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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Daily Market Brief

Market Comment

Volatile trading characterized Ukrainian stock markets yesterday (Mar. 14), as investors across Europe continued to size up the economic ramifications of the earthquake and tsunamis in Japan. The UX exchange (-1.29%) extended what has become a weeklong slide. Total equity trading volume came in at a moderate UAH 183 mln. Late session surges by Ukrnafta (UNAF +0.12%) and Ukrtelecom (UTLM +0.86%) were not enough to hoist the exchange into positive territory, as volume leader Motor Sich (MSICH -2.23%) weighed heavily on the market. Stirol (STIR -2.41%), GenCos (ZAEN -1.62%, CEEN -2.26%, DOEN -2.77%) and metals and mining names (ENMZ -3.1%, AZST -1.64%, YASK -0.95%%, AVDK -2.62%) dragged the exchange even deeper into the red.

In London, Ukrainian oil and gas producers reported mixed results, with Regal Petroleum (RPT LN +1.25%) and JKX Oil & Gas (JKX LN +2.54%) winning back the previous session’s losses, and Cadogan Petroleum (CAD LN -0.3%) shedding. Ferrexpo (FXPO LN +2.04%) continued its rise, while MHP (MHPC LI -2.36%) sunk deeper. In Warsaw, Astarta (AST PW -0.31%) and Kernel (KER PW -0.37%) slid, and Agroton (AGT PW +0.51%) made a slight turnaround.

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