Ukraine is one of the emerging economic super-powers. With its new economy built on state owned industry, it has shown a very positive potential of becoming a strong economic and political player in Europe and beyond. As this potential gets realized, the political conditions in that country are turning from bad to worse. Is it still then safe to invest in Ukraine?
The answer is definitely yes. Just like there are many countries across Europe, there are also many ways in which you can easily invest in Ukraine. The economy of the country has really only begun to take shape, but that does not mean that it is not a stable one Blog. With its vast resources and the know-how to tap into them intelligently, it is now possible to find some very attractive opportunities to put in your portfolio, regardless of your size or stage of financial development.
A key feature of the new Ukraine economy is its reliance on energy. It depends largely on hydro-electricity for its electricity and relies heavily on natural gas. It also has a diversified economy – there is manufacturing of almost everything. The most important industry however is that of heavy construction. Some of the most impressive constructions taking place right now in the country include the largest underground tunnel in Europe and the biggest hydropower project in the country.
There is also a lot to be expected in terms of infrastructure. The main railway network in the country already runs through the centre of Kiev, the biggest city of Ukraine. Dniester, on the other hand, has been recently constructed as a world class transport hub. Another major investment opportunity that comes with Ukraine is the Privatized Gas Transport System. This will connect the country’s two main pipelines – the transit gas to the European and Russian markets and the internal system, including the interconnecting pipelines to the European and American markets.
If you want to invest in something more tangible, one of the most promising avenues to follow is in the business sector. The country’s economy is based on exports – it does not rely on Europe for its raw materials or other regional influences. However, the growth of the economy has been fairly lagging behind other emerging markets. There is, however, a huge potential in the agricultural sector and this explains why so many agricultural products are bought in large quantities by exporters from western countries such as the UK. Beef is an excellent example here – being able to use beef in the production of food in other parts of the world (such as China) can provide a significant boost to the economy of the country.
As you can see, there is plenty potential in investing in Ukraine. And the country has shown great potential in exploiting that potential. The question is whether you can successfully be successful. It certainly makes sense to investigate the possibility – it may just prove to be one of the best decisions you ever make!