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High deposit rates with zero inflation, expensive loans and a production sector underfinanced by banks whose funds are channelled to support the cash-starved budget are all results of the government’s detrimental economic policies
2 July, 2013   ▪   Oleksandr Suhoniako
Oligarchs continue to imitate business in Ukraine: they redistribute old Soviet industrial assets without creating any new ones and get windfall profits at taxpayers’ expense
14 June, 2013   ▪   The Ukrainian Week
Customs Union? Thanks, but no thanks. Free Trade Area with the EU? Yes, but not only.
31 May, 2013   ▪   Lyubomyr Shavalyuk
Instead of supporting the national economy, Ukraine’s banking sector is draining its resources to secure huge profits for the privileged few
17 May, 2013   ▪   Volodymyr Lanovyi
Ukraine’s oligarch-controlled economy has no room for competition. As a result, a handful of oligarchs have monopolized the biggest markets, while a lack of investment leaves the country lagging behind
30 April, 2013   ▪   Lyubomyr Shavalyuk
Improvement of the investment climate is of the utmost importance both for Ukraine and for all the companies which have chosen this country as one of their investment destinations.
30 April, 2013   ▪   Jorge Zukoski
Many circumstances have contributed to transnational corporations failing to become the driving forces of Ukraine’s economy. How could this change?
14 April, 2013
EBRD`s André Küüsvek on why foreign investors are fleeing Ukraine and what could make them stay
14 April, 2013   ▪   Margarita Ormotsadze
Raising car import tax is reminiscent of the implementation of luxury tax and may signal that the government is making a choice in favour of the Customs Union with Russia
31 March, 2013   ▪   Lyubomyr Shavalyuk
After the first two gas revolutions – natural gas in the 20th century and unconventional fuels in the early 21st century – the world seems to be on the eve of a methane hydrate era
31 March, 2013   ▪   Mykhailo Honchar
Shell’s Vice President on Ukraine Graham Tiley talks to The Ukrainian Week about Shell’s Ukrainian partners and inflated fears of the damage shale gas production could do to the environment
31 March, 2013   ▪   Margarita Ormotsadze
Pretending to care for consumers, officials have pushed through a potentially corrupt scheme that will help them monopolize the pharmaceutical market
15 March, 2013   ▪   Bohdan Butkevych
In December 2012, The Ukrainian Week initiated a series of panel discussions focusing on priority socio-political and economic issues with opposition MPs and independent experts. At the first discussion on 19 December, representatives from Batkivshchyna and Svoboda talked of the extent to which the oligarch-controlled economy is obstructing the creation of a successful state project. At the latest discussion, politicians and independent analysts tried to answer The Ukrainian Week’s questions concerning Ukraine’s monetary security and forecasts for 2013
8 February, 2013   ▪   The Ukrainian Week
The main groups of influence within the conglomerate in power are trying to use the gas confrontation with Russia to achieve their own ends
8 February, 2013   ▪   Oleksandr Kramar
Society and business that is not connected to the government will be forced to tighten their belts
22 January, 2013   ▪   Lyubomyr Shavalyuk
Economic crisis coupled with an ill-advised monetary and credit policy have created an explosive mixture that may lead to the collapse of Ukraine’s banking system
22 January, 2013   ▪   Lyubomyr Shavalyuk
The investment climate in Ukraine in 2013 will not intimidate Russia alone
17 December, 2012   ▪   Volodymyr Dubrovsky
Business not owned by oligarchs will find itself in a much more difficult position in 2013, under the influence of the growing appetites of the government and the sluggish economy.
17 December, 2012   ▪   Lyubomyr Shavalyuk
The Ukrainian government is likely to take radical steps to close the budget gap
17 December, 2012   ▪   Vitalii Melnychuk
Oligarch clans today have the financial, economic and political tools to dominate society.They are based on production assets gained through the privatization of state-owned enterprises in various forms and other social benefits.
13 December, 2012   ▪   Volodymyr Lanovyi   ▪   1
In spite of destructive consequences for the economy, the government will try to maintain hryvnia exchange rate at any cost until the expected re-formatted government is in place. So until the end of the year, it is doubtful whether the hryvnia exchange rate will exceed UAH 8.40/USD 1
26 November, 2012   ▪   Lyubomyr Shavalyuk
In countries the size of Ukraine, there is a correlation between economic breakthroughs and the extent to which big business potential has been adjusted to serve national interests
2 November, 2012   ▪   Oles Oleksiyenko
While the Party of Regions has been campaigning, claiming stability as one of its achievements, an increasing number of independent analysts look at ongoing economic processes and warn that Ukraine's economy may sink into recession by the end of 2012
2 November, 2012   ▪   Maksym Bugriy
The persistence of old enterprises and technology leave Ukraine’s economy archaic and uncompetitive
29 October, 2012   ▪   Volodymyr Lanovyi
On Ukraine’s banking market, European banks are losing ground to captive banks owned by oligarchs
23 October, 2012   ▪   Yevhen Hrebeniuk
Official inflation rates are being artificially understated in Ukraine to manipulate consumer expenditures
23 October, 2012   ▪   Lyubomyr Shavalyuk
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