Ukraine’s stock market ‘world’s best performing in 2018’ – according to CNBC

by Illia Ponomarenko
January 8, 2019
This article originally appeared in Kyiv Post

Photo by Yelyzaveta Serhiienko/ Press office NBU

The Ukrainian stock market index grew steadily through 2018, despite requests for foreign financial aid and Russian attacks.

2018 ended with Ukraine’s stock market index PFTS one of the world’s best-performing with an 80.39 % increase, according to CNBC.

This was despite requests for EU and NATO aid, and Russia attacking Ukrainian navy vessels in the Kerch Strait.

The stock market index grew steadily through 2018, from 316,7659 to 607,8486, with 15,258 contracts concluded totaling Hr 114 billion ($4.17 billion).