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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. 22:23 | 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. 22:22 | 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. 22:21 | More
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held a phone conversation with President of Slovenia Borut Pahor.The Head of State congratulated the Slovenian President on a convincing victory in the presidential elections. He is hopeful that a fruitful bilateral dialogue will be continued. (Photo by the president's press service)
NBU warns about hryvnia stability amid accumulation of cash by government
KYIV, Nov 16 The Council of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) points out growing risk of stability of the national currency, as the government and local authorities have accumulated large amounts of unspent money. 22:20 | More
IN FOCUS U.S. mulls measures to counter Russia
NEW YORK, Nov. 10 - U.S. congressional negotiators approved a series of measures to counter Russian activities and influence in this years annual defense bill, including an authorization for providing Ukraine with lethal defensive aid and an initiative to bolster counter-propaganda efforts, The Weekly Standard reported. 22:45 | 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. 16:58 | 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
EU mulls closer integration with Ukraine
EU urges Ukraine to accelerate reforms to fight deep-rooted corruption
NBU warns about hryvnia stability amid accumulation of cash by government
Ukrainian lawmakers seek to list Catholic Christmas as official holiday
U.S. diplomat focused Ukraines corruption, war in Donbas, Naftogaz: lawmaker
World Bank working with Ukraine to implement pension reform law
U.S., Russia disagree on UN peacekeepers
World Bank, Ukraine discuss pension reform law after unfortunate amendments
European commissioner to visit Ukraine to check free trade deal implementation
Parliamentary speaker, World Bank chief discuss possible increase in financing
Ukraine may need new IMF loan program in 2019 for economic stability
Poroshenko, Duda agree to hold meeting amid tensions between Ukraine, Poland
PM Groysman plans trip to Georgia to discuss Silk Road trade issues
Poroshenko says govt to resume privatization, fight corruption
IMF team to scrutinize Ukraines 2018 budget draft to check pace of reforms
Ukraine considers cutting ties to Russia
Former Lithuanian prime minister touts $20-bln 'Marshall Plan' for Ukraine
Saakashvili says receives papers confirming legal status on Ukraine
Top U.S. diplomat to visit Ukraine
Ukraine, United Arab Emirates agree on visa-free travel from early December
IMF still unsure on how Ukraines pension law affects previously set goals
BadRabbit hackers target personal data
Ukraine may share information on Manafort
Ukraine seeks to attract Saudi Arabian investments, Poroshenko says
Business
Parliament backs bill to protect business against harassment by law enforcement
Ukraine, Moldova agree to jointly work to connect to European power grid
PrivatBank must respond by December 6 to $375-mln lawsuit in London court
Naftogaz says net profits up 19.9% on year to UAH 30.57-bln in Jan-Sep
Karpatnaftokhim reaches 90% capacity in November after 5-yr idle period
Ukraines GDP expands 2.1% on year in Q3, statistics service reports
Naftogaz to continue using $500-mln loan guaranteed by World Bank
Energoatom boosts nuclear power generation 8.7% in January-October
Ukraines Astarta to borrow $25-mln from European Investment Bank
Bondholders sue Privatbank for $375-mln
Report: Whistleblower implicates law enforcement agency in extortion case
WNISEF launches fund to invest in tech startups in Ukraine, Moldova
Turkey's Pegasus Airlines mulls opening subsidiary in Ukraine
McDonald's Corp. invests UAH 136-mln to expand chain in Ukraine
Romanian Tacroms fracking jobs in Ukraine to yield 1.5-bln cu m in shale gas
U.S. private Oriole Capital to invest $150-mln in Antonov An-74 aircraft
Ukrainian gasoline prices may increase on global oil price spike
World Bank President arrives in Ukraine for talks over reforms
S&P Global affirms Ukraines 'B-/B' credit ratings, sees stable outlook
Madison Pacific Trust says Privatbank arbitration request in London court
Antares rocket launches to deliver NASA resupply mission to ISS
Ukraine asked to let Ukrgazvydobuvannia sell 1/3 gas at market prices
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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