Warsaw Chopin Airport’s passenger numbers go up

Warsaw Chopin Airport (Can Pac Swire, CC BY-NC 2.0)

Zagreb and Ljubljana stock exchanges with a joint index

Latvia introduced new AML legislation

Poland

In May 2019, 1.65 million passengers flew from Warsaw Chopin Airport, 9 per cent increase y/y, the company informed. “The role of the capital’s airport — as an important interchange point in the Central Europe — continues to grow. Currently almost one-third of passengers are people who treat Chopin Airport as a transit point on their journey,” the airport said on its website.

So far, the airport has seen over 6.8 million passengers this year. The vast majority were flying to destinations outside Poland. Around 10 per cent were on domestic flights.

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Croatia and Slovenia

The stock exchanges in Zagreb and Ljubljana will launch a joint index, ADRIAPrime, which will track the performance of 13 listed Croatian and Slovenian companies, the Zagreb bourse (ZSE) informed. ADRIAprime is a free float market capitalization weighted total return index, which will take into account dividends, ZSE said in a statement. The index will include shares from the prime markets of the two bourses, whose selection will depend on the decision of each stock market.

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Latvia

After a series of financial scandals which put Riga under pressure to clean up its banking sector, Latvia’s parliament approved legislation to strengthen control over the country’s financial regulator. The new legislation sets out the duties of the Financial and Capital Market Commission (FCMC) which regulates Latvia’s financial sector in a fight against money laundering and terrorism financing (AML/CFT). The legislation also implements the EU’s 5th AML Directive six months before the deadline.

“Baltic states are at risk of further “huge inflows of criminal money”, mainly coming from China and Russia,” Pedro Felicio, who is responsible for fighting money laundering in Europol, told Reuters.

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What’s up in indexes

BET (of Bucharest) increased from 8555.45 index points Thursday, June 13th to 8504.24 index points Friday, June 14th. It’s up 0.32 per cent d/d and up 4.15 per cent y/y.

BUX (of Budapest) increased from 40470.00 index points Thursday, June 13th to 40588.18 index points Friday, June 14th. It’s up 0.29 per cent d/d and up 10.7 per cent y/y.

OMXR (of Riga) decreased from 1078.32 index points Thursday, June 13th to 1073.19 index points Friday, June 14th. It’s down 0.51 per cent d/d and up 2.20 per cent y/y.

OMXT (of Tallinn) decreased from 1251.15 index points Thursday, June 13th to 1249.63 index points Friday, June 14th. It’s down 0.51 per cent d/d and down 0.74 per cent y/y.

OMXV (of Vilnius) decreased from 671.44 index points Thursday, June 13th to 670.03 index points Friday, June 14th. It’s down 0.25 per cent d/d and down 6.32 per cent y/y.

PX (of Prague) increased from 1050.88 index points Thursday, June 13th to 1051.46 index points Friday, June 14th. It’s up 0.06 per cent d/d and down 2.22 per cent y/y.

RTS (of Moscow) decreased from 1346.98 index points Thursday, June 13th to 1341.05 index points Friday, June 14th. It’s down 0.44 per cent d/d and up 17.5 per cent y/y.

SAX (of Bratislava) closed at 344.81  index points Friday, June 14th. It’s the same result as Thursday’s. It’s 0 per cent change d/d and up 5.60 per cent y/y.

SOFIX (of Sofia) decreased from 578.60 index points Thursday, June 13th to 578.00 index points Friday, June 14th. It’ down 0.12 per cent d/d and down 9.31 per cent y/y.

UX (of Kyiv) closed at 1647.16  index points Friday, June 14th. It’s the same result as Thursday’s. It’s 0 per cent change d/d and up 2.70 per cent y/y.

WIG20 (of Warsaw) decreased from 2300.00 index points Thursday, June 13th to 2286.46 index points Friday, June 14th. It’s down 0.60 per cent d/d and up 2.15 per cent y/y.

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