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US, Russia envoys to hold Donbas talks
MOSCOW, Aug. 20 - American envoy Kurt Volker is to meet his Russian counterpart Vladislav Surkov on Monday to try to restore peace in eastern Ukraine, Dow Jones Newswires reported. 22:58 | More
NBU plans to toughen regulations on audit firms auditing banks
KYIV, Aug 18 The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) plans to toughen requirements on audit firms and their employees authorized to audit banks, in particular, the central bank wants not to allow auditors who earlier took part in audits of banks as part of audit firms removed from the NBU register. 22:56 | More
Kyiv aviation plant to start servicing Airbus, Boeing aircraft
KYIV, Aug 18 The Kyiv-based 410 Civil Aviation Plant, part of the Ukroboronprom State Concern, plans to start servicing western civil aircraft in 2018-2019, the press service of the concern has reported. 22:54 | More
The President called the last days of July one of the bloodiest in 2017 and urged Russia to immediately cease aggressive actions and supply of weapons to the occupied territories. President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held a phone conversation in the Normandy format with President of France Emmanuel Macron, Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and President of Russia Vladimir Putin. (Photo by the president's press service)
Ukraines retail liquified gas prices seen growing after shortages
KYIV, Aug 18 Retail prices of liquefied gas will grow over a large shortage of it caused by several unfavorable factors, the A-95 consulting group) has said. 22:52 | More
IN FOCUS Russia may be linked to N Korean missiles
KYIV, Aug. 14 - Russia may have secretly supplied rocket engines to North Korea helping the country improve its missile technology to challenge the U.S., Ukrainian security officials and lawmakers said Monday. 14:54 | More
Poroshenko orders N Korea rocket probe
KYIV, Aug. 17 - President Petro Poroshenko has ordered an urgent investigation into a contested report that a factory in Ukraine may have supplied powerful missile engines to North Korea in breach of international sanctions, The Irish Times reported Thursday. 22:08 | More
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

US, Russia envoys to hold Donbas talks
Former PM Yatseniuk, interior ministers wife acquire stakes in Esspresso.TV
Key hacker works with FBI on Russia probe
Saakashvili plans to return to Ukraine Sept. 10 despite warnings from officials
Rating agencies asked to create committee to identify conflicts of interest
Russia may be testing new GPS weapon
PM Groysman pledges to continue reforms by decentralizing governance
Ukraine sets aside funds to fight in Eurovision song contest dispute
Court allows pre-trial investigation of former first deputy PM Arbuzov
Czech Republic may start supplying lethal arms to Ukraine: Ambassador
Ukraine delays anti-corruption reform
European Commission team testing Ukraines natural gas pipelines
121 former officials sentenced to prison for corruption in Jan-Jul
German government envoy on decentralization to start work in Ukraine
Ukraine protests Polish passport images
NBU plans to toughen regulations on audit firms auditing banks
Kyiv aviation plant to start servicing Airbus, Boeing aircraft
Ukraines retail liquified gas prices seen growing after shortages
NABU says Ukraines energy sector corruption dwarfs all other sectors
500 Ukrainian households install solar panels in January-June
SPF seeks deposit as unfair bidders disrupt property lease tenders
Ukraines consumer sentiment index deteriorates to 58.5, GfK poll says
Ukrzaliznytsia now sees lower profits after Polish reformer quits company
Ministrys order on hazardous cargo may disrupt fuel market in September
Hryvnia-denominated loans to individuals up 13.4% in January-June, NBU reports
Ukraine boosts 17% imports of coking coal to 6mn mt in January-July
Ukraines car imports double to 69,700 in January-June, Ukrautoprom reports
State-owned Ukrainian firms transferred UAH 15.5bn to budget in 2016
Raiffeisen Bank Aval to lend UAH 514mn to EBRD to back small business program
ECB allows Ukraine to acquire stake in Privatbanks Latvian subsidiary
Currencies (in hryvnias)
  21.08.2017 prev
USD 25.49 25.51
RUR 0.429 0.431
EUR 29.93 29.83

Stock Market
  18.08.2017 prev
PFTS 286.5 287.3
source: PFTS


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