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East Capital holds its breath as Ukraine's presidential election approaches

As one of the few Nordic investors in Ukraine, Stockholm-based emerging and frontier market specialist East Capital sees the election outcome as be pivotal for future of Ukrainian economy. UK-based Aviva Investors would be very concerned about the asset prices if former prime minister were to win sunday's election.

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Sunday's presidential elections in Ukraine are expected to be key for the development of the country's economy and especially its structural reform program, investors believe.

Ukrainians will cast their votes on Sunday, March 31. Of the 39 candidates who have registered for the election, the three leading candidates in opinion polls are the incumbent president Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine's former prime minister of two times, Yulia Tymoshenko as well as professional comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

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