Archive for the ‘Ukraine’ Category

Ukraine: Attracted $500M in Investment Since The Start of the War

Via Fortune’s Term Sheet, a look at efforts to promote investment in Ukraine: When Sergiy Tsivkach, CEO of the Ukrainian government’s investment promotion office, UkraineInvest, arrived at the Fortune offices this week, he was coming from Washington, D.C., where more than 400 people had gathered to discuss how to do more business in Ukraine.  “I have a […]

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Samsung: Will Rebuild Ukraine With ‘Honor’

As reported by Dunya,  Turkish construction giant Onur Group and South Korea’s Samsung reportedly signed agreements to rebuild Ukrainian infrastructure and develop smart city infrastructure in Lviv. The deal also provides for cooperation on energy, infrastructure projects and housing construction in Ukraine. Onur Group is one of the largest contractors and employers in Ukraine. Turkish […]

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Ukraine’s Future: A Good Bet For Global Investors

Via The Washington Times, commentary on Ukraine’s investment potential: “Please come to Kyiv next week. Don’t discuss this with anyone,” Horizon Capital CEO Lenna Kozarny told me over the phone in late April. “Just get to Warsaw by next Wednesday. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is going to host the signing ceremony for the new fund.” At […]

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A New Marshall Plan? How Ukraine Will Be Rebuilt

Via Radio Free Europe, commentary on how Ukraine will be rebuilt after the war: Just weeks after Russian President Vladimir Putin launched his country’s unprovoked full invasion of Ukraine on February 24, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who has proven a master of messaging, bluntly told the Kremlin it would have to “learn the words ‘reparations’ and ‘contributions.’” […]

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Zelenskyy, BlackRock CEO Fink Agree to Coordinate Ukraine investment

Via CNBC, a report that Ukrainian President Zelenskyy and BlackRock CEO Fink have agreed to coordinate Ukraine investment: KEY POINTS BlackRock Financial Markets Advisory and the Ukrainian Ministry of Economy signed a memorandum of understanding in November. Zelenskyy and Fink agreed Wednesday to “focus in the near term on coordinating the efforts of all potential […]

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Investors Size Up Opportunities in Post-Conflict Ukraine

Courtesy of The Financial Times, an article on how the private sector could play a role in rebuilding a post-war Ukraine: Asset managers are taking tentative steps towards investing in the reconstruction of Ukraine, potentially providing essential funding to restore the country’s battered infrastructure and economy. Kyiv officials have made multiple trips to London to promote […]

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