Ukraine reduced imports of natural gas by 22.8 per cent

Gas meters (Samgas, Public domain)

Hungarian PMI decreased

Poland wants to develop relations with African countries

Ukraine

In January-November 2018 Ukraine has reduced imports of natural gas by 22.8 per cent (or by 2.983 billion cubic meters, bcm) y/y — the Interfax informs after JSC Ukrtransgaz. It means that from January to November Ukraine imported 10.113bcm. Only in November it imported 971.2 million cubic meters (down 26.2 per cent y/y).

Ukraine has reduced imports from Slovakia (to 6.232 bcm, down 32.6 per cent y/y) and from Poland (to 657.1 million cubic meters, down 43 per cent y/y). At the same time, it intensified imports from Hungary (to 3.224 bcm, up 19.3 per cent y/y).

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Hungary

The Budapest Business Journal informs that the country’s seasonally adjusted Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) dropped from 57.1 points in October 2018 to 53.5 points in November.

According to the Hungarian Association of Logistics, Purchasing and Inventory Management (Halpim), which complies the index, the following sub-indices were down in November: production volume, new orders, delivery times. At the same times, the employment sub-index “was above 50 and showed an expansion in employment figures for the fourth successive month”.

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Poland

During the UN climate conference that takes place in the city Katowice (southern Poland), Poland’s Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz informed that the country wants to increase its presence in Africa. Mr. Czaputowicz met with Jean-Claude Gakosso, the Foreign Minister of Congo. The officials “discussed prospects for closer trade relations and economic cooperation between the two countries, specifically in the mining and agricultural sectors and in green technologies,” the Polish Radio reports. Mr. Czaputowicz has already attended an international conference in Senegal, in November. He also re-opened a Polish embassy in Dakar.

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What’s up in indexes

BET (of Bucharest) decreased from 8,747.93 index points Monday, December 3rd to 8,744.48 index points Tuesday, December 4th. It’s down 0.04 per cent d/d and up 12.36 per cent y/y.

BUX (of Budapest) increased from 40,579.82 index points Monday, December 3rd to 40,945.00 index points Tuesday, December 4th. It’s up 0.90 per cent d/d and up 8.30 per cent y/y.

CROBEX (of Zagreb) increased from 1,732.12 index points Monday, December 3rd to 1,736.83 index points Tuesday, December 4th. It’s up 0.27 per cent d/d and down 4.74 per cent y/y.

OMXR (of Riga) increased from 958.20 index points Monday, December 3rd to 961.25 index points Tuesday, December 4th. It’s up 0.32 per cent d/d and down 7.45 per cent y/y.

OMXT (of Tallinn) decreased from 1,217.14 index points Monday, December 3rd to 1,210.20 index points Tuesday, December 4th. It’s down 0.57 per cent d/d and down 1.48 per cent y/y.

OMXV (of Vilnius) decreased from 642.76 index points Monday, December 3rd to 640.43 index points Tuesday, December 4th. It’s down 0.36 per cent d/d and down 3.12 per cent y/y.

PX (of Prague) decreased from 1,073.65 index points Monday, December 3rd to 1,066.01 index points Tuesday, December 4th. It’s down 0.71 per cent d/d down 0.13 per cent y/y.

SAX (of Bratislava) decreased from 331.00 index points Monday, December 3rd to 330.96 index points Tuesday, December 4th. It’s down 0.01 per cent d/d and up 3.25 per cent y/y.

SOFIX (of Sofia) increased from 599.10 index points Monday, December 3rd to 601.30 index points Tuesday, December 4th. It’s up 0.37 per cent d/d and down 10.19 per cent y/y.

UX (of Kyiv) increased from 1,748.31 index points Monday, December 3rd to 1,786.58 index points Tuesday, December 4th. It’s up 2.19 per cent d/d and up 39.45 per cent y/y.

WIG20 (of Warsaw) increased from 2,329.37 index points Monday, December 3rd to 2,344.91 index points Tuesday, December 4th. It’s up 0.67 per cent d/d and down 2.46 per cent y/y.

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