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Estonian inflation picks up speed in November

bne IntelliNews December 7, 2016

Estonia's consumer price index (CPI) grew 1% in annual terms in November, data from Statistics Estonia showed on December 7. As in recent months, the increase was driven by growing prices of alcohol and tobacco products.

Russia's inflation curbed below target 6% in November

bne IntelliNews December 7, 2016

After achieving a top fiscal goal of 2016, the central bank says it will maintain "moderately tight" monetary policy for at least six more months.

Hungarian industry disappoints again in October

bne IntelliNews December 6, 2016

Hungarian industrial output declined for a second consecutive month in October. The poor start to Q4 suggests the economy will struggle to hit the government's target for full year GDP growth.

Hungary unlikely to hit 2016 target despite revision of Q3 growth

bne IntelliNews December 6, 2016

Hungary’s economy grew 2.2% y/y in the third quarter, statistics office KSH said on December 6, revising its preliminary estimate upwards by 0.2pp.

GDP growth eases to 4.4% y/y in Romania as consumption, investments gain momentum

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest December 6, 2016

Questions raised over goverment's projections for steady growth rates of 4%-5% in the coming years.

Russia’s oil and gas sector sees crude production flat m/m in November (+0.1%) but gains +4% y/y

bne IntelliNews December 5, 2016

Opec may have agreed a production cut deal with oil producers, including a 300,000 barrel cut in Russian production, but Russia’s oil production continues to run at record highs and leading companies are not keen to cut.

Turkish inflation defies expectations as it eases to six-month low in November

bne IntelliNews December 5, 2016

The surprise fall suggests is it less likely the Turkish central bank will follow up last month’s interest rate hike with another this month.

Kazakh inflation eases in November

bne IntelliNews December 5, 2016

Consumer prices in Kazakhstan increased by 8.7% y/y in November, easing from a 11.5% hike in October.

Gazprom tops list of biggest Russian companies

bne IntelliNews December 2, 2016

The Russian business weekly Expert finds that firms operating in the oil & gas sector continued to dominate in its annual list of Russia’s 400 largest companies, with Gazprom in the top slot

Russian GDP growth down to 0.5% y/y in October

bne IntelliNews December 1, 2016

Russian GDP was down 0.5% y/y in October, 0.7% y/y contraction for 10M16.

Turkey’s despair rises

bne IntelliNews December 1, 2016

Extremely high levels of poverty by European standards have pushed Turkey’s Despair Index up over the 40% mark – a level usually associated with popular protest and coloured revolutions.

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.

Moldova’s public debt soars by 53% y/y at end-October

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest November 29, 2016

Debt surges overnight to reach 37.9% of GDP as government issues bonds to cover losses from $1bn bank frauds.

Arrest of EconMin Ulyukaev casts corruption shadow on government, Putin

bne IntelliNews November 25, 2016

The arrest of the economy minister for allegedly taking a $2mn bribe has cast a shadow of widespread corruption at the heart of government and to a lesser extend on President Vladimir Putin, according to the Levada Center.

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