Eastern Europe / Data

Russian banks under extreme pressure in Ukraine as NPLs soar

Ben Aris in Berlin January 13, 2017

Russia’s banks operating in Ukraine are under extreme pressure and may have to close or sell their businesses as non-performing loans (NLPs) soar and customers close thier accounts because of the low watt war with Russia.

Ukraine's international reserves grew to $15.5bn in 2016

bne IntelliNews January 6, 2017

Ukraine's gross international reserves grew by 1.8% in December to $15.539bn (by 17% during the previous year), the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) said in a statement on January 5.

Ukraine's Tymoshenko would win Rada and President elections, says poll

bne IntelliNews January 4, 2017

Ukraine’s politicians remain unpopular. The ruling Poroshenko Bloc would barely squeak into the Rada parliament if elections were now held with only 5.8% of the votes, according to a poll by KIIS in December.

Russia ends 2016 with strong PMI indicators, economic recovery underway

bne IntelliNews January 2, 2017

Russia turned in the strongest purchaser manufacturing index (PMI) results for 69 months with all the components going comfortably into the black, suggesting an economy recovery is starting to build some momentum.

Russia's international reserves down to $379bn

bne IntelliNews December 23, 2016

The foreign currency and gold reserves of the Central Bank of Russia (CBR) dropped by big $8bn, or 2.1% week-on-week, to $379bn on the week ending December 16, the regulator said on December 22.

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