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EU mulls closer integration with Ukraine

BRUSSELS, Nov. 16 - The European Parliament has backed closer integration between the EU and Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova with a view to those countries joining the customs union and Schengen area, plus gaining increased access to the single market, The Independent newspaper reported. | More

Parliament backs bill to protect business against harassment by law enforcement

KYIV, Nov. 16 - Parliament has passed a bill that amends existing legislation to protect businesses against extortion, harassment, and illegal searches by law enforcement agencies, RFE/RL reported. | More

EU urges Ukraine to accelerate reforms to fight deep-rooted corruption

KYIV, Nov 16 - The European Union has noted progress in implementing reforms in Ukraine, but stressed the need for their acceleration, according to the 2nd Joint Association Implementation Report on Ukraine produced by the European External Action Service and the European Commission. | More

Bondholders sue Privatbank for $375-mln

LONDON, Nov. 15 - International bondholders have brought two claims worth a combined $375 million plus interest against Ukraines now state-controlled PrivatBank in the London Court of International Arbitration, a lawyer for the group told Reuters. | More

Report: Whistleblower implicates law enforcement agency in extortion case

KIEV, Nov. 15 - Ukrainian investigators said they had opened a criminal case into suspected extortion by officials at a sister anti-corruption agency, based partly on information from a whistleblower who also implicated the presidents office, Reuters reported. | More

WNISEF launches fund to invest in tech startups in Ukraine, Moldova

KYIV, Nov 15 - Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF) has announced the launch of U.Ventures, a new fund focusing on investing in early-stage technology startups from Ukraine and Moldova. | More

U.S., Russia disagree on UN peacekeepers

KYIV, Nov. 14 - U.S. and Russian envoys have "different concepts for how to make peace" in eastern Ukraine, but will continue to work to achieve that goal, RFE/RL reported. | More

World Bank, Ukraine discuss pension reform law after unfortunate amendments

KIEV, Nov 14 - The World Bank is working with the Ukrainian government to ensure a pension reform law is fair and fiscally sound despite being watered down with unfortunate amendments, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said on Tuesday, Reuters reported. | More

McDonald's Corp. invests UAH 136-mln to expand chain in Ukraine

KYIV, Nov 13 - McDonald's Corp. invested UAH 136 million to boost its fast food chain in Ukraine this year and plans to open two more restaurants by the end of the year. | More

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. | More

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Currencies (in hryvnias)
  17.11.2017 prev
USD 26.48 26.48
RUR 0.441 0.440
EUR 31.17 31.35

Stock Market
  16.11.2017 prev
PFTS 302.8 302.2
source: PFTS


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