Reports

Belarus Country Report Nov17 - November, 2017

November 3, 2017

The Belarusian economy is doing a lot better this year than anyone thought it would do at the start of this year - largely thanks to Russia’s economic recovery. The IMF  revised its forecast ... more

Ukraine Country Report Nov17 - November, 2017

November 3, 2017

Electioneering for the presidential vote in 2019 is in full swing now and increasingly affecting the political agenda, slowing reforms as the government is starting to put off the more painful ... more

Russia Country Report Nov17 - November, 2017

November 3, 2017

Russian GDP grew in April-June by 2.5% y/y. According to fresh GDP figures, however, much of the growth came from a build-up in inventories, suggesting that growth is still on a rather fragile base. ... more

Georgia Country Report Nov17 - November, 2017

November 3, 2017

Georgia, the small South Caucasus country of 3.9mn, grew by 4.9% y/y in the first half of 2017 and 4.7% in the first three quarters . The Georgian economy decelerated from 2.9% in 2015 to 2.7% in ... more

Iran Country Report Oct17 - October, 2017

October 9, 2017

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

Ukraine Country Report Oct17 - October, 2017

October 3, 2017

The pace of economic recovery so far this year has not been particularly breathtaking as temporary negative factors, especially the suspension of trade in Eastern Ukraine, have prevented a ... more

Belarus Country Report Oct17 - October, 2017

October 3, 2017

Belarus’s economy is doing a lot better than expected, with the government forecasting GDP growth may hit 1.7% this year, against expectations of no growth at all at the start of the year. ... more

Russia Country Report Oct17 - October, 2017

October 3, 2017

Lifted by higher oil prices, Russian GDP has returned to positive growth this year as anticipated. Growth in the second quarter was 2.5%, more than expected, and growth forecasts for the whole year ... more

Georgia Country Report Oct17 - October, 2017

October 2, 2017

Georgia, the small South Caucasus country of 3.9mn, grew by 4% y/y in the second-quarter of the year and 4.5% y/y in the first-half. The Georgian economy decelerated from 2.9% in 2015 to 2.2% in ... more

Russia Country Report Sep17 - September, 2017

September 7, 2017

Russia’s economy continued to expand thanks to investment, which is mainly a function of continued infrastructure spending by exporters and the state, which, however, is not enough to offset ... more

Iran Country Report Sep17 - September, 2017

September 7, 2017

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

Belarus Country Report Sep17 - September, 2017

September 4, 2017

Belarus has been the last horse out of the gate in the economic recovery stakes but the recovery is underway now. Belarus' GDP growth of 1% in the first half 2017 is a good result, as many were ... more

Ukraine Country Report Sep17 - September, 2017

September 4, 2017

Ukraine's real GDP grew 2.4% year-on-year across April-June, the Ukrstat state statistics agency in Kyiv reported on August 14. That is good news, but it also shows the economy has slowed from the ... more

Georgia Country Report Sep17 - September, 2017

September 4, 2017

Georgia, the small South Caucasus country of 3.9mn, grew by 4% y/y in the second-quarter of the year and 4.5% y/y in the first-half. The Georgian economy mildly decelerated from 2.9% in 2015 to 2.7% ... more

Iran Country Report Jul17 - July , 2017

August 9, 2017

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

Bulgaria Country Report - Q2, 2017

August 7, 2017

This report covers the key economic, financial and political releases for Bulgaria for the period April 29 – August 1. The new government of centre-right Citizens for European Development of ... more

Poland Country Report Jul17 - July , 2017

August 3, 2017

The Polish economy accelerated growth to 4% y/y in the first quarter of 2017, on the back of a 4.1% y/y expansion in domestic demand. However, that included 4.7% y/y growth in private consumption. ... more

Kazakhstan Country Report Jul17 - July , 2017

August 2, 2017

The commodity-dependent Kazakh economy experienced one of its toughest years in 2016 as a result of low oil and other commodity prices together with a slowdown in major trading partners China, Russia ... more

Turkey Country Report Jul17 - July , 2017

August 1, 2017

Turkey’s GDP growth recovered in the first quarter to 5%, springing back from a drop of 1.3% just two quarters ago, while calendar-adjusted industrial production index moved up by 3.5% y/y in May, ... more

Belarus Country Report Jul17 - July , 2017

August 1, 2017

Belarus is the laggard of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Its economy has begun to recover, but it is following behind all the others and growth is weak. The GDP of Belarus increased by ... more

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