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Polish PMI picks up in November to 51.9

bne IntelliNews December 1, 2016

Polish manufacturing picked up in November with the Markit PMI manufacturing index rising from October’s 25-month low of 50.2 to 51.9 in November, indicating a stronger overall rate of growth in the sector.

Poland's sluggish third quarter growth confirmed

bne IntelliNews November 30, 2016

Polish GDP expanded 2.5% on the year in the third quarter. The disappointing growth was driven by the biggest fall in investment since 2010, leaving consumption the lone pillar of economic growth. The worry is that will fade early next year.

Poland escapes two year deflation run

bne IntelliNews November 30, 2016

Poland's consumer price index remained unchanged y/y in November, the first time prices did not drop since July 2014, statistics office GUS announced in a flash estimate on November 30.

Latvian GDP growth revised to just 0.3% y/y in Q3

bne IntelliNews November 30, 2016

The Latvian economy grew a seasonally adjusted 0.3% y/y in the third quarter, a second reading from the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) showed on November 30.

Lithuanian GDP growth slowdown to 1.7% y/y confirmed

bne IntelliNews November 30, 2016

Lithuanian GDP grew an unadjusted 1.7% y/y in the third quarter of 2016, according to a second estimate released by Statistics Lithuania on November 30.

Polish industrial production provides another nasty shock in October

bne IntelliNews November 21, 2016

Polish industrial production contracted 1.3% y/y in October, data from statistical office GUS showed on November 21. The weak result casts severe doubt on GDP growth for the final quarter of the year.

Polish retail sales growth slows to 4.6% y/y in October

bne IntelliNews November 21, 2016

Polish retail sales grew 4.6% y/y in constant prices in October, statistics office GUS announced on November 21. The reading is weaker than September’s growth of 6.3% y/y, and dents somewhat hope for a GDP growth rebound in the final quarter of the

Polish GDP growth in Q3 a major disappointment

bne IntelliNews November 15, 2016

Polish GDP expanded just 2.5% on the year in the third quarter of the year, the country’s statistics office reported in a flash estimate on November 15.

Rising poverty drives bne’s global Despair Index

Ben Aris in Berlin November 15, 2016

bne’s Despair Index values are contained in most developed countries of the world and many of the former Eastern Bloc countries have scores on a par with their Western peers. But the share of poverty remains too high in many countries.

Poland takes another step towards escaping deflation

bne IntelliNews November 14, 2016

Poland's consumer price index dropped 0.2% y/y in October, trimming its fall from 0.5% the previous month.

Auto sector continues dragging on Hungarian industry

bne IntelliNews November 14, 2016

The ongoing struggle of the vital carmaking sector to stabilize, together with a decline in other important subsections dragged on Hungarian industry as output slumped back into decline September.

Estonian GDP growth secures small rebound in third quarter

bne IntelliNews November 11, 2016

Estonian GDP expanded 1.1% on the year in the third quarter, adding 0.3pp to the tempo seen in April-June, Statistics Estonia announced in a flash estimate on November 11.

Lithuanian inflation accelerates in October

bne IntelliNews November 9, 2016

The Lithuanian consumer price index (CPI) grew 0.9% y/y in October, accelerating slightly over the previous month, data released by Statistics Lithuania on November 9 showed.

Hungarian industrial output slumps again in September

bne IntelliNews November 8, 2016

Following a sharp surge in August, Hungary’s industrial output slumped back into decline in September, decreasing 3.7%.

Hungarian inflation jumps to thee-year high in October

bne IntelliNews November 8, 2016

Hungary’s CPI increased to 1% in October, which represents a three-year high, as fuel prices added momentum.

Turkey and Russia fall sharply in World Justice Project Rule of Law Index

bne IntelliNews November 8, 2016

Turkey is at the bottom of the World Justice Project Rule of Law Index 2016 but only just above Russia, Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine.

Hungarian retail sales growth continues to accelerate in September

bne IntelliNews November 7, 2016

Hungary’s retail sales increased 5.1% y/y in September, according to both raw and calendar-adjusted data, statistics office KSH said in a preliminary estimate on November 7.

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