Eastern Europe / Data

Russian inflation falls below 5% for the first time since Soviet days

Ben Aris in Berlin March 10, 2017

Inflation was 4.6% y/y in February, according to Rosstat, down from 5% in January and in line with expectations

Moscow's Watcom shopping index off to bad start in 2017 as crisis bites

Ben Aris in Berlin March 8, 2017

After rising strongly in the second half of 2016, the Watcom shopping index got off to its worst start in three years in the first weeks of 2017.

Russian capital flight reverses for the first time since 2015

bne IntelliNews March 2, 2017

Capital flight finally reversed in January with the first positive inflows of $2.4bn for the first time since the third quarter of 2015. And even that was only a temporary blip. Russia has been bleeding money every year since 2008.

Russia's manufacturing PMI slips in February

bne IntelliNews March 1, 2017

Growth in both output and new orders moderated in February, and although the expansion remained solid, this puts into question the strong start of 2017 for Russia's industry.

Russian retail sales and wage gap narrows in January on social payments

bne IntelliNews February 27, 2017

Rosstat’s data release for January 2017 turned in a pleasant surprise for Russia, with retail sales turnover falling by the least since the start of 2015 and big upward revisions for both nominal and real wages.

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