There was mixed trading in Kyiv-listed stocks last week as UkrStat reported macroeconomic data indicating that Ukraine’s industrial production grew by just 1.1% YoY in full-year 2021, lagging behind the overall economic recovery in the country. The preliminary GDP growth figure for 4Q21 was estimated 5.9% YoY, putting the full-year GDP growth close to 3.0%. Taking into account the rising interest rate environment, Ukraine’s GDP growth this year is unlikely to exceed 3.5% YoY.
In individual share movement, UkrNafta (UNAF) declined by 2.8% to UAH 281 after the company said it was unable to increase crude extraction volumes in 2021, reporting a flat production result of 1.5mn tonnes in 2021 (10.9mn barrels). UkrNafta’s natural gas production edged down by 0.9% YoY to 1.12bn cubic meters. On the upside, Raiffeisen Bank (BAVL) advanced by 5.9% to 45 kopecks as the bank’s earnings results should be available any day, with expectations that EPS for FY21 could come at as much as 8 kopecks per share. CentrEnergo (CEEN) was unchanged at UAH 7.05.
London-listed Ferrexpo (FXPO) rose 5.2% to GBp 258 after country-related risks were seen to have declined somewhat.
In Warsaw trading, Kernel (KER) gained 1.3% to close at PLN 54.00 after the company reported that its bought almost 5% of its outstanding shares on the market at PLN 56 per share.
On the currency front, the hryvnia strengthened by 1.4% against the dollar to 28.12 UAH/USD. On the other hand, the hryvnia fell 0.6% against the euro to 32.12 UAH/EUR after the European Central Bank dropped its forward guidance for monetary tightening.
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