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Polish retail sales start Q3 on the rebound

bne IntelliNews August 20, 2017

Polish retail sales grew 6.8% y/y in July, statistics office GUS announced on August 18.

Polish industrial production growth accelerates as second half opens

bne IntelliNews August 20, 2017

Polish industrial production grew 6.2% y/y in July, data from statistical office GUS showed on August 18.

Polish GDP growth races onwards in Q2

bne IntelliNews August 17, 2017

GDP growth pushed to a seasonally-adjusted 4.4% y/y in the second quarter.

Kyiv ranks in top 10 of least liveable cities in world, EIU study shows

bne IntelliNews August 17, 2017

Kyiv was one of the top five biggest decliners in this year’s “Global Liveability Report” by the EIU, with the Ukrainian capital dropping 21.4% in the index over the past five years.

Slovak CPI resumes its climb in July

bne IntelliNews August 15, 2017

Slovak consumer price inflation jumped in July, expanding to 1.4% y/y, according to data released by the statistics office on August 14.

Bank lending conditions improve in Emerging Europe

bne IntelliNews August 14, 2017

The Institute of International Finance (IIF) composite index for the Emerging Markets Bank Lending Conditions Survey in 2Q17 showed that while lending conditions in emerging markets (EM) in general have tightened, those in Europe are easing

Brno top destination for tech startups in CEE/CIS

bne IntelliNews August 9, 2017

Affordability makes the Czech Republic’s second city the highest ranked location in the CEE/CIS region on Nestpick’s latest Startup Cities Index.

Hungarian inflation remains temperate in July

bne IntelliNews August 8, 2017

Hungarian inflation gained a little pace in July as it accelerated 0.2pp to 2.1% y/y, statistics office KSH reported in preliminary data released on August 8.

Estonian inflation hits four year peak in July

bne IntelliNews August 7, 2017

Estonia's consumer price index (CPI) grew 3.6% in annual terms in July, data from Statistics Estonia showed on August 7.

Czech retail sales continue to stabilise in June

bne IntelliNews August 4, 2017

Czech retail sales growth accelerated to 6.6% y/y (both in adjusted and non-adjusted terms) in June, according to data reported by statistics office CZSO on August 4.

CEE monthly bond wrap: summer slowdown is here

Ben Aris in Berlin August 4, 2017

The summer slowdown is here with bond issue volumes dropping off across the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region but still way ahead of last year’s results.

Latvian industrial production growth slows in June

bne IntelliNews August 3, 2017

Latvia's calendar-adjusted industrial production grew 7.8% y/y in calendar adjusted terms in June, the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) reported on August 3.

Polish inflation remains subdued in July

bne IntelliNews July 31, 2017

Poland's consumer price index (CPI) grew 1.7% y/y in July, 0.2pp faster than in June, statistics office GUS announced in a flash estimate on July 31.

Latvian GDP surges in Q2

bne IntelliNews July 31, 2017

The Latvian economy grew a seasonally adjusted 4.8% y/y in the second quarter, a flash reading from the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) showed on July 31.

Lithuanian economy puts in another good shift in Q2

bne IntelliNews July 31, 2017

The Lithuanian economy put in another good shift in Q2.

Estonian industrial production growth motors on in June

bne IntelliNews July 31, 2017

Estonian industrial production expanded 14.5% y/y in June, working-day adjusted data from Statistics Estonia showed on July 31.

Estonian retail sales accelerate growth in June

bne IntelliNews July 31, 2017

Estonian retail sales accelerated growth to 5% y/y, according to data released by Statistics Estonia on July 31.

Latvian retail sales growth declines in June

bne IntelliNews July 28, 2017

Latvian retail sales grew a calendar adjusted 3.1% y/y in June, a slowdown on the 3.8% annual expansion recorded the previous month, data from the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) showed on July 28.

Lithuanian retail sales slow growth in June

bne IntelliNews July 27, 2017

Lithuanian retail sales grew an unadjusted 3.4% y/y in June in constant prices, Statistics Lithuania reported on July 27

Poland, Turkey stocks soar, Russia takes a bath

Ben Aris in Berlin July 27, 2017

Poland and Turkey’s stock markets are soaring, up 38% and 35% respectively, making them the best performing markets in the MSCI EM universe. But Russia is in its traditional place of worst performing market YTD, down 15%.

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