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Inflation in Ukraine Remains at Zero - Report of the Central Bank
By: PR Newswire
Nov. 20, 2012 04:06 AM
KYIV, Ukraine, November 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Effective management of the financial sector allows Ukrainian authorities to hold inflation. Experts from the National Bank of Ukraine stated this conclusion in the report "major trends of the monetary market in October 2012," published recently.
"The monetary policy of the National Bank of Ukraine in October contributed to the support of price stability in the country. In particular, at the end of the month the consumer price index over the past 12 months - was 0%. Since early 2012 consumer prices in Ukraine have fallen by 0.3%," - according to the report.
Meanwhile, revival of bank activity is noticeable in the country. The total amount of remaining balances on bank loans in October increased by UAH 5.5 billion which is 0.7%. The total amount of remaining balances on deposits increased by UAH 132 million, which was achieved mainly due to the increase of the deposit accounts of individuals (+14.5% YTD).
Volume of the monetary base over the last month fell by 0.9% and total money supply decreased by 0.7%. The regulator is continuing the process of commercial banks' refinancing (the volume of banks' refinancing by the National Bank of Ukraine totaled UAH 19.8 billion in October). Moreover the NBU purchased public bonds of Ukraine to the amount of UAH 3.96 billion in October (UAH 18.1 billion YTD). The NBU did not hold operations on the sale of public bonds from its portfolio.
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