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UBJ AM News: Apr. 25, 2017
Vitalii Dubenskyi
Ukraine's car imports up by 1.5 times; Kyiv's Diamantbank declared insolvent; Qatar Airways launches flights to Kyiv.
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• Imports of cars to Ukraine rose by 1.5 times in February year-over-year to 8,500 units, according to the Ukravtoprom Association. In total, car imports to the country were $113.8 million in February.

• Ukraine's Deposit Guarantee Fund has introduced interim administration at Kyiv-based Diamantbank after the National Bank of Ukraine declared the bank insolvent. The administration headed by Tetiana Startseva will work for a month until May 23 inclusively, the Fund said on its website.

• The National Bank of Ukraine on April 21 transferred the first tranche of profit for 2016 in the amount of $375 million to the national budget, the press service of the central bank has told Interfax-Ukraine.

• Ukraine is preparing to raise pensions in October, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman at a briefing in Kharkiv, Ukrinform reported.

• Paul C. Warwick, a Briton, has been appointed head of the supervisory council of Naftogaz, the company reported to the National Commission on Securities and the Stock Market. Warwick is 31-year veteran of Conoco and ConocoPhillips.

• The airline company Qatar Airways will start flights to Kyiv in the next year, one of twelve new destinations of 2017-2018, Reuters reported.

• The Ukrainian Railways plans to establish direct rail links with neighboring Hungary, Slovakia and Romania, Ukrinform reported.

• Ukraine seeks to attract raise $200 million by 2020 on the international market to invest in transport infrastructure, rolling stock and quality of services, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

• China Railway International Group was shown six infrastructure projects for investment by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, the ministry alerted by Twitter.

• Luhansk Energy Association (LEA) plans to shut down power supplies to the occupied part of Luhansk region starting April 25, LEA CEO Volodymyr Gritsai told Luhansk regional TV channel, reported.

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