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  • Fixygen: Ukraine places a USD 1 bln U.S.-guaranteed Eurobond

    Ukraine placed a USD 1 bln 5-year Eurobond under U.S. government guarantees on May 14, Interfax-Ukraine reported. The yield of the bonds was not released; however, according to Interfax it was 28 basis points above the U.S. Treasuries yield (which was 1.52% on May 15)...

  • Fixygen: Ukraine’s trade balance switches into surplus in 1Q14

    The trade balance on goods and services has resulted in a USD 1.3 bln surplus in 1Q14 vs. a USD 1.2 bln deficit a year ago, according to an UkrStat report on May 16. The balance on services remained almost unchanged with a USD 1.7 bln surplus in 1Q14 vs. USD 1.9 bln a year ago.  At the same time, the trade balance on goods significantly improved with deficit shrinking to USD 0.05 bln vs...

  • Fixygen: Russia demands prepayment for June gas, hopes Ukraine will repay debt

    Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller reported to PM Dmitry Medvedev on May 12 that Russian natural gas monopoly Gazprom would send Naftogaz (NAFTO) a notice demanding prepayment for natural gas to be supplied in June 2014, according to Interfax report. After receiving a prepayment notice on May 13, Ukrainian side will have to prepay the June supplies by 10am of June 3, Miller explained...

  • Fixygen: Milkiland posts 9% yoy revenue growth, net loss due to forex effect in 1Q14

    Ukraine’s dairy producer and leading cheese exporter Milkiland (MLK PW) reported a 9% yoy increase in net revenue to EUR 77.3 mln in 1Q14. The key growth driver was Milkiland’s Russian segment which raised its revenue by a remarkable 27% yoy to EUR 41.2 mln...

  • Fixygen: Astarta reports 1.6x increase in EBITDA, loss on UAH devaluation in 1Q13

    Integrated farming company and Ukraine’s leading sugar producer Astarta (AST PW) reported a 7% yoy increase in net revenue to EUR 89.4 mln in 1Q14. Growth was mainly fuelled by the sugar segment which raised its revenue 26% yoy and contributed 50% to Astarta’s total revenue for the quarter (up from 43% in 1Q13)...

  • Ukraine Business: Yatsenyuk said to call Putin statement “hot air”

    Analyst: “The only encouraging message from Putin’s statement yesterday was that he commented positively on Ukraine’s future presidential elections. Before that, the Russia’s position was that the elections are illegal and their results should not be respected...

  • Fixygen: Milkiland increases revenue 19%, decreases profit 14% in 2013

    Ukrainain leading cheese exporter Milkiland (MLK PW) reported a 19% yoy increase in top line to EUR 341 mln in 2013, according to the company’s annual report released today. Revenue increased in each of the company’s three segments, with the most remarkable growth demonstrated in a new segment, Ingredients (+47% yoy to EUR 40 mln)...