Ukraine cenbank council backs strong currency

The head of the newly formed Ukrainian central bank council said lastThursday that the body would back a policy of a strong hryvnia currency andfocus on slowing inflation. "We will work constructively with the (centralbank) board on strengthening monetary and credit policy and onstrengthening the national currency," Anatoly Halchynsky told a newsconference. "We are backing a strong currency," he added after beingelected to head the council for a three-year period. Halchynsky, who isPresident