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One dead, scores injured in Kiev clashes
KIEV, Aug. 31 - A member of Ukraine's National Guard was killed and scores of people were injured Monday in clashes between police and nationalist protesters in Kiev as lawmakers gave initial backing to a contested bill boosting autonomy in the country's breakaway regions, AFP reported. 12:43 | More
Ukraine preparing to forward eurobond restructuring deal to Russians
KIEV, Aug. 31 - After the final approval and formalization of an offer on the restructuring of Ukraine's sovereign and sovereign-guaranteed eurobonds, the Ukrainian government will forward it simultaneously to all of their holders, including the holders of the so-called Russian two-year eurobonds worth $3 billion issued in December 2013, Ukrainian Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko said. 12:42 | More
Poroshenko defends proposed Ukraine Constitutional amendments
KIEV, Aug. 31 Ц President Petro Poroshenko again stressed that the draft amendments to the Constitution do not envisage any special status for Donbas. 12:41 | More
The President held an emergency meeting with leaders of the Parliament, Government and security forces on the latest developments near Verkhovna Rada. The President demanded to carefully examine the circumstances of clashes, find the organizers and inform the public about those responsible for the use of force and military weapons during a rally outside the Parliament. (Photo by the president's press service)
Tax reform is a top priority, Ukraine's finance minister says
KIEV, Aug. 31 Ц Tax reform is a top priority in the current work of the Finance Ministry, Minister Natalie Jaresko said, reporting on the work of the Cabinet of Ministers last week. "Demilitarization of the tax police and institutional restructuring of the State Fiscal Service would make tax administration easier and reduce the pressure on responsible and fair businesses," she said. 12:40 | More
IN FOCUS Kiev and Moscow trade blame for fighting
KIEV, Aug. 18 - Ukraine's pro-Western leadership and Russia traded blame on Tuesday for a sharp escalation in violence that threatened to see all-out warfare return to the former Soviet nation's separatist east, AFP reported. 15:48 | More
Ukraine reaches deal with most creditors
KIEV, Aug. 27 - Ukraine reached what its finance minister called a "win-win" deal with its largest group of creditors to ease repayments on its $18 billion debt, winning breathing space for an economy drained by the cost of fighting with pro-Russian separatists, Reuters reported. 13:15 | 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
One dead, scores injured in Kiev clashes
Ukraine preparing to forward eurobond restructuring deal to Russians
Poroshenko defends proposed Ukraine Constitutional amendments
Tax reform is a top priority, Ukraine's finance minister says
Latest ceasefire proposal gains traction
Debt restructuring deal tantamount to default, 2 ratings agencies say
PM: EU free-trade deal will come in 2016 despite Russian threats
Poroshenko and Belgian PM agree to develop bilateral relations
Ukrainian government to issue bonds pegged to GDP indicators
NBU says it will reach inflation target by adjusting interest rates
Central bank to avoid exchange rate band policy, says Gontareva
Poroshenko approval ratings down to 23%, according to Rating poll
41% of Ukrainians would vote for NATO membership, poll shows
SPF pushing for action on enterprises lost during Crimean annexation
Poll: Poland, Belarus and Georgia most popular countries in Ukraine
Responding to complaints, PM announces reshuffle of customs service
8 reported killed in fresh clashes with rebels, imperiling truce talks
Ukraine cabinet approves И100 million loan deal with Poland
Russians sentence Ukraine director to 20 years on terrorism charges
Kiev and rebels agree to shore up truce
We'll have enough gas for winter without Russia, energy minister says
Business
Bankers call for restructuring of currency-pegged housing credits
Corn exports expected to fall 9.75% in 2015/16 agricultural year
EBRD director voices support for Ukraine privatization program
Inspectorate probing legality of Inter RAO UES electricity contract
Kyivenergo reveals plans to modernize Kiev Energia incineration plant
No injuries reported in explosion outside Kiev Sberbank branch
NBU announces it added 2.2 tons of gold to its reserves last month
Monopolists causing higher fertilizer prices, trade minister twitters
Imported rail cargo shipments up 2.1% this year, government reports
World Bank board approves $500 million IBRD loan for Ukraine
PrivatBank indefinitely adjourns meeting of eurobond holders
Ukraine electricity consumption reported down 11.7% through July 31
Ukroboronprom to hire top Western manager to ease NATO transition
EBRD organizing $130 syndicated financing for Mykolaiv's Nibulon
Ukraine may still get 20% debt haircut, analysts polled predict
Ukraine bank losses accelerated sharply in H1, according to NBU
Finance ministry: UAH25,000 auto tax proposed only on luxury cars
Harvest of early grain crops is complete, Agriculture ministry reports
Coal stored at Ukrainian thermal plants reported down 2% last week
Currencies (in hryvnias)
  01.09.2015 prev
USD 21.81 21.19
RUR 0.327 0.319
EUR 24.45 23.87

Stock Market
  31.08.2015 prev
PFTS 330.8 331.0
source: PFTS

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