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NBU: There are no prerequisites for hryvnia devaluation

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News / 2 October 2013 | 16:58

NBU: There are no prerequisites for hryvnia devaluation

NBU: There are no prerequisites for hryvnia devaluation

There are no prerequisites for the devaluation of Ukraine’s currency, director of the NBU department for foreign exchange reserves management and implementation of open market operations Oleksandr Dubyhvost stated, ForUm correspondent reports.
“I do not see any fundamental factors for the hryvnia devaluation,” he said, adding that in 2013 the real effective exchange rate of hryvnia rose by 1.3%.
The representative of the National Bank stressed that the forecasts of a significant drop in the hryvnia rate traditionally appear every year. For example, it was predicted in 2010 that one dollar would cost 12 UAH in 2011, in 2011 – 9 UAH in 2012 and this year – 8.4-8.5 UAH.
“Each year the dollar rate against the hryvnia rate changes and is revised towards fall,” he concluded.

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Stavytsky hopes to sign contract with Chevron tomorrow

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News / 2 October 2013 | 16:37

Stavytsky hopes to sign contract with Chevron tomorrow

Stavytsky hopes to sign contract with Chevron tomorrow

Ukraine expects to sign a contract with Chevron, energy and coal industry minister of Ukraine Eduard Stavytsky told a briefing at the Cabinet of Ministers, ForUm correspondent reports. 
“On its way to the European integration, Ukraine pays special attention to the convergence of energy markets with the EU. The Shell company has already begun geological studies with further development of the Ukrainian deposits. In the near future we also expect the signing of similar agreements between Ukraine and the Chevron company. The Ivano-Frankivsk regional council has already agreed this issue. Tomorrow I will take part in a meeting of the Lviv regional council, where we hope to achieve mutual understanding, because we have already agreed all issue in the working groups,” Stavytsky said.

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Indian summer will last ten days in Ukraine

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News / 2 October 2013 | 16:20

Indian summer will last ten days in Ukraine

Indian summer will last ten days in Ukraine

By the end of this week the weather will start to improve, and on October 8, the Indian summer will come to Ukraine and will last up to ten days, according to forecasts of the Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Center.
“The weather will be dry and sunny in Ukraine. At the end of next week, the temperature will reach 14, 19 and occasionally 20 degrees above zero,” chief meteorologist Mykola Kulbida said.
Now, there are “extremely intense rainfalls” in Crimea, southern and eastern regions. Kulbida assured that the meteorologists warned about such unfavorable conditions in these regions.
“Starting from October 8, the air temperature will be high during the day,” he said.

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Aerosvit pays almost 9 million UAH to Pension Fund

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News / 2 October 2013 | 15:58

Aerosvit pays almost 9 million UAH to Pension Fund

Aerosvit pays almost 9 million UAH to Pension Fund

Aerosvit Airlines voluntarily compensated almost 9 million UAH to the Pension Fund, the press service of the Kyiv regional public prosecutor’s office reported. 
“PJSC Aerosvit Airlines voluntarily and fully made insurance payments to the Pension Fund of Ukraine to the amount of almost 9 million UAH,” the press service noted, Ukrinform informed.
As the public prosecutor’s office specified, criminal proceedings were instituted last year against one of Aerosvit Airlines’ heads for the failure to make insurance payments for compulsory state social insurance, which currently has been sent court.
“Due to voluntary and full payment of damages inflicted to the state, the proceedings were sent to the court with the prosecutor’s request about dismissing of the designated person from criminal responsibility,” the prosecutors informed.

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Arbuzov: Ukraine intends to find balance in relations with Russia and EU

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News / 2 October 2013 | 15:42

Arbuzov: Ukraine intends to find balance in relations with Russia and EU

Arbuzov: Ukraine intends to find balance in relations with Russia and EU

Ukraine strives to find a balance in relations between the European Union and Russia, first vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Serhiy Arbuzov said during a meeting with European Commissioner for Trade Karel De Gucht, the press service of the first vice Prime Minister reports.
Preparation for the Vilnius Eastern Partnership summit, where the Association Agreement of Ukraine with the EU is planned to be signed, was a main issue of this meeting. The Ukrainian party confirmed the immutability of its political course on European integration.
On a request of the European party, Arbuzov told about trade and economic problems, which exist and may emerge on Ukraine’s way towards the Association and in the process of the Agreement implementation. 
A special attention was paid to the situation in the Ukrainian-Russian relations. The first vice Prime Minister noted Ukraine’s good will and its striving to find a balance in relations between the European Union and the Russian Federation.
The European integration draft laws were separately discussed, which Ukraine has to adopt in the process of preparation for the summit. Arbuzov, as a government member responsible for a dialogue with the Parliament, stressed on readiness to create all necessary legislative preconditions in order that Vilnius was a success of the Ukrainian and European policy.

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Stavytsky: Heat tariffs won’t be raised

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News / 2 October 2013 | 15:27

Stavytsky: Heat tariffs won't be raised

Stavytsky: Heat tariffs won’t be raised

Heat tariffs won’t be raised in Ukraine in the coming heating season 2013/2014, energy and coal industry minister of Ukraine Eduard Stavytsky told a briefing at the Cabinet of Ministers, ForUm correspondent reports. 
“You know my position, and position of the President. The President said: “There will be no increase in tariffs,” Stavytsky quoted Yanukovych.

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Work on heating supply launch to be completed within a week

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News / 2 October 2013 | 15:14

Work on heating supply launch to be completed within a week

Work on heating supply launch to be completed within a week

The Ministry of Regional Development, Construction and Housing and Communal Services hopes that the work on launch of heating supply will be completed in Ukraine within a week, deputy regional development, construction and housing minister Andriy Bilousov stated, ForUm correspondent reports.
“I think that all works on launch of heating supply will be completed within a week, and all residential houses and social facilities will have heating,” he said.
Bilousov stressed that as of today, all housing and communal enterprises of Ukraine have been prepared for the autumn-winter period.
In addition, he said that 41% of kindergartens, 32% of schools, 40% of hospitals and 12% of houses have been already connected to heating.

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Ukraine to gain energy independence in medium term

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News / 2 October 2013 | 14:57

Ukraine to gain energy independence in medium term

Ukraine to gain energy independence in medium term

Ukraine will be able to produce 25-30 billion cubic meters of gas more on its own territory in the medium term, energy and coal industry minister of Ukraine Eduard Stavytsky told a briefing at the Cabinet of Ministers, ForUm correspondent reports.
 
“Agreements with Shell, Chevron on hydrocarbon production, as well as new projects, open up broad prospects for Ukraine to meet in full the needs in energy resources. According to experts, these three projects will give us the opportunity to produce 25-30 billion cubic meters of gas more on our own territory in the medium term,” Stavytsky said.
The minister also expressed hope for an early acquisition of Ukraine’s energy independence.
“Co-operation with international partners and increasing the volume of energy production will lead to the ultimate energy independence of our country,” he said.

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