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Yanukovych signs law writing off arms producers natgas, other debts

KIEV, Oct. 30 President Viktor Yanukovych has signed laws passed by parliament this fall that calls for writing off and restructuring debts of arms producers under Ukroboronprom concern.

Yanukovych signed the law to ensure the producers can continue operation and expansion.


Ukrainian elections fail to comply with European standards: analyst

BRUSSELS, Oct. 30 - Ukraines parliamentary elections has failed to comply with the European practice and that is unlikely to normalize relations between Kiev ad Brussels, Olga Shumylo-Tapiola, an expert of Carnegie Europe in Brussels, said.

The European Union leaders' statements indicate that Kiev has beaten its own record in manipulation techniques, especially on the polling day and during the vote count, she said.


Yanukovych faces pressure over vote

KIEV, Oct. 30 President Viktor Yanukovych on Tuesday faced growing international pressure over flawed parliamentary elections after the U.S. had joined European organizations to express concerns over the handling of the vote.

The growing criticism may potentially put at risk Ukraines relations with the West and may effectively delay the countrys political association and a free trade agreement with the European Union.


Agriculture trade group calls on president to OK VAT refund changes

KIEV, Oct. 28 The Ukrainian Agribusiness Club has called on Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to sign law No. 8521 on amendments to the Tax Code, as the value added tax refunds restored by the law will allow farmers to obtain income to finance the future harvest.


EU delegation chief urges progress on Ukraine association deal

KIEV, Oct. 28 The association agreement between Ukraine and the EU is intended, first and foremost, for Ukrainian citizens, said Jose Manuel Pinto Teixeir, head of the delegation of the European Union to Ukraine, adding, We would like to complete this process."


Ukraine to seek compromises with IMF ahead of parliamentary elections

KIEV, Oct. 29 - Ukraine, pressed by the IMF to enact unpopular reforms, is likely to seek a compromise on some of the Fund's tougher demands in a bid to retain political capital ahead of parliamentary elections next year, Reuters reported, citing analysts.


Authorities mull murder charges for ex-PM

KIEV, Oct. 30 Ukrainian authorities say they are investigating claims that jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko was involved in a contract-style murder, The Associated Press reported.


Azarov calls for measures to tackle Ukraines foreign trade deficit

KIEV, Oct. 29 To be effective, the anti-crisis draft laws should contain measures to tackle the deficit of Ukraine's balance of foreign trade, according to former First Deputy Prime Minister Mykola Azarov, head of the parliamentary finance committee and one of the leaders of the Regions Party.


NBU governor under fire from premier for allowing hryvnia decline

KIEV, Oct. 30 Volodymyr Stelmakh, the governor of the National Bank of Ukraine, has come under fire from Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko on Thursday for allowing the hryvnia to lose value rapidly over the past four weeks.


Hryvnia rallies against dollar on forex

KIEV, Oct. 30 The hryvnia recovered against the U.S. dollar Thursday after a massive intervention by the National Bank of Ukraine, marking a shift in its strategy towards aggressive defense of the national currency from its slump.


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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
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