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Ukraine’s Currency Market Stable as Dollar Demand Declines

April 09, 2012

Ukraine’s currency market was balanced last month as public demand for dollars declined, the central bank said.

Dollar-demand by households was a quarter of what it was in March last year, Olena Shcherbakova, who heads the Natsionalnyi Bank Ukrainy’s monetary policy department, said today in a statement on the bank’s website. There were no dollar sales to support the hryvnia, she added.

“The market is quiet, participation of the central bank is nearing zero,” Shcherbakova said.

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