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On investment in Ukraine’s agriculture

On investment in Ukraine’s agriculture

In the recent years, economic growth of Ukraine has become critically dependent on the agricultural sector’s prospects. In 2010-2016, the industrial share in the country’s GDP dropped from 31.3% to 26.3% (down 5 p.p.), while the agriculture’s contribution grew from 8.3% to 14.4% (up 6 p.p.). Over the three years (2014-2016), the export share of ... Read More
 
Rada passes bill in support of foreign investment in Ukraine

Rada passes bill in support of foreign investment in Ukraine

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has cancelled the registration of foreign investment and simplified the procedure for issuing permission to employ foreigners, as well as the procedure for issuing temporary residence permits. Some 239 deputies voted in favor of the draft law in its second reading on Tuesday. The bill cancels registration of foreign investment, ... Read More
 
Ukrainian Railways plans five-year investment program

Ukrainian Railways plans five-year investment program

Ukraine’s state-owned JSC Ukrzaliznytsia railways operator has presented its five-year development strategy for 2017-21, which includes investment of UAH 130 billion to UAH 150 billion, and the formation of five business sectors: freight transport and logistics, passenger transport, infrastructure, traction services, manufacturing and services, according to the Railway Gazette. In the freight sector, Ukrzaliznytsia plans ... Read More
 
Huawei among top Chinese investors active in Ukraine

Huawei among top Chinese investors active in Ukraine

Huawei began as a small opera­tion when it was founded in 1987 by Ren Zhengfei, a former engineer in China’s People’s Liberation Army. It has since then grown into a global multinational headquartered in Shenzhen, in China’s Guangdong Province. At first manufacturing for industry, it gradually expanded into telecommunications and consumer electronics, releasing its first ... Read More
 
UVCA Publishes Overview of Ukrainian Investment Market

UVCA Publishes Overview of Ukrainian Investment Market

The Ukrainian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (UVCA) published the first overview of Ukrainian investment market displaying current players’ activity, sectors of interest, and portfolio. The Investors Book identified 34 active investors, which deal with global companies from Ukraine (mostly IT sector). According to the Book, there are 29 funds operating in Ukraine, consisting ... Read More
 
Why Investors Are Giving Ukraine a Second Chance

Why Investors Are Giving Ukraine a Second Chance

Ukraine today is open and transparent, but foreign investors are often taken aback by its challenges. While corruption and property rights are issues, any objective assessment must recognize the monumental strides the country has taken on these issues. After three years of reforms, society is fatigued, and the mood is pessimistic. The current media narrative—that ... Read More
 
UNIT.City: first Ukrainian innovation park

UNIT.City: first Ukrainian innovation park

In recent years, Ukraine has been actively developing the innovation sphere, and Ukrainian start-ups and IT companies are known worldwide. According to IT companies, in 2016 the IT market amounted to $3 billion, which is 3.3% of Ukraine’s GDP in 2016. This area grows by 20,000 jobs annually. These growth rates can gradually match traditional ... Read More
 
EBRD Intends to Invest € 1 Billion in Ukraine in 2017

EBRD Intends to Invest € 1 Billion in Ukraine in 2017

Şevki Acuner, Director of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for Ukraine, hopes that the bank will expand its investments in projects in Ukraine up to EUR 1 billion this year. “Over the previous two years, we invested EUR 2.2 billion in total, which is about EUR 1 billion per year, so I ... Read More