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NATO pledges support for Ukraine’s navy
BRUSSELS, Dec 13 - NATO has pledged support for Ukraine's navy more than two weeks after Russia seized three of Kyiv's naval ships and arrested 24 sailors in the Kerch Strait that links the Black Sea with the Sea of Azov. 22:32 | More
Ukraine secures $500-mln Chinese loan to build Dnistrovska hydropower plant
KYIV, Dec 13 – Ukraine secured $500 million loan from China to build Dnistrovska hydroelectric pumped storage plant, Board Chairman of Ukrgasbank Kyrylo Shevchenko said in an interview with the Delovaya Stolitsa. 22:30 | More
Committee backs bill extending moratorium to sell farmland for one year
KYIV, Dec 13 – Members of Parliament's committee for agricultural policy and land relations have signed a bill extending a moratorium to sell farmland for one year, while the law on farmland turnover could be passed in 2020, Deputy Head of the committee Oleksandr Bakumenko said. 22:28 | More
President Petro Poroshenko called on the western world to strengthen sanctions against Russia and increase the presence of NATO in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. He said this in an interview to Bloomberg. (Photo by the press service of the president.)
USDA revises upwards Ukraine’s corn export forecast to 28-mln mt in 2018-19
KYIV, Dec 13 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in December reviewed upwards the forecast for export of corn from Ukraine in 2018/19 agricultural year (July-June) by 1 million tons compared with the September forecast, to 28 million tons. 22:27 | More
IN FOCUS Ukraine ends Russia friendship treaty
KYIV, Dec 10 - President Petro Poroshenko has signed into law a bill to terminate Ukraine's friendship treaty with Russia, RFE/RL reported Monday. 14:36 | More
Russia seeks to boost power in Europe
WASHINGTON, Dec 11 - Russia is seeking to boost its power in Europe and grip over Ukraine with the proposed Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline, the top U.S. energy diplomat said on Monday, in a step-up of Washington's rhetoric against the pipeline, Reuters reported. 09:45 | More
COMMENT AND ANALYSIS
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

Nation
Parubiy meets S Korean counterpart, invites him to visit Ukraine
Nasirov, reinstated by court as SFS head, awaits Cabinet’s okay to assume office
NATO pledges support for Ukraine’s navy
Committee backs bill extending moratorium to sell farmland for one year
2018 World Cup tops list of searches in Ukraine in 2018, Google reports
82% of Ukrainians view economic situation as bad, KIIS poll finds
European Parliament hits Nord Stream 2
EU’s Mogherini praises Ukraine for reforms, urges to fight corruption
Ukraine, Russia, EU to hold gas talks in January, Russian minister says
40% of Ukrainians ready to bear material constraints for personal freedom
Former PM Tymoshenko leads in presidential opinion poll, followed by showman
PM Groysman calls for scrapping gender inequality in wages
Russia continues blocking ships in Kerch Strait, Ukrainian border service reports
Poroshenko calls for major NATO presence in Black Sea after Russia’s attack
IMF board to meet December 18 to discuss Ukraine’s new $3.9-bln loan
Poroshenko suggests European, American ports must start blocking Russian ships
Parliament votes to increase Ukraine’s territorial waters to 24-mile in Black Sea
Ukrainian ports in Sea of Azov lose half of business turnover on Russia blockade
Business
Cabinet approves EU’s EUR 54-mln energy efficiency support project
Regulator hikes 19.3% average tariff for Ukrenergo power transmission
DTEK signs deal with Denmark’s Vestas to build wind power plant
Bosch, Siemens distributor expects Ukraine’s market to grow 15% in 2019
Ukraine secures $500-mln Chinese loan to build Dnistrovska hydropower plant
USDA revises upwards Ukraine’s corn export forecast to 28-mln mt in 2018-19
NBU may extend for 6 month mandatory sale of hard currency earnings
Several banks bid to take over insolvent VTB Bank, official says
Ukraine's economy to expand 2.9% in 2019 vs. 3.1% in 2018
European Commission disburses EUR 500-mln in macrofinancial assistance
Ukraine’s industrial prices up 1.7% on month in November, govt reports
U.S. House of Representatives opposes Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline
Uzbekistan begins customs clearance of previously blocked Ukrainian goods
NBU, Bank of China renew remnimbi/hryvnia swap arrangement for three years
EBRD backs Dnipro-Buzka wind power plant with EUR250-mln loan
DTEK Finance, issuer of $910-mln 2024 Eurobond, plans to change guarantors
Tesla Model S ranked third most popular electric vehicle in Ukraine
Canada's Bombardier to take part in electric locomotives tender for Ukrzaliznytsia
Nasirov, investigated for corruption, reinstated as head of State Fiscal Service
Currencies (in hryvnias)
  14.12.2018 prev
USD 27.87 27.81
RUR 0.421 0.419
EUR 31.69 31.55

Stock Market
  13.12.2018 prev
PFTS 562.3 573.9
source: PFTS

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