Reports

Romania Country Report Mar17 - March, 2017

April 4, 2017

The political tensions have further eased through March, but the activity of Romania’s government is still hindered by hardly functional political majority. A conflict within the junior ruling ... more

Kazakhstan Country Report Mar17 - March, 2017

April 4, 2017

The commodity-dependent Kazakh economy is experiencing one of its toughest years in over a decade as a result of low oil and other commodity prices together with a slowdown in major trading partners ... more

Ukraine Country Report Mar17 - March, 2017

April 4, 2017

Ukraine’s economy has passed its nadir, but it is bouncing of and extremely low base indeed. The fourth quarter growth in 2016 was a robust 4.6%, following a 15.5% collapse a year earlier. But as ... more

Russia Country Report Mar17 - March, 2017

April 4, 2017

Russia’s economy returned to growth again in the fourth quarter of 2016 ending seven consecutive quarters of recession. Revised data upgraded growth to a meager 0.3% of growth in the last quarter ... more

Turkey Country Report Mar17 - March, 2017

April 4, 2017

Turkey remains in a difficult place both politically and economically that is weighing on growth. Analysts expect Turkey to be dogged by this uncertainty for at least two years depressing the ... more

Poland Country Report Mar17 - March, 2017

April 4, 2017

Poland’s GDP grew 2.8% in 2016, the slowest expansion in three years, missing the government’s assumption for a 3.5% expansion. What economic expansion there was in 2016 was driven almost ... more

Turkey Country Report Feb17 - February, 2017

March 6, 2017

Turkey remains in a difficult place both politically and economically that is weighing on growth. Analysts expect Turkey to be dogged by this uncertainty for at least two years depressing the ... more

Kazakhstan Country Report Feb17 - February, 2017

March 6, 2017

The commodity-dependent Kazakh economy is experiencing one of its toughest years in over a decade as a result of low oil and other commodity prices together with a slowdown in major trading partners ... more

Poland Country Report Feb17 - February, 2017

March 6, 2017

Poland’s GDP grew 2.8% in 2016, the slowest expansion in three years, missing the government’s assumption for a 3.5% expansion. What economic expansion there was in 2016 was driven almost ... more

Romania Country Report Feb17 - February, 2017

March 6, 2017

Romania ended 2016 with an impressive growth of around 4.8%. The new government, formed by the leftist alliance of Social Democratic Party (PSD) and the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (Alde) ... more

Ukraine Country Report Feb17 - February, 2017

March 6, 2017

Ukraine's economy has been in recovery since 3Q15, for the past year and a half. The 2016 full-year real GDP rose 1.4% YoY. The current trend data derived from seasonally adjusted series of monthly ... more

Russia Country Report Feb17 - February, 2017

March 6, 2017

Not much has change in the first two months of this year. Russia’s economy continues to recover and show modest growth, but this is unlikely to accelerate this year to anything beyond 1.5%. ... more

Iran Country Report Jan17 - January, 2017

February 17, 2017

Iranian economic growth in the first half of the current year (started last March 21) amounted to 7.4%, according to the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Governor Valiollah Seif. The CBI chief noted ... more

Kazakhstan Country Report Jan17 - January, 2017

February 8, 2017

The commodity-dependent Kazakh economy is experiencing one of its toughest years in over a decade as a result of low oil prices, slowing demand from China and the ongoing recession in Russia. ... more

Turkey Country Report Jan17 - January, 2017

February 8, 2017

Turkey remains in a difficult place both politically and economically that is weighing on growth. Analysts expect Turkey to be dogged by this uncertainty for at least two years depressing the ... more

Ukraine Country Report Jan17 - January, 2017

February 8, 2017

Ukraine’s crisis is over as it had already emerged from recession in the third quarter of 2016. Nearly all the economics indicators like industrial production and retail sales were back in positive ... more

Belarus Country Report Jan17 - January, 2017

February 7, 2017

Belarus is the only country in the CIS that is still in recession. Both Russia and Ukraine are either already growing or about to grow, but Belarus has not yet shaken off its economic slow down. ... more

Poland Country Report Jan17 - January, 2017

February 7, 2017

Poland’s GDP grew 2.8% in 2016, the slowest expansion in three years, missing the government’s assumption for a 3.5% expansion. What economic expansion there was in 2016 was driven almost ... more

Romania Country Report Jan17 - January, 2017

February 6, 2017

Romania ended 2016 with an impressive growth of around 4.8%. The new government, formed by the leftist alliance of Social Democratic Party (PSD) and the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (Alde) ... more

Russia Country Report Jan17 - January, 2017

February 6, 2017

Russia had a much better 2016 than initially feared. The economy contracted by 0.8% in 2016, less than expected at the start of the year, but the federal budget deficit was -3.7% of GDP, which was ... more

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