The investment attractiveness index of Ukraine according to the top managers of the companies included in the European Business Association, remains in the neutral plane. This is evidenced by the study conducted by the EBA.
The index of investment attractiveness made up 3.03 points out of a possible 5. For the first half of 2017, the figure was 3.15 points. In 2016, it was 2.88 and 2.85 points in June and December respectively.
24% of respondents do not see positive for their business, and 46% of respondents felt that changes have occurred, and all were on the same level.
Among the positive changes mentioned the openness of government data, gradual deregulation, the development of electronic services (in particular, the electronic VAT refund system), the simplification of procedures for obtaining permits for the construction, moratorium on inspections, relaxation of exchange controls and the institution of private bailiffs, the law on squeeze-out, etc.
In addition, Ukraine received a visa-free regime, which became a kind of marker of development of our country on the European model.
While 29% of the interviewed top managers are also concerned about corruption, 28% and economic factors (instability, currency devaluation, inflation), 24% – slow progress of reforms, 13% – political factors.
Earlier it was reported, in the annual Doing Business ranking, Ukraine has risen on four positions and ranks 76th place.