Smolii's appointment head of NBU will contribute to stability and continuity of central bank's policy - bankers
The approval by the Verkhovna Rada of the candidacy of first deputy head of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Yakiv Smolii for the post of central bank governor will contribute to stability in the financial market and continuity of the central bank's policy, according to bankers interviewed by Interfax-Ukraine.
"In the current situation in the country in general and in the banking sector in particular, the appointment of Yakiv Smolii head of the NBU is the best consensus decision. It will give a clear signal to the market and Western partners on the continuity of the NBU policy and the planned course of the regulator for further reforming the banking sector in accordance with the best European and world practices," chairman of Bank Credit Dnepr Olena Malynska said.
In her opinion, the activity of the National Bank under the leadership of Smolii will be aimed at further improving the banking sector, increasing its transparency and preserving inflation and exchange rate stability.
Kredobank Board Chairman Grzegorz Szatkowski believes that after Smolii's appointment as NBU head, financial sector reforms will continue.
"Financial sector reforms will continue. Mr. Smolii has been in charge of the National Bank for several months, and his policy is clear and visible. I think that the priority topic of the agenda will be the effectiveness of inflation targeting with the help of monetary policy," the banker said.