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Ukraine's industrial production grew by 1.2% y/y in August

bne IntelliNews September 25, 2017

Ukraine’s recovery from the deep recession of 2015 remains very fragile and there is no sign industrial momentum is building up.

Manufacturing drives growth of Latvian producer price inflation in August

bne IntelliNews September 22, 2017

Latvia's PPI grew 3.3% y/y in August but fell 0.3pp versus the July reading.

Montenegro’s bank deposit growth accelerates

bne IntelliNews September 21, 2017

Deposit growth speeds up to 10.9% in August, driven by robust rise in corporate deposits.

Russian consumer statistics continue to improve with incomes up, unemployment down

bne IntelliNews September 21, 2017

Russian consumer statistics continue to improve with incomes up, unemployment down. The steady, if unspectacular, economic recovery in Russia is starting to reach down to the street. Retail sales grew by an unexpectedly strong 1.9% in August.

Ukraine's 2017 GDP growth could exceed 1.6%, central bank says

bne IntelliNews September 21, 2017

The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) believes that economic growth in 2017 could exceed the regulator's July forecast of 1.6% year-on-year growth, the central bank said in its statement published on September 20.

Unemployment continues downward trend in Bosnia

bne IntelliNews September 21, 2017

The number of registered unemployed people in Bosnia & Herzegovina decreased by 6.2% y/y at the end of July, as the IMF urges Sarajevo to accelerate critical reforms in order to achieve more sustainable growth and bring down unemployment.

Slovak unemployment falls further to 6.54% in August

bne IntelliNews September 20, 2017

Slovak unemployment continued to fall in August, edging down to 6.54% compared to 6.70% in July, according to data released by the Slovak social affairs ministry. On a year-on-year basis unemployment fell 2.89 percentage points.

Polish retail sales grew 6.9% y/y in August

bne IntelliNews September 19, 2017

Private consumption, fuelled by the tightening labour market, continues to be a major driver of economic growth.

Polish industrial production accelerates in August

bne IntelliNews September 19, 2017

Seasonally adjusted industrial production grew 8.1% y/y in August,

Macedonians most politically active nation in Central and Eastern Europe

bne IntelliNews September 18, 2017

Survey reveals that West Europeans are significantly more politically active than their peers to the east.

Back to school! Watcom shopping index improves after terrible 1H17

bne IntelliNews September 18, 2017

Russia went back to school on September 1 and the Watcom Shopping index jumped to nearly 500 as families stocked up on pens and rulers, breaking the long run of misery earlier in this year.

Moldova’s GDP growth slows to 2.5% in Q2

bne IntelliNews September 18, 2017

Gross fixed capital formation kept rising at a robust rate, but exports lost momentum, growing at a slower rate than imports in Q2.

Bulgaria’s CPI inflation accelerates

bne IntelliNews September 16, 2017

Rising prices of food, housing, alcohol and tobacco push Bulgaria's CPI higher in August.

Russia's CBR cuts key rate by 50bp as expected

bne IntelliNews September 15, 2017

The Central Bank of Russia resumed its monetary easing cycle after skipping a cut at the last meeting due to a food price shock and cut the key interest rate by 50bp to 8.5% at the key policy meeting of September 15, the regulator said in a closely w

Ukraine central bank leaves key policy rate unchanged at 12.5%

bne IntelliNews September 15, 2017

The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has left its key policy rate unchanged at 12.5% due to the need "to return inflation to the target path", the regulator said in a statement published on September 14.

Azerbaijan’s economy forecast to shrink 1% this year

bne IntelliNews September 15, 2017

Azerbaijan’s economy will shrink by 1% this year, according to the latest IMF forecast, but will return to growth next year with a 2% expansion, the fund predicts.

Bosnians’ trust in public institutions slumps

bne IntelliNews September 15, 2017

Just 23% of Bosnians have confidence in the parliament - the least trusted institution in the country - reveals a new survey that shows an alarmingly low level of trust in all public institutions.

New EU states record strong car registration surges in August

bne IntelliNews September 14, 2017

Registrations driven by strengthening European economies and the availability of newly introduced models that made inroads with consumers such as SUVs and hatchbacks from France’s Renault and Peugeot.

Russian banks earned more profit in 8M17 than in all of 2016

Ben Aris in Berlin September 14, 2017

The profit of Russian banks in January-August 2017 reached RUB997bn ($17.3bn), according to Central Bank of Russia (CBR) -- more than they earned in all of 2016.

Russia's CBR expected to cut rate, refine guidance

Vadim Dumes in Paris September 14, 2017

The Central Bank of Russia is widely expected to resume the monetary easing cycle and cut the key interest rate by 50bp to 8.5% at the upcoming policy meeting of September 15.

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