KIEV, June 30 The National Bank of Ukraine bought $70.8 million from banks on Thursday, one of the largest amounts in recent weeks, after a weeklong break in the central bank's auctions on a market which sees the local currency firming.
On Thursday, the bank said it would buy up to $100 million, accepting bids at an exchange rate between 24.8150-24.8300 hryvnias per dollar. Banks offered $81.4 million. At its last auction on June 22, the central bank bought $22.4 million at 24.89-24.90 per dollar.
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