Ukraine's industrial production increased by 0.4% year-on-year in October following a 0.3% y/y decline in September, the state statistics service Ukrstat reported on November 22.
Albanian inflation outstrips all but two countries in EU28.
Only Albania and Serbia have attracted a significant increase in foreign investment compared to 2010, according to UNCTAD.
The expansion in October marks the 14th straight month of growth, although the annual expansion in the tenth month was the slowest since November 2016.
Banks have posted robust profits for the last three years, and balance sheets have improved as banks gradually settle their bad loan issues.
The strong industrial production growth is a harbinger of another quarter of fast economic growth in October-December.
Polish retail sales grew 7.1% y/y in constant prices in October, compared to 7.5% in September.
Albania’s exports grew by a robust 14.2% y/y in October, but still remain less than half of imports.
Russian banks earned an aggregate profit of just RUB18bn ($300mn) in the first 10 months.
The revival of the Russian economy has spilled over to carry Belarus’s economy forward this year faster than expectations at the start of the year.
Industrial output in Russia failed to show growth for the first time since March, slipping by 0.1% in month-on-month seasonally adjusted terms.
Unemployment is still "staggeringly high" in the region and one of its governments' main policy challenges despite the creation of 230,000 new jobs this year, World Bank says.
The school shopping bump that lifted the Watcom Shopping index at the end of summer has worn off and the index has fallen back heavily in the last few weeks.
Rise in FDI was driven by inter-company lending, while "genuine" FDI by new investors was smaller.
Consumer confidence improved to -12% in the third quarter compared to -15% in Q2.
Ukraine's real GDP grew 2.1% year-on-year in July-September, the Ukrstat state statistics agency in Kyiv reported on November 14.
Revival spurred by resolution of banking sector problems, successful reduction of inflation and recent political stabilisation.
Central European region benefits from strong private demand, recovering investment, and robust activity in the Eurozone.
Russia's GDP disappointed on the down side as the July-September numbers came in well below the government expectation at 1.2%, making the annual GDP growth amount to 1.8%.
Economy expanded by 8.8% y/y in Q3, most likely driven by the services sector fuelled by the robust domestic demand for consumption.