Lviv Business

INDEX OF UKRAINIAN INVESTMENT CLIMATE

Issue 51, November 2012.
In Q3, 2012 Ukraine’s business climate was assessed at 2.14 points out of 5 - the lowest score for three years.

Talking point: Customs index

Issue 51, November 2012.
The European Business Association on September 20, 2012 released the latest results of its Customs Index – an independent poll measuring the degree of satisfaction with customs services in Ukraine in H1, 2012.

EBA Personality: Sophia Opatska, CEO of Lviv Business School of the Ukrainian Catholic University (LvBS)

Issue 50, October 2012.
Read interview with Sophia Opatska, CEO of Lviv Business School of the Ukrainian Catholic University (LvBS)

BANKING & SAVINGS

Issue 50, October 2012.
UkrSibbank started its activities in Lviv region in 2001, and today can proudly boast that there are already 31 affiliates, 20 of which have offices which are located in Lviv itself, the other offices are located in Boryslav, Brody, Horodok, Drohobych, Zolochiv, Mykolayiv, Novoyavorivsk, Sambir, Stryj, Truskavets and Chervonograd. Throughout its 10 years of business, UkrSibBank has offered Lviv citizens the full package of bank services. Just in recent years, dozens of thousands of Lviv citizens as well as thousands of enterprises became clients of this financial institution and can evaluate the advantages of the provided services based through their own experiences. In this issue Liubov Getmanska, Head of the Lviv regional unit answers to the questions of “Lviv Today” readers.

EBA Personality: Olha Kopot, Branch Director, PJSC “Ingo Ukraine”

Issue 49, September 2012.
Read interview with Olha Kopot, Branch Director, PJSC “Ingo Ukraine” sharing her knowledge about business opportunities

EBA Personality : Hmarska Iryna,Manager of Direction of JSC “Diamantbank”in Lviv

Issue 48, July 2012.
Read interview with Hmarska Iryna – Manager of Direction of JSC "Diamantbank" in Lviv sharing her knowledge about Lviv’s banking sector since 1996.

Western business in Ukraine: outsourcing

Issue 47, June 2012.
Eastern Europe is increasingly being considered as the alternative to traditional 'outsourcing' destinations. A highly skilled workforce, shorter journey times, smaller time-zone differences, European language skills and Western culture all contribute to this attraction. Companies in the US and Western Europe are increasingly turning to Eastern Europe for outsourcing and system development needs.

LEGAL ADVICE - Restriction on tax losses carry forward

Issue 46, May 2012.
We are happy to greet the readers on the pages of LVIV TODAY and announce the start of the new column – Legal advice. From now on, you will have a chance to read short comments on the most «burning» legal issues of business in Ukraine from an outstanding legal practitioner, a person to be often seen publicly as well as on the pages of LVIV TODAY and many other magazines - Mr. Markian Malskyy, Attorney-at-law of the year 2011, Partner and Head of West Ukrainian Branch of Arzinger. This pilot column is dedicated to one of the latest concerns of tax payers in Ukraine - Restriction on tax losses carry forward

Talking point: New Customs Code: EBA success

Issue 46, May 2012.
On 21 April 2012 new Customs Code of Ukraine was officially published in parliamentary newspaper Voice of Ukraine. As of 1 June 2012, when new edition of the Customs Code ("Code") will become effective, business is granted a right for customs clearance at any customs office despite legal entity registration.

EBA Personality: Roman Klakovych, General Manager, Raitex Ukraine

Issue 45, April 2012.
This month, we hear from Roman Klakovych, General Manager, Raitex Ukraine sharing his opinions about the current business climate in Lviv and Western Ukraine, and his suggestions for what could be done to improve things over the next few years.