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

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Project Beneficiaries:
NBU

Ministry of Finance

NCSSM

NCRFSM


The Project is funded
by the EU:



The Project is implemented
by consortium led by
Human Dynamics:








Financial Market News

17 December, 15:18
Ukrainian Banking Sector Is in a Good Shape and Macroeconomic Environment Promotes Resumption of Long-Term Lending
Ukrainian banking sector is profitable, well-capitalized and is in a good shape overall, while the macroeconomic environment promotes financial system stability. Low cost of credit risks, acceptable debt burden on businesses and fast growth of households' incomes facilitate resumption of long-term lending. However, rapid increase of unsecured consumer lending may pose risks. In order to limit the increase of these risks, the National bank of Ukraine (NBU) plans to increase risk weights for those loans. These ... more...
13 December, 13:14
NBU November 2019 Inflation Update
In November 2019, consumer inflation declined sharply in annual terms to 5.1% (down from 6.5% in October).In monthly terms, prices grew by 0.1%. This is according to data published by the State Statistics Service of Ukraine (SSSU). The November inflation slowdown was more significant than in the projected trajectory published in the NBU’s October 2019 Inflation Report. The stronger hryvnia, coupled with lower global energy prices and expanded supply of certain ... more...
12 December, 15:10
NBU to Change Reserve Requirements to Decrease Loan Rates and Dedollarize the Economy
As of 10 March 2020, reserve requirements for banks will depend on the currency of deposits rather than on terms of deposits, as at present. For hryvnia deposits a zero rate will be set for the reserve requirement, and 10% – for FX deposits. This will foster two strategic goals of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU): bank lending and depolarization of the economy. “The NBU believes that changing the reserve raising procedure will not only lower dollarization of deposits but will also ... more...
12 December, 15:08
NBU Cuts Key Policy Rate to 13.5%
The Board of the National Bank of Ukraine has decided to cut the key policy rate to 13.5% per annum effective 13 December 2019. The NBU speeds up the monetary policy easing, as the rapid appreciation of the hryvnia makes inflationary pressures decline faster than expected. In November 2019, consumer inflation decreased sharply, reaching 5.1% yoy, which was below the NBU’s latest forecast. In such a way, inflation reached the medium-term target of 5%, set by the NBU in 2015.  more...
12 December, 15:06
NBU Raises Limit for Investments and Deposits Abroad by Individuals up to EUR 100,000 per annum
Within the  currency liberalization framework, the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has doubled the e-limit for some retail FX remittances, including for investment abroad or foreign deposits to EUR 100,000 per annum. This step is prescribed in the road map for currency liberalization and is reasoned considering further improvement of the macroeconomic situation in Ukraine.  The NBU estimates that yet another loosening up will have no substantial impact on the currency market. Since 7 ... more...
06 December, 14:57
Ukraine’s International Reserves Increased by USD 0.5 Billion in November
Preliminary data showed that as of 1 December 2019, Ukraine's international reserves stood at USD 21,931.7 million (in the equivalent). In November, the international reserves grew by 2.5%. International reserves increased primarily on the back of persisting favorable conditions on the FX market. Overall, during the month, international reserves were affected by the following factors:First, the NBU’s FX interbank transactions. Despite significant slowdown of foreign capital ... more...
29 November, 14:54
Minimum LCR of 100% as of 1 December 2019
The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) reminds that according to the previously released schedule, as of 1 December 2019, the minimum liquidity coverage ratio (LCR) for all currencies and foreign currencies will be increased from 90% to 100%. The minimum level of 100% will be preserved from now on. Please be reminded that Ukrainian banks began calculating LCR on 1 December 2018. At the beginning, the minimum foreign-currency LCR was 50%, and all-currency LCR – 80%. ... more...
29 November, 14:51
NBU and SECO Launch Technical Cooperation Program until 2022
The NBU and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) have signed the Memorandum of Understanding concerning the Implementation of the second phase of the Bilateral Assistance and Capacity Development for Central Banks (BCC) Program (2018–2022), which will be implemented by Geneva-based Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. The Program provides for technical cooperation between the parties until 2022, in particular in the form of expert consultations ... more...
27 November, 14:16
NBU Approves Terms and Conditions of Operation in Ukraine of International Payment System TRANSFAST
The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has resolved to approve the terms and conditions of operation in Ukraine of the international payment system TRANSFAST. The respective decision was approved by the NBU’s Committee on Banking Supervision and Regulation and Oversight of Payment Systems on 25 November 2019. TRANSFAST is a global fund transfer system that provides fund transfer services in more than 125 countries (in Asia, Europe, Africa, the United States, Canada, ... more...
27 November, 14:12
Statement by NBU Board
Dear citizens and representatives of the media, the expert and business community, and international organizations! Over the past few weeks, the NBU has been besieged by speculations and slander in the media, paid rallies in front of the NBU building, and even attempt by hired thugs to forcibly invade it. We believe that this pressure on the NBU comes from Ihor Kolomoiskyi, an oligarch and PrivatBank’s former owner who owes the state USD 5.5 billion he siphoned ... more...
Information materials on the implementation of FRS in Ukraine using IFRS XBRL Taxonomy
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 Audit Reform Conferences
Materials of the Conference about Reforms in the Field of Accounting and Auditing in Ukraine that Took Place in Kyiv on April 13, 2016