Quotes for CentrEnergo (CEEN) tumbled by 25% to UAH 3.00 amid more fears that the company’s debt for natural gas supplies will create a huge problem for the company’s balance sheet. CentrEnergo even made a public statement that currently the gas supplies to the company’s thermal power plants are only available due to direct orders from the government. Meanwhile, DonbasEnergo (DOEN) also plunged by 25% to UAH 9.00 as the company has already in the bankruptcy process.
In contrast, Krukiv Wagon (KVBZ) added by 4.4% last week to close at UAH 11.90, with the gain reaching 8.2% since the start of the year.
London-listed Enwell Energy (former Regal) edged up by 0.9% to GBp 16.10 after the company said its majority shareholder Vadym Novinsky transferred its stake to the trust to avoid a potential gas license suspension after a new legislation will come into a forth in Ukraine.
Iron ore miner Ferrexpo (FXPO) inched down by 0.3% to GBp 174 and poultry maker MHP (MHPC) slipped by 4.0% to USD 3.60 per share.
Warsaw-listed Kernel (KER) had no particular reaction to the company’s operational update showing the company’s challenges with grain exports. The KER stock decreased by a moderate 1.6% to PLN 18.30.
On the OTC cash currency market the hryvnia exchange rate strengthened by 0.2% to 40.43 UAH/USD amid a broader weakness of the US dollar against other world currencies. Meanwhile, the National Bank continued its interventions on the interbank market to supply the hard currency at the frozen exchange rate of 36.57 UAH/USD. The regulator sold about USD 720mn to the banks last week.
STOCKS IN THE NEWS
- Kernel Reduces Grain Exports by 56% YoY to 1.5mn tons in the Oct-Dec Quarter
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