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  • KyivPost: Donbasenergo may join wave of reprivatization

    Previously state-owned assets sold to private investors may soon become government property again, including Donbasenergo. Donbasenergo runs two coal-fired power stations in war-torn Donetsk Oblast. The government is talking about regaining majority control and then reprivatizing the energy firm...

  • Kyiv Post: Ukraine relies on South African coal to stay warm during winter

    With a coal shortage of 5.6 million tons looming this winter, Ukraine is scrambling to make up this deficit from whatever source it can easily access. © Kyiv Post The nation’s electricity and heat generating companies are heavily dependent on coal for fuel, but the war that erupted in the main Donets coal basin in March has caused extraction of the highly thermal types A and T coal to decline by a critical 13 percent in nine months...

  • Kyiv Post: Ukrainian business scene's top acquisitions in 2014 so far

    Doctors perform surgery in Dobrobut, a medical service provider that Concorde Capital and Oleg Kalashnykov paid $18 million for, according to the analysts' estimate. Ukraine's medical care is mostly a state-run sector, but private companies have a 10 percent stake of the $13 billion market...

  • Kyiv Post: Branson joins forces with Ukrainian, Russian businesspeople in seeking peace from Putin

    Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, speaks during the 13th annual Aviation Summit at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on April 3 in Washington, DC. © AFP British billionaire Richard Branson’s message to Russian President Vladimir Putin: Give peace a chance...

  • Kyiv Post: Damage of infrastructure in the east is a massive blow to economy

    Massive damage to infrastructure due to warfare in eastern Ukraine is already hitting the local economy hard, and will continue to do so for years to come due to costly and lengthy repairs required. As some of the mammoths of industry get cut off their supply and shipping chains, Ukraine might lose up to 4-5 percent of its gross domestic product in the second half of 2014, according to Concord Capital investment bank data...

  • Financial Times: Ukraine tries to wrestle Russia over South Stream gas pipeline

    Thursday will be a crucial day for Ukraine. Its parliament will attempt to adopt a package of bills needed to secure the next tranche of an IMF bail-out loan. Equally important will be a separate bill to allow the creation of a joint venture between EU and US companies to operate Ukraine’s gas transportation system...

  • BusinessNewEurope: Ukraine president engineers snap elections as govt collapses

    Ukraine’s febrile politics continue as Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk resigned following the collapse of the pro-western parliamentary coalition – events regarded as part of a plan by President Petro Poroshenko aimed at forcing early parliamentary elections...