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Ukraine's obstacle-laden path to progress

Ukraine greeted 2017 with cautious optimism, as its GDP ticked up and a banking sector shake-up proved successful. Now a blockade of the separatist east threatens to stall economic recovery, while political complications could slow the reforms crucial to attracting investment. Stefanie Linhardt reports.

Odessa leads Ukraine’s tourism comeback

The Black Sea resort of Odessa has been an unexpected beneficiary of Russia’s manoeuvres in the region.

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Nation Brands 2016 report: Singapore strong, US valuable

The US once more has the most valuable country brand while Singapore's is the strongest, according to Brand Finance’s annual National Brands report, with a strong correlation continuing to exist between a strong nation brand and investment attractiveness.

Ukraine PM: FDI is our route to stability

Prime minister Vlodymyr Groysman of Ukraine shared his reform strategy on a recent US visit.

Ukraine panel stresses urgent need for reforms

Panellists at the EBRD annual meeting agreed with Ukraine's finance minister that greater FDI and an increase in bank lending are crucial if the country is to build on its recovery.

Ukraine leaders vow to create closer ties with EU

The Dutch may have voted against creating stronger economic, trade and political ties between the EU and Ukraine, but the leaders of the eastern European country are keen to further pursue a closer relationship with the bloc.

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Can start-ups kick-start the Ukrainian economy?

As Ukraine's economy struggles in the aftermath of a bitter conflict with Russia, could the country’s start-up companies – typically run by young, tech-savvy entrepreneurs – provide a boost to its finances? Yuri Bender investigates the country’s co-working hubs, government initiatives and existing innovators to find out.

Ukraine seeks to fix investment landscape

Ukraine seeks to fix investment landscape

Ukraine's potential as an investment destination is well known in international circles, but so is its reputation for corruption and slow-moving business processes. Action is being taken to tackle both issues, but reversing decades of poor investment policies will not be easy.

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Ukraine agriculture minister looks to sow the seeds of economic growth

Oleksiy Pavlenko, Ukraine's minister of agriculture, is bringing about reform to the sector through a bout of privatisations and a simplification of the licence system. The private sector is responding to this positively, as Karen E Thuermer found out when she caught up with Mr Pavlenko at the US-Ukraine Investment Forum in July.

Ukraine slashes royalty rates for gas exploration

Speaking at the inaugural US-Ukraine Business Forum, Ukraine's finance minister Natalie Jaresko announced changes to the country's royalties scheme for gas exploration projects.

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