Eastern Europe / Data

IMF retains Ukraine economic growth in 2018 at 3.2% y/y

bne IntelliNews April 18, 2018

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has retained its forecast for Ukraine's economic growth in 2018 at 3.2% year-on-year, and reviewed downwards the 2019 forecast to 3.3% y/y from 4% y/y, the multinational lender said in its World Economic Outlook

Russia's industrial output disappoints in March, EconMin starts outlook revision

bne IntelliNews April 17, 2018

Russia's industrial output in March expanded by 1% year-on-year, slowing down from 1.5% y/y seen in February and 2.9% y/y in January, according to the report by Rosstat statistics service.

China-Europe container traffic across EEU to almost double by 2020

bne IntelliNews April 16, 2018

Increased transit container traffic through the Eurasian Economic Union will depend on trade between China and the EU, but transit states will need to expand their transport infrastructure and remove a number of barriers, EDB report says.

Ukraine's foreign reserves declined by 1.2% m/m in March

bne IntelliNews April 10, 2018

Ukraine's foreign exchange reserves declined by 1.2% month-on-month to $18.191bn in March, the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) reports

Russian inflation inches up to 2.4% in March

bne IntelliNews April 9, 2018

Consumer prices in Russia rose by 0.3% month-on-month in Russia in March 2018, in line with previously observed weekly inflation dynamics and bringing the annual inflation rate to 2.4% versus 2.2% seen in February.

E-commerce dramatically eats into foot traffic at Moscow’s leading shopping malls

Ben Aris in London April 6, 2018

The Watcom index, which measures footfall in the leading shopping malls, has been falling steadily since its inception in 2014 as Russians increasingly move online to buy everything from sugar to shoes.

CEE monthly bond wrap: Russia defies the west with two bond issues

bne IntelliNews April 5, 2018

Bond issues from emerging markets were strong in the first quarter of this year with bond traders ignoring the political brouhaha.

Russia’s manufacturing PMI puts in a marginal rise in March just above no change

bne IntelliNews April 2, 2018

Russia’s manufacturing PMI put in a marginal rise in March up to 50.6 from 50.2 a month earlier and only just above the 50 no-change mark in the IHS Markit index, a composite snapshot of manufacturing actively based on a monthly survey.

Russian inflation to rise to 3.2% in 2018, says Sberbank

bne IntelliNews March 28, 2018

Inflation dropped to a record low of 2.2% y/y at the beginning of the year, well short of the official year-end target of 4%.