Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Some movement in speeding up business registration

from Ukrayinska Pravda

Yuschenko wants single window principle to be used for enterprise registration

translated by Gennady Kornev , 24.03.2005, 17:37

President of Ukraine ordered that his government introduce simplified procedure of enterprise registration. That was his statement on the joint meeting at the Ministry of science and education.

According to Victor Yuschenko that is necessary “that the person, who knows how to organize two or more workplaces was able to do that easily”. Yuschenko noted that today investments are streaming into Ukraine; he sited Germany as an example.

“German banks had supplied a line of credit amounting to EUR 2 bln. for the reconstruction of Ukrainian energy-producing industry. Let me remind you that EUR 2 bln equals the total amount of money, invested into our country in the last 5 years,” – President Yushchenko underlined.

He also mentioned that each day comes a meeting with new people, who are ready to invest in Ukraine and who just require only showing them: “which doors we should use not to pay any bribes”.

Mr. Yuschenko reminded, that present situation in Ukraine allows creating new workplace in approximately 15 months.

The experiment of simplified procedure already proved its effectiveness with Odessa customs authority. All seven ‘responsible structures’ were placed in the same room there. “And the time of customs registration was then reduced from 3 weeks to 5 minutes,” – the President summarized.

Source: Liga / Businessinform

Saturday, March 26, 2005

Why Are We Worried About Income? Nearly Everything that Matters is Converging

ScienceDirect - World Development : Why Are We Worried About Income? Nearly Everything that Matters is Converging

Again, not directly about Ukraine but a very deep article on how do you measure quality of life. In summary, things are getting better.

Update 2 - Ukraine's PM scores victory as budget passed.

Top News Article | Reuters.co.uk

By Olena Horodetska

This is the first major test of Tymoshenko's ability to get the Rada to pass important legislation. That the new budget is a major step in normalizing Ukraine's public finances is also important.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Trading Places

The National Interest | | Publications::Article
by Peter F. Drucker

A fine article on the changing international economic scene. Nothing directly about Ukraine but some interesting concepts about regulatory mercantilism.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

An Interview with Finance Minister Viktor Pinzenyk. Nataliya YATSENKO. Zerkalo Nedeli On The WEB

An Interview with Finance Minister Viktor Pinzenyk. Nataliya YATSENKO. Zerkalo Nedeli On The WEB
Pinzenyk seems clear on the Ukrainian governments financial picture. The issues of budgets, inflation, open and fair public tenders, and the financial needs of public employees are covered. It is good to see that "Trade Fee Zones" are being reduced or removed.

Sunday, March 20, 2005

The first corporate revolution.

 

The first corporate revolution

Social uprising in the Ukraine. By Ulrich Schmid

 
 
" The coup was trendy, it was modern and it was audacious. But it was not anti-capitalist. For that reason the European Left found it hard to endorse entirely. Purists criticised the liberal speeches of the opposition, their business-like tone, their heretical happiness, and most of all their good contacts abroad. European social democrats did not care at all what Yushchenko and his democratic followers were fighting for during the election. The only clear message that came from the disdainful and disinterested votes of socialists Prodi and Solana last summer was: don’t aggravate Russia! "

Thursday, March 17, 2005

On questions of Yulia Timoshenko's hair.

The Timoshenko look is nothing, if not calculated. Her hair was naturally
brunette and worn down until 2002. A "honey tint like Julia" can now cost up
to USD 200 at a top Kiev beauty salon. The Timoshenko braid, modelled on
Ukrainian peasant tradition and made famous during the Orange Revolution, is
quite real. The braid scored her a typical coup in 2003, after parliament
detractors accused her of wearing a hairpiece.

MP Timoshenko was ready for them, letting her hair down during rebuttal. The
move proved her opponents liars and what's more placed her image atop
evening newscasts and on front pages of newspapers the next morning. "Like
any woman, I try to look attractive in my own way," Timoshenko told
Ukrainska Pravda magazine, adding, "I think people sometimes make too much
of my outfits."

Tuesday, March 15, 2005


I always liked this photo. Posted by Hello

That was a pragmatic conversation, Russian businessmen comment on their meeting with Yushchenko

Kommersant - New Russia's First Independent Newspaper

Kiev Welcomes Russia's Business Elite

Kiev Welcomes Russia's Business Elite

Friday, March 11, 2005

The first corporate revolution - signandsight

The first corporate revolution - signandsight

Ulrich Schmid

The coup was trendy, it was modern and it was audacious. But it was not anti-capitalist. For that reason the European Left found it hard to endorse entirely. Purists criticised the liberal speeches of the opposition, their business-like tone, their heretical happiness, and most of all their good contacts abroad. European social democrats did not care at all what Yushchenko and his democratic followers were fighting for during the election. The only clear message that came from the disdainful and disinterested votes of socialists Prodi and Solana last summer was: don’t aggravate Russia!

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Clouds Above The State Border (Customs Tariffs Concerns). Nataliya YATSENKO, Serhii SLEDZ, Volodymyr PISKOVYI, Nina PERSTNEVA, Svitlana KABACHYNSKA, A

Clouds Above The State Border (Customs Tariffs Concerns). Nataliya YATSENKO, Serhii SLEDZ, Volodymyr PISKOVYI, Nina PERSTNEVA, Svitlana KABACHYNSKA, Alla Yeremenko, Yevhen Hutsul. Zerkalo Nedeli On The WEB

The role of custom duties as a vehicle of corruption and creating a bad business environment is covered.

Friday, March 04, 2005

FT.com / World / Europe - Russians extracting most from Orange Revolution

FT.com / World / Europe - Russians extracting most from Orange Revolution

So much for the fable that the Orange Revolution would be bad for the Russian economy.

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