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(Technical Assistance in Financial Sector's Priority Areas, Ukraine)

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NBU

Ministry of Finance

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The Project is implemented
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Financial Market News

19 July, 14:00
NBU Conducts 506 Inspections of Foreign Exchange Bureaus in H1 2018
In H1 2018, the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) conducted 506 inspections of non-bank financial institutions’ units on compliance with the procedures for organizing and transacting FX operations. The inspections were performed in the city of Kyiv and the following oblasts of Ukraine: Vinnytsia, Volyn, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Zhytomyr, Zakarpattia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kirovohrad, Lviv, Odesa, Poltava, Rivne, Kharkiv, Kherson, Khmelnytskyi, Cherkasy, and Chernivtsi. Main ... more...
18 July, 13:57
NBU Estimates the Amount of Funds of Domestic Origin That Returned to Ukraine in the Form of Foreign Direct Investment in 2010–2017
The NBU has estimated the amount of foreign direct investment (FDI) that originated from the funds of domestic origin in 2010–2017. The process is known as FDI round-tripping, whereby residents' funds leave the country and then return to the same country in the form of FDI. To that end, the NBU has analyzed the funds that were received in the form of FDI in 2010–2017 (both as investment in authorized capital and as direct investor loans) and identified the cases where the ultimate ... more...
17 July, 13:50
NBU Redesigns the 20 Hryvnia Banknote and Improves Its Security Features
The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has presented the 2018 design and improved security features of the 20-hryvnia banknote. During the presentation, Director of the NBU Cash Circulation Department Viktor Zaivenko emphasized that hryvnia banknote’s redesign and security features improvement by the NBU was aimed at enhancing the banknote’s reliability. Under international standards, banknotes and coins are to be redesigned at certain time intervals in order to ... more...
16 July, 13:49
NBU Pursues Consistent Inflation Targeting under Long-Term Monetary Policy Strategy
The Board of the National Bank of Ukraine welcomes the adoption of the Monetary Policy Strategy by the NBU Council, that allows for a consistent continuation of inflation targeting to ensure low and stable inflation as a prerequisite for the stable macroeconomic development of Ukraine. “The joint vision of the NBU Council and Board on the mid-term monetary policy is key to preserving its consistency and enhancing its predictability, as well as stabilizing inflation expectations and, as a ... more...
16 July, 13:45
Business Maintains Positive Expectations for Macroeconomic Conditions and Development Prospects of Enterprises
Ukrainian enterprises maintain positive expectations for macroeconomic conditions in Ukraine. The business outlook index for the next 12 months stands at 118.3%. The respondents have been forecasting an increased business activity for six quarters in a row. The enterprises’ expectations about the growth of output and sales are improving. This is evidenced by the results of the regular Business Outlook Survey conducted by the National Bank of Ukraine in Q2 2018. Growth in economic ... more...
12 July, 14:36
NBU Raises the Key Policy Rate to 17.5%
The Board of the National Bank of Ukraine has decided to hike its key policy rate to 17.5% per annum, effective from 13 July 2018, aiming at bringing inflation back to the target range in 2019. The NBU believes that a number of factors can pose a threat to  inflation decreasing to the target level – namely, a continued pickup in domestic demand, active labor migration, higher risks to receiving the next tranche from the International Monetary Fund and other related financing, ... more...
10 July, 14:35
Inflow of Household Deposits to Ukraine’s Banking System Accelerates in June
In June, banks were more active in attracting household deposits. This can be seen from the preliminary Monetary Statistics data for June 2018. Households’ hryvnia deposits in solvent banks rose by 5.9% to UAH 262.9 billion, while foreign currency deposits (in USD equivalent) increased by 1.1% to USD 8.5 billion. The active attraction of households’ deposits was due to the rapid growth of wages and the further increase in private money transfers from abroad. Furthermore, the continued substantial difference ... more...
03 July, 15:20
Verkhovna Rada Approves the Draft Law on Lending Resumption
The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) welcomes the approval of Draft Law No. 6027-д On Amendments to Certain Legal Acts of Ukraine on Resumption of Lending by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in the second reading and as a whole. Today, 239 MPs voted in favor of the draft law that was among the priorities of the NBU and the government for 2018. According to the NBU, the full-scale resumption of lending is blocked by a number of gaps in the applicable law of Ukraine that hold back the ... more...
02 July, 15:19
NBU Creates Conditions for DGB Market Development
The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) creates the conditions to stimulate Ukrainian market of government bonds by improving the mechanism of DGB primary placement. First, primary dealers are allowed to act as brokers for their clients when they are purchasing DGBs in the course of primary placement on their own behalf or on behalf and at the expense of their clients. Second, bonds can be credited to primary dealer’s own account in securities in case of the failed or ... more...
27 June, 15:16
Balance of Payments Remains in Surplus in May
In May, the balance of current account was close to zero, same as last year, compared with the surplus of USD 0.2 billion in April due to a widening of the trade in goods deficit. In January–May, the current account deficit widened to USD 415 million (from USD 308 million over the same period last year). In May, exports of goods amounted to USD 3.6 billion, that is 13.2% higher than last year. Favorable external prices supported the growth in ... more...
Materials of the Audit Reform Conferences
Video News
Timur Khromaev, NSSMC Chairman, in Financial Week TV Program
Reforms in the field of accounting and auditing in Ukraine (in Ukrainian)
First Professional Forum of Auditors "European Future of Auditing Services"
FINREP II: Pilot project for mapping IFRS taxonomies
Reform of the Audit Profession in Ukraine
Pension Reform in Ukraine
The Financial Times: Vadim Khramov on Ukraine (Bank of America Merrill Lynch)
UT Interview: Should Ukraine's Donbas region obtain special status?
Financial Week Interview with Timur Khromaiev, Chairman of the Securities Commission of Ukraine
Video News Archive
Materials of the Conference about Reforms in the Field of Accounting and Auditing in Ukraine that Took Place in Kyiv on April 13, 2016