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Ukraine as a developing country has great economic potential. A relatively cheap local labor force and favorable climate conditions, make it very attractive for the foreign investor. The main trade/investment partners of Ukraine are Russia, Turkey, Germany, Poland, Italy, Turkmenistan, and United States. Ukraine exports ferrous and non-ferrous metals, fuel, petroleum products, chemicals, machinery, and imports energy and some types of machinery and equipment.

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Crane, Keith and Larrabee, F. Steph Encouraging trade and foreign direct investment in Ukraine, Santa Monica, CA : RAND/National Security Research Division, 2007. 46p.
LC Call Number: HF3630.9.Z6 C73 2007
LC Catalog Record: 2007034846
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Brief analysis of the developing investment climate in Ukraine. Contains analysis of the current situation, legislation, obstacles, and the ways to improve investment sector.

Foreign direct investment and technology transfer in the former Soviet Union., David A. Dyker, editor. Cheltenham, UK; Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, c1999. 212 p.
LC Call Number: HG5580.2.A3 F666 1999
LC Catalog Record: 98050844

Provides description and analysis of investment sector in post-Soviet countries in 1990s including Ukraine. Particularly useful for those interested in understanding the political and economic determinants of the investment climate and the features of investment attraction and distribution in Ukraine.

Economic Development of the Ukraine:
A Guide to Selected Information Sources

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 Building of the National Bank of Ukraine - Author: -Alexander Noskin Date: 8-15-2005

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Feiler, Gil and Garese, Investing in Russia, the Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania and Kazakhstan. Brighton [England] ; Portland, Or. : Sussex Academic Press, 2007. 198 p.
LC Call Number: HG5572 .F45 2007
LC Catalog Record: 2007013588
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Provides a description of the investment situation in some post-communist countries, including Ukraine. Particularly useful for those interested in becoming familiar with the political background, business environment, and legislation shaping the investment sector.

Liuhto, K., Heikkilä, M., and Laaksonen, E., "Political risk for foreign firms in the Western CIS - An analysis on Belarus, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine." Journal for East European Management Studies, Volume 14, Number 4, 2009, pp. 395-407. Retrieved June 9, 2010, from ABI/INFORM Global. (Document ID: 232768938)

Provides description and analysis of the common risks that foreign investors face in the post-Soviet countries including Ukraine.

Reforming the weakest link: global political economy and post-Soviet change in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus. Neil Robinson, editor. Aldershot, Hants, England; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, c2004. 165 p.
LC Call Number: HF1557 .R44 2004
LC Catalog Record: 2004005861

Provides analysis of the investment sector in post Soviet countries including Ukraine. A collection of essays by various authors offering different perspectives on the problems of Ukraine?s integration into the world economy particularly in terms of investment attraction and regulation. Contents include:
  • Global economy, the USSR and post-Soviet change by Neil Robinson
  • A fickle benefactor: Russia and the global economy as a resource for change by Neil Robinson
  • Trade, investment and debt: Ukraine's integration into world markets by Marko Bojcun
  • Continuity over change: Belarus, financial repression and reintegration with Russia by Julia Korosteleva
  • Merchandise foreign trade in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus by Nadia Lisovskaya -- Path dependency, global economy and post-Communist change by Neil Robinson
  • From 'transition' to dependent development: the new periphery in global financial capitalism by Anastasia Nesvetailova.

Ukraine's trade policy: a strategy for integration into global trade. Washington, DC: World Bank, c2005. 232 p.
LC Call Number: HF1558.28 .U395 2005
LC Catalog Record: 2005050874

Comprehensive description of Ukraine's trade policy. Contains analysis of the export/import sector, features of Ukrainian foreign trade, and perspectives on Ukraine's integration into world economy.

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Internet Resources

EUbusiness External Link
Created and developed by EUbusiness Ltd (Great Britain) this website provides information (both news and analytical materials) on general and specific business areas in Europe including Ukraine. Particularly useful for those interested in investing, making purchases, and conducting research on Europe.
InvestUkraine External Link
Information on investment in Ukraine provided by a designated department of the State Agency for Investment and National Projects of Ukraine. Particularly useful for those interested in investing in Ukraine and undertaking market research on Ukraine
Office of the United States Trade Representative.
A U.S. government agency web site containing information and data on trade policy in the United States and other countries including Ukraine.
US-Ukraine Business Council External Link
Web site developed by the US-Ukraine Business Council, a U.S. not-for-profit trade association formed to facilitate trade and investment for U.S. companies doing business in Ukraine. Contains news, data and analytical overviews on the economy and its sectors. Membership is available to corporations and associations at an additional cost.

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