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Capital Markets 2010

June 2010 - Finance. Legal Developments by Asters.

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Please give a brief overview of the equity market(s) in your jurisdiction and initial public offering (IPO) activity generally. What were the large deals over the past year? Have there been many listings of overseas companies on your market(s)?

The recent financial turmoil dramatically affected the Ukrainian equity market in 2009. Additionally, Ukraine Hryvnia depreciation, problems in relations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), “swine flu” and poor government finances put pressure on the Ukrainian equity market. The Ukrainian market grows in line with global markets, but it is not among the best performers compared to other emerging markets. When global markets decline, the Ukrainian equity market suffers deep correction.



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