UN projections show populations will fall in every East European country this century, with Moldova’s set to contract by more than 51%.
Croatia is no longer subject to an excessive deficit procedure due to improvements in its budget metrics. The EC projects government debt will decline further to 79.4% of GDP in 2018, backed by strong nominal GDP growth.
Consumer prices started to increase y/y in December 2016, peaking at 1.4% in April.
Croatia has posted GDP growth for the last 10 quarters after emerging from a severe recession, but was still the second-poorest country in the EU in 2016.
With Croatia becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination, more flights are available to carry people in and out of the country
Emerging markets are starting to feature more prominently on the QS World University Rankings, with Russia's top five universities all advancing more than 10 places on the latest index.
While producer prices of building materials in Croatia are rising, the country's industrial producer price inflation remains behind the EU average
A total of 693 permits were issued for buildings and 133 for civil engineering works in April alone in Croatia
Despite the improving trend in 2017, industrial producer price inflation in Croatia remains below the EU average.
Foreign trade growth starts to escalate again in 2017, as economy continues to perform strongly.
Conservative HDZ secures backing from left-leaning Croatian People's Party and minority MPs after split from former coalition partner Most.
The banking downturn is over, with profitability surging last year, according to the lender's annual CEE Banking Report.
Croatian food and retail giant announces fresh financing after Zagreb court rejects lawsuit from creditor Sberbank aimed at blocking new loan deals.
Croatia's central bank (HNB) purchased €188mn on the foreign exchange market on June 6 at an average HRK/EUR rate of 7.4162 from the local banks in order to alleviate the appreciation of the local kuna currency.
Strong performance puts HDZ leader and PM Plenkovic in a better position as he tries to secure a parliamentary majority to appoint new ministers after split from Most.
Bosnia plummeted on Global Peace Index as internal divisions and relations with neighbours worsened.
Annual industrial producer prices inflation in Croatia accelerated to 2.9% y/y in April from 1.1% y/y in the previous month.
Series of IPO announcements in Romania, Croatia and Slovenia arouse speculation about the start of a larger return of the IPO markets in the region.
GDP growth in Croatia decelerated to 2.5% y/y in Q1 from 3.4% in the last quarter of 2016.
Croatian finance ministry’s HRK1bn worth of 364-day kuna bills offer on May 30 was higher than the planned HRK700mn thanks to strong demand of HRK1.31bn as yields remained flat at a historic low of 0.45% for the seventh consecutive auction.