Lithuanian industrial production growth slows to 5.8% y/y in February

bne IntelliNews March 21, 2017

The reading is well below the gain of 8.4% registered in the first month of the year, but despite the slowdown, shows that growth remains solid.

Polish retail sales grow 5.2% y/y in February

bne IntelliNews March 17, 2017

The reading marks a sharp slow down on the 9.6% expansion recorded in January, but remains a good result.

Slovenian employers report the most optimistic hiring plans in EMEA

bne IntelliNews March 15, 2017

Employers in Slovenia's manufacturing and construction sectors have strongest outlooks for Q2 2017.

Polish inflation closes in on central bank target in February

bne IntelliNews March 14, 2017

Poland's consumer price index grew 2.2% y/y in February, adding 0.4pp to the January reading, statistics office GUS announced on March 14.

Slovak industry kicks off 2017 with robust production growth

bne IntelliNews March 13, 2017

Slovak industrial production continued its recovery at the start of 2017, as output grew 7.6% y/y in January, the statistics office reported on March 13.

FDI to Georgia up by 22% y/y in 2016

Carmen Valache in Lund March 13, 2017

Southern Gas Corridor drives FDI as Tbilisi seeks to become node for transport of freight and oil and gas between Europe and Asia.

Russian inflation falls below 5% for the first time since Soviet days

Ben Aris in Berlin March 10, 2017

Inflation was 4.6% y/y in February, according to Rosstat, down from 5% in January and in line with expectations

Lithuanian CPI expands 3% y/y in February

bne IntelliNews March 8, 2017

The Lithuanian consumer price index (CPI) grew 3% y/y in February, accelerating on the 2.3% annual growth recorded the previous month, Statistics Lithuania announced on March 8.

Latvian inflation accelerates to 3.3% y/y in February

bne IntelliNews March 8, 2017

Latvia's consumer price index (CPI) climbed 3.3% y/y in February, data released by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) on March 8 showed.

Turkey’s industrial output rises 2.6% y/y in January

bneIntellinews March 8, 2017

Turkey’s industrial output rose for the fourth straight month in January. The calendar-adjusted industrial production index increased by 2.6% y/y in January, slightly ahead of the market consensus forecast for a 2.3% gain.

Moscow's Watcom shopping index off to bad start in 2017 as crisis bites

Ben Aris in Berlin March 8, 2017

After rising strongly in the second half of 2016, the Watcom shopping index got off to its worst start in three years in the first weeks of 2017.

Estonian CPI accelerates to 3.4% in February

bne IntelliNews March 7, 2017

The reading adds as many as 0.7pp to the strong growth recorded in January, putting CPI at its highest since July 2013. As in many other economies in the region, the gain is being driven by fast-expanding prices of motor fuel and food.

Latvian industrial production growth slows in January

bne IntelliNews March 6, 2017

Latvia's calendar-adjusted industrial production grew 4.7% y/y in December, slowing from an expansion of 11.5% the previous month, the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) reported on March 6.

Turkey’s yearly inflation registers in the double digits after five years

bne IntelliNews March 3, 2017

Turkey’s yearly CPI quickened to 10.13% in February, marking the first double-digit price growth since April 2012’s 11.14%. PPI also continues to ring alarm bells. It hit a 9-year high of 15.36%.

Russian capital flight reverses for the first time since 2015

bne IntelliNews March 2, 2017

Capital flight finally reversed in January with the first positive inflows of $2.4bn for the first time since the third quarter of 2015. And even that was only a temporary blip. Russia has been bleeding money every year since 2008.

Lithuania's 2016 GDP growth revised to 2.3%

bne IntelliNews March 1, 2017

Russia's manufacturing PMI slips in February

bne IntelliNews March 1, 2017

Growth in both output and new orders moderated in February, and although the expansion remained solid, this puts into question the strong start of 2017 for Russia's industry.

Polish consumer largely alone in driving the economy in Q4

bne IntelliNews February 28, 2017

The data shows that consumption remained largely alone as the driver of economic expansion in the fourth quarter.

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