Market Comment

Ukrainian equities extended their cold streak to three sessions at the Warsaw Stock Exchange on Thursday, Oct. 19. The WIG Ukraine Index fell 1.3%, or 3.5% in three straight losing sessions. It was pulled down by sugar producer Astarta (AST PW), which slid 1.6%, or 3.9% in two sessions. Farmer Agroton (AGT PW) plunged 5.9%, or 11.7% in two sessions. In London, iron ore miner Ferrexpo (FXPO LN) bounced 0.4% after losing 5.7% in three sessions. Natural gas E&P Regal Petroleum (RPT LN) advanced 6.8%, or 10.8% in two sessions. The Ukrainian Exchange (UX) Index of Kyiv-traded stocks climbed 0.2%, or 1.4% in two sessions.