Ukraine's central bank buys almost $3 bln in 2017

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The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) in 2017 bought nearly US$2.3 billion on the interbank forex market, according to the NBU website.

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At the same time, the regulator purchased over $1 billion through interventions in the form of a request for the best forex rate, the report said.

Over the period under review, the National Bank sold $1 billion on the interbank foreign exchange market, including $239 million – through the interventions in the form of a request for the best rate.

Read alsoUkraine's central bank mulls introduction of blockchain-based e-hryvniaAs UNIAN reported earlier, Ukraine's total international reserves as of January 1, 2018, amounted to $18.808 billion, which was 21% up from the figure as of January 1, 2017.

In 2016, the country's foreign reserves grew by 17% to UAH 15.539 billion ($546.2 million).