Romanian president wins the first round

Klaus Iohannis (European Parliament, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Ukrainian Centrenergo for sale

United Group to buy Bulgaria's leading telecoms operator

Romania

The exit polls published by Romania Insider shows that the incumbent president Klaus Iohannis won the first round of Romanian presidential elections with score of around 39 per cent. Mr. Iohannis was followed by the former PM Viorica Dancila (22 per cent of the votes) and the USR leader Dan Barna (16 per cent). Over 8.68 million people voted in the first round of the presidential elections, representing 47.66 per cent of the total number of people registered to vote, Romania Insider informed.

The 60-year-old Mr. Iohannis will face a runoff on November 24th, which he is also expected to win.

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Ukraine

PJSC Centrenergo, power generating company, is in the top priority of the Ukraine’s government in the “large-scale” privatization, Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk informed, Interfax news agency reports. “I want this company to be privatized by an external, real player, who does not depend on any oligarch,” Mr Honcharuk stressed.

PJSC Centrenergo is an owner of three thermal power plants – Vuhlehirska, Zmiivska and Trypilska. Their combined capacity is 7.665 GW, which is 14 per cent of Ukraine’s overall power generation capacity. Centrenergo supplies electricity to Kyiv, Kharkiv, and Donetsk regions.

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Bulgaria

Balkan telecoms and media company United Group, owned by a private equity BC Partners, said it had agreed to acquire Bulgaria’s leading telecoms operator Vivacom for EUR1.2bn, Reuters news agency informed. The deal comes after United Group acquired Croatian telecoms operator Tele2 Croatia for EUR220m in May 2019, as a part of its plans to expand in south-eastern Europe.

United Group, which was founded in 2000, grew fast from a local cable TV provider to a multi-play telecoms company offering television, internet, fixed and mobile services in six countries across the Balkan region.

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What’s up in indexes

BET (of Bucharest) increased from 9689.50 index points Thursday, November 7th to 9689.61 index points Friday, November 8th. It’s up 0.10 per cent d/d and up 13.0 per cent y/y.

BUX (of Budapest) decreased from 43598.00 index points Thursday, November 7th to 43441.42 index points Friday, November 8th. It’s down 0.36 per cent d/d and up 12.2 per cent y/y.

OMXR (of Riga) increased from 1012.09 index points Thursday, November 7th to 1022.05 index points Friday, November 8th. It’s up 0.98 per cent d/d and up 7.70 per cent y/y.

OMXT (of Tallinn) decreased from 1258.86 index points Thursday, November 7th to 1257.21 index points Friday, November 8th. It’s down 0.13 per cent d/d and up 5.49 per cent y/y.

OMXV (of Vilnius) increased from 709.62 index points Thursday, November 7th to 712.23 index points Friday, November 8th. It’s up 0.37 per cent d/d and up 9.67 per cent y/y.

PX (of Prague) decreased from 1081.05 index points Thursday, November 7th to 1078.27 index points Friday, November 8th. It’s down 0.26 per cent d/d and down 0.71 per cent y/y.

RTS (of Moscow) decreased from 1487.03 index points Thursday, November 7th to 1468.17 index points Friday, November 8th. It’s down 1.27 per cent d/d and up 27.1 per cent y/y.

SAX (of Bratislava) increased from 339.53 index points Thursday, November 7th to 342.79 index points Friday, November 8th. It’s up 0.96 per cent d/d and up 3.57 per cent y/y.

SOFIX (of Sofia) increased from 558.80 index points Thursday, November 7th to 560.59 index points Friday, November 8th. It’s up 0.31 per cent d/d and down 5.78 per cent y/y.

UX (of Kyiv) increased from 1492.69 index points Thursday, November 7th to 1495.64 index points Friday, November 8th. It’s up 0.20 per cent d/d and down 16.29 per cent y/y.

WIG20 (of Warsaw) decreased from 2272.17 index points Thursday, November 7th to 2255.46 index points Friday, November 8th. It’s down 0.74 per cent d/d and down 0.33 per cent y/y.

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