Open for U video made by the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine to promote Ukraine’s investment opportunities reveals amazing facts about the people, the place and the products made in Ukraine or by Ukrainians around the World.
Agricultural land in Ukraine is one of the best mid and long-term investment opportunities in the world. While many arable land plots worldwide get deteriorated by intensive conventional (chemical) farming practices, Ukraine’s black soils, aka Chernozem, have managed to stay much less harmed by humanity’s most dangerous and delusive “inventions”: toxic pesticides and synthetic chemical fertilizers. Ukraine’s diverse farming climatic zones provide an exceptional opportunity for fully-diversified, complete-cycle farming ventures with their own livestock, seed production and premium field crops and row crops production of export-scale harvest volumes. Continue reading
Odessa Port-side Plant was not privatized on the September 29 despite the open tender which took place on the day as originally scheduled by the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers headed by Yuliya Tymoshenko. The State Property Fund of Ukraine declared the tender results void. Mrs Tymoshenko confirmed that the bidders did not adhere to the rules of the game and kept the bidding price as low as UAH 5 billion (around USD 600,000 million) having moved 1 billion above the original asking price of UAH 4 billion. Continue reading
Deutsche Bank officially opened a new subsidiary in Ukraine. By opening Joint Stock Company (OJSC) Deutsche Bank DBU, based in Kiev, the German bank is planning to strengthen its position in Central and Eastern Europe. Continue reading
Ukraine has potential to significantly increase food output. Once called breadbasket of Europe, Ukraine’s soil’s agri-ecological potential is only used for 40 percent.
The EBRD and the World Bank called in May 2009 for new government policies to help boost investment in agriculture in Ukraine and so unlock the huge potential the country has to increase farming output. Continue reading
On the May 13th, teh UEFA named four Polish and four Ukrainian cities as venues which will host the EURO-2012, the European football championship. Yet, the Ukrainian government is hasitating to capitalize on the opportunity, many Ukrainian football fans admit. Ukraine will have to meet very demanding expectations as for the conditions of the infrastructure of the Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, if it wants to host the EURO-2012 final match. Continue reading
Europe has built a new iron curtain on the Polish-Ukrainian border. While Ukraine lifted visa requirement for EU nationals back in 2005, most of the Ukrainians still have to go through humiliating procedure of visa application, interviewing and, yet, about 20% of the Ukrainians get refused their chance to visit Europe’s Schengen zone or any of the individual EU member states.
Bread basket of Europe is an old description of Ukraine.
Among all the associations foreigners have with Ukraine, the oldest and still valid assertion that Ukraine is the bread basket of Europe. So, why is Ukraine called the “Bread Basket of Europe?” Continue reading
Ukrainian consumers’ behavior is changing to sustainable consumption despite the financial crisis. Without any marketing efforts, Ukrainians are going back to “grandma’s recipes” and village markets or bulk home deliveries for basic fruit and vegetables at prices below supermarkets’ bids. Continue reading
ING Bank of the Netherlands has announced its plans to separate its banking and insurance businesses, sell off 8 million EUR worth of assets and pull out of Ukraine where it started its banking operations in the spring of 2008. Continue reading
The EBRD is providing a loan of up to USD 30 million to Ukraine’s Desnagrain, a wholly owned subsidiary of French agricultural cooperative Champagne Cereales, in a move that EBRD believes will support the local [Ukrainian] farming sector. Desnagrain was established in 2006 as a spin-off from a leading European malt producer Malteurop, another subsidiary of Champagne Cereales. Continue reading
According to Nikolay Sivulskiy, the Head of the State Audit Department, his agency has requested authorities to deprive Ernst & Young Ukraine company of the due diligence and valuation? practice for its incompetent analysis and valuation of the UkrZaliznytsya assets. Continue reading