BEST BANKS 2014: EUROPE

BEST BANKS 2014: EUROPE

The region battled continuing recession or, at best, slow growth, a tightening regulatory environment and country-specific banking taxes or fines for past misdemeanors.

 
 
Source
Central bank

National Bank of Ukraine

International Reserves

US$ 16.521 billion (Source: IMF; Data updated: 2014)

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ N/A (2014 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

N/A billion of International dollars (2014 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
9.6% 12.1% 3.0% 7.4% 7.6% 2.3% -14.8% 4.1%
2011 2012 2013 2014*        
5.2% 0.2% 0.1% N/A        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$N/A (2014 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

N/A International Dollars (2014 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2014*
N/A N/A 0.38% 0.40% N/A

*Estimate

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector
  • agriculture: 9.9% 
  • industry: 29.6% 
  • services: 60.5% (2013 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

 

Inflation
2011 2012 2013 2014*
8.0% 0.6% -0.3% N/A
       

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2011 2012 2013 2014*
7.9% 7.5% 7.4% N/A

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
40.5% 36.8% 37.4% 41.0% N/A

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
-5.8% -2.8% -4.5% -4.5% N/A

*Estimate   

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: CCC

Moody's rating: Caa3

Moody's outlook: NEG

(Foreign Currency Government Bond Ratings; Data last updated Sept 2014)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2010* 2011 2012**
US$39.46 billion US$25.56 billion US$N/A

*2010 Estimate      **2012 Estimate

Largest companies in Ukraine

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

N/A

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

N/A

Exports as percent of GDP(Exports of goods and services)

46.9% (2013)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.37% (2012)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.43% (2012)

Total exports

US$71.14 billion (2013 estimate) 

Export commodities

ferrous and nonferrous metals, fuel and petroleum products, chemicals, machinery and transport equipment, food products

Total imports

US$87.210 billion (2013 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

energy, machinery and equipment, chemicals

Exports - major partners

Russia 25.6%, Turkey 5.4%, Egypt 4.2% (2012)

Imports - major partners

Russia 32.4%, China 9.3%, Germany 8%, Belarus 6%, Poland 4.2% (2012)

FDI inflows
2011 2012 2013
US$7,207 million US$7,833 million US$3,771 million
FDI outflows
2011 2012 2013  
US$192 million US$1,206 million US$420 million  
Value of cross-border M&A; by country of purchaser
2008 2009 2010 2011
US$40 million US$106 million US$276 million US$597 million
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2012 (Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2013 (Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Best countries for doing business World Bank/IFC Doing Business Project

Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 - 189. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.

Overall ranking: 112 out of 189 countries (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 47 out of 189 countries

Enforcing Contracts: 45 out of 189 countries

Registering Property: 97 out of 189 countries

Getting credit: 13 out of 189 countries

Protecting investors: 128 out of 189 countries

Trading across border: 148 out of 189 countries

Paying Taxes: 164 out of 189 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 41 out of 189 countries

Getting Electricity: 172 out of 189 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 162 out of 189 countries

(2013)

Global competitiveness ranking(ranking by country on a basis of 144, the first is the best)

76

(2014-2015)

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 155 Score: 49.3 (Repressed) (2014)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Total area

603,500 km2 (2006)

Capital

Kyiv (Kiev) (2009)

Currency

hryvnia (UAH) (2009)

Government type

republic (2009)

Languages

Ukrainian (official) 67%, Russian 24%, other 9% (includes small Romanian-, Polish-, and Hungarian-speaking minorities)

Religions

Ukrainian Orthodox - Kyiv Patriarchate 50.4%, Ukrainian Orthodox - Moscow Patriarchate 26.1%, Ukrainian Greek Catholic 8%, Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox 7.2%, Roman Catholic 2.2%, Protestant 2.2%, Jewish 0.6%, other 3.2% (2006 estimate)

Total population
1980 1990 2000 2012* 2017**
N/A N/A 48.66 million 45.37 million 44.25 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2011
46.8% 61.7% 67.1% 68.9%
Population median age

39 years (2010)

Population growth rate

-0.4% (2011)

Life expectancy

68 years (2010)

Adult literacy

100% (2005/2010)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

<2% (2011)

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

26.44 (2009)

(Data were released in 2011, 0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

Political Rights:4
Civil Liberties:3 (2011)

(1 represents the most free, 7 the least free)

Source
Total telephone subscribers as % of population

151.02% (2011)

(sum of fixed telephone lines and mobile cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

30.6% (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

Cost of living - Mercer index(ranking by city on a basis of 214; the 1st is the most expensive and the 214th is the least expensive)

Kiev: 94th (2011)

Source
CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

5.9538 (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2009)

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