Business news from Ukraine

INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL FINANCE RANKS CHINA, UKRAINE, ARGENTINA, SOUTH AFRICA AND TURKEY AS MOST VULNERABLE EMERGING MARKETS

The markets of China, Ukraine, Argentina, South Africa and Turkey are the most vulnerable among all developing countries in terms of financing needs, reserve adequacy, asset valuation, institutional quality and trade resilience, according to a review by the analysts of the Institute of International Finance (IIF). Experts in May reevaluated the potential changes in investors’ interest in the assets of these countries amidst the strengthening of the U.S. dollar exchange rate, the growth of interest rates and the intensification of trade disputes.
The IIF considers the assets of Russia, the Czech Republic, Colombia, Brazil and the Philippines less exposed to such risks.
Turkey, Argentina, the Republic of South Africa, Ukraine and India have the highest need for financing, the IIF analysts believe.
The most notable improvement compared to the previous year, including that in terms of reducing needs for funding and increasing the attractiveness of assets, was demonstrated by Indonesia. In addition, the situation has improved in Malaysia, Chile, Egypt, and Brazil.
India’s position has worsened significantly, which is largely due to an increase in the deficit of the current account of its balance of payments. A comparative increase of risks is also observed in Turkey, Poland, and Ukraine.

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ONE OF THE WORLD’S LEADING SPORTS EQUIPMENT/CLOTHING MANUFACTURERS HEAD INTERNATIONAL PLANS TO PRODUCE EQUIPMENT IN UKRAINE

The city authorities of Vinnytsia and Vinnytsia Regional State Administration have signed a memorandum of understanding with Head International GmbH, the world’s manufacturer of sports equipment, the UkraineInvest office said on Facebook. “Today one of the world’s leading sports equipment manufacturers, Head International GmbH, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the city of Vinnytsia and Vinnytsia Regional State Administration, according to which the company plans to expand its activities in Ukraine to produce winter sports equipment,” the report said. It is expected that the multimillion-dollar investment project will create a significant number of jobs within five years, make Vinnytsia known for the fans of skiing thanks to the worldwide recognized global brand Head, UkraineInvest said.
Head UK Ltd. is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and sellers of sports equipment and clothing. The company’s business includes five divisions: winter sports, racket games, diving, sportswear and licensing. The trademarks of the company are HEAD, Penn, Tyrolia, Mares, SSI, and rEvo. The main markets are Europe (mainly Austria, Italy, Germany, France, Switzerland, the Benelux countries, Spain, Great Britain, the Czech Republic, and Poland), North America, and Asia.

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UKRAINE SEES EXPORTS OF OILSEEDS RISE BY 24% SINCE 2017/2018 MARKETING YEAR START

Ukraine since the beginning of the 2017/2018 marketing year (MY, July-June) has exported nearly 35 million tonnes of grains, which is 7.9% lower than in the same period of the 2016/2017 MY (38 million tonnes).
According to the department of biosecurity safety and seed raising control of the State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumers’ Rights Protection, the country exported, in particular, 15.4 million tonnes of wheat, almost 4 million tonnes of barley, and 15 million tonnes of corn.
The agency noted that the country in the same period of the previous MY exported 16 million tonnes of wheat, 5.1 million tonnes of barley, and 17 million tonnes of corn.
The service said that since the start of the 2017/2018 MY (September-August) the country has exported more than 4.6 million tonnes of oilseeds, in particular more than 2.1 million tonnes of rapeseeds, 2.5 million tones of soybeans. On the same date of the past MY, oilseeds exports amounted to almost 3.7 million tonnes, in particular rapeseeds exports exceeded one million tonnes, soybeans stood at 2.7 million tonnes.

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