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Parliament finally opens door to grain exports, but not all

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Oct. 12, 2011, 2:50 p.m. | Business — by Oksana Grytsenko

Farmers protest over export duties on Oct. 4 in Kyiv
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Oksana Grytsenko

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Ukrainian farmers and grain traders are celebrating because the government has relaxed export restrictions that threatened to cripple the country’s promising agriculture sector.
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Anonymous Oct. 12, 2011, 4:56 p.m.    

So, it appears that the government did not lift the duties to help the small farmers (and I believe that a vast majority of land in Ukraine is managed by large companies) but to help out the "unnamed investors" in Khlib Investbud who made a bad business (speculative) decision in buying grain at the peak price, hoping to resell at a profit. It would be helpful to know if these unnamed investors have an friends in government or POR.

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