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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.

Petro Poroshenko

A chance for change in Ukraine

The outlook for Ukraine may seem bleak, but the recent violence and change of government may actually serve to improve the country's FDI prospects if the newly elected leaders implement much-needed reforms.

Black Sea transit

Black Sea transit: time to connect the dots

The Black Sea region sits along vital trade routes, connecting Asia and Europe, but its disjointed transport connections and dearth of intraregional trade has held it back. Can a raft of port modernisation projects finally bring a joined-up approach?

Help at hand for investors eyeing Donetsk

Foreign companies looking to invest in Ukraine for the first time can often be put off by what seems to be a vast and complicated path to doing business. To help such companies, Donetsk has many investment agencies and business associations to make the process easier.

Investors tap into local knowledge in Donetsk

Investors tap into local knowledge in Donetsk

Investors drawn to Donetsk’s abundance of natural resources are benefiting from partnerships with local firms that enable them to bring world-class products to market. 

Has Ukraines time come

Has Ukraine's time come?

Ukraine has long been a sleeping giant of Europe. Strategically located with a large, skilled workforce and huge potential in the energy and agriculture sectors, foreign businesses are sitting up and taking notice of the country. All it needs is investment in basic infrastructure and logistics – and to press ahead with improvements to the investment environment.

Beyond the boundaries

Ukraine's key sources of capital

Inflows of capital into Ukraine highlight the country's global relationships, and reveal a few surprising business allies.

Global greenfield investment trends

Crossborder investment monitor

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Corporate location benchmarking tool

fDi Benchmark is the only online tool to benchmark the competitiveness of countries and cities in over 50 sectors. Its comprehensive location data series covers the main cost and quality competitiveness indicators for over 300 locations around the world.

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Research report

fDi Intelligence provides customised reports and data research which deliver vital business intelligence to corporations, investment promotion agencies, economic development organisations, consulting firms and research institutions.

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