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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Daily Market Brief

Market Comment

It was a seesaw day on for Ukrainian equity markets Monday (Nov 1). The UX exchange closed 0.36% higher with gains in the banking sector (BAVL +1.48%, USCB +2.66%) offsetting losses for in metals and mining shares (ALMK -4.25%, AVDK -1.68%, AZST -1.31%, YASK -1.85%). Trading activity was moderate – total volume came in at UAH 94 mln. Motor Sich (MSICH) and Ukrnafta (UNAF +2.13%) outperformed the market, while Ukrtelecom (UTLM -0.97%) and GenCos (CEEN -1.33%, ZAEN -0.62%) turned lower.

Ukrainian stocks listed on international markets closed mixed. Ferrexpo (FXPO LN) rebounded after its recent loss to close 3.12% higher. Among oil and gas names, Regal Petroleum (RPT LN) slid 1.59%, JKX Oil & Gas (JKX LN) added 0.21%, and Cadogan Petroleum (CAD LN) closed flat. Food processing stocks extended losses: MHPC LI -1.27%, KER PW -1.19%.

Fixed Income: Fitch assigns a B- credit rating to Mriya
Fixed Income: Ukraine’s sovereign agency sells Eurobonds for $568 m
Metals and Mining: Ukraine’s coke output rises 6% in October
Metals and Mining: Khartsyzsk Tube plant decreases production by 23% M-o-M in October
Agriculture: Ukraine considers lifting export quotas for countries having free trade agreements with Ukraine