine for defense: minister
KYIV, July 17 - The United States will soon give Ukraine $100 million to strengthen its defense capability, Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak has said. 14:38 | More
Ukrainian steel companies’ gas use unchanged on year in Jan-June
KYIV, July 17 - Ukrainian metallurgical enterprises in January-June 2018 kept natural gas consumption at the level of the same period of 2017, taking into account enterprises in the temporarily uncontrolled territory, at 935 million cubic meters. 14:37 | More
President Petro Poroshenko emphasized the importance of unity between the authorities and the opposition in the issue of Ukraine's accession to NATO. "No one will ever help us if we do not help ourselves. No one will ever help a split country, divided, undermined from the middle. This is exactly one of the methods of hybrid warfare," the President said during the Freedom of Speech program on ICTV channel. (Photo by the press service of the president.)
Gazprom shuts down Nord Stream pipeline for scheduled maintenance
MOSCOW, July 17 - The Nord Stream gas pipeline that runs across the Baltic Sea from Russia to Germany has been shut down completely for scheduled maintenance until the end of the month, European gas transport operators reported. 14:36 | More
IN FOCUS Trump attacks Russia’s Nord Stream-2
BRUSSELS, June 11 - U.S. President Donald Trump launched a sharp public attack on Germany on Wednesday for supporting a Baltic Sea gas pipeline deal with Russia, saying Berlin had become “a captive to Russia” and he criticized it for failing to raise defense spending more, Reuters reported. 14:34 | More
Putin assures Trump on Nord Stream 2
HELSINKI, July 16 - Vladimir Putin said that President Trump shouldn’t worry about the Nord Stream 2 gas line into Europe shutting out Ukraine from its traditional position as transit route, Reuters reported. 14:01 | More
Threats persist from Chernobyl and Fukusima, Greenpeace reports

The forest areas around Ukraine's Chernobyl and Japan's Fukusima remain sources of radiation and carry a potential threat to the health of local residents, Greenpeace said.More

Consumer inflation slowing faster than expected, NBU reports

The actual slow of consumer inflation in February in annual terms is quicker than the inflation-slowing trajectory to 12% as of late 2016 projected by the National Bank of Ukraine, the regulator has reported on its website.More

ING analysts forecast 2016 GDP decline, citing political risks

Analysts from ING Bank have confirmed the forecast of a decline in real gross domestic product in 2016 by 1%, pointing to a predominance of political risks in the economy.More

NBU: Hryvnia slide caused by temporary and fundamental factors

The decrease of the hryvnia exchange rate on the interbank currency market continue being caused by both temporary and fundamental market factors that result in the reduction of supply of foreign currency, Deputy National Bank of Ukraine Governor Oleh Churiy said.More

Anti-corruption activist attacked in Ukraine
Russia’s decision to extend gas transit deal to help Ukraine integrate with EU
Naftogaz reacts with to Putin’s remarks on extending gas transit deal
IMF loan delay may reduce Ukraine’s other borrowing plans
Most Ukrainians want country to join EU, NATO: Rating opinion poll
Most Ukrainians not sure country moves in right direction: poll says
Crimea loses much of vegetation since 2014 occupation by Russia: ministry
EU’s Sefcovic informs US ‘s Perry on plans to assess Nord Stream-2
Poroshenko doesn’t expect major immediate results from Trump-Putin meeting
NATO Secretary General calls on Ukraine to speed up reforms
Ukraine amends law to win IMF loan
Poroshenko meets U.S. President in Brussels before Trump-Putin meeting
Ukraine, IMF likely to resume talks over loan in September: Morgan Stanley says
Ministry forecasts smooth devaluation of hryvnia through 2021
Kyiv city has enough chlorine for disinfection of drinking water
EU, Ukraine reaffirm strategic partnership after summit
Ukraine, EU call for halting construction of Nord Stream-2 pipeline
FIFA slaps fines for ‘Glory to Ukraine’
Ukraine is major contributor to global security, Poroshenko says
U.S. welcomes Ukraine approving law on national security
Ukraine still talking to IMF about gas price hike for households
Ukraine assured ahead of Helsinki meeting
Sefcovic, Klimkin meet ahead of EU-Ukraine-Russia gas meeting
US will soon disburse $100-mln to Ukraine for defense: minister
Ukrainian steel companies’ gas use unchanged on year in Jan-June
Gazprom shuts down Nord Stream pipeline for scheduled maintenance
Naftogaz seeks to make gas transit tariffs lower to be more competitive
Ukrainian businesses have positive macroeconomic expectations: survey
Beverage producers operate on schedule despite Dniproazot problems
Ukraine’s state debt seen at UAH 215-bln in 2018: Economy and Trade Ministry
Poroshenko says Airbus helicopters will be also used by army
Property developers resume investments in Kyiv projects
EBA is worried Dniproazot shutdown may affect beverage makers
Stockholm court rules in favor of UGV in disputes with Karpatygaz
Sumitomo to buy 51% in fertilizer producer Spectr-Agro
SBU stops cyber attack on chemical plant
FDI measure in Ukraine lags behind Estonia, Belarus, study finds
Groysman calls for bill to boost automotive industry in Ukraine
European Commission, World Bank see MGU gas pipeline assets transfer to Naftogaz as unacceptable
Ukraine hires US’s Covington & Burling For legal battle with Russia
Ukraine’s economy to slow down in 2019, new report from NBU indicates
NBU lowers forex reserve forecast to $20.7-bln by end-2018
NBU hikes refinancing rate 50 points to 17.5% on inflation concerns
Ukraine’s investment index hovers at mediocre levels, EBA study finds
Ukraine’s used car registration up 83% on yr in January-June
Twelve firms submit bids to build waste recycling plant in Lviv
Currencies (in hryvnias)
  18.07.2018 prev
USD 26.22 26.21
RUR 0.420 0.421
EUR 30.70 30.71

Stock Market
  17.07.2018 prev
PFTS 497.8 496.5
source: PFTS


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