Southeast Europe / Data

Turkish consumer confidence index recovers 1.9% m/m in July

bne IntelliNews July 21, 2017

Turkey's consumer confidence index recovered by 1.9% m/m to 71.3 in July from 70 in June, achieving the lowest figure recorded since March’s 67.8.

Istanbul exchange attracts $155mn inflow, BIST-100 keeps testing nominal records

bne IntelliNews July 20, 2017

Turkish equities experienced an inflow of $155mn in the week ending July 14 while the benchmark BIST-100 tested a new record high of 107,750 on July 20.

Croatia’s general government gross debt stock rises 2.6% q/q in Q1

bne IntelliNews July 20, 2017

Croatian government’s general gross debt stock expanded by 2.6% q/q to HRK300.1bn (€40.5bn) at the end of the first quarter from HRK289.1bn at the end of 2016.

Turkey’s short-term external debt rises 2% m/m in May

bne IntelliNews July 18, 2017

Turkey is heavily dependent on external borrowing due to its chronic current account deficit causing its short-term external debt stock to rise

Montenegro’s unemployment rate falls to 20.19% in early July

bne IntelliNews July 18, 2017

Latest data is in line with the government’s 2015-2018 macroeconomic projections, according to which the employment level was expected to rise by 0.6% per year, while the unemployment rate was forecast to decline.

Early data indicates strong tourist summer ahead for Southeast Europe

bne IntelliNews July 18, 2017

Tourist arrivals were up across the board in Southeast Europe in May, hinting at a repeat of last year's strong performance.

Croatia’s annual CPI inflation falls further to 0.7% in June

bne IntelliNews July 18, 2017

Consumer prices now rising at the slowest rates since December 2016, dragged down by declines in clothing and transport prices.

12-month FDI in Romania drops to €3.9bn in May

bne IntelliNews July 18, 2017

FDI no longer finances Romania's growing Current Account deficit, which is likely to widen further to above 3% of GDP in 2017.

Turkish unemployment rate falls further to 10.5% in April

bne IntelliNews July 17, 2017

Turkey's unemployment rate declined for the third consecutive month to 10.5% in April, the lowest level posted since June 2016

Turkey’s private sector foreign debt jumps 2% m/m in May

bne IntelliNews July 17, 2017

Turkey’s private sector long-term foreign debt now stands at $209bn as of end-May from $205bn at end-April

Turkey’s end-year inflation expectations decline to 9.49% in July

bne IntelliNews July 17, 2017

The deterioration in inflation expectations was driven by rising consumer prices and the depreciating Turkish lira

Turkey’s budget deficit expands 74% y/y in June

bne IntelliNews July 17, 2017

The budget deficit rose to TRY13.7bn (€3.38bn) in June from TRY7.92bn a year ago and it should exceed the official target of TRY46.9bn or 1.9% of Turkey's GDP in 2017

V4, Baltic and SEE states clock up strong new car registrations growth in H1

bne IntelliNews July 16, 2017

Growth in most Central and Southeast European member states outstrips modest 4.7% average increase in demand seen across the EU.

Nato still has a mixed reception in Emerging Europe

Ben Aris in Berlin July 14, 2017

After 70 years of being told Nato was the enemy, most of the populations of the former Communist bloc continue to have mixed feelings about their former enemies – even if the geopolitics have changed radically.

Euroscepticism grows in richer Western Balkans countries

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest July 14, 2017

Just 40% of Serbians believe their country will benefit from EU accession, compared to 84% of Kosovans and 80% of Albanians.

Construction work contracts in Romania

bne IntelliNews July 14, 2017

Subdued investment into public infrastructure projects dragged the construction works volume index down in April and May.

Smaller cities more business-friendly than capitals in Bulgaria, Hungary

Carmen Simion in Bucharest July 14, 2017

World Bank study reveals wide variations in business environment across cities in Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania.

Turkey's gross FX reserves down 0.09% w/w as of July 7

bne IntelliNews July 13, 2017

Gross FX reserves saw its yearly lowest level of $84.99bn as of April 28, the worst level recorded in Turkey since July 2012

Istanbul bourse attracts $48mn inflow, BIST-100 keeps testing record highs

bne IntelliNews July 13, 2017

Turkish equities experienced an inflow of $48mn in the week ending July 7 as the benchmark BIST-100 tested a new record high of 104,915 on July 13

Turkey’s adjusted industrial turnover growth slows slightly to 26% y/y in May

bne IntelliNews July 13, 2017

Rising export demand along with the depreciation of the Turkish lira and government stimulation measures have been the main drivers of Turkey's improved industrial production performance

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