Southeast Europe / Data

Spa and mountain resorts draw tourists to Slovenia

bne IntelliNews April 25, 2017

Ljubljana aims to further boost tourist numbers and is hoping to benefit from the "Melania Trump effect" given its status as the US first lady's home country.

Montenegro registers sharp fall in industrial production

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia April 25, 2017

Poor performance of manufacturing and utilities sectors drags down industrial output by 17.4% y/y in March, despite increase in mining output.

Russia, CEE hike military spending as tensions rise

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest April 25, 2017

Worsening relations between Russia and the West, plus pressure to meet Nato defence spending commitments, push up expenditure in Eastern Europe.

Croatia’s budget deficit shrinks to 15-year low

Akin Nazli in Belgrade April 25, 2017

Croatian deficit reduced to just 0.8% of GDP in 2016 due to healthy economic growth and better tax collection.

FDI continues rapid rise in Romania

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest April 18, 2017

FDI at post-crisis peak driven by investments in manufacturing, real estate and healthcare.

Romania’s consumer prices up 0.2% y/y in March

bne IntelliNews April 12, 2017

Romanian consumer prices edged up 0.1% m/m in March after the 0.1% m/m decline in February, but the annual rise remained constant from last month at 0.2% y/y.

Turkey’s February current account deficit widens 29% y/y to $2.53bn

bne IntelliNews April 11, 2017

Turkey’s current account deficit expanded by 29% y/y to $2.53bn in February.

Turkish industrial output up for fifth consecutive month in Feb, but momentum lost

bne IntelliNews April 10, 2017

Turkey’s calendar-adjusted industrial production index increased by 1% y/y in February, marking the fifth consecutive rise. However, the rate of growth in the country’s industrial output slowed from the 2.6% y/y rise recorded in January.

World Bank reports faster growth in Western Balkans bringing more jobs

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje April 6, 2017

Unemployment rate for the region still highest in Europe, hovering around 22% in 2016.

Turkish inflation outstrips March forecast, annual figure at 8.5-yr high

bne IntelliNews April 3, 2017

Turkey's annual inflation rate accelerated to 11.29% in March, the highest level registered since October 2008. Annual inflation in domestic producer prices, meanwhile, shot up to a 9-year high of 16.09%.

Long-term population decline projected in Slovenia

bne IntelliNews March 29, 2017

Population to fall below 2mn by 2080, as Ljubljana also faces demographic time bomb from ageing population.

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