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U.S., Russia envoys meet for Donbas talks
MINSK, Aug. 21 - The new U.S. special envoy for efforts to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine, Kurt Volker, has met with a Kremlin aide in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, RFE/RL reported Monday. 23:33 | More
Slovakia's Nafta seeks to invest in Yuzivske shale gas project in Ukraine
KYIV, Aug 19 Slovakia's Nafta, a leading oil and gas company in the country, seeks to become a participant, investor and operator of the product sharing agreement (PSA) for the Yuzivske shale gas field. 23:32 | More
Ukraine to enjoy political support from Trump, security strategist says
KYIV, Aug 21 Ukraine will enjoy political support from the United States with the new U.S. leadership, Director of the National Institute for Strategic Studies and adviser to the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Horbulin has said. 23:30 | More
President Petro Poroshenko was debriefed about the findings of the Working Group on the verification of information published by the New York Times on August 14, 2017.(Photo by the president's press service)
Naftogaz plans to tap Lazard for selling its Egyptian oil producing assets
KYIV, Aug. 21 - Ukraine's national energy company Naftogaz Ukrayiny plans to hire French investment bank Lazard to explore possibility of selling its oil producing assets in Egypt, the company said Monday. 23:12 | More
IN FOCUS Poroshenko orders N Korea rocket probe
KYIV, Aug. 17 - President Petro Poroshenko has ordered an urgent investigation into a contested report that a factory in Ukraine may have supplied powerful missile engines to North Korea in breach of international sanctions, The Irish Times reported Thursday. 22:08 | More
US, Russia envoys to hold Donbas talks
MOSCOW, Aug. 20 - American envoy Kurt Volker is to meet his Russian counterpart Vladislav Surkov on Monday to try to restore peace in eastern Ukraine, Dow Jones Newswires reported. 22:58 | 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

U.S., Russia envoys meet for Donbas talks
Ukraine to enjoy political support from Trump, security strategist says
Poroshenko to meet U.S.s Defense Secretary Mattis on Aug. 24
Former PM Yatseniuk, interior ministers wife acquire stakes in Esspresso.TV
Key hacker works with FBI on Russia probe
Saakashvili plans to return to Ukraine Sept. 10 despite warnings from officials
Rating agencies asked to create committee to identify conflicts of interest
Russia may be testing new GPS weapon
PM Groysman pledges to continue reforms by decentralizing governance
Ukraine sets aside funds to fight in Eurovision song contest dispute
Court allows pre-trial investigation of former first deputy PM Arbuzov
Czech Republic may start supplying lethal arms to Ukraine: Ambassador
Ukraine delays anti-corruption reform
European Commission team testing Ukraines natural gas pipelines
121 former officials sentenced to prison for corruption in Jan-Jul
German government envoy on decentralization to start work in Ukraine
Slovakia's Nafta seeks to invest in Yuzivske shale gas project in Ukraine
Naftogaz plans to tap Lazard for selling its Egyptian oil producing assets
Ukrainian workforce helps to spur Polish economy, Barclays says
Ukrainian government permits use of LTE cell phone technology
NBU plans to toughen regulations on audit firms auditing banks
Kyiv aviation plant to start servicing Airbus, Boeing aircraft
Ukraines retail liquified gas prices seen growing after shortages
NABU says Ukraines energy sector corruption dwarfs all other sectors
500 Ukrainian households install solar panels in January-June
SPF seeks deposit as unfair bidders disrupt property lease tenders
Ukraines consumer sentiment index deteriorates to 58.5, GfK poll says
Ukrzaliznytsia now sees lower profits after Polish reformer quits company
Ministrys order on hazardous cargo may disrupt fuel market in September
Hryvnia-denominated loans to individuals up 13.4% in January-June, NBU reports
Ukraine boosts 17% imports of coking coal to 6mn mt in January-July
Currencies (in hryvnias)
  22.08.2017 prev
USD 25.44 25.49
RUR 0.430 0.429
EUR 29.92 29.93

Stock Market
  21.08.2017 prev
PFTS 286.4 286.5
source: PFTS


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