On the eve of elections, the government and the national Bank of Ukraine will curb the devaluation of the hryvnia to avoid losing rankings.
This opinion in comments to the correspondent of ГолосUA said the head of the Committee of economists of Ukraine Andriy Novak.
“Based on the forecast of course, incorporated in the State budget for this year (29.4 per hryvnia to the dollar), the government together with national Bank will continue to implement the artificial devaluation of the hryvnia. So, at the moment, the question will consist only in the rate of this devaluation,” – said the economist.
As noted A. Novak, before the presidential election, the government will try to ensure the stability of the exchange rate to avoid losing rating. After the election, as is likely, the plan artificial devaluation will be resumed.
“Now a corridor of opportunities for the national currency to fluctuate within fifty cents to demonstrate the stability of the national currency, in order not to lose points before the elections”, – concluded the expert.
We will remind, today, on 14 January, the national Bank of Ukraine has set the rate of 28.15 hryvnia per dollar. Thus, compared with the rate in the previous day, the dollar price fell by 12 kopecks.