Hungary confirms lukewarm August for retail sales growth

bne IntelliNews October 25, 2016

Hungarian retail sales increased 4.3% y/y in August, data from statistics office KSH showed on October 25. The reading confirms a preliminary estimate released earlier this month, which offered a somewhat mixed message.

Decline in Croatia's unemployment rate stalls in September

Akin Nazli in Belgrade October 24, 2016

Unemployment rate flat in September after 7-month decline, remains among highest in EU.

Polish industrial production growth slows again in September

bne IntelliNews October 19, 2016

Polish industrial production expanded 3.2% y/y in September, data from statistical office GUS showed on October 19. The reading reveals a considerable slowdown from the 7.5% expansion in August.

Hungarian construction output trims fall in August

bne IntelliNews October 17, 2016

Hungary’s construction output trimmed its fall to 9% y/y in August. The result marked the eighth month of decrease in a row, but also added to signs that the free fall is set to slow.

Slovenia’s gross external debt falls slightly

bne IntelliNews October 16, 2016

Debt pushed up to over 80% of GDP by pre-crisis borrowing and 2013 bank bailout now gradually declining.

Auto sector fuels rebound of Hungarian industry in August

bne IntelliNews October 12, 2016

A rebound of the vital carmaking sector helped Hungary’s industrial output return to growth in August following two months of decline.

Romania’s headline inflation remains subdued

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest October 12, 2016

Central bank cut 2016 and 2017 inflation projections in August, as annual inflation set to remain negative until end-2016.

Slovenia’s bad loans ratio keeps falling in August

Ivana Jovanovic in Belgrade October 12, 2016

Bad loans ratio on downward trend since 2013 bank bail-in, falls further as lender NLB offloads NPL bundles.

Polish deflation slows to 0.5% in September

bne IntelliNews October 11, 2016

Polish extended its slow journey towards an escape from deflation in September as the CPI limited its drop to 0.5%. The result supports the widely-held view that deflation is now genuinely weakening.

Expectations of recovery rise as Hungarian inflation swings back into positive territory

bne IntelliNews October 11, 2016

Hungary’s CPI swung back to positive territory in September following four months of deflation in a row. The rise pushes hopes of a significant recovery in the headline data.

Latvian inflation accelerates in September

bne IntelliNews October 10, 2016

Latvia's consumer price index (CPI) expanded 0.6% y/y in September, data released by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) on October 10 showed.

Lithuanian inflation maintains steady pace in September

bne IntelliNews October 10, 2016

The Lithuanian consumer price index (CPI) grew 0.8% y/y in September, retaining the same pace of expansion as the previous month, data released by Statistics Lithuania on October 10 showed.

Albanian economic growth accelerates in Q2

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje October 8, 2016

Rising confidence and higher inflows of foreign direct investments push up consumption and private investments.

Extra work days send Hungarian industrial output surging in August

bne IntelliNews October 7, 2016

Following two months of decline, Hungarian industry returned to growth in August, increasing 11.1% y/y in unadjusted terms, compared to a drop of 4.7% y/y in July, statistics office KSH reported on October 7.

Russian austerity planned for 2017-2019 "election budget"

bne IntelliNews October 7, 2016

The outlines of Russia’s next three-year budget are emerging: The 2017-2019 budget will impose austerity on the government, but pave the way for the 2018 presidential elections. Defence spending will fall, social spending will rise.

Carmakers drive surge in Czech industrial output

bne IntelliNews October 7, 2016

Czech industrial production swung to an increase of 13.1% y/y in August following July’s steep decline of 14.1% y/y, data from the statistics office showed on October 7.

Estonian inflation puts in September surge

bne IntelliNews October 7, 2016

Estonia's consumer price index (CPI) expanded 1% in annual terms in September, data from Statistics Estonia showed on October 7. As in the previous month, new excise duties on alcohol and tobacco contributed.

Slovak retail sales rebound in August

bne IntelliNews October 5, 2016

Hungarian retail sales growth accelerates in August

bne IntelliNews October 5, 2016

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