WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2018
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Merkel, Putin to discuss Syria, Ukraine
BERLIN, Aug. 13 - Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Vladimir Putin will discuss the war in Syria, the conflict in east Ukraine and a disputed pipeline to bring Russian gas to Germany during talks near Berlin on Saturday, Reuters reported citing a German government spokesman. 16:39 | More
IMF program delays remain source of uncertainty for Ukraine: Fitch Ratings
KYIV, Aug 13 - Easing inflationary pressures, moderating economic imbalances and declining debt support Ukraine's sovereign credit profile, but IMF program delays remain a source of uncertainty, Fitch Ratings has said. 16:38 | More
U.S. sanctions likely to weaken Russias ability to create new weapons: think tank
KYIV, Aug 13 - New anti-Russian sanctions announced by the United States in connection with a nerve agent attack in Salisbury, the UK, in March will make it possible to significantly limit the capabilities of the Russian defense industry to create new types of weapons used against Ukraine and lower the military potential of the Russian Federation, experts from the Center for Army, Conversion and Disarmament Studies (CACDS) believe. 16:37 | More
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a phone conversation with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The parties commended approaches to further counteraction to Russian aggression and restoration of Ukraine's territorial integrity, taking into account recent contacts between the two Heads of State. (Photo by the press service of the president.)
Yuzgaz B.V. obtains 90% of Nadra Uuzivska in shale gas field PSA
KYIV, Aug 13 - The government committee on the fuel and energy complex has approved the transfer of 90% of Nadra Yuzivska's rights and obligations in the production sharing agreement (PSA) on Yuzivska deposit (Kharkiv and Donetsk regions) to Yuzgaz B.V. (the Netherlands), Verkhovna Rada deputy Viktoria Voitsytska said. 16:36 | More
IN FOCUS Russia sees major clash if NATO expands
MOSCOW, Aug. 7 - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Monday that any future NATO decision to admit Georgia to its ranks could trigger a terrible conflict and questioned why the alliance would consider such a move, Reuters reported. 19:23 | More
Russian convoys illegally enter Ukraine
KYIV, Aug. 12 Two convoys of Russian military trucks were recorded of recently entering and leaving Ukraine, underscoring Moscows continued involvement into a conflict in Donbas, international monitors reported. 10:27 | 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

European Union praises Ukraine for anti-corruption court legislation
Elections will speed up creation of High Anti-Corruption Court: NABU chief
Merkel, Putin to discuss Syria, Ukraine
IMF program delays remain source of uncertainty for Ukraine: Fitch Ratings
U.S. sanctions likely to weaken Russias ability to create new weapons: think tank
Concerns grow over jailed Donetsk reporter
Batkivshchyna leader Tymoshenko is ahead in presidential opinion poll
U.S.s Pompeo, Poroshenko discuss Ukraines cooperation with IMF
Ukrainian ministry seeks to draft list of critical infrastructure
Sentsovs condition worsens in Russia
Ukrainians want to see experts having say in selecting judges: poll finds
PM Groysman sees average wage rising to UAH 10,000 by year end
Ukraine seeks UAH 2.35-bln for presidential election in 2019
Manafort hid millions earned in Ukraine
Ukraine may start renovating old municipal housing in 3-4 years: official
U.S. Senate OKs bill authorizing $250-mln for Ukraines security assistance
Poll: 60% of Ukrainians believe public non-government organizations needed
Ukraine condemns Hungarys minister move
Poroshenko orders lawsuit against Russia
Kyiv Mayor seeks to reduce traffic in downtown after road overhaul
Ukraine loses WTO dispute to Russia
Special prosecutor Kholodnytsky must be reprimanded over offense: report
NBU: Monetary policy tight enough to for inflation target at 8.9% in 2018
Nibulon grain trader to boost storage capacity in Mykolaiv, Kherson and Zaporizhia
General Electric says Melitopol locomotive depot to service GE locomotives
Yuzgaz B.V. obtains 90% of Nadra Uuzivska in shale gas field PSA
Poroshenko says Ukraine to mass produce large-caliber artillery ammunition
Kness to build 400 MW/year solar panel factory in Vinnytsia by end-2019
Ukrainian insurance firms collect 10.7% more in premium in Jan-Jun
Metinvest acquires 24.98% stake in Donetskstal Iron and Steel Works
Norways NBT plans to increase Kherson wind farm to 250-330 MW capacity
Denmarks JYSK furniture retailer to open 12 stores in Ukraine annually
Online store Rozetka to merge with EVO group, owner says
Traders agree to lower Ukraines wheat exports forecast to 16-mln mt in 2018-2019
China Harbour Engineering begins dredging channel to Chornomorsk port
Ukrainian banks increasingly focus on retail clients in April-July
Private money transfers to Ukraine up 30% on year in January-May
Electric cars registrations up 64% year-over-year in January-July
Ministry suggests Ukraine to keep wheat exports at 8 mln mt in 2018/2019 season
Ukrainian fintech sector remains weak on poor economic performance
General Electric sends first of 30 GE locomotives to Ukraine
Currencies (in hryvnias)
  15.08.2018 prev
USD 27.46 27.34
RUR 0.411 0.401
EUR 31.32 31.18

Stock Market
  14.08.2018 prev
PFTS 507.4 507.8
source: PFTS


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