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Financial Market News

26 November, 14:08
NBU Finishes Upgrading Hryvnia Banknote and Coin Denominations
The NBU is finalizing the transition to the updated banknote and coin denominations of the hryvnia. The new banknotes are more secure, better protected from counterfeiting, more convenient for cash payments, and less costly to the state. As part of this modernization, the NBU will put into circulation 5- and 10-hryvnia coins, which will gradually replace paper banknotes. At the same time, the NBU will introduce updated 50- and 200-hryvnia banknotes with improved security features. The new banknotes will be ... more...
06 November, 15:07
Ukraine’s International Reserves Stand at USD 21.4 billion in October
Preliminary data showed that as of 1 November 2019, Ukraine's international reserves stood at USD 21,402.9 million (in the equivalent). In October reserves slightly changed only by 0.2%. The public debt was reimbursed on the account of external financing, as well as foreign exchange interventions of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) and international reserves operations. Overall, during the month, international reserves were affected by the following factors: first, ... more...
01 November, 15:03
Transition to International Standard IBAN is Completed
All Ukrainian banks have fully completed the transition to the international bank account standard IBAN for easy identification of bank accounts and conduct of settlements between them. From now on, Ukrainian bank account numbers will consist of 29 characters and conform to the IBAN standard used in Europe.  Due to fewer payment details, the use of the international standard simplifies the execution of payment documents. The transition to the IBAN standard started ... more...
24 October, 14:21
NBU Cuts Key Policy Rate to 15.5%
The Board of the National Bank of Ukraine has taken a decision to cut its key policy rate to 15.5% per annum effective 25 October 2019. The NBU continues the cycle of monetary policy easing as inflation is firmly declining towards the target of 5%. In September 2019, consumer inflation declined to 7.5% yoy, below the forecast published in the July Inflation Report. Inflation continued to slow in October according to the NBU’s preliminary estimates. The steady disinflation has been driven by a gradual easing ... more...
15 October, 14:32
NBU’s Comment on PrivatBank’s Victory at Court of Appeal in London
The NBU welcomes the ruling of the Court of Appeal in London that confirms that the English court has the jurisdiction to hear PrivatBank’s lawsuit filed against its former owners. The court ruling comes as good news for Ukraine’s taxpayers and economy. The court’s decision allows for continuing the work to safeguard PrivatBank’s interests and reimburse its depositors for the funds that were illegally withdrawn from the bank before it was nationalized. The ... more...
10 October, 15:30
NBU September 2019 Inflation Update
In September 2019, consumer inflation declined in annual terms – to 7.5%, down from 8.8% in August. In monthly terms, prices grew by 0.7%. This is according to data published by the State Statistics Service of Ukraine (SSSU).  Actual inflation was below the projections (7.7%) published in the NBU’s July 2019 Inflation Report. Core inflation, as well as administered prices and fuel prices, grew slower than expected in September, primarily thanks to the continued appreciation of the hryvnia. That has ... more...
03 October, 14:19
Government and NBU Sign Memorandum of Cooperation to Achieve Sustainable Economic Growth and Price Stability
The NBU and the Government of Ukraine have signed a Memorandum between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the National Bank of Ukraine on Cooperation to Achieve Sustainable Economic Growth and Price Stability (UKR). This document will underpin the joint efforts of these institutions in achieving price stability as a prerequisite for sustainable economic growth in Ukraine. In addition, cooperation between them will further improve the expectations of households and businesses, ... more...
01 October, 14:13
Planned FX Purchase Interventions on the Interbank Market Increase to USD 30 Million per Day
In Q4 2019, the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) intends to buy up to USD 30 million per day on the interbank FX market in order to raise international reserves. That is USD 10 million more than the quantitative indicator applied in Q2–Q3 2019. As FX market conditions have been favorable throughout most of the year, the NBU can replenish international reserves without interfering with the hryvnia exchange rate determined by fundamental economic factors. Overall, in January–September ... more...
27 September, 14:24
The Ministry of Finance and the National Bank of Ukraine Adopt Bloomberg Bond Auction System
The solution will help improve transparency and expand the investor base. The Ministry of Finance of Ukraine, in conjunction with the National Bank of Ukraine, have decided to offer government bond auctions via Bloomberg's Auction System (BAS). This will facilitate the participation of local and international banks operating in the primary market for Ukrainian government bonds. “Macroeconomic stabilisation and the continuous efforts to reform the way government ... more...
19 September, 15:17
NBU Is Finalizing Approval of Candidates for Supervisory Boards of State-Owned Banks
The NBU has approved a number of candidates for supervisory boards of state-owned banks based on the results of tests and interviews conducted by the Qualification Committee jointly with the NBU Board. In particular, the following candidates have been approved this week:  PrivatBank JSC Sharon Iski (chairman of the supervisory board)Eran Klein (independent director)Nadir Shaikh (independent director)Sebastian Shonaikh-Karolat (independent director)Olga Tomash ... 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