Index sentiment growth slows but reaches highest since last June, while capacity utilisation rate stays constant.
Just 63.23% of Romanians have a cinema within a 30-minute drive, and there are far fewer cinema screens per capita across the Central and Southeast European EU member states than in the western part of the bloc.
Mortgage sales fell by a sharper 28% y/y to 27,916 units in the month.
Index figure of 72.3 is lowest recorded since December's 65.1, the worst measure seen throughout last year.
The sum also moved up 0.5% m/m to stand at TRY897bn (€186bn), the Treasury said.
Efforts to boost employment are paying off but youth unemployment remains stubbornly high at an average of 37.6% finds study by wiiw and the World Bank.
The gain is the highest annual growth recorded since last August.
wiiw warns that a spike in global interest rates would be dangerous for the numerous countries in CESEE with high private and public external debt.
The main inflationary driver remains food prices, as growth in prices of fruits and vegetables accelerated during the month.
Labour force survey shows a relatively strong decline in the jobless rate among young people.
Surplus stems from trade with fellow EU member states, while export-oriented Slovenia recorded a rare deficit in its trade with countries outside the bloc.
Macedonia's economy suffered as a result of the prolonged political crisis, and growth only resumed in the final quarter of 2017.
Downgrade which puts Turkey’s rating on a par with those of Brazil, Croatia and Costa Rica has limited first-day impact.
The growth, rarely seen in the last few months, was the result of the strong performance of the key manufacturing sector in the first month of the year.
Analysts note that statement accompanying decision nevertheless indicates that regulator is increasingly worried by slow descent of core inflation and unanchored inflation expectations.
1.4% y/y drop in the import price index in Q4 2017 linked to decline in the key manufacturing industry.
Modest uptick in NPLs compared to December defies long-term downward trend seen since August 2016.
Hopes dashed that base period effects would take the figure into the single digits and a little nearer to the central bank's 5% target.
Exports grew 9% y/y but imports rose at the faster pace of 20% y/y.
Across January-February, however, vehicle sales declined by 0.25% y/y.