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Moldova recognizes Ukrainian sweets safe

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News / 5 August 2013 | 16:58

Moldova recognizes Ukrainian sweets safe

Moldova recognizes Ukrainian sweets safe

Agriculture minister of Moldova Vasily Bumacov reported that the verification of the Roshen company products has shown its full compliance with the quality standards of the country.
“This information (about the dangers of sweets – Ed.) was blown abroad by the media, not the National Agency for Food Safety. Sweets were tested, although this was not necessary. There is no problem. The Agency will make a separate clarification on this matter. However, consumers should be aware of that no harmful or sub-standard components were found in the products, which are sold in the territory of the Republic of Moldova,” he said

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NBU studying issue on illegal use of passports’ copies

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News / 5 August 2013 | 16:47

NBU studying issue on illegal use of passports' copies

NBU studying issue on illegal use of passports’ copies

The National Bank of Ukraine is studying the issue on illegal use of copies of Ukrainian passports obtained while exchanging currency, deputy governor of the National Bank of Ukraine Vira Rychakovska told a press conference, ForUm correspondent reports.
“As for passports, the National Bank have not received direct remarks, but, of course, we constantly analyze the press, read the information and know about applications of the State Committee for Regulatory Policy and Entrepreneurship of Ukraine,” she said.
According to Rychakovska, the NBU profile services are now examining this problem in details. “In the near future, we will give some explanations, or the NBU will take certain steps,” she said.

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FM condemns desecration of Ukrainian flag by American band

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News / 5 August 2013 | 16:36

FM condemns desecration of Ukrainian flag by American band

FM condemns desecration of Ukrainian flag by American band

Desecration of the national flag of Ukraine by members of the Bloodhound Gang American punk band, committed during performances in Kyiv and Odesa clubs, is totally unacceptable, deputy director of the information policy department of the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine Olena Vashchenko said in comments to ForUm correspondent.
“There are moral and ethical grounds to speak about the absolute unacceptability of actions performed by the American musical group, taking place in Odesa and Kyiv clubs and covered by media,” she said.
Vashchenko is confident that the law enforcement bodies of Ukraine will address these incidents and appropriate measures will be taken. “Such actions, related to the outrage against state symbols, cannot be justified with any so-called “epatage,” she streesed.

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National system of mass payments developed in Ukraine

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News / 5 August 2013 | 16:20

National system of mass payments developed in Ukraine

National system of mass payments developed in Ukraine

The National Bank of Ukraine is constantly working on the development of the national system of mass payments, director of the general department of information technologies and payment systems of the National Bank of Ukraine Natalia Syniavska told a press conference, ForUm correspondent reports.
“As for the national system of mass payments and payment organization of the system, today there are 58 banks participating in this payment system, three of which 3 are state-run,” she said.
At the same time, the representative of the NBU noted that the program for cashless payments, under which the NBU aims to modernize the national system for mass payments in accordance with international standards, is approved.
“The system is developing dynamically and I think it will be a big step to meet the needs of the population, and for the development of the internal market of cashless payments,” she said.

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NBU: Youth – the most advanced user of bank cards

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News / 5 August 2013 | 16:05

NBU: Youth - the most advanced user of bank cards

NBU: Youth – the most advanced user of bank cards

Youth under 35 years old is the most active users of payment cards, deputy governor of the National Bank of Ukraine Vira Rychakovska told a press conference, ForUm correspondent reports.
“We have recently conducted a survey on non-cash payments. People aged under 35 already actively use payment cards,” she said.
According to the deputy head of the National Bank of Ukraine, there is a significant progress in the issue on non-cash payments. At the same time, the NBU understands that it is more difficult for older citizens to adopt and use non-cash payments.

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WebMoney operates illegally in Ukraine, NBU reminds

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News / 5 August 2013 | 15:48

WebMoney operates illegally in Ukraine, NBU reminds

WebMoney operates illegally in Ukraine, NBU reminds

WebMoney works in Ukraine outside the legal field, director of the general department of information technologies and payment systems of the National Bank of Ukraine Natalia Syniavska told a press conference, ForUm correspondent reports.
“As of today, WebMoney did not apply to register electronic system money,” she said.
According to Syniavska, in 2010 this system of electronic money had submitted documents to the NBU, but received a number of comments. Afterwards, WebMoney submitted no documents to the National Bank.
The representative of the National Bank of Ukraine recalled that at the end of last year, the Parliament adopted amendments to the law on payment systems, taking into account the comments of the National Bank regarding the issue, circulation and production of electronic money. “After this, the National Bank of Ukraine has developed a new provision, which was published on the official website. After the provision is passed, the NBU will review the documents for registration of electronic money,” she said.
Syniavska stressed that it is essential for all payment systems in Ukraine to work in the legal field, under clear and simple rules. “NBU does so to protect the rights of Ukrainian consumers regarding electronic money transactions… You can not even imagine how many complaints NBU receives from people affected by different systems,” she said.

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Bill on foreign currency transactions tax not submitted to NBU

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News / 5 August 2013 | 15:32

Bill on foreign currency transactions tax not submitted to NBU

Bill on foreign currency transactions tax not submitted to NBU

A bill on 10% tax on transactions with foreign currency has not been submitted to the National Bank of Ukraine, deputy governor of the National Bank of Ukraine Valeriy Prokhorenko told a press conference, ForUm correspondent reports.
“None of draft legal acts has been submitted to the NBU for consideration,” he said.
As a reminder, MP from the Party of Regions Mykhailo Chechetov said that now a bill, providing for the introduction of 10% fee on currency exchange transactions to the Pension Fund, is being developed.
“If this bill is passed during the fall session, the fee will be introduced starting from January 1, 2014,” he said.

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No restrictions on money transfer to Ukraine from abroad applied

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News / 5 August 2013 | 15:18

No restrictions on money transfer to Ukraine from abroad applied

No restrictions on money transfer to Ukraine from abroad applied

No additional restrictions on money transfer to Ukraine from abroad have been applied, deputy governor of the National Bank of Ukraine Vira Rychakovska told a press conference, ForUm correspondent reports.
“We considered the question of limiting cash payments up to 150 thousand UAH only in Ukraine. As for transfer of currency, the same rules operate. Here we plan no changes,” Rychakovska said.

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