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UPDATE 2-Ukraine keeps rate unchanged to bring inflation down to target

Jan 31 2019

KIEV, Jan 31 Ukraine's central bank kept its main interest rate at 18 percent on Thursday, saying the pause in monetary easing was aimed at bringing inflation down to a target level of 5 percent early next year.

Trailing in polls, Ukraine's Poroshenko launches bid for second term

Jan 29 2019

KIEV Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko, whose popularity has plunged over rampant corruption and sliding living standards, launched his uphill fight for re-election on Tuesday, promising to steer his country toward the West and join the EU.

Ukraine's PrivatBank expects court appeal against former owners this year

Jan 17 2019

KIEV, Jan 17 PrivatBank expects an appeal in its case against its former owners to be heard in a London court in 2019, part of an effort by Ukraine's largest bank to recover $2 billion it says was lost to fraud, the head of its supervisory board said on Thursday.

IMF money to keep Ukraine stable despite elections: Reuters poll

Jan 08 2019

KIEV Loans from the International Monetary Fund will help Ukraine maintain growth and price stability although overall economic performance will weaken due to expected political upheaval in this year's elections, a Reuters monthly poll showed on Tuesday.

Ukraine Orthodox Church marks first Christmas free of Russian 'fetters'

Jan 07 2019

KIEV Ukraine's Orthodox Christian Church celebrated its first Christmas on Monday outside Russian control and President Petro Poroshenko said the document enshrining its newly gained independence had broken "the last fetters tying us to Moscow".

Ecumenical Patriarch hands over decree, sealing Ukraine church independence

Jan 06 2019

ISTANBUL The spiritual leader of Orthodox Christians worldwide on Sunday presented the head of the Ukrainian church with a decree granting it independence from Moscow, a historic split strongly opposed by Russia. | Video

Ukraine may force church to add 'Russian' to its name

Dec 20 2018

KIEV Ukrainian MPs passed a law on Thursday that could force the Moscow-backed church in Ukraine to add "Russian" to its name, aimed at curbing the influence of priests whom the authorities call a threat to national security.

IMF approves $3.9 billion credit line for Ukraine ahead of elections

Dec 18 2018

KIEV The International Monetary Fund approved a new $3.9 billion stand-by aid agreement for Ukraine on Tuesday, intended to help the country maintain stability and the trust of investors as it heads into a choppy election period.

Ukraine central bank welcomes IMF progress after rate pause

Dec 13 2018

KIEV Ukraine's central bank kept its key rate <UACBIR=ECI> unchanged at 18 percent on Thursday and said the good progress in loan negotiations with the International Monetary Fund had improved the inflation outlook.

Russia's sanctions-hit Sberbank, VEB winding down business in Ukraine: central bank

Dec 07 2018

KIEV The Ukrainian subsidiaries of the Russian banks Sberbank and VEB - under sanction, unable to take on new business and legally barred from transferring assets out of Ukraine -- appear to be winding down their operations, the head of Ukraine's central bank said.

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