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Lawmakers reject Zelenskiy’s election law
KYIV, May 22 - Ukrainian lawmakers on Wednesday turned down the new president's proposal to amend the election law in a blow to his hopes to get more of his supporters into parliament, AP reported. 10:04 | More
Ukraine may sell arms to Latin America as Russia comes under sanctions
KYIV, May 21 – U.S. sanctions against Russia for its meddling in Venezuela may force South American countries to seek alternatives for Russian arms, opening up opportunities for Ukrainian arms companies, Ukroboronprom said. 10:03 | More
Groysman's resignation ‘won’t make anyone cry,’ Zelenskiy’s aide says
KYIV, May 22 - Volodymyr Groysman's resignation as the Ukrainian prime minister ‘won’t make anyone cry’ and will not cause any problems, Presidential Administration chief of staff Andriy Bohdan said. 10:02 | More
On May 20, during the solemn session of the Verkhovna Rada in Kyiv, newly elected President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky was sworn in as Head of State. With his hand on the Constitution of Ukraine and Peresopnytske Gospel, Volodymyr Zelensky took the oath of office. (Photo by Presidential press service.)
IMF refutes reports that it ends fact-finding mission early
KYIV, May 22 – The representative office of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday refuted media reports on the alleged early drawdown of the mission that earlier started working in Kyiv. 10:01 | More
IN FOCUS Kolomoyskiy returns to Ukraine after exile
KYIV, May 16 - Ukrainian tycoon Ihor Kolomoyskiy, the key supporter of Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s campaign to win the presidency, has returned to the country Thursday after almost two years in self-exile, an investigative television program, reported. 12:40 | More
Zelenskiy sworn in as Ukraine’s president
KYIV, May 20 - Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Monday was sworn in as Ukraine’s new president and immediately fulfilled his campaign promise by announcing a snap election to choose new lawmakers. 13:08 | 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

EU launches EU4Digital supporting digital economy in Ukraine
More than 70% of Ukrainians support dismissal of Parliament
Zelenskiy’s party leads in opinion poll ahead of parliamentary election
Lawmakers reject Zelenskiy’s election law
Groysman's resignation ‘won’t make anyone cry,’ Zelenskiy’s aide says
IMF refutes reports that it ends fact-finding mission early
Analysts see no hryvnia volatility after Parliament dismissal
Ukraine to maintain stability in short-term even without IMF loan
Zelenskiy reports 413 sq m Italian villa in ownership
Zelenskiy mulls referendum on peace plan
EU to support Ukraine’s reforms, Commission’s Vice President Sefcovic
Groysman says will resign May 22, to lead group for election
U.S., Ukraine discuss options for better regional energy security
Ukraine, IMF to agree on reform program after election: Zelenskiy’s advisor
Ukraine’s energy sector must be governed by economic interests: Zelenskiy’s aide
Trump’s lawyer Giuliani urges Zelenskiy to stay away from oligarchs
Zelenskiy’s team to conduct state audit during next 100 days
Kolomoisky, after exile, plans to stay in Ukraine for five years
Poroshenko is hopeful West will increase sanctions against Russia
Coalition breaks up ahead of inauguration
Goldman Sachs says hryvnia likely to strengthen on positive political news
EBRD senior official not sure on Ukraine’s wholesale power market
Ukraine may sell arms to Latin America as Russia comes under sanctions
Ukrainian coking plants reduce output of coke by 3% on year n Jan-Apr
Ukrtransgaz signs storage deals with 23 foreign gas traders
Naftogaz to increase 50% output of liquefied petroleum gas
Ukrtransnafta to sign new 10-yr oil transit contract with Transneft
Privat Bank is unlikely to be returned to private ownership: analyst
Power prices for businesses may increase 25%, Ukrenergo chief says
EBRD to issue EUR 19.7-mln loan to Scatec to build solar plant in Cherkasy
Ukraine must strengthen protectionist policy, business leaders say
Gazprom may shut gas shipments via Ukraine even without Nord Stream 2
Ukraine may launch 5G mobile network after 2020, regulator says
TAS Group mulls new acquisitions in Ukraine because ‘everything is cheap’
Ukraine to launch wholesale power market on time, Ukrenergo CEO says
NBU Council chairman sees inflation exceeding expectations in 2019
Ukraine, Russia may make progress on gas transit contract in June
Gazprom fights Ukraine’s $6 billion anti-monopoly fine in Geneva court
Panel dismisses appeal that seeks collecting UAH 1.3-bln fine from Ukrtatnafta
Currencies (in hryvnias)
  23.05.2019 prev
USD 26.30 26.11
RUR 0.408 0.405
EUR 29.38 29.14

Stock Market
  22.05.2019 prev
PFTS 573.5 573.5
source: PFTS


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