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Ukraine's central bank governor says 2015 inflation hit 44 percent

A vendor sells soybean milk on a street at a residential sector affected by shelling in Mariupol, a city on the Sea of Azov, eastern Ukraine February 3, 2015. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine’s central bank governor said on Wednesday that inflation this year had hit 44 percent, up from 24.9 percent in 2014.

Valeriia Hontareva also said that foreign exchange reserves had remained roughly stable at $13.3 billion (9 billion pounds) from $13.1 billion as of Dec. 1 and reiterated that the bank planned to gradually remove currency curbs.

Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Editing by Louise Ireland

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