Southeast Europe / Data

Turkish consumer confidence declines 1.8% in February

bne IntelliNews February 20, 2017

Turkish households’ general economic situation expectations have weakened with the sub-index declining by 0.3% m/m. Respondents expect unemployment to rise over the next 12 months.

Second year of stagnation for Moldovan industry in 2016

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest February 20, 2017

Russian trade barriers take toll on sector despite hike in production of clothing and textiles.

Macedonians switch allegiance from EU to Russia

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje February 19, 2017

Russia the preferred political partner of ethnic Macedonians frustrated by stalled EU accession process.

Turkish unemployment rises to 12.1% in November

bne IntelliNews February 15, 2017

The November 2016 figure is the highest unemployment rate since March 2010, reflecting the impact of slower economic growth and weak investment appetite.

Turkey’s current account deficit shrinks 16% y/y in December

bne IntelliNews February 14, 2017

Turkey's current account shortfall, the economy’s Achilles’ heel, was $32.6bn last year versus $32.1bn in 2015. The government’s current account deficit forecast for 2017 is $32bn or 4.2% of GDP.

Turkey's annual inflation rate climbs to 9.2% in January

bne IntelliNews February 3, 2017

Turkey’s CPI inflation climbed to 11-month high of 9.22% in January as key items such as food and transport costs posted significant increases. The increase in domestic producer prices accelerated to 13.69%.

Serbia’s Q4 GDP rises 2.5% y/y, flash estimate shows

bne IntelliNews January 31, 2017

Steady expansion throughout 2016, as IFIs forecast growth of over 2% in medium term.

Bosnia’s registered unemployment rate dips below 41%

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia January 31, 2017

Unemployment still among highest in the world 20 years after war devastated Bosnian industry.

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