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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. | More

Poroshenko, Duda agree to hold meeting amid tensions between Ukraine, Poland

KYIV, Nov 13 - President Petro Poroshenko and Polish President Andrzej Duda in a telephone conversation on Saturday agreed to hold an extraordinary meeting of the Consultative Committee of the Presidents of Ukraine and Poland at the level of foreign policy advisers in Krakow this week. | More

World Bank President arrives in Ukraine for talks over reforms

KYIV, Nov 13 World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has begun a two-day visit to Ukraine and is set to meet with representatives of the Finance Ministry and agrarian business to discuss reforms. | More

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. | More

Kyivstars Starmoney applies for mobile money transfer license from NBU

KYIV, Nov 10 StarMoney LLC, a subsidiary of Kyivstar, a leading Ukrainian mobile communications operator, submitted a package of documents to the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) to receive a status of the payment infrastructure operator, Kyivstar President Peter Chernyshov said. | More

Poroshenko says govt to resume privatization, fight corruption

KYIV, Nov 9 - President Petro Poroshenko said the government is ready to resume privatization, and judicial reform should complete the system of fighting corruption. | More

Ukraine to sell 3,500 state-owned firms

KYIV, Nov. 9 - Lawmakers passed legislation on Thursday laying down rules for the privatization of 3,500 mostly loss-making state companies, meeting a condition for $17.5 billion bailout from the International Monetary Fund, Reuters reported. | More

IMF team to scrutinize Ukraines 2018 budget draft to check pace of reforms

KYIV, Nov 8 A team from the International Monetary Fund on Thursday was to arrive in Kyiv to scrutinize Ukraines draft national budget for 2018, the IMF said in a press release. | More

Ukraines consumer prices up 1.2% on month in October, government report

KYIV, Nov 8 - Consumer prices in Ukraine in October 2017 increased by 1.2%, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine has reported. | More

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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