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Local and international troubles will continue to plague the Ukrainian economy in 2012, according to a Jan. 5 report by the international credit rating agency Moody’s.

While the country possesses vast potential, the report argues, institutional problems and a high susceptibility to event risk will make it vulnerable to downgrades in the upcoming year.

Moody’s changed the outlook on Ukraine’s local and foreign currency government bond ratings on Dec. 15 from stable to negative, reflecting the country’s growing fiscal problems and stalled cooperation with the International Monetary Fund.

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