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Financial Market News

22 May, 15:04
Clearstream to link Ukraine to its network on 27 May 2019
On 27 May 2019, Clearstream, the international central securities depository (ICSD) of Deutsche Börse Group, will connect the Ukrainian market to its network and make Ukrainian government securities eligible in its system. Citi will act as cash correspondent bank and local operator of Clearstream’s account at the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU). This step will enable settlement of all government bonds denominated in the local currency hryvnia through the international system of ... more...
14 May, 13:25
Economists from IMF and Central Banks of France and Finland to Conduct Research Seminars on Central Bank Communications at NBU
Three open research seminars will take place at the NBU in the days leading up to the Annual International Research Conference Central Bank Communications: From Mystery to Transparency, which the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) will host in collaboration with Narodowy Bank Polski on 23–24 May 2019. The first seminar, scheduled for May 21, will be given by Dr Klodiana Istrefi, an Economist at the Monetary Policy Research Division of the Banque de France. Dr Istrefi will present her study ... more...
13 May, 13:23
NBU’s comment on appeal against decision to inspect PrivatBank before its nationalization
The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) intends to file an appeal in cassation against the court rulings that overruled the NBU’s ordinance to inspect PrivatBank prior to the bank’s resolution. In particular, on 13 May 2019, the Sixth Appellate Administrative Court rejected the NBU’s appeal against the ruling of the Kyiv District Administrative Court dated 2 March 2018 that satisfied the lawsuit filed by the Cyprus-based company Triantal Investments Ltd – PrivatBank’s former ... more...
06 May, 18:52
Ukraine’s International Reserves Reached USD 20.5 billion in April 2019
Preliminary data suggest that Ukraine's international reserves amounted to the equivalent of USD 20,524.6 million as at 1 May 2019. In April, despite the favorable situation in the FX market, they decreased by 0.5% due to significant repayments of public debt. Over the month, international reserves were mainly affected by the following factors: ●     First, servicing and repayment of Ukraine’s public debt. Last month, an equivalent of USD 881.7 million was ... more...
25 April, 15:05
NBU Cuts the Key Policy Rate to 17.5%
The NBU Board has decided to cut the key policy rate to 17.5% per annum effective 26 April 2019. Inflation declining steadily towards the target of 5% allows the National Bank of Ukraine to start the cycle of key policy rate cuts. At the same time, the NBU Board sees risks that may hinder these plans. In March 2019, annual consumer price inflation continued to slow and reached 8.6%, which was in line with the NBU’s latest forecast. Core inflation declined even faster than expected (to ... more...
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...
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