Southeast Europe / Data

Turkish gov't's annual debt growth stays high at 16% in April

bne IntelliNews May 22, 2017

Turkey's central government gross debt stock increased 16% y/y to stand at TRY795bn (€198bn) as of the end of April.

Turkish consumer confidence index up for third consecutive month in May

bne IntelliNews May 18, 2017

Turkish consumers seem quite willing to spend on goods apart from big ticket items despite strong potential regional and domestic instability. The consumer confidence index has been on the rise since February.

"Yugonostalgia" still strong in Western Balkans

Akin Nazli in Belgrade May 18, 2017

Residents of Bosnia, Macedonia and Serbia most likely to think the breakup of Yugoslavia harmed their country, poll shows.

Turkey’s short-term external debt rises 4% q/q in Q1

bne IntelliNews May 17, 2017

Turkey’s Q1 short-term external debt stock rises 4% q/q to $102bn.

Bosnia’s average net wage up 1.4% y/y in March

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia May 16, 2017

Bosnia’s economic growth is likely to speed up in 2017, and wages are expected to increase further.

Croatia shows EU's fastest growth in new car registrations

Akin Nazli in Belgrade May 16, 2017

New passenger car registrations in Croatia increased by 25% y/y in January-April, continuing upward trend seen since 2015.

Turkish unemployment rate registers small decline to 12.6% in February

bne IntelliNews May 15, 2017

Turkey's unemployment rate declined from 13% in January to 12.6% in February.

Turkey’s budget deficit recorded at €4.6bn for Jan-April

bne IntelliNews May 15, 2017

Turkey's budget deficit in the first four months of this year amounted to TRY17.9bn (€4.62bn) against the TRY5.4bn surplus seen in the first third of 2016.

Turkey’s current account deficit contracts 18% y/y in March

bne IntelliNews May 11, 2017

Turkey’s current account deficit declined by 18% y/y to $3.06bn in March.

Turkish industrial output growth at 10-month high in March

bne IntelliNews May 8, 2017

Turkey’s calendar-adjusted industrial production index moved up 2.8% y/y in March, marking the best growth in output recorded since May 2016.

Serbia’s public debt remains steady in March

bne IntelliNews May 8, 2017

Public debt now below 70% of GDP and downsizing trend expected to continue in 2017-2019.

Turkey’s annual inflation at 11.87% in April, stays at 8-year high

bne IntelliNews May 3, 2017

Annual inflation in Turkey accelerated further from 11.29% in March to 11.87% in April, the highest level recorded since October 2008.

Romania’s industrial prices slide in February-March

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest May 3, 2017

Weaker energy prices the main cause of recent fall in industrial prices.

Turkey's April Manufacturing PMI encouraging despite slight sag

bne IntelliNews May 2, 2017

PMI score for manufacturing second best since December 2015, expansion maintained despite slight monthly decline.

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.

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