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Creditors organize ahead of restructuring
NEW YORK, March 5 - Boutique investment firm Rothschild has invited investors to organize into a Ukraine creditor group ahead of a sovereign debt restructuring, sources directly familiar with the situation told Reuters. 12:37 | More
Gas cut averted as Gazprom receives $15 million payment from Naftogaz
MOSCOW, March 5 - Russian gas exporter Gazprom said on Thursday it had received a $15 million prepayment from Ukrainian state energy firm Naftogaz, averting a possible cut in supply, at least for a few days, Reuters reported. 12:36 | More
NBU boosts restrictive measures intended to stabilize hryvnia
KIEV, March 5 Ц The National Bank of Ukraine has increased its restrictive measures to stabilize the hryvnia exchange rate, in particular, by banning the withdrawal of dividends from the country and restricting the purchase of foreign currency on the domestic market by banks and their clients. 12:35 | More
President Petro Poroshenko emphasizes the need for moving to an active phase in the implementation of reforms. "I hope that we are moving from talks, presentations and agitation for reforms to concrete legislative amendments and implementation of reforms awaited by the public and the world, which is capable of providing real support to us," the Head of State noted at the meeting of the National Council of Reforms. (Photo by the president's press service)
US leadership pushing Congress for Ukraine $1 billion loan guarantee
KIEV, March 5 Ц The U.S. leadership will consider providing an additional loan guarantee for Ukraine of up to $1 billion in late 2015, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland said. 12:34 | More
IN FOCUS Tens of thousands join protest in Moscow
MOSCOW, March 1 - Tens of thousands of Russians marched through central Moscow on Sunday, carrying banners declaring "I am not afraid" and chanting "Russia without Putin" in memory of murdered Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, Reuters reported. 13:17 | More
NBU to increase refinancing rate to 30%
KIEV, March 3 - Ukraine's central bank will raise its benchmark refinancing rate to 30 percent from 19.5 percent, the head of the central bank said on Tuesday, seeking to rein in rocketing inflation and stem persistent currency weakness, Reuters reported. 19:51 | More
COMMENT AND ANALYSIS
Ukraine economy could fall 6% this year, according to official

Ukraine's GDP will register a 3% decline for H1 and could fall 6% this year, First Deputy Economic Development and Trade Minister Anatoliy Maksiuta said at a briefing in Kiev. He said that inflation this year could accelerate to 19%.More

Ukraine's economic decline accelerating

Ukraine's economic decline has accelerated as fighting between the army and pro-Russian separatists in the east took a heavy toll on industry and other economic activity in the last three months, Reuters reported.More

Hryvnia won't tank further this year, according to trade minister

Ukraine's Ministry of Economic Development and Trade is not expecting the further devaluation of the hryvnia and an increase in the rate of inflation growth in the current year, Minister Pavlo Sheremeta has said at a briefing in Kiev.More

1938 Sudetenland vs. 2014 Ukraine; West must act now

The West must not ignore Russia's ongoing attack on Ukraine because inaction will create a monster that will be able to destroy the Western civilization. Look at Germany's annexation of Sudetenland in 1938 for parallels.More

Nation
Creditors organize ahead of restructuring
Gas cut averted as Gazprom receives $15 million payment from Naftogaz
NBU boosts restrictive measures intended to stabilize hryvnia
US leadership pushing Congress for Ukraine $1 billion loan guarantee
Former Ukrainian finance minister reported arrested in Spain
Parliament approves law increasing responsibility of bank chiefs
Lenders praise Ukraine's reform efforts
Rebels refuse Ukraine's offers of help after coal mine blast kills 33
Survey: More Russians predict Donetsk and Luhansk independence
Government taking decisive steps to stabilize hryvnia, president says
Parliament votes to cut pensions for employed retirees after struggle
UN: East Ukraine human rights 'dramatically deteriorated' in 2015
Ukrainian and Japanese foreign ministers hold meeting in Tokyo
US and European leaders warn Russia they are ready to boost sanctions
Parliament backs government budget adjustments demanded by IMF
More than 1 million displaced in Ukraine conflict, according to UN
Russia and Ukraine reach natgas agreement
Kerry to Russians: Ceasefire must hold or there will be 'consequences'
Parliament OKs budget amendments aimed at clinching IMF help
NBU and government to split IMF money, says finance minister
Business
Another three of Ukraine's banks bite the dust, NBU reports
Moscow open to gas supply discount, says Russian energy minister
Inspection of Westinghouse fuel assemblies conducted at nuclear plant
Trilateral gas meeting set for this month, says Russian official
Kharkiv turbine producer wins contract to equip Yuzhnoukrainsk plant
UAH17.2 billion has left bank deposits this year, says NBU governor
Crimeans nationalize Ukraine mobile communications operator
Crimeans nationalize some 250 private facilities before calling a halt
Naftogaz Ukrayiny pays Gazprom $15 million for March gas supplies
Wage arrears up 11% in January, State Statistics Service reports
Ban on flour exports won't stop price rise, Lauffer Group says
Syngenta projects sales decline as farmers stretch devalued hryvnia
Ukraine faces fuel shortages in March, trade group leader warns
NBU restrictions may be 'too late' to rescue hryvnia, bankers say
Capital investment decline accelerated in 2014, government reports
Electricity consumption fell 7.7% in January, government reports
Currencies (in hryvnias)
  06.03.2015 prev
USD 23.09 23.77
RUR 0.373 0.381
EUR 26.69 26.55

Stock Market
  05.03.2015 prev
PFTS 440.0 440.4
source: PFTS

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