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IMF Revises Ukraine Growth to -11%

An International Monetary Fund mission said on Saturday after discussions with Ukraine that authorities look forward to broad participation of eurobond holders in the recently launched debt exchange.

The mission chief for Ukraine, Nikolay Gueorguiev, said due to a larger-than-expected economic decline in the first half of the year, the mission revised growth projections for 2015 to negative 11 percent.

Growth is expected to reach 2 percent next year, Gueorguiev said in a statement.


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Alfonso Esparza

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Senior Currency Analyst at Market Pulse [6]
Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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