Turkey's central government gross debt stock increased 16% y/y to stand at TRY795bn (€198bn) as of the end of April.
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.
Residents of Bosnia, Macedonia and Serbia most likely to think the breakup of Yugoslavia harmed their country, poll shows.
Turkey’s Q1 short-term external debt stock rises 4% q/q to $102bn.
Bosnia’s economic growth is likely to speed up in 2017, and wages are expected to increase further.
New passenger car registrations in Croatia increased by 25% y/y in January-April, continuing upward trend seen since 2015.
Turkey's unemployment rate declined from 13% in January to 12.6% in February.
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 declined by 18% y/y to $3.06bn in March.
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.
Public debt now below 70% of GDP and downsizing trend expected to continue in 2017-2019.
Annual inflation in Turkey accelerated further from 11.29% in March to 11.87% in April, the highest level recorded since October 2008.
Weaker energy prices the main cause of recent fall in industrial prices.
PMI score for manufacturing second best since December 2015, expansion maintained despite slight monthly decline.
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.
Poor performance of manufacturing and utilities sectors drags down industrial output by 17.4% y/y in March, despite increase in mining output.
Worsening relations between Russia and the West, plus pressure to meet Nato defence spending commitments, push up expenditure in Eastern Europe.
Croatian deficit reduced to just 0.8% of GDP in 2016 due to healthy economic growth and better tax collection.
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