The war with inflation and $ 2 billion from the IMF. NBU forecasts

The war with inflation and $ 2 billion from the IMF. NBU forecasts



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The strengthening of the hryvnia in the first quarter to keep the prices down.

The national Bank of Ukraine has left unchanged the discount rate is 17%.

This was reported on the website of the state regulator.

The reason is high inflation, which exceeded forecasts of the NBU. Now the level began to decline of 13.2% yoy, but underlying the forecast is 9.4% in annual terms.

While macroeconomic forecasts remained unchanged. In particular, the growth forecast for Ukraine’s real GDP in 2018 could reach 3.4%, and inflation at the end of the year is 8.9%.

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The main engine of growth remains private consumption and exports will continue to grow thanks to the favourable terms of trade, higher yields, greater access of Ukrainian enterprises to foreign markets. In addition, the “strengthening of the hryvnia in the first quarter will be to curb rising prices, but inflationary pressure will be supported by growth in food prices amid the expansion of their exports and the growth of consumer demand due to increasing incomes”.

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Drivers of growth needs to be reform and cooperation with the International monetary Fund. It should be noted that the National Bank for the new tranche is expected in early third quarter of this year.

According to the Deputy Chairman of the national Bank Dmitry Sologub, Ukraine fulfils all the conditions of the Fund for the next revision of the program. In the case of a decision of the IMF will provide Ukraine to 2018, $ 2 billion. This will increase international reserves up to 21.6 billion dollars. at the end of this year, but in 2019 and 2020, the peak of payments on external public debt balance of payments deficit, and international reserves will be reduced somewhat.

We will remind, the updated NBU presented the first problem: personnel issues, exchange rates, inflation and global strategy. Smoliy assured that there will be drastic personnel changes.

Videoelement has appointed a new head of the national Bank

The Parliament approved the candidacy of Jacob Smoliy, which actually manages the NBU for nine months, performing the duties of Valeria Gontareva, which last year went to a long vacation. This position she held for three years, and then filed a petition of resignation to the President. When MPs voted for her release, she was delighted.

TSN. 16:45

March 15, 17:10

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