Economy has expanded by 4.0% p.a. since 2010, but this remains below the rates needed for the country's convergence with the European Union.
Gradual disinflation helped ease yields to the lowest levels in three years.
New data shows soaring numbers of adults with a bank account in several Eurasian nations but the percentage of the population with an account in the wider region varied hugely from 98% in Estonia and Slovenia to just 29% in Azerbaijan.
Mobile data was the most dynamic segment of the market, with users growing 28.3%, though revenues only account for 4.4% of the total generated by the sector.
Retail sales increased by 5.0% y/y in Q1 after contracting last year, supported by rising household incomes.
Countries like Romania and Moldova need to act now to entice back migrants and encourage the use of remittances for investment rather than consumption.