Ukraine is waiting for the EU to take further steps liberalizing the access of Ukrainian goods to the European market. At the same time, however, Ukraine is not doing enough to ensure that companies from European countries are able to enjoy equal access to the Ukrainian market.
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Favorable economic indicators had a positive impact on investment in 2019 in the office, industrial and hotel development markets in Hungary, according to Lóránt Kibédi Varga, managing director of CBRE Hungary. Investment volume reached EUR1.72bn for 2019, he said.
Countries trying to attract investors have developed Citizenship by Investment Programs (CIP) and Golden Visa programs for foreign investors. These are programs under which states offer citizenship and passports to real estate investors, state development funds and government bonds.
In the first three quarters of 2019, Hungary, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Poland, Romania and Slovakia recorded a real estate investment volume of EUR9bn, according to a report from Colliers, with office sector being the most preferred.
“In the short term, the adaptive capability of Polish companies is high. However, what will be important is whether they are able to utilize modern technologies and increase profit margins,” says Piotr Boguszewski from Poland’s central bank.
Investors are finding new infrastructure opportunities on a global scale, including 5G, subsidy-free renewables, smart cities and PPP in new markets, writes law firm CMS in its latest Infrastructure Index report.
Serbia lacks investment from domestic businesses, and fixed assets are insufficient to provide stable, long-term growth. Growth in gross fixed capital formation in the H1’19 was 8.2 per cent, which was the main demand factor in stimulating the growth of GDP.
The authorities in Kiev have had high hopes associated with China's economic presence in Ukraine for many years. However, the official declarations are rarely followed by real actions. For China, Ukraine is still primarily a large market for Chinese goods.
If Poland continues catching up with Western Europe at a similar pace as now it could enter the group of the 20 most affluent countries in the world, the G20, before 2030 – says Piotr Arak, the Director of the Polish Economic Institute.