KIEV, February 23. The national Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has lowered the hryvnia to a 27,23 hryvnia for one dollar – this is still the lowest since the beginning of the year. About it reported in a press-service of the regulator.
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“The national Bank of Ukraine set for February 24, 2016 the official rate of hryvnia at the level 27,2339 UAH per dollar”, – stated in the message.
Thus, from the beginning, the hryvnia rate on the interbank market decreased by 13,54% 24,00 27,25 hryvnia to UAH per dollar.
The last time the Ukrainian national currency reached the lowest level on record on 26 February 2015, then the rate of 30.01 per dollar.
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In the state budget of Ukraine for 2016 hryvnia exchange rate set at 24,1-24,4 per dollar.
The head of the NBU Valeria hontareva has previously stated that the depreciation of the hryvnia, stated recently, is associated “with the fundamental factors that can influence the NBU”.
Earlier, the head of the IMF Christine Lagarde warned that the Fund may terminate the programme of support to Ukraine, if Kiev does not implement the promised reforms. “I was concerned at the slow progress demonstrated by Ukraine in improving public administration, fighting corruption and reducing the influence of vested interests on policy. In the absence of visible efforts to give new impetus to the reforms in the state governance and the fight against corruption, it is difficult to imagine that the IMF-supported program will continue in the future and will be successful,” she said.