Market Comment

Ukrainian equities extended their sleepy summer on Thursday, Aug. 17. The WIG Ukraine Index of Warsaw-traded stocks rose 0.6%, led by farmer Agroton (AGT PW), which jumped 6.1%. In London, iron ore miner and pellet maker Ferrexpo (FXPO LN) slid 0.6%. The Ukrainian Exchange (UX) Index of Kyiv-traded stocks climbed 0.3%.