The Ukrainian stock market experienced only a minor move last week. However, among Ukrainian companies, shares of Astarta (AST) demonstrated the strongest performance, jumping 18% in price to PLN 37.5 last week. As a result, Astarta’s market capitalization on the exchange has increased by 84% to USD 230mn since the beginning of the year. On the downside, Kernel (KER) continues to suffer ahead of delisting with the KER stock falling by 3.0% to PLN 13.64.
In London trading, Ferrexpo (FXPO) added by 2.0% to GBp 90.2 (MCap of USD 706mn) while MHP (MHPC) remained flat at USD 3.75 (MCap of USD 401mn).
Raiffeisen Bank (BAVL) added 3.1% to 29.5 kopecks following the National Bank’s information that the assessment of credit losses in the banking system resulting from the consequences of russian military aggression was lowered from 30% to 20% of the overall “pre-war” credit portfolio.
Among significant economic news this week, attention is drawn to events surrounding the “grain agreement.” The United States has stated that “enormous diplomatic losses” await moscow if the grain agreement, which expires on July 17th, is not extended. Currently, there is a possibility of both russia’s withdrawal from the grain initiative and its continuation. Recently, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan advocated for the necessity of extending the grain agreement and increasing its duration.
The cash exchange rate of the hryvnia remained almost unchanged at 37.20 UAH/USD throughout the week. The euro exchange rate increased by 1.4% to 41.50 UAH/EUR.
POLITICS AND ECONOMICS
- War’s Endgame Still Unclear after NATO Summit as US, Ukraine Paper Over Differences
- Ukraine’s Headline Inflation Slows to 12.8% in June from of 15.3% in May
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:
www.bank.gov.ua full report
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