The volume of Russia’s gross international reserves (gold and currency) fell by $7.002bn to $390.741bn in October 2016, or 1.8%, from $397.743bn a month earlier, according to the Central Bank of Russia (CBR).
In January-October 2016, the reserves increased by $22.342bn, or 6.1%, from $368.399bn as of January 1.
The value of the gold reserves fell by $1.081bn, or 1.7%, to $64.431bn, while its share remained at a record level of 16.5% in reserves in October.
The volume of foreign currency liquidity held by resident banks at the CBR in October decreased by $0.702bn to $9.202bn in January-October 2016.
The total value of gross loans and lease financing extended by Kosovan banks rose by 10% y/y to €2.36bn at end-May, slowing down from a 10.8% y/y increase at end-April
Seasonally-adjusted sentiment in Turkey's service and retail industries deteriorated in June but construction industry confidence improved in the month.
Home sales in Turkey rose by 2% y/y to 116,558 units in May, following April's 8% y/y growth.
Turkey’s business confidence index rose 3% m/m to 112.4 in June, the highest level seen since May 2014’s 113.5.
The capacity utilisation rate (CUR) of Turkey's manufacturing sector rose further to 79% in June, the highest figure recorded since August 2008’s 81.9%.