Eastern Europe / Data

Russian real disposable income up for first time since 2014 on pension payout

bne IntelliNews February 23, 2017

Rosstat recorded the first rise in Russian real disposable income in January since October 2014. However, the bump was caused by a one-time payment to pensioners of RUB5000 (€81.69) in lieu of indexing their pensions.

Russia's propensity to protest hits decade-long low #bneChart

bne IntelliNews February 22, 2017

Despite the grinding crisis and slowly falling real incomes of the last few years the average Russian is remarkably sanguine about their situation. The propensity to protest remains remarkably low by historical standards and continues to fall slowly.

Russians expect crisis to be long, spending more on food

bne IntelliNews February 21, 2017

A Levada Center survey conducted in January found that 78% of Russians believe the country is in an economic crisis, an increase from 74% in September.

Russian IPO wave on the way

bne IntelliNews February 20, 2017

​A wave of Russian IPOs could be gathering momentum out to sea after toy store Detsky Mir led the way earlier this month. A total of some $1.9bn worth of securities have been issued in about three months.

PwC says Russia to be biggest European economy by 2050

Ben Aris in Berlin February 8, 2017

Russia will be the biggest economy in Europe by 2050, consulants PwC said in a report on February 7 in its latest instalment of “The Long View: How will the global economic order change by 2050.”

Russia's inflation decline continues with 5% posted in January

bne IntelliNews February 7, 2017

The disinflation trend in Russia continues steadily after CPI was curbed to 5.4% in 2016.

Weak demand in 2016 puts Russia's 2017 recovery in question

bne IntelliNews January 26, 2017

Russia's retail trade turnover in December contracted by -5.9% year-on-year, markedly worse than consensus expectation of 3.7% y/y decline.

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