Improve of Ukraine investment climate

The increase of Ukraine investment attractiveness is proved by fact that in March the 17th, 2010 the Standard & Poor's raised the national scale sovereign credit rating of Ukraine from uaBBB to uaA.1

This rating followed the raise of Ukraine sovereign credit rating in March the 11th, 2010 under obligations in foreign currency from CCC+/C to B-/C and obligations in national currency from B-/C to B/В.

The rating’s forecast is Positive.

According to the State Statistics Committee, the volume of direct foreign investments into Ukraine has grown on 12.4 % in 2009, totally 40 billion USD on 01.01.2010. The net capital gain of foreign capital in 2009 was 6.6 billion USD.

1http://www.standardandpoors.ru/article.php?pubid=6008&sec=pr