Ukraine

CONFERENCE CALL: Ukraine is a global agro-superpower

Ben Aris in Berlin April 25, 2017

​Ukraine’s parliament is expected to allow the buying and selling of land by the end of May. If it is done well it could unlock billions of dollars of investment.

KRUK REPORT: Ukraine’s anti-corruption agency shows its teeth with new detentions

Kateryna Kruk in Kyiv April 21, 2017

Detention of former MP Mykola Martynenko offers new hope against endemic corruption, while shaking up party politics at a crucial time.

Ukrainian anti-graft agency detains ally of ex-PM Yatsenyuk and senior energy director

bne IntelliNews April 21, 2017

Detentions of former MP Mykola Martynenko and Naftogaz deputy chairman Serhiy Pereloma are latest high-profile criminal investigations by Ukraine's National Anti-Corruption Bureau.

Naftogaz supervisory board head quits as Ukraine's energy reforms teeter

bne IntelliNews April 14, 2017

Yulia Kovaliv will step down after she and three other independent members of state gas company's board warned government about lack of "material progress".

EBRD warns Ukrainian leadership of looming collapse of energy sector reform

Sergei Kuznetsov in Kyiv April 11, 2017

Multinational lender joins IMF in urging faster progress in broad reforms to bolster confidence in the government.

Ukraine central bank chief accuses PrivatBank owners of withdrawing €560mn before state rescue

bne IntelliNews April 10, 2017

Kolomoisky and Boholyubov made fraudulent transactions on the "last night" before the lender's nationalisation, alleges Valeriya Gontareva.

Ukraine central bank chief Gontareva to step down on May 10

bne IntelliNews April 10, 2017

“I came here to implement reforms. My mission is fulfilled - the reforms are implemented,” Gontareva says.

Ukraine claims it thwarted assassination of Moldovan oligarch Plahotniuc

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest April 10, 2017

Alleged plot against leader of Moldova's ruling Democratic Party foiled by law enforcement bodies in Moldova and Ukraine.

From boxing clubs to the Seychelles: investigating Ukraine’s corrupt customs

Graham Stack in Berlin April 6, 2017

Customs fraud schemes are estimated to amount to $20bn a year, funding kickbacks that grease the wheels of Ukrainian politics.

COMMENT: Ukraine's banking is mission not accomplished

Alexander Valchyshen in Kyiv April 5, 2017

Seldom are the words “corrupt” and “banking” seen together on the Financial Times’ pink pages. But there they were in an article featuring the governor of Ukraine’s central bank, Valeriya Gontareva, and unfairly, in my opinion.

CEE/CIS TRADE FINANCE SURVEY 2017: Grappling with the “new normal” of sanctions and compliance

bne IntelliNews April 3, 2017

Banks are having to pedal twice as hard just to keep momentum, but innovative players are developing new tailored solutions and products to meet the needs of clients.

Sberbank’s flight from Ukraine points way for Russian lenders to follow

Jason Corcoran in London March 28, 2017

Largest Russian bank has been wracked by protests and vandalism by Ukrainian nationalists since it recognised documents issued by Donbas separatists.

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