Ukrainian equities finished broadly lower last week following a global downward momentum on the stock market. The UX index dropped by 8.1% to close at 1553 points. Heavyweight UkrNafta (UNAF) and CentrEnergo (CEEN) lost 14% and 8.2% respectively with the former ending the Friday session at UAH 250 per share.
In Warsaw trading, Eastern-Ukraine-based Agroton (AGT) fell 6.3% to PLN 3.28 as the company suffered more damages from the russian invasion. There was information that Agroton’s grain harvest in Lugansk province was stolen by russians.
Kernel (KER) slipped by 4.5% to PLN 22.76 as preliminary assessments indicate that grain exports from Ukrainian Black Sea ports have been recovering slower than expected.
On the upside, London-listed Ferrexpo (FXPO) advanced by 8.6% to GBp 155 per share.
In economic developments, the Finance Ministry reported that USD 3.0bn arrived from the World Bank as part of a USD 4.5bn grant backed by the US. Ukraine has received about USD 16bn in financial support from allies since Feb 24. Meanwhile, a combined promised aid has already reached USD 34bn. Most of the aid is used to provide pension payments and programs of state social assistance as the Ukrainian national budget deficit could top 35% of GDP this year. The actual budget deficit in January-July was an equivalent of USD 11.3bn.
The hryvnia was less volatile last week than earlier this month. The exchange rate on the OTC cash market was 40.70 UAH/USD while the official rate remained pegged to 36.57 UAH/USD.
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