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ANTIMONOPOLY COMMITTEE OF UKRAINE CONSIDERING POSSIBILITY OF UNITING ROZETKA AND EVO MARKETPLACES

The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMC) in order to prevent monopolization of commodity markets has begun consideration of a number of concentration cases that will lead to the Rozetka marketplace owners’ gaining control over the EVO marketplaces.
In particular, the AMC is investigating the legitimacy of the acquisition by Temania Enterprises Ltd (Limassol, Cyprus) of shares in the charter capital of Uaprom and Aukro Ukraine (Kyiv, Ukraine), Tiu.ru (Russia), Project Dealbay (Belarus), and Satu.kz Advertising Agency (Kazakhstan), which will provide it with over 50% of the voting shares on the companies’ board.
The AMC said as a result of these concentrations the buyer (who owns the Rozetka.ua online trading platform) will gain control over the marketplaces of the acquired objects, namely Prom.ua, Bigl.ua, Shafa.ua, Crafta.ua, Kabanchik.net, Zakupki.prom.ua, Satu.kz, Deal.by, etc.
The committee notes these cases are open for an in-depth study of the impact of concentration on the e-commerce markets, in particular the field of providing online services for trade in goods/services.
As reported, the Rozetka online supermarket and EVO group of companies plan to merge. As a result of the planned deal, Rozetka will buy out Naspers’ share in EVO, while the share of the EVO founders will be transformed into a share in the merged company.

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UKRAINE EXPORTS 3.9 MLN TONNES OF GRAIN SINCE JULY 1 TO AUGUST 15

Ukraine exported 3.894 million tonnes of grain from July 1, 2018, when the 2018/2019 marketing year began, to August 15, which was 5.4% down on the same date last year. In particular, about 1.67 million tonnes of wheat was shipped abroad, the Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry said.
Barley exports totaled 1.15 million tonnes, and those of maize were 1.03 million tonnes.
Ukraine also exported 20,800 tonnes of flour by August 15, 2018.
Ukraine exported 39.4 million tonnes of grain in the 2017/2018 marketing year (July through June), the ministry said.

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SECOND PHASE OF GAGARINN PLAZA TRADE CENTER IN ODESA TO OPEN IN Q4

Polax Ltd. (Odesa) of deputy of Odesa City Council Vasyl Shkriabai plans in the fourth quarter of 2018 to launch the second stage of the shopping and entertainment center Gagarinn Plaza with a leased area of 20,000 square meters in Odesa. The press service of JLL said the second stage of the Gagarinn Plaza shopping center will be the first shopping and leisure facility opened in Odesa since 2015. JLL acts as an exclusive consultant, Polax LLC is the developer of the facility.
According to JLL, Poland’s LPP and Wittchen, the chains Foxtrot (900 sq m), Chudo Ostriv (1,180 sq m), Zoloty Vik and others became leasers of the new stage.
The anchor tenants will be a Silpo supermarket (3,000 square meters) and the children’s entertainment center Dytiacha Planeta (2,200 square meters). The tenant of the entertainment zone will be Odesa’s first children’s city of professions Kid’s Will and the first eight-hall Multiplex cinema.
The area of the facility is designed for more than 320,000 people.
Polax LLX was established in 1996. It is engaged in leasing and management of own and rented real estate.

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