Kyiv-listed stocks finished mixed last week while the UX index showed a clear gain of 3.1% to close at 1501 points.
UkrNafta (UNAF) advanced by 6.5% to UAH 219 per share and CentrEnergo (CEEN) added by 4.4% to UAH 4.70 despite the company’s biggest power plant Vuglegirska TPP remaining on the russian occupied territory in Donetsk province. Raiffeisen Bank (BAVL) rose by 3.3% to 31 kopecks after data from the National Bank indicated that Raiffeisen pocketed a solid profit from the revaluation of its assets after the official hryvnia exchange rate was devaluated to 36.57 UAH/USD in late July.
On the downside, DonbasEnergo (DOEN) fell 12.3% to UAH 10.61 and second-tier Krukiv Wagon (KVBZ) dropped by 12.2% to UAH 21.50.
On the London Stock Exchange, Ukrainian poultry maker MHP (MHPC) declined by 3.4% to USD 3.75 ignoring the company’s better-than-expected financial results for 2Q22. Iron ore miner Ferrexpo (FXPO) lost 2.8% over the week to close at GBp 152. In contrast, Enwell Energy (former Regal) climbed by 4.8% to GBp 23.20.
Warsaw-listed Agroton (AGT) surged by 47% from PLN 3.26 to PLN 4.79 on hopes that the Ukrainian army’s advance would liberate Agroton’s farmland located in Lugansk province.
In major economic news, the Finance Ministry unveiled a draft national budget for 2023. The budget deficit for the next year was estimated at 20% of GDP and it is expected to be covered by borrowings of UAH 1,687bn (USD 46bn at the current official UAH/USD rate).
The hryvnia edged down by 1.1% on the OTC cash market to 42.10 UAH/USD, while the official exchange rate has been frozen at 36.57 UAH/USD since Jul 21.
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