London and Warsaw listed Ukrainian stocks had a mixed performance last week. Poultry maker MHP (MHPC) gained by 3.5% to USD 4.78 per share after the company reported pretty solid production volumes for April despite actual sales volumes plunging by 40% YoY. There is an assumption, that the company will be able to increase sales volumes immediately after logistics in Ukraine becomes better. With the war devastating much of the country, President Volodymyr Zelensky is set to speak to an emergency summit of European Union leaders in Brussels as they seek to break a deadlock on new Russian sanctions. A new, sixth round of European sanctions has been held up by Hungary, whose Prime Minister Viktor Orban has close relations with the Kremlin.
In Warsaw trading, Kernel (KER) dropped by 5.7% to PLN 26.50 and Agroton (AGT) fell 12.5% to PLN 4.71.
On the Ukrainian stock market trading in stocks and bonds remained suspended as the country is under martial law.
The Finance Ministry offered a broad range of domestic government debt papers at the primary auction held on May 24. The offering included a 1-year USD-denominated bond at 3.7% as well as a half-year EUR-denominated issue at 2.5%. The UAH-denominated 1.5-year bond was placed at an 11.5% yield. Local and foreign investors can purchase the special Ukrainian bond through licensed brokers or banks.
On the currency front, the hryvnia exchange rate on the OTC cash market strengthened by 4.5% to 36.30 UAH/USD as the National Bank continued to stick to the artificially frozen exchange rate of 29.25 UAH/USD as part of a policy to restrain inflation amid the war.
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The National Bank of Ukraine has opened a special fundraising account to support the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Please find more at the National Bank’s official website under the link below:
The National Bank also opened a fundraising account for Humanitarian Assistance to Ukrainians. Please see details under the link below: