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February 04, 2019

NBU Hints at Easing of Monetary Policy, Leaves Key Rate at 18%

The National Bank of Ukraine left its main refinancing rate unchanged at 18.00% after its board meeting on Jan 31, according to an official statement that said the rate was held at the same level in order to push inflation down toward the target of 5% in 2020.

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January 21, 2019

Gov’t Says Ukraine’s Agro Output Rose 7.8% YoY in FY18

Ukraine’s agriculture output index rose by 7.8% YoY in full-year 2018, according to data published by the State Statistics Committee (UkrStat) on Jan 16

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January 08, 2019

Ukraine Loses Important Ally With Mattis Departure

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis was forced by US President Trump to leave his post ahead of schedule on Jan 1 after he wrote a letter of resignation criticizing Trump’s approach to foreign affairs.

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December 26, 2018

Ukraine’s GDP Grows for 11th Straight Quarter with 2.8% YoY Rise in 3Q18

The data also showed that the country’s seasonally-adjusted GDP rose by 0.4% on a quarterly basis in the period.

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December 10, 2018

NBU Reserves Increase by USD 975mn After Eurobond Placement

Ukraine’s foreign currency reserves increased by USD 975mn (+5.8%) to USD 17.71bn in November, the National Bank of Ukraine said on Dec 5.

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December 03, 2018

Industrial Production Rises 1.4% YoY in October, 1.8% in 10M18

The main takeaway after October’s data is that the Ukrainian economy remains on the expected growth path despite the pause seen in September.

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October 16, 2018

Headline Inflation Remains Close to 9% After September Data

Ukraine’s State Statistics Committee reported that rolling 12-month consumer inflation inched down to 8.9% in September from 9.0% in August (the July figure was also 8.9%).

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October 02, 2018

Industrial Output Shows Unexpected 0.5% YoY Drop in August

Ukraine’s nationwide industrial production declined by 0.5% year-on-year in August after 2.9% YoY growth in July and a growth of 2.2% YoY in June, according to data from the State Statistics Committee released last week.

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August 20, 2018

Ukraine’s GDP Growth Accelerates to 3.6% YoY in 2Q18

The Ukrainian economy’s growth accelerated to 3.6% YoY in 2Q18 from 3.1% YoY registered in 1Q18

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August 13, 2018

Headline Inflation Moves Down to 9% After July Data

Ukraine’s State Statistics Committee reported that rolling 12-month consumer inflation declined to 8.9% in July from 9.9% in June and 11.7% in May.

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