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‘Little Russia’ threatens Minsk peace deal
KIEV, July 18 - Russian-backed rebels sought to make their efforts to take control of Ukraine on Tuesday, proclaiming a new state called Malorossiya, or “Little Russia.” They said the plan was not only for the new state to include areas they already control in East Ukraine, but to eventually expand to the whole country, Newsweek reported. 15:04 | More
EU delegation urges government to create independent judicial body to fight corruption
KIEV, July 18 - The Delegation of the European Union in Ukraine urged the government to create an independent and effective judicial body to fight corruption in the country. 15:02 | More
Ukraine, Georgia seek to boost trade ties amid Russia problems
TBILISI, July 18 - Ukraine will seek to accelerate trade with Georgia as the two countries can successfully build pipelines for oil and gas shipments from the Central Asia to Europe bypassing Russia in the Black Sea, eliminating major political risks. 14:58 | More
The EU Council completed the process of ratification of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement. It was stated by President Petro Poroshenko in the address published on his official website. (Photo by the president's press service)
IN FOCUS EU urges Ukraine to battle corruption
KIEV, July 13 - The European Union has urged Ukraine to ramp up its battle with corruption if it wants to move closer to the bloc and attract much-needed foreign investment at a Kiev summit that took place during protests demanding tougher action on graft, the Irish Times reported. 23:58 | More
Russia pressed over Malaysian airliner
KIEV, July 17 - President Petro Poroshenko said Russia must be held to account over the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, three years after the tragedy that killed 298 people. 13:34 | 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
‘Little Russia’ threatens Minsk peace deal
EU delegation urges government to create independent judicial body to fight corruption
Ukraine, Georgia seek to boost trade ties amid Russia problems
Poroshenko orders to expand presence of EU border assistance on Moldova, Ukraine
Ukraine meets all criteria for IMF lending program, NBU reports
Army general detained for alleged tank supply contract embezzlements
Poroshenko praises EU, Ukraine for smooth visa-free travel rollout
EU’s Tusk backs Ukraine’s ‘European aspirations’ communiqué despite debacle
Ukraine must comply with 7 requirements to get EUR 600 million tranche
Ukrainian journalist held by separatists
Ukraine may get third tranche of EUR 600-mil assistance in December
After EU-Ukraine summit Dombrovskis to visit Mariupol on July 14
Parliament ratifies agreement with European Police Office
Most Ukrainians not planning trips to Europe anytime soon, poll finds
Danyliuk, IMF’s Lagarde meet in Croatia to discuss pension, land reforms
Report: Dutch block EU-Ukraine communiqué
US warships, Navy SEALs team join Ukraine for Black Sea naval exercise
Ukraine to start collecting foreign visitors’ fingerprints, photos
Poroshenko calls for more funds to pay for state-of-the-art weapons
UN to step up humanitarian operation in Ukraine to help displaced people
Business
Ukraine’s consumer index up 1.4 points in June to 59.4
Groysman says Hostomel airport near Kiev may attract low-cost airlines
Austrian company Doppelmayr may build cable car circuit attraction in Kiev downtown
Major commodity trader Trafigura to sign natural gas trading deals with Naftogaz
Ukraine, EU to study gas storage facilities for use over next 20 years
Ukraine says on track to supply Oplot-T tanks to Thailand
Nibulon sees investment of UAH 500-mil in grain export terminal in Kherson
EBRD mulls EUR 160 mil loan to extend Kharkiv subway line
NBU lowers Ukraine economic growth forecast in Q2 to 1.5% on year
Ukraine’s coal output down 2.9% on year in January-June
EBRD extends $90 mil syndicated loan to grain trader Nibulon
Investigators believe former tax chief siphoned off $12 bil
Court rules in favor of Yuzgaz B.V. in dispute over major shale gas field
USDA improves Ukraine’s sunflower seed output forecast to 14.5 mil mt
Russian bank VTB may close down operation in Ukraine, unable to sell assets
Dnipro-based bank Noviy declared insolvent, halts operation
Anti-monopoly committee fines Firtash’s Ostchem Group for market abuses
UkrNafta may go out of business if govt keeps withholding oil, gas licenses
Ukraine to reduce grain output to 60-mil mt in 2017-2018 season: analyst
Currencies (in hryvnias)
  20.07.2017 prev
USD 25.94 25.93
RUR 0.438 0.437
EUR 29.92 29.96

Stock Market
  19.07.2017 prev
PFTS 284.7 284.0
source: PFTS

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