Southeast Europe / Data

GDP growth eases to 4.4% y/y in Romania as consumption, investments gain momentum

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest December 6, 2016

Questions raised over goverment's projections for steady growth rates of 4%-5% in the coming years.

Turkish inflation defies expectations as it eases to six-month low in November

bne IntelliNews December 5, 2016

The surprise fall suggests is it less likely the Turkish central bank will follow up last month’s interest rate hike with another this month.

Turkey’s despair rises

bne IntelliNews December 1, 2016

Extremely high levels of poverty by European standards have pushed Turkey’s Despair Index up over the 40% mark – a level usually associated with popular protest and coloured revolutions.

Moldova’s public debt soars by 53% y/y at end-October

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest November 29, 2016

Debt surges overnight to reach 37.9% of GDP as government issues bonds to cover losses from $1bn bank frauds.

Romania leads CEE region in number of legislative changes

bne IntelliNews November 21, 2016

Romanian MPs in legislation overdrive as general elections approach, approving 299 acts in past year.

Rising poverty drives bne’s global Despair Index

Ben Aris in Berlin November 15, 2016

bne’s Despair Index values are contained in most developed countries of the world and many of the former Eastern Bloc countries have scores on a par with their Western peers. But the share of poverty remains too high in many countries.

Turkey’s jobless rate continues rise in August amid slowing economy

bne IntelliNews November 15, 2016

Turkey’s unemployment rate hit a 19-month high in August, reflecting the effects of a slowing economy and troubles in the tourism industry.

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