Ukraine’s gas imports from Europe up 30 per cent in Jan-Feb 2017

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Poland’s PMI decreases

In Serbia presidential elections to be held in April 2017

Ukraine

At the end of 2015 Ukraine has announced that it would stop importing gas from Russian Gazprom. Now Interfax reports on the increased imports of gas from Europe. Ukrtransgaz has informed that Ukraine imported some 2.82 billion cubic meters in the period January-February 2017 – mostly from Slovakia, Hungary and Poland. It’ s up 30 per cent.

In February alone it imported 1.37 bcm of gas from Europe, which was 9 more than in the same period of 2016. The level of daily imports averages at 50 mcm.

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Poland

The Polish Radio informs that Poland’s Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) drops month after month, but still remains above the average. It decreased from 54.8 points in January 2017 to 54.2 points in February 2017.

In December 2016 it was 54.3 points. Markit agency informs February’s result was below expectations (54.6 points) but well above the long-term average of 50.4 points.

The polish Radio writes “a neutral PMI rating of 50 means that business people in the country feel that the economy will not change over the coming month while a higher one means they think it will improve.”

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Serbia

Maja Gojković, the speaker of Serbian parliament, has just set the date for presidential elections – the first round will take place on April 2nd.

Several politicians plan to compete in the presidential race – Aleksandar Vučić, the current Prime Minister, backed by the ruling Serbian Progressive Party; Aleksandar Popović, nominated by the Democratic Party of Serbia (DSS); Dveri party leader Boško Obradović; the former ombudsman Saša Janković (backed by the Democratic Party); the former foreign minister from Social Democrats Vuk Jeremić; and the leader of the ultra-nationalist Serbian Radical Party Vojislav Šešelj.

There are 6.7 million people are eligible to vote in the presidential elections in Serbia. The president is elected for five years.

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What’s up in indexes

BET (of Bucharest) decreased from 8,037.45 index points Wednesday, March 1st to 7,973.00 index points Thursday, March 2nd. It was down 0.80 per cent d/d and up 22.16 per cent y/y.

BUX (of Budapest) decreased from 33,343.05 index points Wednesday, March 1st to 33,155.19 index points Thursday, March 2nd. It was down 0.56 per cent d/d and up 37.61 per cent y/y.

CROBEX (of Zagreb) increased from 2,206.95 index points Wednesday, March 1st to 2,221.05 index points Thursday, March 2nd. It was up 0.64 per cent d/d and up 42.14 per cent y/y.

OMXR (of Riga) increased from 760.30 index points Wednesday, March 1st to 768.45 index points Thursday, March 2nd. It was up 1.07 per cent d/d and up 22.75 per cent y/y.

OMXT (of Tallinn) increased from 1,108.61 index points Wednesday, March 1st to 1,113.63 index points Thursday, March 2nd. It was up 0.45 per cent d/d and up 17.39 per cent y/y.

OMXV (of Vilnius) decreased from 561.78 index points Wednesday, March 1st to 561.31 index points Thursday, March 2nd. It was down 0.08 per cent d/d and up 14.25 per cent y/y.

PX (of Prague) increased from 971.95 index points Wednesday, March 1st to 977.16 index points Thursday, March 2nd. It was up 0.54 per cent d/d and up 11.13 per cent y/y.

SAX (of Bratislava) closed at 304.00 index points 304.00 Thursday, March 2nd. It’s the same result as Wednesday’s (0 per cent change). It’s down 5.51 per cent y/y.

SOFIX (of Sofia) increased from 612.21 index points Wednesday, March 1st to 613.07 index points Thursday, March 2nd. It was up 0.14 per cent d/d and up 37.23 per cent y/y.

UX (of Kyiv) decreased from 963.10 index points Wednesday, March 1st to 947.57 index points Thursday, March 2nd. It was down 1.61 per cent d/d and up 53.24 per cent y/y.

WIG20 (of Warsaw) increased from 2,253.96 index points Wednesday, March 1st to 2,254.51 index points Thursday, March 2nd. It was up 0.02 per cent d/d and up 23.52 per cent y/y.

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