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Financial Market News

25 March, 15:25
World Bank to Support the National Bank of Ukraine and the Deposit Guarantee Fund on Improving Banks’ Resolution Mechanisms
This step was made towards harmonization of national laws with EU Directives, specifically with Directive 2014/59/EU establishing a framework for bank recovery and resolution (BRRD), which is one of Ukraine’s commitments under the EU–Ukraine Association Agreement. Implementation of the BRRD covers a conceptual change in the approach to recovery and resolution of Ukrainian banks and requires amendments to laws. The task force of representatives of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU), the ... more...
21 March, 15:39
NBU and SWIFT to Launch Ukrainian Payments Infrastructure Development Project Based on ISO 20022
The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) in conjunction with SWIFT will initiate a project to align Ukraine’s payments infrastructure with the international ISO 20022 standard. "Payment systems’ performance plays an important role in the operation of modern economies. Moving to ISO 20022 is part of a wider development initiative intended to transform Ukraine’s payments infrastructure. The project aims to modernize Ukraine’s financial infrastructure to improve the country’s ... more...
19 March, 15:36
Number of Counterfeit Hryvnia Banknotes Withdrawn from Circulation Decreased in 2018
The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) confirms a relatively low level of hryvnia banknote counterfeiting based on the results of monitoring the withdrawal of counterfeit banknotes from circulation in 2018. “The current situation with the withdrawal of counterfeit domestic and foreign currencies from circulation is under control and is not critical. The hryvnia banknote’s security features match the level of those of the world’s most popular currencies. Last year, we could even observe a ... more...
18 March, 15:22
National Bank of Ukraine Warns Ukrainians against Disclosing Payment Card Details
In 2018, losses of Ukrainian banks inflicted by illegal actions with payment cards accounted for 0.0092% of the total value of all payment card transactions (0.0077% in 2017, 0.011% in 2016). Thus, for each million of card debit operations in 2018 illegal transactions accounted for 92 hryvnias. At average each illegal transaction in 2018 amounted to UAH 2,500 (UAH 2,100 in 2017). The number of fraudulent actions involving payment cards resulting ... more...
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...
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