On the last day of the week, the hryvnia recovered losses from the previous day. The NBU sold UAH29.1m in FX to level demand, pushing the currency up 0.4% to 27.0546 USD/UAH on Friday. However, for the week as a whole, the hryvnia dropped 0.5% and exceeded 27/USD. It sold for 26.91 USD/UAH versus 27.07 to buy at the Ukrainian cash market. Its CPI-based real trade-weighted index rose 0.34% to 111.23; in year-on-year terms, it is down 2.39% from 113.95 last year.