Warsaw Stock Exchange eager to buy Tel Aviv’s bourse

Warsaw Stock Exchange, Poland (mik Krakow, CC BY-NC-ND)

Bulgaria: Energy Minister’s resignation not accepted

The Bank of Lithuania to issue a digital collector coin

Poland

Warsaw Stock Exchange (GPW), along with the state fund PFR, expressed its interest in buying Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) – Reuters.com informs. The state-run GWP confirmed the news on Tuesday, March 6th. The institutions have already submitted a non-binding offer to buy 71.7 per cent stake in TASE.

As reported, more than 10 stock exchange operators are interested in taking over a controlling stake in Tel Aviv’s bourse.

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Bulgaria

The New York Times reports on the situation in Bulgaria’s Energy Ministry. The newspaper quotes the country’s Deputy Prime Minister Krasimir Karakachanov who said that the resignation of Temenuzhka Petkova would not be accepted by the Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.

By the end of February 2018, Bulgarian Energy Minister Petkova submitted her resignation in connection with the energy utility CEZ sale deal. The supervisory board of the state-owned CEZ approved on February 22nd the sale of its assets in Bulgaria. The buyer was supposed to be Inercom Bulgaria. After media reports, Mrs. Petkova confirmed that the owner of Inercom Bulgaria, Ginka Vurbakova of Pazardzhik is her long-term acquaintance. To cease the controversies over the deal, the Energy Minister decided to resign.

On Tuesday, March 6th, Bulgaria’s government announced that Mrs. Petkova “has no reason to quit and would keep her post”.

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Lithuania

The Baltic Course informs that the Bank of Lithuania plans to issue the world’s first digital collector coin. The institution decided to include the digital collector coin into its official plan for the issue of numismatic items in 2018.

 As reported, the coin will be based on blockchain technology, although the specific development solutions will have to be chosen. For that purpose, a hackathon will be held by the central bank – bringing together tech companies and IT professionals from around the world. The portal informs that “final decisions on the mintage, denomination, price and the date of issue of the coin as well as the mode for distribution” will be made after the event.

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What’s up in indexes

BET (of Bucharest) increased from 8,370.40 index points Monday, March 5th to 8,433.28 index points Tuesday, March 6th. It’s up 0.59 per cent d/d and up 6.44 per cent y/y.

BUX (of Budapest) increased from 37,120.00 index points Monday, March 5th to 38,008.47 index points Tuesday, March 6th. It’s up 2.39 per cent d/d and up 14.55 per cent y/y.

CROBEX (of Zagreb) decreased from 1,850.65 index points Monday, March 5th to 1,846.35 index points Tuesday, March 6th. It’s down 0.23 per cent d/d and down 14.37 per cent y/y.

OMXR (of Riga) increased from 1,036.08 index points Monday, March 5th to 1,041.69 index points Tuesday, March 6th. It’s up 0.54 per cent d/d and up 37.16 per cent y/y.

OMXT (of Tallinn) decreased from 1,308.87 index points Monday, March 5th to 1,308.40 index points Tuesday, March 6th. It’s down 0.04 per cent d/d and up 17.56 per cent y/y.

OMXV (of Vilnius) increased from 677.82 index points Monday, March 5th to 681.50 index points Tuesday, March 6th. It’s up 0.54 per cent d/d and up 21.02 per cent y/y.

PX (of Prague) increased from 1,113.16 index points Monday, March 5th to 1,120.96 index points Tuesday, March 6th. It’s up 0.70 per cent d/d and up 14.90 per cent y/y.

SAX (of Bratislava) decreased from 339.26 index points Monday, March 5th to 334.01 index points Tuesday, March 6th. It’s down 1.55 per cent d/d and up 7.91 per cent y/y.

SOFIX (of Sofia) decreased from 683.12 index points Friday, March 2nd to 681.67 index points Tuesday, March 6th. It’s down 0.21 per cent d/d and up 10.82 per cent y/y.

UX (of Kyiv) increased from 1,616.34 index points Monday, March 5th to 1,621.50 index points Tuesday, March 6th. It’s up 0.32 per cent d/d and up 68.75 per cent y/y.

WIG20 (of Warsaw) increased from 2,330.10 index points Monday, March 5th to 2,339.51 index points Tuesday, March 6th. It’s up 0.40 per cent d/d and up 5.51 per cent y/y.

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