The controversial Turkish leader has been building economic bridges with the region but is his engagement in its best long-term interests?
After a severe drought caused hydropower generation to slump in the Western Balkans last year, the latest data show a sharp rebound in hydroelectricity production in the first half of 2018.
The deal fits well with OTP's strategy to prioritise foreign expansion and grow in the Central and Southeast European markets where it is already present but has a small market share.
The more stable national currency in the past forty days reflects ongoing euro purchases by Albania’s central bank after unprecedented strengthening that local media claimed was linked to drug profits.
Newco Ferronikeli stopped operations four months ago after operating at only part of its capacity for the previous 18 months as it was affected by low nickel prices.
Inflation in June was driven mostly by food and non-alcoholic beverage prices though there was also a spike in recreation and culture prices during the month.