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THE WORLD BANK. Ukraine. Economic Update. December, 2010

The base effect that boosted growth rates earlier in 2010 is winding down, while the current account deficit is reemerging. Growth in 2011 is forecast to remain around 4 percent but needed structural reforms would provide significant upside over the medium term. Reforms have made some progress in the past six months, with pension reform remaining the most critical immediate challenge.

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IFC’s Largest Equity Investment in Agribusiness to Increase Global Food Supply

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is providing $75 million, its largest equity investment in agribusiness, to help set up a fund that will support farming and food production in emerging markets to increase the global food supply.

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IFC Survey Shows Ukraine Companies Need More Internal Audit and Internal Control Assistance

A survey by IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has found that 71 percent of Ukrainian respondent companies are not aware of official guidelines on the use of internal audits, indicating a strong need for internal audit assistance.

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IFC Increases Support for Agribusiness in Response to High Food Prices

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is responding to the global rise in food prices with more support for agribusiness and a market-driven, private sector-led strategy to increase the food supply in developing countries.

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Doing Business 2009: Ukraine fails to improve in global ranking, as other CIS countries push ahead

Ukraine’s overall standing on the ease of doing business has not improved this year although several reforms were implemented, finds Doing Business 2009 - the sixth publication in an annual series of reports published by the World Bank and IFC.

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New information-analytical Internet portal "Leasing in Ukraine"

July 18, 2008 a new information-analytical Internet portal "Leasing in Ukraine": was released.

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Banking sector in Central Eastern Europe: Pace to slow down slightly on indirect sub-prime crisis effects

A period of above-potential growth lies behind most CEE countries. First and foremost, growth needs to come down, as the pace of recent years was unsustainable, which would lead in the medium term to overheating economies.

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IFC, ABN AMRO, Société Générale, and Partners Support Modernization of Ukraine’s Steel Industry

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is joining with ABN AMRO Bank N.V., and Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking to provide financing to the Industrial Union of Donbass in Ukraine that will help develop the country’s steel industry. The $350 million long-term financing package follows an earlier IFC investment in the company.

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IFC Trade Finance Program Expands to Ukraine, Improving Access to Finance for Corporate Clients and Smaller Enterprises

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has announced that Raiffeisen Bank Aval is the first issuing bank in Ukraine to join the IFC Global Trade Finance Program. IFC’s $30 million trade finance line to the bank will support corporate clients and small and medium enterprises in the country.

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The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved the Public Finance Modernization Project for Ukraine in the amount of $50 million. The objective of this project is to strengthen public financial management in Ukraine by improving operational efficiency and transparency.

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The Ukrainian Soft Drinks market is booming. Having grown by almost 130% in the last five years, it is also attracting the attention of the major international players, a fact confirmed by the recent acquisitions of Sandora LLC and Rosinka by PepsiAmericas Inc./PepsiCo and Orangina Schweppes.

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October 2006, BIZPRO produced the reports on eight sectors surveys: furniture; construction materials; textiles; clothing; meat processing and meat products; vegetables and fruits processing; confectionery; milk processing and milk products. The surveys were conducted by local marketing and analytical think-tanks by request of BIZPRO.

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Trade and Investment opportunities in Ukraine

The "Made in Ukraine" series are a joint effort of BIZPRO and the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine designed to highlight trade and investment opportunities in Ukraine’s most competitive industries.

The first event, "Made in Ukraine: Furniture and Home Furnishings Fair" (October 2005, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine), was a matchmaking forum, introducing 35 of the best Ukrainian producers of furniture and home furnishings to international and domestic wholesalers, retailers and importers seeking new suppliers.

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The "Made in Ukraine: Construction Materials Investment Forum" (March 23-24, 2006, Kyiv) showcased the most promising investment projects in the construction materials industry: strategic partnerships with Ukrainian enterprises, and greenfield and brownfield opportunities offered by regional authorities.

About investment forum »  Investment Proposals »

The Crimean Tourism Investment Forum (October 19-20, 2006, Yalta, Crimea) showcased investment opportunities in Crimea's flourishing tourism sector, focusing on infrastructure projects such as hotels, health resorts, theme parks, entertainment centers and sports complexes.

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Furniture Textiles and apparel Construction materials
Home furnishings Tourism Agribusiness

For investors: new entry
Novokahovskyi Lime-Sand Brick Plant

Purposes of company: Investments
Company description:

Market Overview:  Construction volume is increasing 20-25% annually, creating an increased demand for high quality façade bricks. The industrial capacity of façade bricks is estimated at 200 million bricks per year. In 2006, a construction boom is expected in southern Ukraine, where the plant is located. The product is used mainly by construction companies and private companies.

Project Overview:

  • Using KSE-400 (Germany)
  • Equipment supplier offers trainings for the buyer’s staff
  • Can produce 30 million bricks per year including high quality hollow façade bricks, ordinary bricks, molded bricks, white and colored bricks

Competitive Advantages:

  • Production of lime-sand bricks is considerably more energy efficient than the production of ceramic bricks. Moreover, the project envisions the reconstruction of one of the two pit-type 50-ton lime-burning kilns; using coal, automatic blending, loading, and burning will save on gas
  • Plant produces its own lime; a sand-pit is located close to the plant
  • No high quality lime-sand hollow bricks are produced in southern Ukraine
  • Due to the considerable decrease in the weight of the bricks, delivery and transportation becomes much easier; bricks can be transported by auto, railway (via the plant’s rail track), or by water (a river port is 8 km away)
    Investment Project Progress:  Market research has been conducted

Key Financials:

  • Total Investment - € 1.5 mln
  • Investment Needed - € 1.5 mln
  • Payoff period - 5 years

Branch: Construction materials
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Purposes of company: Export
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Branch: Construction materials
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Purposes of company: Distribution
Branch: Furniture
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