IMF worries threaten post-election Ukraine Eurobond

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By Francesca Young, Lewis McLellan
25 Apr 2019

Ukraine might be angling for an opportunity to issue a Eurobond, but with a new president-elect unsettling capital markets and IMF relations best described as frosty, investors would rather the sovereign held off.

Some bankers tipped Ukraine to issue after comedian Volodymyr Zelensky’s victory in the presidential elections on Sunday — with 73% of the vote — opened up a window before a round of parliamentary elections later this year.

DCM bankers said their understanding was that any bond would mostly ...

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