Business news from Ukraine

DRAGON CAPITAL SELLS LOGISTICS COMPLEX

Dragon Capital has completed the sale of the Omega-2 class A logistics complex with an area of ​​32,700 square meters in Brovary (Kyiv region), according to its press service on Monday.
“This is our first closing of a commercial real estate sale deal after we made a bet on this segment in 2016, and it demonstrates that there are opportunities in this market not only for profitable investments, but also for exits,” Dragon Capital Managing Director Volodymyr Tymochko said.
According to him, the company also continues to consider the possibility of spot acquisitions in the warehouse real estate sector. In addition, the plans also include the development of the company’s industrial parks in Kyiv (E40 Industrial Park) and Lviv (Ryasne-2).
Dragon Capital is one of the largest groups of companies in Ukraine, which works in the field of investment and financial services and provides a full range of investment banking, brokerage, and asset management services to institutional, corporate and private clients.

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PASSENGERS CARRIED IN JAN-NOV OF 2020, IN MLN

Passengers carried in Jan-Nov of 2020, IN MLN.

UKRAINE PLANS TO RESTORE KIEV-PRZEMYSL TRAIN

JSC Ukrzaliznytsia has asked the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine to help with the resumption of Intercity high-speed trains on the Kyiv-Przemysl route.
“We have once again turned to the Ministry of Infrastructure with a request to send a request to their Polish colleagues to restore this route. This is very important for us, it was one of our most profitable routes,” Ukrzaliznytsia Head Volodymyr Zhmak said on the air of the Ukraine with Tigran Martyrosian program on Ukraine 24 TV Channel.
At the same time, he said that he had no doubts about the relevance of this direction.

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NATIONAL BANK OF UKRAINE’S OFFICIAL RATES AS OF 19/01/21

National bank of Ukraine’s official rates as of 19/01/21

Source: National Bank of Ukraine

OFFICIAL RATES OF BANKING METALS FROM NATIONAL BANK AS OF JANUARY 19

Official rates of banking metals from national bank as of January 19

One troy ounce=31.10 grams

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DURING VISIT OF FRENCH PRESIDENT EMMANUEL MACRON TO UKRAINE MAJOR CONTRACTS MAY BE SIGNED

During the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to Ukraine, several major contracts may be signed, in particular, an important contract with Alstom for the supply of electric locomotives, Ukrainian Ambassador to France Vadym Omelchenko has said.
“President Macron’s visit to Ukraine is, definitely, planned. We are working on this every day, first of all, on the substantial filling of the agenda of this visit,” Omelchenko said at the online conference titled “Seven years after the Maidan” on Monday. The ambassador believes several major contracts will be signed during the visit of the French President to Ukraine.
“This is, first of all, the major contract with Alstom and the Ukrainian government for the supply of electric locomotives, which also provides for local content in Ukraine. We also hope that we will have time to learn the issue of expanding cooperation with Alstom on the construction of high-speed railway tracks between Kyiv and Lviv, Kyiv and Odesa,” Omelchenko said.
It is also planned to sign contracts for the construction of drinking water stations.
“Such a station has already been constructed in Mariupol, it is tens of millions of euros, and we hope that such construction will also start in Kyiv and Luhansk,” the diplomat said.
Earlier, Head of Ukrzaliznytsia Volodymyr Zhmak said Ukrzaliznytsia has very outdated tracks and needs to be updated strategically. At this stage, according to him, Ukrzaliznytsya is interested in 50 two-system electric locomotives capable of transporting from 5,500 to 6,000 tonnes of cargo.

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