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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

18 April, 13:10
Joint Statement by the Ministry of Finance, National Bank of Ukraine, and PrivatBank
At this important moment for the future of Ukraine, the following is worthy of special emphasis: 1.    Today, PrivatBank is the biggest and most profitable financial institution in the country, with 22 million Ukrainians as its customers. The bank operates in a transparent and stable manner, comprehensively fulfilling its obligations to clients. 2.    Yet only two years ago, the state was forced to save the bank in order to maintain the financial stability of ... more...
15 April, 13:06
NBU and CBCG Agree to Cooperate in the Area of Banking Supervision
The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) and Centralna banka Crne Gore (CBCG) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on banking supervision. The document has been signed by CBCG Governor Radoje Žugić and NBU Governor Yakiv Smolii at the Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C. on 12 April 2019. This document will facilitate the fulfillment of the two central banks` functions in banking supervision and favor the ... more...
05 April, 15:17
National Bank of Ukraine Provided Law Enforcement Authorities with Access to Items and Documents on 23 Occasions in Q1 2019
In Q1 2019, the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) provided access to documents and items of evidence on 23 occasions as part of investigation into criminal offences committed in the banking sector. The access was provided upon the request of: ●     the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine – on 7 occasions ●     the National Police of Ukraine – on 6 occasions ●     the Security Service of Ukraine – on ... more...
03 April, 15:15
USD 500 Million Returned to Ukraine as Foreign Investment by Domestic Business in 2018
In 2018, foreign direct investment (FDI) in funds of domestic origin amounted to USD 500 million. This is according to the assessment by the National Bank of Ukraine of the so-called round-tripping investments – the funds previously siphoned off abroad by Ukrainian businesses and then returned as FDI. The said amount accounts for 20.6% of total FDIs into Ukraine in 2018. Such transactions of Ukrainian businesses were mostly executed through Cyprus, Switzerland, Austria, and the ... more...
02 April, 15:12
NBU Adopts New Model for Calculating Fair Value of Domestic Government Bonds
The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has changed its approach to calculating a fair value of domestic government bonds that the NBU owns or accepts as collateral. On 1 April, the NBU converted to a new methodology for constructing zero-coupon yield curves for domestic government bonds – the Svensson parametric model. When tested, the Svensson parametric model showed the smallest deviations of the model yield from the yield determined based on the secondary market transactions with the most ... more...
25 March, 15:35
NBU Joins Global Money Week Initiative for Seventh Time
The National Bank of Ukraine has for the seventh time joined the international Global Money Week initiative for better financial literacy of children and university students. Supported by the USAID project Financial Sector Transformation, this educational event will take place on 25–31 March 2019 under the slogan “Learn! Save Up! Earn!” The main events of the Global Money Week in Ukraine are traditionally hosted by the NBU. To increase the financial literacy of young Ukrainians, the ... more...
25 March, 15:25
World Bank to Support the National Bank of Ukraine and the Deposit Guarantee Fund on Improving Banks’ Resolution Mechanisms
This step was made towards harmonization of national laws with EU Directives, specifically with Directive 2014/59/EU establishing a framework for bank recovery and resolution (BRRD), which is one of Ukraine’s commitments under the EU–Ukraine Association Agreement. Implementation of the BRRD covers a conceptual change in the approach to recovery and resolution of Ukrainian banks and requires amendments to laws. The task force of representatives of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU), the ... more...
21 March, 15:39
NBU and SWIFT to Launch Ukrainian Payments Infrastructure Development Project Based on ISO 20022
The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) in conjunction with SWIFT will initiate a project to align Ukraine’s payments infrastructure with the international ISO 20022 standard. "Payment systems’ performance plays an important role in the operation of modern economies. Moving to ISO 20022 is part of a wider development initiative intended to transform Ukraine’s payments infrastructure. The project aims to modernize Ukraine’s financial infrastructure to improve the country’s ... more...
19 March, 15:36
Number of Counterfeit Hryvnia Banknotes Withdrawn from Circulation Decreased in 2018
The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) confirms a relatively low level of hryvnia banknote counterfeiting based on the results of monitoring the withdrawal of counterfeit banknotes from circulation in 2018. “The current situation with the withdrawal of counterfeit domestic and foreign currencies from circulation is under control and is not critical. The hryvnia banknote’s security features match the level of those of the world’s most popular currencies. Last year, we could even observe a ... more...
18 March, 15:22
National Bank of Ukraine Warns Ukrainians against Disclosing Payment Card Details
In 2018, losses of Ukrainian banks inflicted by illegal actions with payment cards accounted for 0.0092% of the total value of all payment card transactions (0.0077% in 2017, 0.011% in 2016). Thus, for each million of card debit operations in 2018 illegal transactions accounted for 92 hryvnias. At average each illegal transaction in 2018 amounted to UAH 2,500 (UAH 2,100 in 2017). The number of fraudulent actions involving payment cards resulting ... 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