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Turkish government's gross debt stock contracts 3% m/m in September on lira rally

bne IntelliNews October 22, 2018

Annual growth in the debt fe;ll to 33% in the month from 41% in August, which was the highest rate recorded since March 2003.

Home sales in Turkey fall 9% in September, mortgage sales sink 72%

Akin Nazli in Belgrade October 19, 2018

Some relief evident, however, for FX-loan indebted construction firms with Turkish lira strengthening around 20% since start of September.

Belarus reports 3.7% y/y GDP growth in January-September

bne IntelliNews October 19, 2018

Belarus' GDP grew by 3.7% year-on-year in January-September following the same growth in January-August (and a 4.4% y/y growth in January-July), according to the national statistics agency Belstat.

Turkey’s end-year inflation expectations reach 24.22% in October

bne IntelliNews October 18, 2018

The figure is a big advance on September's forecast of 19.61% with the country's CPI having surprised the market by springing from 17.9% in August to 24.52% in September.

Slovakia inflation at 2.5% in September

bne IntelliNews October 18, 2018

Slovak average harmonised inflation rate amounted at 2.5% in September, the Slovak Statistics Office reported on Wednesday October 17. In August the inflation accelerated to 2.8% y/y from 2.6% in July.

Turkey’s one-year foreign debt repayment obligations down 3% m/m to $175bn at end-Aug

bne IntelliNews October 17, 2018

Country must repay $45bn in foreign debts across August-December, with private sector share calculated at $37bn says Treasury.

Vehicle sales in Turkey expected to fall 39% y/y in 2018 says automotive association

bne IntelliNews October 17, 2018

Turkish Automotive Distributors’ Association sees sales of 600,000 units in 2018 and 450,000 in 2019.

Turkey’s retail sales growth falls to 18-month low of 1.3% y/y in August

bne IntelliNews October 17, 2018

Consumers tightening their belts amid currency crisis, roaring inflation and the likelihood of a severe recession.

ICT sector pushes Bulgaria, Romania to respectable rankings on global competitiveness index

bne IntelliNews October 17, 2018

Both Southeast European countries were ranked below most of their EU peers in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2018, but performed well in the ICT category.

Slovenia a world-beater in macroeconomic stability, WEF report says

bne IntelliNews October 17, 2018

The World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2018 gives Slovenia a perfect score for macroeconomic stability.

Romania’s construction index plunges over 10% y/y in August

bne IntelliNews October 17, 2018

Deepest decline was in the residential segment.

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