WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2017
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Belarus’ KGB arrests Ukrainian reporter
MINSK, Nov. 20 - The Belarusian Committee for State Security (KGB) said it has arrested a Ukrainian journalist on suspicion of espionage, accusing him of being a military intelligence agent -- a claim immediately rejected by Ukraine, RFE/RL reported. 01:12 | More
IMF, Ukraine in talks over 2018 budget, focus on keeping deficit at 2.5%
KYIV, Nov 20 – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Ukrainian authorities will continue negotiations discussing the bill on the national budget of Ukraine for 2018 aiming to achieve its deficit of 2.5% of GDP, the lender said. 01:11 | More
Minister says Ukraine makes ‘good progress’ in talks with Ryanair
KYIV, Nov 20 – Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan has said that there is a good progress in negotiations with Ireland's low cost airline Ryanair regarding its entrance the Ukrainian market, but the issue has been removed from the public discussion. 01:10 | More
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held a phone conversation with President of Slovenia Borut Pahor.The Head of State congratulated the Slovenian President on a convincing victory in the presidential elections. He is hopeful that a fruitful bilateral dialogue will be continued. (Photo by the president's press service)
Ukraine’s 100 top brands are valued at $5.4-bln, report says
KYIV, Nov 20 – The value of the top 100 most expensive brands of Ukraine totals $5.4 billion, according to a study conducted by the Novoye Vremia publication jointly with MMP Consulting. 01:10 | More
IN FOCUS U.S., Russia envoys to meet in Belgrade
KYIV, Nov. 13 - The U.S. envoy for efforts to end the Ukrainian conflict, Kurt Volker, is set to meet with Kremlin aide Vladislav Surkov on November 13 to explore deploying United Nations peacekeepers to eastern Ukraine, RFE/RL reported. 16:58 | More
Saakashvili says ready to lead new govt
KYIV, Nov. 19 - Mikheil Saakashvili, the former governor of Ukraine’s Odesa region, told a protest rally in Kyiv that he is ready to “create a new government of Ukraine” and to become the country’s prime minister, RFE/RL reported. 17:22 | 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

Belarus’ KGB arrests Ukrainian reporter
IMF, Ukraine in talks over 2018 budget, focus on keeping deficit at 2.5%
People’s skepticism in Ukraine’s healthcare reform is declining
U.S. Senate OK’s bill permitting $350-mln in security assistance to Ukraine
EU provided EUR 12-bln to Ukraine over three years, Mingarelli says
Ukrainian investigators fear corruption probes could soon get buried
Smolii, Lavrenchuk among candidates to NBU governor post: Poroshenko ally
EU mulls closer integration with Ukraine
EU urges Ukraine to accelerate reforms to fight deep-rooted corruption
NBU warns about hryvnia stability amid accumulation of cash by government
Ukrainian lawmakers seek to list Catholic Christmas as official holiday
U.S. diplomat focused Ukraine’s corruption, war in Donbas, Naftogaz: lawmaker
World Bank working with Ukraine to implement pension reform law
U.S., Russia disagree on UN peacekeepers
World Bank, Ukraine discuss pension reform law after “unfortunate” amendments
European commissioner to visit Ukraine to check free trade deal implementation
Parliamentary speaker, World Bank chief discuss possible increase in financing
Ukraine may need new IMF loan program in 2019 for economic stability
Minister says Ukraine makes ‘good progress’ in talks with Ryanair
Ukraine’s 100 top brands are valued at $5.4-bln, report says
OPIC mulls $150-mln investment in major wind power plant in Zaporizhia
EU to examine bill cancelling competitive selection of local administration heads
Ukraine soon to ship 13 Oplot tanks to Thailand, NSDC official says
Parliament backs bill to protect business against harassment by law enforcement
Ukraine, Moldova agree to jointly work to connect to European power grid
PrivatBank must respond by December 6 to $375-mln lawsuit in London court
Naftogaz says net profits up 19.9% on year to UAH 30.57-bln in Jan-Sep
Karpatnaftokhim reaches 90% capacity in November after 5-yr idle period
Ukraine’s GDP expands 2.1% on year in Q3, statistics service reports
Naftogaz to continue using $500-mln loan guaranteed by World Bank
Energoatom boosts nuclear power generation 8.7% in January-October
Ukraine’s Astarta to borrow $25-mln from European Investment Bank
Bondholders sue Privatbank for $375-mln
Report: Whistleblower implicates law enforcement agency in extortion case
WNISEF launches fund to invest in tech startups in Ukraine, Moldova
Turkey's Pegasus Airlines mulls opening subsidiary in Ukraine
McDonald's Corp. invests UAH 136-mln to expand chain in Ukraine
Romanian Tacrom’s fracking jobs in Ukraine to yield 1.5-bln cu m in shale gas
Currencies (in hryvnias)
  21.11.2017 prev
USD 26.48 26.50
RUR 0.447 0.444
EUR 31.19 31.26

Stock Market
  20.11.2017 prev
PFTS 302.7 302.9
source: PFTS


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