The Ukrainian parliament (Rada) has refused to require joint-stock companies to spend at least 30% of their profits on payment of dividends.
The first reading of the relevant draft law (No. 5183) received 154 votes; only 226 votes were required for its approval.
The draft law provides for making the relevant amendments to the Law on Joint-Stock Societies.
In April 2010, the Ukrainian Credit and Banking Association called on the parliament to reject the draft law No. 5183.