Southeast Europe / Data

Turkish retail, service industries show June confidence fall, construction mood rises

bne IntelliNews June 23, 2017

Seasonally-adjusted sentiment in Turkey's service and retail industries deteriorated in June but construction industry confidence improved in the month.

Turkey’s home sales growth falls to 2% y/y in May

bne IntelliNews June 23, 2017

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 hits 3-year high of 112.4 in June

bne IntelliNews June 23, 2017

Turkey’s business confidence index rose 3% m/m to 112.4 in June, the highest level seen since May 2014’s 113.5.

Turkey’s manufacturing CUR reaches 9-year high of 79% in June

bne IntelliNews June 23, 2017

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%.

Turkish consumer confidence index falls sharply in June

bne IntelliNews June 23, 2017

Turkey's consumer confidence index deteriorated by 3.8% m/m to the level of 70 in June, the lowest recorded since March’s 67.8.

Moldova, Bulgaria, Poland, Albania and Latvia to lose more than 40% of their populations by 2100

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest June 22, 2017

UN projections show populations will fall in every East European country this century, with Moldova’s set to contract by more than 51%.

Borsa Istanbul attracts $252mn inflows in week to June 16

bne IntelliNews June 22, 2017

Turkish equities experienced an inflow of $252mn in the week ending June 16 as the benchmark BIST-100 tested a new record high of 100,001 on June 13.

Turkish gov't's annual debt stock grows 15% y/y in May

bne IntelliNews June 21, 2017

The gross debt stock of Turkey's central government rose 15% y/y to stand at TRY806bn (€204bn) as of the end of May.

Foreign investors held 37.5% of Croatia’s general government gross debt stock in 2016

bne IntelliNews June 20, 2017

Croatia is no longer subject to an excessive deficit procedure due to improvements in its budget metrics. The EC projects government debt will decline further to 79.4% of GDP in 2018, backed by strong nominal GDP growth.

Borsa Istanbul mulls shaving two digits from BIST-100 index

bne IntelliNews June 20, 2017

Borsa Istanbul mulls slicing two digits from its benchmark BIST-100 index, psychological ploy to drive buying under discussion with market participants.

Turnover in Turkish construction sector rises 5.3% y/y in Q1

bne IntelliNews June 19, 2017

The Turkish construction sector's calendar-adjusted turnover index rose 5.3% y/y in Q1 after growing 11.4% y/y in Q4 2017.

Croatia’s annual CPI inflation falls to 1.1% in May

bne IntelliNews June 17, 2017

Consumer prices started to increase y/y in December 2016, peaking at 1.4% in April.

Istanbul stock exchange makes further gains despite $168mn outflows

bne IntelliNews June 15, 2017

Turkish equities experienced an outflow of $168mn in the week ending June 9, but the main index edges up.

Turkey’s short-term external debt rises 3% m/m in April

bne IntelliNews June 15, 2017

Turkey’s short-term external debt stock rose by 3% m/m to $105.3bn at end-April from $102.2bn at end-March.

Turkey’s budget surplus expands 74% y/y in May

bne IntelliNews June 15, 2017

Turkey’s central government budget surplus rose 74% y/y to TRY6.39bn (€1.63bn) in May from TRY3.66bn a year ago.

Turkish unemployment rate still on recovery path, falls to 11.7% in March

bne IntelliNews June 15, 2017

Turkey's unemployment rate fell further to 11.7% in March, the lowest level posted since last October.

Turkish central bank keeps policy rates on hold as anticipated

bne IntelliNews June 15, 2017

Turkey’s central bank on June 15 kept its policy rates on hold in line with expectations.

Croatia’s 2016 GDP per capita 41% lower than EU average

Akin Nazli in Belgrade June 14, 2017

Croatia has posted GDP growth for the last 10 quarters after emerging from a severe recession, but was still the second-poorest country in the EU in 2016.

Croatia gears up for a good tourism season as air passenger traffic at its airports soars 33% y/y in April

bne IntelliNews June 14, 2017

With Croatia becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination, more flights are available to carry people in and out of the country

More than half of Albanians want to emigrate, survey shows

bne IntelliNews June 14, 2017

High unemployment in Albania has meant that 56% of its population would like to migrate elsewhere to find work

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