Election 'not a game-changer' for 'non-existent' Ukrainian loan pipeline

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By Mariam Meskin
25 Apr 2019

Volodymyr Zelensky's victory in Ukraine's presidential elections last weekend is unlikely to be a catalyst for a burst of corporate or sovereign loan issuance, according to international lenders. Although financing requirements are to remain high, borrowers are expected to focus on bonds and supranationals.

The comedian and actor Volodymyr Zelensky won the Ukrainian presidential election on Sunday with 73% of the vote after embracing a vaguely pro-EU, pro-western and anti-Russian platform. 

But bankers are not hopeful that a change in leader, heralded by some as the image of a new democratic era in ...

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