Romania could breach EU's 3% deficit limit after spending splurge, says rating agency.
Turkey, Egypt, Ukraine and Poland make up the top four investment destinations for the development bank, expected to post strong 2017 profits despite taking a hit from currency depreciations.
Higher imports from EU countries resulted in a modest trade deficit in November, despite a strong y/y rise in exports during the month.
Data shows Slovenia spent 16.7% of GDP on social protection in 2016 with ageing population a key concern.
Sales across the EU grew 5.9% in November as four of the big 5 markets performed well, but couldn't match the stunning growth in the two small East European countries.