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Can corporate governance reform at Ukrainian state-owned companies attract international energy investment?

Can corporate governance reform at Ukrainian state-owned companies attract international energy investment?

Improving corporate governance in Ukraine would send a strong signal to international investors that the country’s energy sector is an attractive prospect Investments in energy production and sustainable energy supply infrastructure are powerful drivers of economic growth and quality of life improvements. However, this does not come cheaply. Increases in oil and gas exploration and ... Read More
 
YES 2018: Ukraine, once again, warns EU of Nord Stream 2 threat to security

YES 2018: Ukraine, once again, warns EU of Nord Stream 2 threat to security

By Bermet Talant. Published Sept. 17. Russia’s new pipeline to Europe, Nord Stream 2, will cost Ukraine $3 billion in lost transit fees for piping Russian gas across its territory, a Ukrainian official reckons. But the project harms not only Ukrainian economy – it threatens European security too, Andriy Kobolyov, CEO of Ukrainian state oil ... Read More
 
Survey: Corruption, distrust of courts making foreign firms wary of investing in Ukraine

Survey: Corruption, distrust of courts making foreign firms wary of investing in Ukraine

By Toma Istomina. Published Sept. 12 Corruption and fears of not getting a fair hearing in court are the main obstructions blocking foreign investment into Ukraine, according to the latest investor survey by investment bank Dragon Capital, the European Business Association, and the Centre for Economic Strategy. They have been selected by foreign investors as ... Read More
 
Groysman concedes need for gas price hike

Groysman concedes need for gas price hike

By Denys Krasnikov. Published Aug. 25. Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said that Ukraine needs to raise gas prices, signaling that he may be willing to meet a condition from the International Monetary Fund for Ukraine to receive its next loan tranche. At a press briefing in Lutsk on Aug. 23, Groysman said Ukraine recognizes its obligation to raise gas ... Read More
 
Minister Bibeau announces support to Women’s Voice and Leadership initiative in Ukraine

Minister Bibeau announces support to Women’s Voice and Leadership initiative in Ukraine

July 23, 2018 – Kyiv, Ukraine – Global Affairs Canada Canada believes that society is more prosperous, peaceful and secure when women’s rights are respected, their voices are heard and they can exercise their leadership. Women’s rights organizations and local women’s movements in Ukraine are key agents of change in advancing Ukraine’s democratic and economic ... Read More
 
Business associations, investors call on lawmakers to secure next IMF tranche before July 20

Business associations, investors call on lawmakers to secure next IMF tranche before July 20

By Ilya Timtchenko. Published July 13. Updated July 13 at 7:14 pm Top investors and business associations have called on the Ukrainian government and parliament to make a deal with the International Monetary Fund in order to unlock a long-delayed $1.9 billion tranche of aid money for the country. If Ukraine does not receive further ... Read More
 
IMF calls for changes to anti-corruption court law, 2 other steps to restart lending in Ukraine

IMF calls for changes to anti-corruption court law, 2 other steps to restart lending in Ukraine

The International Monetary Fund called on Ukraine’s parliament to “quickly approve” a supplementary law submitted by President Petro Poroshenko to establish a High Anti-Corruption Court that will “adjudicate all cases under its jurisdiction, including all appeals of relevant first instance court decisions.” The requirement that the High Anti-Corruption Court hears appeals of lower court decisions ... Read More
 
World Bank: Value of Ukraine’s land to triple if farmland sales permitted

World Bank: Value of Ukraine’s land to triple if farmland sales permitted

By Natalia Datskevych. The value of Ukraine’s land will triple, to $3,500 per hectare, if Ukraine cancels restrictions on land ownership, the World Bank believes. Satu Kahkonen, World Bank country director for Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine, told news agency Bloomberg in a story published on May 7 that the country’s budget is losing billions of ... Read More