Zelensky’s team presents anti-corruption program

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Globalworth buys two office buildings in Poland for EUR170m

Bulgaria's Sunny Beach ranked as cheapest European resort

Ukraine

The team of Ukrainian presidential candidate, Volodymyr Zelensky, has presented an anti-corruption program, which he intends to follow if is elected as the president. The anti-corruption program includes the full independence of all structures, the abolition of parliamentary immunity, ensuring fair judging with help of the International Supreme Economic Court. Zelensky’s team also emphasizes the importance of changing the functions of security agencies, decriminalizing the economy, and tough penalties for corrupted officials.

Presidential elections were held in Ukraine on 31 March 2019. Mr. Zelensky won the first round with 30.24 per cent of the votes. On April 21st Mr. Zelensky will compete in a run-off against incumbent President Petro Poroshenko who in the first round came as the second with 16 per cent of the votes.

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Poland

Globalworth Real Estate Investment Ltd, a leading office investor in Poland and Romania, has acquired two buildings in Poland, Warsaw Trade Tower (WTT) in Warsaw and Rondo Business Park in Krakow, for EUR170m, the company informed. Including these recent acquisitions, Globalworth’s Polish portfolio has grown to almost 500,000 sqm of offices and mixed-use properties.

Globalworth, since its initial public offering in July 2013, has been quoted on the AIM-segment of the London Stock Exchange. According to the company website Globalworth has an overall real estate portfolio valued at about EUR2.5bn.

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Bulgaria

Bulgaria’s Sunny Beach is the cheapest European resort, Post Office UK’s 2019 Holiday Costs Barometer announced. The analysis took into account the cost of nine tourist staples, including lunch and evening meals, drinks, suncream and insect repellent. According to the report at the Bulgarian resort, where prices have dropped 10.7 per cent in the past year, tourists could find a two-course lunch for two people for GBP8.4 (EUR9.8), pay GBP1.2 (EUR1.4) for a glass of wine in a bar, and GBP2.3 (EUR2.1) for a premium brand bottle of suncream.

Sorrento in Italy was the most expensive of the featured destinations, with prices three times higher than in Sunny Beach, Bulgaria.

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What’s up in indexes

BET (of Bucharest) increased from 8171.76 index points Thursday, April 4th to 8202.21 index points Friday, April 5th. It’s up 0.40 per cent d/d and down 7.44 per cent y/y.

 BUX (of Budapest) decreased from 41870.00 index points Thursday, April 4th to 41841.92 index points Friday, April 5th. It’s down 0.07 per cent d/d and up 9.92 per cent y/y.

OMXR (of Riga) increased from 978.83 index points Thursday, April 4th to 983.16 index points Friday, April 5th. It’s up 0.44 per cent d/d and down 4.70 per cent y/y.

OMXT (of Tallinn) decreased from 1244.05 index points Thursday, April 4th to 1243.79 index points Friday, April 5th. It’s down 0.02 per cent d/d and down 1.55 per cent y/y.

OMXV (of Vilnius) decreased from 672.60 index points Thursday, April 4th to 671.08 index points Friday, April 5th. It’s down 0.23 per cent d/d and down 5.10 per cent y/y.

PX (of Prague) increased from 1085.49 index points Thursday, April 4th to 1086.09 index points Friday, April 5th. It’s up 0.06 per cent d/d and down 3.91 per cent y/y.

RTS (of Moscow) increased from 1219.94 index points Thursday, April 4th to 1225.84 index points Friday, April 5th. It’s up 0.48 per cent d/d and down 2.20 per cent y/y.

SAX (of Bratislava) closed at 361.46 index points Friday, April 5th. It’s the same result as Thursday’s. It’s 0 per cent change d/d and up 8.22 per cent y/y.

SOFIX (of Sofia) decreased from 581.00 index points Thursday, April 4th to 580.19 index points Friday, April 5th. It’s down 0.15 per cent d/d and down 11.96 per cent y/y.

UX (of Kyiv) closed at 1743.51 index points Friday, April 5th. It’s the same result as Thursday’s. It’s 0 per cent change d/d and up 1.91 per cent y/y.

WIG20 (of Warsaw) decreased from 2388.59 index points Thursday, April 4th to 2351.08 index points Friday, April 5th. It’s down 1.57 per cent d/d and up 4.79 per cent y/y.

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