Alexander Okhrimenko

President of the Ukrainian Analytical Center, Ph.D. in Economics, on the economy and business, latest trends and forecasts.

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In times of political battles information provocations are used a lot more. This is how we can call the unreliable information which has been actively disseminated by Ukrainian oppositional mass media about an allegedly secret decision of the Russian business to leave Ukraine. The very essence of data submission was implying that this information was… » read more

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In all Ukraine’s history technical default of domestic government loan bonds took place only in 1998, and even then the situation was fixed up very quickly. In addition, in many respects the reason of this technical default was a “gift” from Russia, which in August, 1998 declared default of its state bonds, which ricochetted the… » read more

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Hryvnia exchange fluctuation in Ukraine is caused by Euromaidan only. When the Ukrainian opposition leaders began illegally capturing government buildings in the regions, this led to panic spread among the population. In this situation, instead of trying to calm people down, the opposition leaders started making obviously provocative statements about possible splitting of Ukraine. Such… » read more

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The European politicians have showed once again that their attitude to Ukraine is biased. It is very hard to explain otherwise the untruthful statement of the Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Radoslaw Sikorski. In particular, Mr. Sikorski said that China set a condition on signing of the EU Association agreement by Ukraine in return for… » read more

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Revolution in Ukraine provoked by foreign agents created specific problems for the economy of Ukraine and the Ukrainian people. But this does not mean that Ukraine is on the verge of destruction. On the contrary, it is likely the project of foreign special services regarding the insurrection in Ukraine has tumbled, and the Ukrainian opposition… » read more

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Unfortunately, a number of European and American politicians decided to bet on extremists and they financed assailants who set transport vehicles on fire, injure peaceful Ukrainians and practically arranged a slaughter in the center of Kyiv. Disorders, arsons, assaults upon law enforcement representatives greatly affected the general attitude of Ukrainians to the current events. In… » read more

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Over the last five years Ukraine’s leadership has been constantly conducting negotiations with the IMF, and this process hasn’t stopped. In many respects exactly the problem with the IMF credit became the main reason of the pause which Ukraine had to take in question of signing of the Association Agreement with the EU. In the… » read more

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Ukraine now can easily sign the Association Agreement with the EU. If there are no technical objections on the part of the EU, Ukraine can sign the Association agreement as soon as in February-March 2014 and begin its way towards European integration. The main reason, having made Ukraine take a break in the Association agreement… » read more

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In Ukraine, unlike the EU countries, there is a very big dollarization of the economy. 87 billion cash foreign exchange turns over on the territory of Ukraine, mostly US dollars. Therefore, the question of the dollar/hryvnia exchange rate in Ukraine is every Ukrainian’s concern. Many Ukrainians keep their savings in cash dollars; a part of… » read more

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More than 20 partnership agreements were signed during the visit of Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych to China. It is the first time that Ukraine decided to build up business relations with a new partner so radically. For a long time Ukraine had actually one big business partner – Russia. Recently Ukraine has been trying to… » read more

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