IMF board to consider Ukraine loan on Wednesday
Details of the agreement have not been disclosed as yet
The International Monetary Fund board will consider Ukraine`s request for a $16.5 billion IMF loan program on Wednesday, according to the IMF Web site.
Ukraine`s parliament on Friday approved financial legislation needed to secure the loan aimed at stabilizing the country`s finances and banking system hit by the global financial crisis.
The IMF-backed loan program includes helping banks recapitalize, working to lower inflation and balancing the budget next year, according to the Ukrainska Pravda Web site, citing a memorandum of the IMF-Ukraine agreement.
Details of the agreement are expected to be published once the IMF board has approved the program.Reuters