Highflying Romania starts its descent

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest June 20, 2018

Romania's GDP growth outstripped China's last year but the economy is already slowing and with warnings of overheating backed up by rising inflation, the question now is how hard Romania’s landing will be.

Romania’s GDP per capita 42% above pre-crisis level in PPP terms

bne IntelliNews June 20, 2018

Romania's advance far outstripped the 14.6% average increase in the EU28 area, Eurostat data shows.

Romania’s public debt drops below 35%-of-GDP at end-March

bne IntelliNews June 19, 2018

Fall in debt in local currency terms came despite significant government deficit in Q1, indicating a certain depletion of the government’s buffer.

Developed European markets gain more benefits from globalisation than their emerging peers

bne IntelliNews June 18, 2018

Slovenia is the only East European country among the top 10 in terms of gains to GDP per capita due to globalisation, a study from German foundation Bertelsmann finds.

Romania sees EU's fastest hourly average labour cost rise in April

bne IntelliNews June 18, 2018

However, Romania's convergence with EU averages remains slow, and the sharp growth of the labour cost in Romania announced by Eurostat was offset by the highest inflation in Europe.

Romania’s construction works remain subdued in April

bne IntelliNews June 18, 2018

The volume of construction works in Romania contracted by 4.1% y/y in April after the average 2.2% y/y decline in Q1.