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

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NBU

Ministry of Finance

NCSSM

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Financial Market News

14 March, 14:29
NBU Keeps Key Policy Rate Unchanged at 18% per Annum
The Board of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has decided to keep its key policy rate at 18.0% per annum. The tight monetary conditions continue to be an important prerequisite for gradually reducing inflation to the 5% target in 2020. Inflation continued to decelerate in the early months of 2019, effectively staying on the trajectory the NBU predicted in its January 2019 Inflation Report.  By the end of February, inflation had declined to 8.8% yoy, with core inflation down to 7.8% yoy, ... more...
14 March, 14:27
National Bank of Ukraine Receives Central Banking Transparency Award
Yesterday night the Central Banking Awards 2019 ceremony took place in London, the UK. Yakiv Smolii, Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU), received the prestigious international Central Banking Transparency Award for making strong progress in improving its transparency and advancing communication with stakeholders. “On behalf of the NBU team, I’d like to thank Central Banking for this award. It is wonderful to receive such recognition and support from the international ... more...
13 March, 14:24
Clearstream opens securities account at National Bank of Ukraine
On March 13th the international central securities depository Clearstream and National Bank of Ukraine signed the correspondent relations agreement for further opening a securities account at the Depository of the National Bank of Ukraine. For the first time in its history, Ukraine joins an international securities depository. This step lays the foundation of the upcoming opening of a domestic link between the National Bank of Ukraine and Clearstream. Establishing a ... more...
11 March, 14:22
NBU February 2019 Inflation Update
February 2019 saw a slowdown in consumer price inflation, to 8.8% yoy from 9.2% in January. In monthly terms, prices grew by 0.5%. This is according to data published by the State Statistics Service of Ukraine. In February, actual inflation was practically in line with the forecast trajectory published in the January 2019 Inflation Report. Core inflation decelerated faster than expected, as the hryvnia strengthened considerably. This offset the faster growth in food prices, which was ... more...
26 February, 14:48
NBU Publishes Its Approach to Stress Testing of Banks in 2019
The National Bank of Ukraine (the NBU) has published its approach to stress testing of banks in 2019, which is scheduled for launch in May. This year, stress testing is focused on the analysis of banks’ consumer loan portfolios, which have been growing rapidly over the past two years. Currently, the risks associated with such growth are generally insignificant; however, underestimation of the credit risk by banks and a decline in the lending standards may increase the vulnerability of ... more...
25 February, 14:37
National Bank of Ukraine Postpones Launch of IBAN at the Request of Banks
At the request of the banking community the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has postponed the launch of the international bank account number (IBAN). IBAN will be launched in Ukraine on 5 August 2019 (previously planned for 1 April 2019). The reason for this is the need for banks to further develop software for remote customer service systems. The postponement is set out in NBU Board Resolution No. 41  On Amendments to Resolution of the Board of ... more...
21 February, 14:50
NBU to Focus on Banking Supervision in Financial Monitoring, with IMF Support
With technical support from the International Monetary Fund (the IMF), the National Bank of Ukraine (the NBU) has prepared a draft road map for strengthening supervision in anti-money laundering and terrorism financing (AML/CFT). Its implementation will enable the NBU to focus more on adequacy of AML/CFT tools in financial institutions and discontinue investigative functions. This approach is outlined in the Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies between Ukraine and the IMF dated 5 ... more...
14 February, 15:10
Domestic Transfers in Money Transfer Systems Rose by almost a Quarter in 2018
In 2018, both residents and nonresidents used money transfer systems to transact the following transfers: ·         USD 2301 million in equivalent to Ukraine (28.28% of total transfers) ·         USD 294 million in equivalent abroad (3.61% of total transfers) ·         UAH 150.53 billion or USD 5,541 million in equivalent within Ukraine (68.11% of the total value of transfers). These data do not ... more...
11 February, 15:07
NBU January 2019 Inflation Update
In January 2019, consumer price inflation declined to 9.2% from 9.8% in December 2018. In monthly terms, prices grew by 1.0%. This is according to data released by the State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Actual inflation in January was very close to the forecast trend published in January 2019 Inflation Report. ·          In January, Core inflation decelerated to 8.3% yoy. In January, the rate of growth in the prices of services ... more...
11 February, 15:03
In 2018 NBU’s Sale of Commemorative Coins Showed Almost Threefold Increase
In 2018, NBU’s sale of commemorative coins showed almost threefold increase compared to 2017. In particular, the NBU sold in the internal market nearly 3.1 million commemorative coins worth a total of UAH 139.8 million, including: ·         gold coins - 1,600 pcs ·         silver coins - 65,800 pcs ·         coins of non-precious metals - 1 million pcs ·         coins of zinc-based alloy ... 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