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UPDATE 2-Ukraine keeps main rate unchanged before presidential election

14 Mar 2019

KIEV, March 14 Ukraine left its main interest rate unchanged at 18 percent on Thursday to help bring inflation down to its target level, the central bank said, at the last monetary policy meeting before a presidential election on March 31.

Ukraine likely to hold off cutting rates before election - Reuters poll

06 Mar 2019

KIEV Ukraine's central bank is expected to leave its key interest rate unchanged next week to safeguard financial stability before an unpredictable presidential election, a monthly Reuters poll showed on Wednesday.

Ukraine president tries to salvage corruption law as tough election looms

28 Feb 2019

KIEV Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko proposed fresh legislation on Thursday aimed at fighting corruption, after the constitutional court threw out a previous anti-graft law, raising concerns that the country was backtracking on the issue.

No gas? No votes. Subsidy cuts imperil Ukraine leader's reelection bid

28 Feb 2019

SKRYHALIVKA, Ukraine Ukrainian pensioner Nadiya Ignatiy says she has had the plum and cherry trees in her garden cut down for firewood since the government raised gas prices late last year.

INSIGHT-No gas? No votes. Subsidy cuts imperil Ukraine leader's reelection bid

28 Feb 2019

SKRYHALIVKA, Ukraine, Feb 28 Ukrainian pensioner Nadiya Ignatiy says she has had the plum and cherry trees in her garden cut down for firewood since the government raised gas prices late last year.

Ukraine leader's associate quits in corruption probe ahead of vote

26 Feb 2019

KIEV A close associate of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stepped aside from a senior government role on Tuesday pending a corruption investigation involving his son a month before the incumbent faces a tough battle for re-election.

UPDATE 2-Ukraine keeps rate unchanged to bring inflation down to target

31 Jan 2019

KIEV, Jan 31 Ukraine's central bank kept its main interest rate at 18 percent on Thursday, saying the pause in monetary easing was aimed at bringing inflation down to a target level of 5 percent early next year.

Trailing in polls, Ukraine's Poroshenko launches bid for second term

29 Jan 2019

KIEV Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko, whose popularity has plunged over rampant corruption and sliding living standards, launched his uphill fight for re-election on Tuesday, promising to steer his country towards the West and join the EU.

Ukraine's PrivatBank expects court appeal against former owners this year

17 Jan 2019

KIEV, Jan 17 PrivatBank expects an appeal in its case against its former owners to be heard in a London court in 2019, part of an effort by Ukraine's largest bank to recover $2 billion it says was lost to fraud, the head of its supervisory board said on Thursday.

IMF money to keep Ukraine stable despite elections: Reuters poll

08 Jan 2019

KIEV Loans from the International Monetary Fund will help Ukraine maintain growth and price stability although overall economic performance will weaken due to expected political upheaval in this year's elections, a Reuters monthly poll showed on Tuesday.

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