A blockade on goods from rebel-held territory could nearly halve Ukraine's expected economic growth this year, the head of the central bank said on Thursday, as the bank kept its key rate on hold.
The Ukrainian banking system has enough liquidity and there are no substantial outflows of deposits expected from PrivatBank, the central bank's deputy governor said on Tuesday.
The European Union will extend by six months its main economic sanctions on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine after the bloc's leaders meet in Brussels on Dec. 15, diplomatic sources and officials said on Friday.

Oil prices rallied yesterday on the changing perceptions of

The grain markets are attempting to rally today after export sales were reported at 7:30am this morning.
The International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) today announced that its EMEA Credit Derivatives Determinations Committee (EMEA DC) resolved that a Repudiation/Moratorium Credit Event and a Failure to Pay Credit Event have occurred in respect of the Republic of Ukraine.
Ukraine's Finance Ministry and its creditors said on Wednesday restructuring talks in Washington had been productive, leading to an agreement to continue negotiations under confidential terms, in an effort to reach a deal as soon as possible.
It’s fun to speculate about the politics surrounding oil, but for the first time in a long time, the United States is at the table.
Back in late March 2014 there was a push for the major banks and construction companies in Russia to delist on the LSE with the final large bank, Russian Standard Bank, being delisted on Nov. 21.
Trade in the overnight session was fairly muted as the crude backed off of its yearly highs achieved in yesterday’s session.