KIEV, Dec. 25 – The opportunity for foreign pharmaceutical producers to take part in medicine public procurement using budget funds directly, without mediators, is the key benefit of the transfer of public procurement to international organizations, Oleksandra Ustinova, a board member of the Anticorruption Action Center, told Interfax-Ukraine.
KIEV, Dec. 24 - Kazakhstan supports Ukraine in the situation with the Russian food embargo and assured that it will not use similar measures, Ukrainian Finance Ministry Trade Representative Natalia Mykolska said.
KIEV, Dec. 25 - Metinvest B.V. (the Netherlands), the parent company of the Metinvest international vertically integrated mining and steel group, has proposed that holders of its loan participation notes worth $1.125 billion approve the imposing of a moratorium on any payments on the securities until May 27, 2016.
KIEV, Dec. 25 – The loan of EUR 200 million from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to Ukraine to rehabilitate hydro power plants approved in 2012 will be re-registered to the government-secured loan issued to Ukrhydroenergo with the reduction of the sum to EUR 180 million and extension of the termination of the credit limit from 2018 to 2021.
KIEV, Dec. 25 – The International Finance Corporation of the World Bank group would provide a trade finance facility of up to $200 million for the period of up to one year to buy natural gas from France's ENGIE (earlier GDF SUEZ) by Naftogaz Ukrainy under a framework contract signed by the companies.