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United States paratroopers in Lviv region
LVIV, April 20 - Troops from the United States and Ukraine kicked off joint training exercises Monday intended to help bolster Ukraine's defenses against incursions from Russian-backed separatists in the east. 12:54 | More
Union and business leaders ask for moratorium on iron ore royalty hike
KIEV, April 20 Ц The heads of leading sector unions, mining companies, associations and trade unions have asked the Ukrainian authorities and profile ministries to impose a moratorium on the increase of royalties for the production of iron ore and form working groups to attract experts and market players to draw up a transparent and justifiable royalty mechanism. 12:53 | More
Ukraine balking at restructuring terms proposed by creditors
KIEV, April 20 Ц Ukraine does not agree on certain of foreign debt restructuring principles proposed by the committee of creditors, holding in aggregate approximately $10 billion of instruments within the perimeter of Ukraine's debt operation, reads a Finance Ministry presentation for the creditors. 12:52 | More
President Petro Poroshenko has held a meeting of the NSDC Military Cabinet. The Head of State has initiated the consideration of issues on the increase of interaction of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and the Security Service with the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission. (Photo by the president's press service)
Ukraine will privatize non-strategic assets, says economic minister
KIEV, April 20 - Ukraine intends to privatize state-owned enterprises that are not strategic, planning to start this process with the test sale of one or two assets, possibly with a thermal power generating company, Minister of Economic Development and Trade Aivaras Abromavicius has stated. 12:50 | More
IN FOCUS IMF: Kiev must make deal with creditors
WASHINGTON, April 8 - The International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday it is "vital" that Ukrainian authorities reach agreement with their creditors by June, when the fund's next review of the country's $17.5 billion bailout is due, Reuters reported. 22:04 | More
Pro-Russian journalist shot dead in Kiev
KIEV, April 16 - A Ukrainian journalist known for his pro-Russian views was shot dead on Thursday in Kiev, a day after the killing of a political supporter of ousted Moscow-backed President Viktor Yanukovych, driving up tension between Moscow and Kiev, Reuters reported. 20:37 | More
Ukraine economy could fall 6% this year, according to official

Ukraine's GDP will register a 3% decline for H1 and could fall 6% this year, First Deputy Economic Development and Trade Minister Anatoliy Maksiuta said at a briefing in Kiev. He said that inflation this year could accelerate to 19%.More

Ukraine's economic decline accelerating

Ukraine's economic decline has accelerated as fighting between the army and pro-Russian separatists in the east took a heavy toll on industry and other economic activity in the last three months, Reuters reported.More

Hryvnia won't tank further this year, according to trade minister

Ukraine's Ministry of Economic Development and Trade is not expecting the further devaluation of the hryvnia and an increase in the rate of inflation growth in the current year, Minister Pavlo Sheremeta has said at a briefing in Kiev.More

1938 Sudetenland vs. 2014 Ukraine; West must act now

The West must not ignore Russia's ongoing attack on Ukraine because inaction will create a monster that will be able to destroy the Western civilization. Look at Germany's annexation of Sudetenland in 1938 for parallels.More

United States paratroopers in Lviv region
Ukraine will privatize non-strategic assets, says economic minister
IMF, G7 and EU noticing Ukraine reforms, according to Yatseniuk
Expert-level natural gas talks making progress, according to EC
Army details charges against Russians
European Commission reports progress on expert-level natural gas talks
35 year-old lawyer named National Anti-Corruption Bureau director
Government moves to resolve financing issues for 'grey zones'
Ukraine, unlike Russia, remains committed to peace, PM says
NBU says it's working to remove foreign exchange restrictions
Parliament introduces 10-year ban on timber and lumber exports
Ukraine's economy will bottom out this year, according to IMF
Budget revisions aim at paying coal miners' back wage arrears
US must help Europe, says German official
Finance minister: Creditors misunderstanding Ukraine debt risks
UN ready to provide $300 million aid to Ukraine, official says
Diplomats call for end to heavy fighting
Restructuring agreement must be concluded by June, IMF official says
More rebel ceasefire violations charged
Natgas talks postponed as experts say they need more preparatory work
Military and rebels accuse each other of intensifying attacks
NBU official predicts at least 30% inflation rate this year
Union and business leaders ask for moratorium on iron ore royalty hike
Ukraine balking at restructuring terms proposed by creditors
Ukrainian beer and soft drink maker entering Chinese market
Ukraine aluminum ore and bauxite imports reported up 1% in Q1
Ukraine pitching for extension of Ukreximbank debt maturities
Reschedule or we'll default, Ukraine to tell Ukreximbank bond holders
As per IMF, NBU to start stress testing top-10 Ukrainian banks
Ukraine needs clear policy promoting imports, US ambassador says
Most mining and metals companies are near bankruptcy, says CEO
Moody's: $15.3 billion restructuring won't boost Ukraine liquidity
No haircuts for Ukreximbank and Oschadbank LPNs, finance ministry says
Ukraine crop protection market fell 15% last year, BASF reports
Fiscal Service, Road Inspectorate tops in corruption, businessmen say
Fitch lowers ratings boom following Metinvest default announcement
Red Cross asks donors for more money to help eastern Ukraine
EnergoAtom reports 0.02% first quarter electricity production drop
Ukraine 2014 gas consumption projected to decline 20% from 2013 level
Ukraine halves special tax on new imported passenger automobiles
Ukraine's economic slide to accelerate this year, according to S&P
Swiss float gas producer says it still plans $250 million facility
Currencies (in hryvnias)
  21.04.2015 prev
USD 22.25 21.06
RUR 0.432 0.417
EUR 23.86 22.77

Stock Market
  20.04.2015 prev
PFTS 352.8 358.6
source: PFTS


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