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IMF urges Ukraine to speed up reforms
WASHINGTON, Feb 16 - International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Saturday urged Ukraine to forge ahead with deeper structural reforms needed to achieve stronger economic growth, Reuters reported. 18:40 | More
Ukraines foreign trade deficit widens 130% on year to $5.83-bln in 2018
KYIV, Feb 14 The deficit of Ukraine's foreign trade in 2018 was estimated at $5.83 billion, which is 130% wider than in 2017, the State Statistics Service reported on Thursday. 18:39 | More
Ukraine accuses Russia of failure to meet WTO obligations on transit of goods
KYIV, Feb 15 Ukraine at a meeting of the committee on trade facilitation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) has said that Russia does not observe its obligations regarding freedom of transit, the Economic Development and Trade Ministry reported. 18:38 | More
On February 20, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko will pay a working visit to the United States and take part in the work of the UN General Assembly, where for the first time in the history of this organization plenary debates will be held on a new agenda item: "The situation in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine". It was stated by Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine Kostiantyn Yelisieiev. (Photo by the press service of the president.)
Turboatom, Energoatom signed UAH 500-mln contract to produce condenser
KHARKIV, Feb 15 Turboatom, a turbine manufacturer, and Energoatom, the nuclear power generator, signed UAH 500 million contract to produce a condenser for the turbine of reactor No 3 of South-Ukrainian NPP, the companies reported. 18:37 | More
IN FOCUS SBU investigates Putins ally in Ukraine
KYIV, Feb 5 - Authorities in Ukraine say they are investigating allegations that Viktor Medvedchuk, a shadowy Ukrainian political operative with close personal ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, has committed high treason and sought to undermine the country's territorial integrity. 14:55 | More
EU agrees to regulate Russias pipeline
BRUSSELS, Feb 8 - European Union nations backed a plan to regulate Russias Nord Stream 2 pipeline on Friday, a move that will likely slow but not rule out its construction, 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

Lawmakers to hold special session to focus on Russian aggression
U.S. Congress bill calls for increasing by $25-mln aid to Ukraine
IMF urges Ukraine to speed up reforms
Ukraines economy expands 3.2% in 2018
Ukraine may use part of IMF loan to finance 2019 budget, official
US, EU to announce new Russia sanctions
Official charged over attack on activist
NBU seeks to extend cooperation with IMF after Stand-by loan deal expires
World Bank shows support to Ukraines reformer Healthcare Minister Suprun
IMF says loan program to boost Ukraines sustainable economic growth
Ukraine to ban Russians from vote group
Ukraine amends constitution committing to joining NATO, EU
Poroshenko: Govt launches monetization of subsidies to help low-income groups
Ukrainian American Skater heading to US National Synchronized Skating Championships
Poroshenko claims support for reformer Healthcare Minister after court ruling
Yanukovych, in Moscow, rejects sentence
Ukraine completes 30% of Wall project on border with hostile Russia
Hryvnia strengthening vs. US dollar as Ukraine heading into election
Tymoshenko pledges to strengthen Parliament if she wins presidency in March
Poroshenko criticizes OSCEs peace plan
Ukraine seeks to buy more lethal weapons, Javelins from US
Parliament to consider EU, NATO membership amendments to Constitution
Kness launches first solar power plant with capacity of 33 MW
Ukraines economic sentiment rises to 106.3 in Q1, statistics report
Naftogaz calls on government to help boost natural gas output
Vodafone Ukraine uses Huawei equipment to improve 3G, 4G networks
Ukraines foreign trade deficit widens 130% on year to $5.83-bln in 2018
Ukraine accuses Russia of failure to meet WTO obligations on transit of goods
Turboatom, Energoatom signed UAH 500-mln contract to produce condenser
Ukraines share of shadow economy narrows to 32% on policy, reforms
Entrepreneurs see Rada as most corrupt institution
Ukrgazvydobuvannia fails to increase natural gas output forecast
Ukraines grain exports top $7.2-bln in 2018, industry research finds
Kyivstar launches Narrowband Internet of Things in 1800 MHz frequency band
Ukraine reviewing 236 agreements within CIS before denouncing
EBA criticizes Ukraines definition of whiskey, sees problems ahead
Kharkiv plant upgrades T-64 tanks with new weapon systems, navigation
Russia may cut gas supplies again if no transit deal signed, Kobolev warns
Ukraine mulls soon borrowing funds at World Banks guarantee
DTEK splits power supply, distribution networks as part of unbundling
Government to support agriculture, tourism, IT, logistics sectors
Pension Fund gets UAH 5-bln in customs clearance fees on car imports
NBU says annual inflation slows to 9.2% in January
Currencies (in hryvnias)
  18.02.2019 prev
USD 27.25 27.16
RUR 0.408 0.408
EUR 30.68 30.60

Stock Market
  15.02.2019 prev
PFTS 562.8 565.6
source: PFTS


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