KIEV, June 19 The Ukrainian parliament on
Thursday overwhelmingly approved investment banker Valeria
Hontareva as the new head of the central bank, as nominated by
President Petro Poroshenko.
In a brief comment to parliament after the vote, Hontareva,
who has worked for leading Ukrainian and international financial
institutions in Ukraine for 18 years, said: "My appointment can
be seen as a positive signal for bankers and a positive signal
for international investors."
(reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Writing By Richard Balmforth;
Editing by Toby Chopra)