WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2018
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Russia detains Ukrainian fishing vessels
KYIV, NOV 19 – A dispute over shipping lanes is threatening to reignite the 4-year-old simmering military conflict between Ukraine and Russia following confrontations sparked by both sides in recent days, according to the U.S. News and World Report. 23:03 | More
U.S.: Ukraine may need more capacity to confront ‘Russian aggression’
WASHINGTON, Nov 19 - The United States and Ukraine consider it necessary to further strengthen Kyiv's capacities to confront "Russian aggression," the U.S. Department of State has said. 22:56 | More
Ukraine needs external financing to pay foreign debts, PM says
KYIV, Nov 19 – The Ukrainian economy is growing, but the external financial assistance is required to pay earlier taken debt commitments, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said. 22:55 | More
During his visit to Finland, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met with President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker. The interlocutors coordinated positions on accelerating procedures related to providing macro-financial assistance to Ukraine. The President of the European Commission expressed support for Ukraine on the path to successful transformation. (Photo by the press service of the president.)
NBU sees no threat to stability from growing consumer lending
KYIV, Nov 19 – The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) does not see a threat to the current account of the balance of payment from the rapidly growing consumer lending, First Deputy NBU Governor Kateryna Rozhkova has said. 22:54 | More
IN FOCUS U.K. condemns ‘illegal’ vote in Donbas
KYIV, Nov 12 - The U.K. on Monday condemned as ‘illegitimate’ elections in Moscow-backed separatist regions of Donetsk and Luhansk in Ukraine, and urged Russia to withdraw its troops and equipment from the region. 23:44 | More
US, Ukraine discuss lethal weapon supply
HALIFAX, Nov 18 - The U.S. and Ukraine are in “close discussion” for Washington to supply another tranche of lethal weapons for Kyiv’s fight in eastern Ukraine, where “Russians keep bringing new military technology,” Ukraine’s foreign minister said Saturday. 21:46 | 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

Russia detains Ukrainian fishing vessels
U.S.: Ukraine may need more capacity to confront ‘Russian aggression’
Ukraine needs external financing to pay foreign debts, PM says
IMF may consider new lending program for Ukraine after 2019 budget approved
Far-right militants disrupt march by transgender activists in Ukraine
IMF: Ukraine doesn’t have enough forex reserves for stability
NBU plans to conduct stress tests among retail banks in 2019
Ukraine’s key problems are war, corruption, unemployment, poll finds
Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania mull energy hub to cut Russia influence
IMF: Corruption slows Ukraine’s growth
Ukraine to retain 2019 budget deficit at 2.3% of GDP, finance minister
Kryvy Rih residents left without heating
Poroshenko says Ukraine’s economy strong enough to skip borrowing
European Commissioner disappointed by Ukraine’s lack of reforms
Tymoshenko: Sell domestically produced gas to households at half price
U.S. committed to opposing Nord Stream 2, TurkStream, Perry tells Groysman
U.S. to support Ukrainian energy projects in gas extraction, power
Leaders condemn illegal Donbas elections
US imposes news sanctions on Russia
Ukraine seeks talks with China over free trade accord, First DP says
Poroshenko, EU’s Dombrovskis discuss EUR 500-mln macro loan assistance
Parubiy meets IMF team ahead of crucial 2019 budget vote
Trump blames Obama for Crimea annexation
Ukraine, Turkey increase cooperation defense sector
VTB Bank adds 15% commission on release of cash in national currencies
Kyiv firm to start production of advanced BTR-3DA armored personnel carriers
Ukraine boosts natural gas consumption 1.4% on year in January-September
Naftogaz to sign UAH 85-bln deal with its gas trading arm
IMF, World Bank blame corruption for low investments in Ukraine
Ukraine increases consular fee for e-visas to $85 from $65
NBU sees no threat to stability from growing consumer lending
Kharkiv Tractor Plant may undergo $3-bln modernization project
Ukraine to enter top ten largest exporters of dairy products in 2018
Ukraine wants hotels to have 10% of rooms to accommodate people with disabilities
Poroshenko’s investment firm to sell Kuznya on Rybalsky to Tigipko’s group
Naftogaz postpones five-year Eurobond following stock market selloff
Myronivsky Hliboproduct to invest EUR 200-mln in Slovenia within 5 yrs
EBRD praises stability of Ukraine’s banking system, but NPL increase
Groysman asks Naftogaz, Ukrgazvydobuvannia to boost natural gas output
Two new Chinese drilling rigs arrive in Odessa seaport
Ukrtatnafta oil refinery seeks action against Belarus petrol suppliers
Ukraine restarts two 1,000-MW nuclear power units as weather deteriorates
Canada’s C21 obtains license to import cannabis compound to Ukraine
Ukraine’s money supply drops 0.4% in October, NBU reports
Naftogaz’s benchmark rate of yield 5-year LPN notes is 10.9%
Currencies (in hryvnias)
  20.11.2018 prev
USD 27.76 27.75
RUR 0.421 0.421
EUR 31.73 31.49

Stock Market
  19.11.2018 prev
PFTS 579.6 583.3
source: PFTS


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