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Estonia to replace Latvia as growth leader in the Baltics this year

bne IntelliNews November 10, 2017

Estonian will be the fastest growing economy in the Baltics this year, the European Commission predicted in its autumn economic forecast released on November 9.

EC revises upwards Croatia’s 2017 growth projection to 3.2%

bne IntelliNews November 10, 2017

Economic growth in Croatia is set to continue for the rest of 2017 according to the European Commission

Latvian CPI slows down growth minimally to 2.8% y/y in October

bne IntelliNews November 10, 2017

Latvia's consumer price index (CPI) grew 2.8% y/y in October, data released by the country's Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) on November 8 showed.

Car sales in Russia up 17.3 % in October

bne IntelliNews November 9, 2017

Russian sales of new passenger cars and LCVs accelerate by 17.3% y/y in October, marking the eighth consecutive month of expansion.

October's Czech consumer inflation hits a five-year high

bne IntelliNews November 9, 2017

Czech consumer inflation climbed to a five-year high of 2.9% in October, the Czech National Bank (CNB) reported on November 9.

Czechia's unemployment rate hits new all-time low of 3.6% in October

bne IntelliNews November 9, 2017

Czechia's unemployment rate declined to a new all-time low of 3.6% in October, the Czech National Bank (CNB) reported on November 8.

EBRD confirmed Ukraine's GDP growth in 2017 at 2%

bne IntelliNews November 8, 2017

Despite not receiving any more IMF funds this year, Ukraine's economy is still on track to grow by 2%

Belarus returns to growth after two years of recession, says EBRD

bne IntelliNews November 8, 2017

The EBRD has upgraded its growth forecast for Belarus' 2017 GDP to 1.5% from 0.5% predicted in May

Czechia construction output stagnates

bne IntelliNews November 8, 2017

Albania’s CPI growth speeds up to 1.9% y/y in October

bne IntelliNews November 8, 2017

The food and non-alcoholic beverage group rose 4% y/y and was the main contributor to the annual CPI rise

Sberbank drops its lowest mortgage rate by 0.3% to 8.6%-9.7% per annum

bne IntelliNews November 8, 2017

Borrowing in Russia is becoming more affordable due to falling Central Bank of Russia (CBR) rates sparking a drop in Sberbank's mortgage rates

Bosnia’s bank assets speeds growth to 9.3% y/y in September

bne IntelliNews November 8, 2017

The assets of commercial banks in Bosnia & Herzegovina now account for 86.4% of Bosnia’s projected GDP

Russia's inflation hits new historic low at 2.7% in October

bne IntelliNews November 8, 2017

Russia's Consumer Price Index (CPI) in October fell again to an extraordinary low of 2.7% year-on-year down from the already low 3% seen in September, Rosstat statistics agency said on November 7.

Macedonia’s annual inflation speeds up slightly to 1.9% in October

bne IntelliNews November 8, 2017

The latest projections predict Macedonia's inflation rate will reach 2% in 2018 indicating that the environment of stable prices will be maintained.

Czech industrial output slightly down in September month on month but strong on yearly comparison

bne IntelliNews November 7, 2017

Czech industrial production slightly declined in September falling by 0.4% m/m seasonally adjusted terms, but climbed 4.4% y/y.

Russia's Services PMI growth softens in October

bne IntelliNews November 3, 2017

The latest PMI survey data signalled a weaker start to the final quarter of 2017 for the service sector but business activity still made increases

Investor activity picks up on Warsaw Stock Exchange in October

bne IntelliNews November 3, 2017

The stock exchange's main WIG index has gained just over 36.7% in 2017 so far standing at 64,866.57 points at the end of September – equivalent to a 32% increase in annual terms

Latvian industrial production growth increases to 12.9% y/y in September

bne IntelliNews November 3, 2017

The annual growth in September adds 0.8pp to the very strong August reading of 12.1% y/y, supporting forecasts that the Latvian economy is shifting to a higher gear in 2017.

Belarus central bank forecasts key refinance rate at 10% in 2018

bne IntelliNews November 3, 2017

The regulator is not intending to reduce the refinancing rate next year and estimates that inflation will be about 6% in 2018

Polish PMI falls slightly in October but manufacturing remains on solid footing

bne IntelliNews November 2, 2017

Poland’s PMI fell 0.3 points to 53.4 in October but remained above the 50-point stagnation threshold for the third consecutive year

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