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Iran Country Report May18 - May, 2018

May 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 May18 - May, 2018

May 2, 2018

Georgia, the small South Caucasus country of 3.9mn, expanded by 5.6% y/y in March. Preliminary data shows GDP accelerated through the first quarter of this year, rising from 4.4% in January and 5.5% ... more

Belarus Country Report May18 - May, 2018

May 2, 2018

Belarus’s economy is doing surprisingly well, on the back of Russia’s recovery and moreover the government is being prudent using the windfall income to pay off debt. Belarus' gross domestic ... more

Ukraine Country Report May18 - May, 2018

May 2, 2018

The NBU has also kept its economic growth projections for 2018-2020. According to the central bank, the Ukrainian economy will increase by 3.4% y/y in 2018. According to official data, ... more

Russia Country Report May18 - May, 2018

May 2, 2018

The publication of the “Kremlin List” at the end of January was an anticlimax. So sanctions announced on Friday April 6 against seven Russian billionaires were a shock not only for the oligarchs ... more

Belarus Country Report Apr18 - April, 2018

April 2, 2018

In 2017, Belarus’s GDP went up 2.4%, the first positive result since 2014. This meant an exit from a two-year recession, further proof of, which includes an upward trend in industrial production, ... more

Ukraine Country Report Apr18 - April, 2018

April 2, 2018

Ukraine’s economy is doing better and put in 2.5% in 2017, the State Statistics Service reported on March 21, after revising its growth estimate upwards. Economic growth was driven by ... more

Russia Country Report Apr18 - April, 2018

April 2, 2018

Following weaker performance at the end of last year, the Russian economy appeared to get back to the track of slow growth in the first two months of this year. The engine of recovery seems to have ... more

Iran Country Report Apr18 - April, 2018

April 2, 2018

Iran’s economy has experienced an “impressive recovery” since international sanctions were lifted in January 2016 and delivered an annual economic growth of 12.5% in the last Persian year ended ... more

Georgia Country Report Apr18 - April, 2018

April 2, 2018

Georgia, the small South Caucasus country of 3.9mn, grew by 5.5% y/y in February and 4.9% y/y in January-February. Overall, the economy achieved 5% growth in 2017. The Georgian economy has bounced ... more

Iran Country Report Mar18 - March, 2018

March 7, 2018

Iran’s economy has experienced an “impressive recovery” since international sanctions were lifted in January 2016 and delivered an annual economic growth of 12.5% in the last Persian year ended ... more

Belarus Country Report Mar18 - March, 2017

March 6, 2018

The economy grew 4.6% year-on-year in January, with the real (non-nominal) GDP measure showing 11.6% growth. The National Bank chalks it up to a result of increased state wages and rising labor ... more

Ukraine Country Report Mar18 - March, 2018

March 5, 2018

Last year the Ukrainian economy expanded by 2.2%, in spite of the trade suspension with the non-controlled area in the East, which dampened growth by ca. 0.9%. Except for inflation, which ... more

Russia Country Report Mar18 - March, 2018

March 5, 2018

Preliminary figures from Rosstat show that Russia’s economy turned the corner in 2017 and GDP grew by 1.5%, slightly less than nearly all forecasters had expected. Recovery was relatively slow ... more

Georgia Country Report Mar18 - March, 2018

March 3, 2018

Georgia, the small South Caucasus country of 3.9mn, grew by 4.4% y/y in January, down from 4.8% in December and 5.2% y/y in January 2017. Overall, the economy achieved 4.8% growth in 2017. The ... more

Iran Country Report Feb18 - February, 2018

February 12, 2018

Iran’s economy has experienced an “impressive recovery” since international sanctions were lifted in January 2016 and delivered an annual economic growth of 12.5% in the last Persian year ended ... more

Georgia Country Report Feb18 - February, 2018

February 2, 2018

Georgia, the small South Caucasus country of 3.9mn, grew by 4.7% y/y in December and in the last quarter of 2017. Overall, the economy achieved 4.8% growth in 2017. The Georgian economy appears to ... more

Russia Country Report Feb18 - February, 2018

February 2, 2018

The Russian economy grew by 1.5% in 2017 as it finally emerged from several years of recession. The country's GDP in 2017 increased to RUB92.08 trillion from RUB85.92 trillion in 2016. In ... more

Belarus Country Report Feb18 - February, 2018

February 2, 2018

The Belarusian economy is doing well as it is being lifted by the economic revival in Russia. The country has emerged from recession as a result of improved trade flows. At the same time Eurobonds ... more

Ukraine Country Report Feb18 - February, 2018

February 2, 2018

Ukraine economy is recovering but the slow pace of that recovery has disappointed. The economy generated lackluster growth of just above 2% over the past two years. Industrial production was flat ... more

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