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  • SMEs in Ukraine Choose Fair Conditions Over Special Treatment

    When Ukrainian SMEs are given a choice between two options to obtain certain benefits for their sector from the government or to make sure that the government creates equal conditions for all enterprises they choose the latter.More
  • Effectiveness and efficiency of budget expenditures: analysis of budget inquiries of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine

    From the speech of Olexandra Betliy at the conference "Public spending in Ukraine: how to achieve more, spending less?", which took place on 12 December 2016.More
  • Bureaucracy and nontransparent VAT refunds are main obstacles for exporters in Ukraine

    Ukrainian exporters surveyed by the IERs Trade Facilitation Dialogue project say that inefficient and non-transparent value-added tax (VAT) refunds system and high levels of bureaucracy are the biggest obstacles for export. The survey also reveals that smaller enterprises tend to be more burdened by complicated customs procedures and lack of transparency in the operation of tax agencies. Furthermore, unpredictable trade policy of Ukraine is a more significant barrier for small and medium exporters than for bigger ones. More
  • Low demand and political instability top the list of obstacles for business in Ukraine

    Low demand and unfavorable political situation are the major obstacles for the development of industrial enterprises in Ukraine as of early 2015. This was demonstrated by the results of the quarterly business survey in which Ukrainian businesses assessed the 4th quarter of 2014. The survey was conducted by the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting and presented in the special Business Climate and Reforms Ukrainian Business Expectations in 2015 report.More

  • Inflation and "inflation expectations": how did the prices change?

    In recent days, the foreign exchange market rate stabilized in the interbank market at 21.50 UAH, and "gray" course (such as a bank card transactions) - at the level of 25-26 UAH. However, consumer prices in Ukraine continued to grow with the growth of expenditures on the various stages of production and supply, and in response to what is officially called "inflation expectations": everybody raised prices, then also we did.More

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