Reports

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

Georgia Country Report Dec17 - December, 2017

December 5, 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

Belarus Country Report Dec17 - December, 2017

December 4, 2017

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has revised upward the forecast for Belarus' GDP growth to 1.5% in 2017 from its previous estimate of a 0.5% contraction in its May ... more

Ukraine Country Report Dec17 - December, 2017

December 4, 2017

Ukraine's real GDP grew 2.1% year-on-year in July-September, the Ukrstat state statistics agency reports which while encouraging is still well under potential. The population are still mired in ... more

Russia Country Report Dec17 - December, 2017

December 4, 2017

Russia’s GDP rose 2.2% y/y in 3Q17 due to the one-off support from agricultural sector and steadier acceleration of retail sales and will end the year with about 2.0-2.1% of growth as predicted. ... more

Iran Country Report Nov17 - November, 2017

November 15, 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 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

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