Russian banks earned an aggregate profit of just RUB18bn ($300mn) in the first 10 months.
The revival of the Russian economy has spilled over to carry Belarus’s economy forward this year faster than expectations at the start of the year.
Industrial output in Russia failed to show growth for the first time since March, slipping by 0.1% in month-on-month seasonally adjusted terms.
The school shopping bump that lifted the Watcom Shopping index at the end of summer has worn off and the index has fallen back heavily in the last few weeks.
Consumer confidence improved to -12% in the third quarter compared to -15% in Q2.
Ukraine's real GDP grew 2.1% year-on-year in July-September, the Ukrstat state statistics agency in Kyiv reported on November 14.
Russia's GDP disappointed on the down side as the July-September numbers came in well below the government expectation at 1.2%, making the annual GDP growth amount to 1.8%.
Inflation in Belarus stood at 1.2% month-on-month (5.3% year-on-year) in October, following a 0.3% m/m growth (4.9% y/y) in September, the national statistics agency Belstat reported on November 9.
A strong base effect was responsible for the deceleration from 16.4% y/y in September, as there was a significant hike in tariffs in October 2016.
Russian sales of new passenger cars and LCVs accelerate by 17.3% y/y in October, marking the eighth consecutive month of expansion.
Despite not receiving any more IMF funds this year, Ukraine's economy is still on track to grow by 2%
The EBRD has upgraded its growth forecast for Belarus' 2017 GDP to 1.5% from 0.5% predicted in May
Borrowing in Russia is becoming more affordable due to falling Central Bank of Russia (CBR) rates sparking a drop in Sberbank's mortgage rates
Russia's Consumer Price Index (CPI) in October fell again to an extraordinary low of 2.7% year-on-year down from the already low 3% seen in September, Rosstat statistics agency said on November 7.
The latest PMI survey data signalled a weaker start to the final quarter of 2017 for the service sector but business activity still made increases
The regulator is not intending to reduce the refinancing rate next year and estimates that inflation will be about 6% in 2018
Russia's manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) showed some growth in October, while both output and new orders for Russian manufacturing producers eased and overall performance was the weakest since June, according to the IHS Markit report.
The forecast for Ukraine's GDP has been raised from its gloomier prediction of 1.6% in July to 2.2%. A rise in consumer consumption is thought to be the main driver of the higher than expected growth