Ukraine: the refinancing rate unchanged

National Bank of Ukraine (National Bank of Ukraine, CC BY-NC-ND)
National Bank of Ukraine (National Bank of Ukraine, CC BY-NC-ND)

Czech Prime Minister talked about Brexit in London

Poland’s national carrier cancels flights due to strike

Ukraine

The Interfax reports, after the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU), that the refinancing rate remains at 18 per cent per annum. As the NBU informed on its website, the decision No. 714, about the size of the refinancing rate, was approved by the NBU’s Board.

The Interfax quotes NBU: “Current and projected monetary conditions are rather tough to provide inflation reduction to the medium-term target 5 per cent in 2020”.

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The Czech Republic

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis met on Wednesday, October 24th with his British counterpart. As the Radio Praha informs, Mr. Babis talked to Theresa May about Brexit. The Czech official expressed his expectation that the rights of Czechs in the United Kingdom would be protected. Mr. Babis also said he believed the EU and the United Kingdom would reach an agreement on Brexit in “the following month”.

As estimated, the Czech community in the UK is between 60,000 and 100,000.

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Poland

The Polish Radio reports on the situation in the Poland’s airlines LOT. On Thursday the airline cancelled 10 flights to and from Poland (for example from Warsaw to Luxembourg, Moscow and Kiev). “386 flights will go ahead without change,” LOT spokesman Adrian Kubicki assured.

The Polish Radio informs that “dozens of LOT staff started a picket outside the national carrier’s Warsaw head office last week in a protest against the sacking of the head of a cabin crew trade union”. LOT pilots and the members of the cabin crew demand better work conditions.

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What’s up in indexes

BET (of Bucharest) decreased from 8,621.69 index points Wednesday, October 24th to 8,495.99 index points Thursday, October 25th. It’ down 1.46 per cent d/d and up 7.81 per cent y/y.

BUX (of Budapest) increased from 36,452.74 index points Wednesday, October 24th to 36,617.54 index points Thursday, October 25th. It’s up 0.45 per cent d/d and down 8.09 per cent y/y.

CROBEX (of Zagreb) increased from 1,782.68 index points Wednesday, October 24th to 1,788.18 index points Wednesday, October 25th. It’s up 0.31 per cent d/d and down 3.55 per cent y/y.

OMXR (of Riga) decreased from 942.66 index points Wednesday, October 24th to 938.34 index points Thursday, October 25th. It’s down 0.46 per cent d/d and down 7.74 per cent y/y.

OMXT (of Tallinn) decreased from 1,207.65 index points Wednesday, October 24th to 1,194.11 index points Thursday, October 25th. It’s down 1.12 per cent d/d and down 2.59 per cent y/y.

OMXV (of Vilnius) decreased from 661.85 index points Wednesday, October 24th to 651.98 index points Thursday, October 25th. It’s down 1.49 per cent d/d and down 0.81 per cent y/y.

PX (of Prague) decreased from 1,062.16 index points Wednesday, October 24th to 1,052.27 index points Thursday, October 25th. It’s down 0.93 per cent d/d down 1.11 per cent y/y.

SAX (of Bratislava) increased from 335.87 index points Wednesday, October 24th to 336.34 index points Wednesday, October 25th. It’s up 0.14 per cent d/d and up 5.64 per cent y/y.

SOFIX (of Sofia) decreased from 600.14 index points Wednesday, October 24th to 598.78 index points Wednesday, October 25th. It’s down 0.23 per cent d/d and down 8.50 per cent y/y.

UX (of Kyiv) closed at 1,724.62 index points Thursday, October 25th. It’s the same result as Wednesday’s. It’s 0 per cent change d/d and up 38.07 per cent y/y.

WIG20 (of Warsaw) decreased from 2,144.40 index points Wednesday, October 24th to 2,142.69 index points Wednesday, October 25th. It’s down 0.08 per cent d/d and down 12.54 per cent y/y.

 

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