Ukrainian equities listed abroad finished mostly higher last week, making only a moderate rebound from the steep losing strait. Meanwhile, on the Ukrainian stock market trading in stocks and bonds remained suspended as the country is under martial law.
In the war-related developments, Russia launched airstrikes on Kyiv for the first time in five weeks on Sunday, claiming it had targeted western-supplied tanks. Russia continues to try overrun Ukraine’s embattled eastern industrial Donbas region before the arrival of any US weapons that might turn the tide.
On the London Stock Exchange, iron ore miner Ferrexpo (FXPO) gained by 6.3% to close at GBp 187 per share after the company announced a dividend of 13.2 cents per share. The interim dividend will be paid on Jun 28, 2022, to shareholders on the register on Jun 10. Taking into account the FXPO stock’s current price the dividend yield will be 5.6%.
Among Ukrainian public agro companies, Kernel (KER) rose by 2.3% last week to PLN 27.12 while Agroton (AGT) fell 4.7% to PLN 4.49.
The Finance Ministry continued to cap the yield for the special UAH-denominated bonds at 11.5% for the 1.5-year issue. There is a high probability that the government will be forced to increase the offered yield to attract more investors to the country’s debt.
The hryvnia strengthened by 2.8% to 35.30 UAH/USD on the OTC cash market after the National Bank surprisingly raised its key policy rate from 10% to 25% sending a clear signal for a higher yield for the hryvnia assets.
POLITICS AND ECONOMICS
- Ukraine Criticizes Macron for Taking Soft Line on Russia
- National Bank Hikes Key Policy Rate from 10% to 25% to Support the Hryvnia and Fight Inflation
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 fundraising account for Humanitarian Assistance to Ukrainians. Please see details under the link below: