Southeast Europe / Data

Montenegro’s bank deposit growth accelerates

bne IntelliNews September 21, 2017

Deposit growth speeds up to 10.9% in August, driven by robust rise in corporate deposits.

Unemployment continues downward trend in Bosnia

bne IntelliNews September 21, 2017

The number of registered unemployed people in Bosnia & Herzegovina decreased by 6.2% y/y at the end of July, as the IMF urges Sarajevo to accelerate critical reforms in order to achieve more sustainable growth and bring down unemployment.

Macedonians most politically active nation in Central and Eastern Europe

bne IntelliNews September 18, 2017

Survey reveals that West Europeans are significantly more politically active than their peers to the east.

Moldova’s GDP growth slows to 2.5% in Q2

bne IntelliNews September 18, 2017

Gross fixed capital formation kept rising at a robust rate, but exports lost momentum, growing at a slower rate than imports in Q2.

Bulgaria’s CPI inflation accelerates

bne IntelliNews September 16, 2017

Rising prices of food, housing, alcohol and tobacco push Bulgaria's CPI higher in August.

Bosnians’ trust in public institutions slumps

bne IntelliNews September 15, 2017

Just 23% of Bosnians have confidence in the parliament - the least trusted institution in the country - reveals a new survey that shows an alarmingly low level of trust in all public institutions.

New EU states record strong car registration surges in August

bne IntelliNews September 14, 2017

Registrations driven by strengthening European economies and the availability of newly introduced models that made inroads with consumers such as SUVs and hatchbacks from France’s Renault and Peugeot.

Moldova’s industrial structure improves despite sluggish growth rates

bne IntelliNews September 14, 2017

Industrial sector shifts to higher-value output, with export-oriented industries in particular gaining ground.

Serbia’s headline inflation eases to 2.5% y/y in August

bne IntelliNews September 14, 2017

Supply-side factors push Inflation below medium-term expectations, but wage and pension hikes planned by the government will likely create demand-side inflationary pressure later this year.

Brexit to boost CEE's GDP as migrants "boomerang" home

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest September 12, 2017

Return of citizens to region after UK leaves EU will be a boon to economic growth, real estate markets and companies struggling with shortages of skilled workers, new study concludes.

Moldova’s inflation steady at 7.3% y/y in August, core inflation eases

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest September 12, 2017

Core inflation returned to the disinflation trend in August, in line with the absence of demand-side inflationary factors.

Romania’s foreign trade gap widens by 54% y/y in July

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest September 12, 2017

The trade deficit is driven by the chemical industry, which accounts for over 60% of the trade gap.

Albania’s FDI drops sharply in Q2

bne IntelliNews September 11, 2017

Fall in FDI was expected as recent investments have been driven by just two projects - the TAP pipeline and Devoll HPP - and so far Tirana has failed to diversify external investment base.

Women left out of Western Balkans workforce

bne IntelliNews September 11, 2017

Low female labour force participation has helped push jobless rates in the region well above the European average.

Turkish economy grows at 5.1% in Q2

bne IntelliNews September 11, 2017

Turkey’s economy expanded at 5.1% y/y in the second quarter of this year.

Bulgaria’s industrial production growth accelerates in July

bne IntelliNews September 8, 2017

Manufacturing shores up growth in industrial sector, with 6.3% expansion in July, offsetting contractions in mining and utilities.

Albania’s CPI growth slows down to 1.6% y/y in August

bne IntelliNews September 8, 2017

Inflation is expected to average around 2.3% in 2017, and reach the target of 3.0% in 2018.

Kosovo’s PPI inflation reaches four-year high

bne IntelliNews September 8, 2017

Kosovo sees biggest PPI annual inflation since Q1 2013, with 54.9% producer price increase reported in the mining sector.

Anti-migrant sentiment strongest in Eastern European countries

bne IntelliNews September 6, 2017

Residents of Macedonia, Montenegro and Hungary the least keen to live alongside migrants, a Gallup poll shows.

Russian institutions beat CEE peers on world university ranking

bne IntelliNews September 6, 2017

Lomonosov Moscow State University the best ranked university in the CEE/CIS region on new ranking compiled by THE.

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