Southeast Europe / Data

Turkey’s current account deficit beats expectations in November

bne IntelliNews January 15, 2018

Fears that the Turkish economy is overheating rose with the release of data showing the current account deficit widened by 86% y/y to $4.2bn in November, against market expectations for $3.9bn.

Romania’s end-December inflation overshoots expectations

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest January 15, 2018

The central bank has already raised the monetary policy interest rate in early January, and further hikes are expected this year.

Romanian industry close to best post-recession performance

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest January 12, 2018

Industrial production is on track to hit the highest level in the past decade in 2017, driven by a robust performance in the electrical equipment and auto manufacturing segments.

Turkish central bank reports $242mn of net portfolio inflows in first week of 2018

bne IntelliNews January 12, 2018

Latest data also show total equities inflow in 2017 topped $3.34bn.

Emerging markets fund flows at the highest level for almost a year

bne IntelliNews January 10, 2018

Total EM portfolio inflows since the start of the year amounted to some $7bn.

Export-oriented Slovenia reports trade deficit in November

bne IntelliNews January 9, 2018

Higher imports from EU countries resulted in a modest trade deficit in November, despite a strong y/y rise in exports during the month.

Turkey's industrial production growth slows to 7% y/y in November

bne IntelliNews January 8, 2018

Turkey’s calendar-adjusted industrial production index moves up 7% y/y in November, representing weaker output growth compared to October when a 7.4% y/y rise was recorded.

Turkey’s cash deficit grows 158% y/y in 2017

bne IntelliNews January 8, 2018

Turkey’s cash budget ran a deficit of TRY21bn (€5.6bn) in December, representing a significant 158% y/y increase compared to the TRY8bn recorded in December 2016.

Growth of Croatia’s retail sales accelerates

bne IntelliNews January 6, 2018

Retail sales continue steady rise with 5.7% y/y growth in November despite crisis at retail giant and major employer Agrokor.

Slovenians feel the financial burden of their country's ageing population

bne IntelliNews December 20, 2017

Data shows Slovenia spent 16.7% of GDP on social protection in 2016 with ageing population a key concern.