Eastern Europe / Data

East Europeans keener on Trump than Obama

bne IntelliNews January 18, 2018

Countries across the CEE/CIS region defy the global trend, with approval of the US leadership increasing strongly

Belarus GDP increases 2.4% y/y in 2017, PM says

bne IntelliNews January 17, 2018

Belarus' GDP grew by 2.4% year-on-year in 2017, the country's Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov told a cabinet meeting, thanks to Russia's economic recovery

Russia’s passenger car sales increase 12% in 2017

bne IntelliNews January 16, 2018

For most of last year Russian-made brands have been the number one top sellers as Russians trade down to cheaper models. However, in the second half foreign-made brands reasserted themselves.

Russian VW sales grew twice as fast as sector sales in 2017

bne IntelliNews January 13, 2018

Volkswagen saw sales in Russia rise by 20% in 2017, almost twice as much as the forecast increase in sales for the whole market.

Russia hits its target of boosting trade turnover with China to over $80bn in 2017

bne IntelliNews January 12, 2018

Russia hit its target of boosting trade turnover with China to over $80bn in 2017

Oil prices top $70 a barrel for the first time in three years

bne IntelliNews January 12, 2018

Oil prices have been pushed up by the Opec+ production cut deal that reduces global output by 1.8bn barrels per day.

Emerging markets fund flows at the highest level for almost a year

bne IntelliNews January 10, 2018

Total EM portfolio inflows since the start of the year amounted to some $7bn.

Belarus reserves ended 2017 at $7.3bn

bne IntelliNews January 10, 2018

Minsk managed to boost its reserves with a $1.4bn bond issue in 2017 that was well received by investors and helped cover all its refinancing needs of $3.4bn in 2018.

Imports of goods to Ukraine from Russia are growing faster than goods imported from the EU

bne IntelliNews January 10, 2018

Europe is now sending Ukraine more than twice as much imports in dollar terms as Russia.

Ukraine’s consumer price inflation (CPI) ticked up in 2017 to 13.7%

bne IntelliNews January 10, 2018

Ukraine’s consumer price inflation (CPI) ticked up in 2017 to 13.7% compared with 12.4% in 2016, as expected after the government doubled the minimum wage earlier in the year.

Russia's Reserve Fund ceases to exist

bne IntelliNews January 9, 2018

Russia’s rainy day Reserve Fund has ceased to exist as of January 1, the Ministry of Finance reported.

Russia's real estate sector is starting to recover

bne IntelliNews January 9, 2018

After years in the doldrums, investment volume rose 9% in 2017 to $4.6bn, reports JLL.

Russians' borrowing grows ahead of savings

Vladimir Kozlov in Moscow January 9, 2018

Russians have given up on saving and are borrowing more instead to fund their lifestyle, data from the Central Bank of Russia (CBR) shows. Borrowing from banks has doubled in eight years and two thirds have no savings at all.

Ukraine's international reserves increase 21% in 2017

bne IntelliNews January 9, 2018

Ukraine's foreign exchange reserves increased by 21% to $18.805bn in 2017, the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) says

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