Volodymyr Zelensky will be Ukraine’s next president

Volodymyr Zelensky (ze2019.com, Public domain)

Number of electric cars in Poland increases

Tourism in Slovenia generated 12.3 per cent of GDP

Ukraine

Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky has won country’s presidential elections. According to Ukraine’s Central Election Commission (CEC) Mr Zelensky got 73.21 per cent of votes. Zelensky’s rival, the incumbent president, Petro Poroshenko lost with only 24.46 per cent of votes.

Ukraine’s currency climbed the most in two weeks on Monday after exit polls suggested that the winner may be Volodymyr Zelensky. “On the flip side, some market participants have raised concerns over the candidate’s connections to businessman Igor Kolomoisky,” Andrew Matheny, Goldman Sachs economist in London said, according to the Financial Times.

On April 18th, Kyiv court ruled that the 2016 nationalization of Kolomoisky’s PrivatBank was illegal. PrivatBank was nationalized as part of a clean-up of the banking system backed by the International Monetary Fund, which supports Ukraine with a USD3.9bn loan program.

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Poland

Poland had 4,987 electric passenger cars and 646 charging stations by the end of March, the newly-launched Electric Mobility Counter has shown. 3,163 cars are fully powered by electricity, while the rest are hybrid vehicles.

In 2018, in Poland were 23 per cent more electric vehicles than in the previous year.

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Slovenia

The tourism sector in Slovenia generated 12.3 per cent of GDP in 2018 and employed 110,700 people, the World Travel and Tourism Council reports. The annual contribution of tourism to the Slovenian GDP increased by 6 per cent y/y, the Slovenian Tourist Board informed.

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What’s up in indexes

BET (of Bucharest) increased from 8274.21 index points Friday, April 19th to 8364.32 index points Monday, April 22nd. It’s up 0.16 per cent d/d and down 6.62 per cent y/y.

Monday, April 22nd was a non-trading day at Budapest Stock Exchange. BUX (of Budapest) closed at 42810.11 index points Thursday, April 18th. It’s up 10.4 per cent y/y.

Monday, April 22nd was a non-trading day at Nasdaq Riga. OMXR (of Riga) closed at 1016.51 index points Thursday, April 18th. It’s down 3.59 per cent y/y.

Monday, April 22nd was a non-trading day at Nasdaq Tallinn. OMXT (of Tallinn) closed at 1251.08 index points Thursday, April 18th. It’s down 0.82 per cent y/y.

Monday, April 22nd was a non-trading day at Nasdaq Vilnius. OMXV (of Vilnius) closed at 675.48 index points Thursday, April 18th. It’s down 3.86 per cent y/y.

Monday, April 22nd was a non-trading day at Prague Stock Exchange. PX (of Prague) closed at 1101.67 index points Thursday, April 18th. It’s down 2.42 per cent y/y.

RTS (of Moscow) increased from 1262.28 index points Friday, April 19th to 1275.59 index points Monday, April 22nd. It’s up 1.17 per cent d/d and up 11.4 per cent y/y.

Monday, April 22nd was a non-trading day at Bratislava Stock Exchange. SAX (of Bratislava) closed at 350.99 index points Thursday, April 18th. It’s up 4.00 per cent y/y.

Monday, April 22nd was a non-trading day at Sofia Stock Exchange. SOFIX (of Sofia) closed at 575.20 index points Thursday, April 18th. It’s down 12.91 per cent y/y.

UX (of Kyiv) closed at 1689.38 index points Monday, April 22nd. It’s the same result as Friday’s. It’s 0 per cent change d/d and down 7.12 per cent y/y.

Monday, April 22nd was a non-trading day at Warsaw Stock Exchange. WIG20 (of Warsaw) closed at 2365.36 index points Thursday, April 18th. It’s up 2.15 per cent y/y.

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