KIEV, July 30 - Parliament on Monday approved state guarantees on a $3.66 billion loan from China Development Bank aimed at boosting domestic coal industry to reduce imports of natural gas from Russia.
KIEV, July 30 – Parliamentary Speaker Volodymyr Lytvyn survived a confidence vote on Monday, but pro-government lawmakers said now he would have to sign a controversial language bill or otherwise face criminal prosecution.
KIEV, July 30 - A team of experts from the European Commission arrived in Ukraine to check the country’s natural gas underground storage facilities, Naftogaz Ukrayiny, the state energy company, reported Thursday.
KIEV, July 30 – Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko Thursday had an emergency meeting with Volodymyr Stelmakh, the governor of the National Bank of Ukraine, after the hryvnia plunged against the U.S. dollar, fueling devaluation concerns.
KIEV, July 30 – Political rivalry between President Viktor Yushchenko and Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko will be tested on Thursday in Parliament when lawmakers meet for an emergency session to debate 2008 budget amendments.