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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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
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.
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.
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.
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.