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Ukraine adopts crucial healthcare reform
KYIV, Oct. 19 - Ukrainian lawmakers voted through a long-delayed overhaul of the health system on Thursday that the state's Western backers say will raise standards and tackle a culture of bribe-taking in surgeries and hospitals, Reuters reported. 21:47 | More
Parliament sends lawmaker immunity bill to Constitutional Court for review
KYIV, Oct. 19 - Protesters calling for President Petro Poroshenko to enact anticorruption reforms or step down notched a small victory on October 19 as parliament sent a bill on lifting lawmakers' immunity from prosecution to the Constitutional Court for review, RFE/RL reported. 21:46 | More
Glencore to acquire stake in Rusals Ukrainian alumina plant, assets
KYIV, Oct 19 The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine has permitted Glencore commodities trader to acquire a stake in the charter capital of Mykolaiv alumina plant LLC (Mykolaiv region) and three other Ukrainian companies under control of RusAl (Russia). 21:44 | More
President Petro Poroshenko declares firm intention to launch the Anticorruption Court next year. The Head of State emphasizes his willingness to sign the Law on Anticorruption Court by the end of the year in case the Parliament adopts it. (Photo by the president's press service)
Ukrainian coking plants imported 7.9-mln mt of coking coal in Jan-Sept
KYIV, Oct 19 - Coking plants in Ukraine imported 7.9 million tons of coking coal and coal concentrate in January-September 2017, which is 12% or 1 million tons down from a year ago. 21:42 | More
IN FOCUS Protesters call on Poroshenko to quit
KYIV, Oct. 17 - Former Georgian leader and former Odessa governor Mikheil Saakashvili told a mass rally in Kiev on Tuesday that President Petro Poroshenko needed to quit as activists set out demands for the government to tackle entrenched state graft. 12:27 | More
Poroshenko refuses to meet protesters
KYIV, Oct. 18 - A massive anti-corruption street protest outside the parliament building continued for the second day in Ukraine as President Petro Poroshenko had refused to meet protesters on Wednesday. 21:41 | More
COMMENT AND ANALYSIS
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

Nation
Ukraine adopts crucial healthcare reform
Parliament sends lawmaker immunity bill to Constitutional Court for review
Peoples solvency index grows, but problems may loom in winter: pundit
Radiation levels in Chornobyl drop 10 times after new confinement erected
IMFs Lipton calls on Ukraine to move forward in battling corruption
Ukraine to boost defense spending to UAH 84-bln from in 2018
Ukraine in talks with IMF on new gas price formula before liberalization
Hungary to block and boycott Ukraine
Finance Minister says Ukraine has almost fulfilled key IMF demand
Groysman denies speculations Ukraine slows reforms after Eurobond issue
IMF calls for resolution of Russia-Ukraine $3-bln Eurobond dispute
Groysman backs NBUs demand to bar use of Russian rubles with Crimean images
PM sees no gas price hike for Ukraine
IMF sees Ukraines current account deficit at 3.3% in 2017
Europeans seek tighter Russia sanctions
Ukraine, Turkey sign protocol aimed at avoiding double taxation
Russian mafia linked to Voronenkov murder
Turkish President Erdogan says wont recognize Russias Crimea annexation
IMF concerned as lawmakers seek to amend VAT refund system
Turkeys Erdogan to visit Ukraine for joint strategic council meeting
Heavy rain, wind shuts down power to 195 villages in western Ukraine
Business
Glencore to acquire stake in Rusals Ukrainian alumina plant, assets
Ukrainian coking plants imported 7.9-mln mt of coking coal in Jan-Sept
Tatneft prevails in dispute with Kolomoyskiy, Boholiubiv, Yaroslavsky
MMDS Ukraine to convert radio frequencies for 4G standard within two months
Kyiv economic court extends penalty to all property of Gazprom
Ukrainian steel pipe makers boost output 25.9% in January-September
Ukraine boosts 37.2% on year imports of goods from Russia in Jan-Aug
Energoatom boosts 11.5%$ on year nuclear power generation in Jan-Sept
Ukraines economy to grow 3.2% in 2018 as Poroshenko invites investors
NBU expects inflationary pressures to recede, consumer prices to stabilize
Ukraine adds $17-mln for Lybid satellite communications project
Ukrainian food producers tap U.S. retailer group, seeking to expand
Ukrainian firms cut 20.8% production of metallurgical coke in Jan-Sept
Groysman says Ukrainian food prices grow steeply as exports increase
NABU detains Trade Commodity investor amid allegations of corruption
President of Malta Coleiro to join Poroshenko at business forum in Kyiv
Inhulets Mining cuts production of iron ore by 14% in Jan-Sept
Ukraine develops mobile mortar complex UKR-MMC: Ukroboronservice says
Ukraine re-routes Black Sea cargo ships after Russia shuts Kerch Strait
Currencies (in hryvnias)
  20.10.2017 prev
USD 26.50 26.43
RUR 0.460 0.461
EUR 31.36 31.05

Stock Market
  19.10.2017 prev
PFTS 298.3 297.7
source: PFTS

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