Ukraine remained at 162-th position in the «Index of economic freedom», which is calculated by the American research Institute Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal. This is according to the ranking published on the website of the Heritage Foundation, writes RBC-Ukraine.
The Fund has included Ukraine in the group of countries with so-called «depressed economy».
Experts note that currently the Ukrainian economy the least free in Europe. Over the past seven years «in the country has not established the rule of law, and the lack of investment freedom is detrimental to the industry,» the report said.
Russia has worsened its position by ten points, and is on 153-m a place — its economy is determined by experts as «mostly unfree».
Just in creating the index took into account the indicators of 178 States. Its leader, as last year was the Hong Kong with the result 88.6 per item. The top three also includes Singapore and New Zealand. Switzerland, Australia, Canada, Chile, Ireland, Estonia and the United Kingdom were in the top ten States with the most free economies. The U.S. ranked 11th place, Germany — 17th, France — 75, China – 144-E.
Worst results were demonstrated by North Korea (178), Cuba (177) and Venezuela (176).
We will remind, earlier it was reported that more and more Ukrainians pessimistic look at the state of the economy in the country. The index of consumer confidence Nielsen in Ukraine in the third quarter 2015 has risen to a level of 51 points, which is 3 percentage points more than in the 2nd quarter of 2015. This is evidenced by the results of the study global consumer confidence Nielsen (The Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence and Spending Intentions Survey). As noted, after a significant drop in the first quarter of 2015 Index in Ukraine continues its growth for the second quarter in a row.
However, Ukraine still occupies 2nd place among the most pessimistic countries in the world after South Korea. Overall, global consumer confidence increased 3 points to 99, which is the highest figure since 2006.
In the rating of economic freedom Ukraine is ranked 162-th position 01.02.2016