Agricultural land investment in Ukraine

agricultural_fields_ukraineAgricultural land in Ukraine is one of the best mid and long-term investment opportunities in the world. Ukraine’s diverse farming climatic zones provide an exceptional opportunity for fully-diversified, complete-cycle farming ventures with livestock, seed production, premium field crops and row crops production of export-scale agri commodities volumes, feed harvests, and farm-to-fork foods. No1 in sunflower oil and one of the global leaders in corn, soya, wheat, barley, sugar, honey, chicken meat and eggs, Ukraine has a huge potential to lead in beef, lamb and pork, dairy products and superfoods. Continue reading “Agricultural land investment in Ukraine”

Odessa Portside Plant Privatization

odessa_portside_plant_ukraineOdessa 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 “Odessa Portside Plant Privatization”

EBRD and World Bank urge policy steps to boost investments in Ukraine’s agriculture

ukraine-agriculture-investmentUkraine 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 “EBRD and World Bank urge policy steps to boost investments in Ukraine’s agriculture”

Opportunities in Ukraine: EURO-2012 and beyond

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 “Opportunities in Ukraine: EURO-2012 and beyond”

Europe isn’t getting any closer

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.

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EBRD supports Agricultural Commodity Production and Pre-harvest Financing in Ukraine

logo-ebrdThe 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 “EBRD supports Agricultural Commodity Production and Pre-harvest Financing in Ukraine”

Ernst & Young Ukraine in the center of the UkrZaliznytsya audit scandal

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 “Ernst & Young Ukraine in the center of the UkrZaliznytsya audit scandal”