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Ukreximbank chairman sees reasons for optimism in Ukraine

Oleksandr Hrytsenko, chairman of the board of Ukreximbank JSC, explains how the bank is supporting both domestic and foreign businesses in Ukraine as they reposition away from traditional markets. 

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Ukraine’s national bank governor talks targets

Valeria Gontareva, who will leave her post as the governor of the National Bank of Ukraine in May 2017, tells Stefanie Linhardt how foreign exchange intervention and a floating exchange rate are helping the bank meet its ambitious targets.

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Ukraine's banking sector seeks a new normal

Recent years have seen a shake-up of Ukraine’s banking sector that has halved the number of institutions in the country  and culminated in the nationalisation of its largest lender, Privatbank. Yet challenges remain, with more casualties likely as small and Russian state-owned banks come under scrutiny. Stefanie Linhardt reports.

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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.

A start-up kick-start

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.

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