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Russia Country Report Sep18 - September, 2018

September 4, 2018

Just the threat of new “crushing” US sanctions that may be adopted in the autumn is already hurting the Russian economy in August. The Ministry of Economic development has already revised the ... more

Iran Country Report Sep18 - September, 2018

September 3, 2018

Iran’s economy expanded by 3.7% during the 2017-2018 Persian calendar year (ended March 20), according to a report released by the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) on June 16. Further revisions of ... more

Belarus Country Report Sep18 - September, 2018

September 3, 2018

Belarus' economic growth was higher than expected in the first half of this year topping 4.5%, which is almost twice the 2.8% forecast at the start of the year. The government is using the windfall ... more

Ukraine Country Report Sep18 - September, 2018

September 3, 2018

The Ukrainian economy is growing at a healthy rate, slightly ahead of analysts expectations, but still well below its potential especially following such a deep contraction in 2015. However, GDP ... more

Georgia Country Report Sep18 - September, 2018

September 3, 2018

Georgia, the small South Caucasus country of 3.9mn, expanded by 4% y/y in June. The expansion was driven by a rise in activity in transport, hotels and restaurants, financial intermediation and trade ... more

Iran Country Report Aug18 - August, 2018

August 3, 2018

Iran’s economy expanded by 3.7% during the 2017-2018 Persian calendar year (ended March 20), according to a report released by the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) on June 16. Further revisions of ... more

Belarus Country Report Aug18 - August, 2018

August 3, 2018

Belarus' economic growth was higher than expected in the first half of this year topping 4.5%, which is almost twice the 2.8% forecast at the start of the year. The government is using the windfall ... more

Russia Country Report Aug18 - August, 2018

August 1, 2018

Russia’s recovery continues but remains fragile. Growth in the first quarter remains around the 2% mark and no surprises are expected for the rest of the year. The GDP growth forecast for this ... more

Ukraine Country Report Aug18 - August, 2018

August 1, 2018

The Ukraine economy has picked up a little momentum and growth as well as incomes are starting to rise more strongly. At the same time industrial production is picking up while non-performing loans ... more

Georgia Country Report Aug18 - August, 2018

August 1, 2018

Georgia, the small South Caucasus country of 3.9mn, expanded by 4% y/y in June. The expansion was driven by a rise in activity in transport, hotels and restaurants, financial intermediation and trade ... more

Iran Country Report Jul18 - July , 2018

July 3, 2018

Iran’s real GDP growth came in at 4.3% in 2017, according to the World Economic Outlook issued by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on April 17. Nonetheless, this figure is a shortfall from the ... more

Ukraine Country Report Jul18 - July , 2018

July 3, 2018

Ukraine’s economy pick up a little in first quarter of this year, growing by 3.1% y/y, but while the situation is improved, partly thanks to strong metal exports, the economic growth is not ... more

Belarus Country Report Jul18 - July , 2018

July 3, 2018

The Belarusian economy was recovering nicely in the first quarter of this year, thanks to the revival in neighbouring Russia and more benign external conditions in general. Impressively Belarus' ... more

Russia Country Report Jul18 - July , 2018

July 3, 2018

Russia’s recovery remains delicate. The GDP growth forecast for this year was recently revised down to 1.9%, while the outlook for industry has dipped back into the red after the manufacturing PMI ... more

Georgia Country Report Jul18 - July , 2018

July 2, 2018

Georgia, the small South Caucasus country of 3.9mn, expanded by 5.3% y/y in the first quarter of 2018. The expansion was driven by a rise in activity in manufacturing, transport, real estate and ... more

Ukraine Country Report Jun18 - June, 2018

June 4, 2018

Ukraine’s economy is recovering and put in 3%-plus growth in the first quarter -- its best result since the economic collapse. But the economy has not built up the momentum it should have in a ... more

Belarus Country Report Jun18 - June, 2018

June 4, 2018

Belarus’s economy continues to make good progress on the back of Russia’s revival. GDP growth in Belarus in 2018 may exceed 3.5% this year. Belarus needs to make the maximum use of the ... more

Iran Country Report Jun18 - June, 2018

June 4, 2018

Iran’s real GDP growth is forecast to edge down to 4.0% in both 2018 and 2019 after coming in at 4.3% in 2017, according to the latest edition of the World Economic Outlook issued by the ... more

Georgia Country Report Jun18 - June, 2018

June 4, 2018

Georgia, the small South Caucasus country of 3.9mn, expanded by 6.5% y/y in April. This is an acceleration compared to the first quarter of the year; the first four months of the year saw average ... more

Russia Country Report Jun18 - June, 2018

June 4, 2018

Russia’s economic recovery is going better than expected, driven by the higher than expected oil prices, which have averaged over $60 a barrel against the budget assumption of $44 for this year. ... more

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