The Central Bank of Russia cut its key rate for the first time since March 2018, as the annual inflation slowdown continues.
The foreign currency and gold reserves of the Central Bank of Russia (CBR) amounted to $502.7bn as of end of the week of June 14, the data by the regulator shows.
1.5% y/y growth of industrial production in April is far from the 5.2% figure envisaged by the government when forecasting 5.5% GDP growth this year.
Russia's current account of the balance of payments posted a surplus of $48.7bn in January-May 2019, expanding by $1.8bn year-on-year, according to the preliminary data by the Central Bank of Russia (CBR)
Decision was expected. Both lira and political outlook—with Istanbul revote and more Russian missile rows with US ahead—are unstable. Officials remain engaged in manipulating currency and injecting fresh loans into zombie companies.
Inflation pressures in Ukraine have not subsided despite the central banks decision to keep interest rates high making more cuts in the near term unlikely. Ukraine’s consumer inflation accelerated to 9.6% year-on-year from 8.8% y/y in April and rose
Total gross amount to be distributed as bonus shares and cash dividends from 2018 profit equals 83% of TRY1.25bn net profit.
Import growth reached double digits again in April, pushing the trade gap up by 36% y/y in the month.
It fell to 69.79 in May, the weakest level recorded since last September's record low of 62.45.
It grew to TRY14.2bn (€2.17bn) according to a report by GfK Temax.
Both imports and exports soared in April but the rise in imports was particularly sharp. This is set to continue as domestic demand is projected be the main driver of growth this year while the external environment weakens.
The PPI in the key manufacturing sector was down by 0.7% y/y during the quarter, with the steepest drops in prices for manufacture of food products, manufacture of non-metallic mineral products (0.5%) and metallurgy.
Detailed data point at an excessive rise in private consumption, pushing up net imports at an intensity not seen since the 2007-2008 surge ended in recession.
Sales of new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles (LCVs) in Russia decreased by 6.7% in May 2019 to 0.138mn units, the latest report by AEB Automobile Manufacturers Committee (AEB AMC) shows. In January-May overall the market declined by 2.2%
Czech retail sales, non-adjusted for calendar effects, accelerated to 6.9% year-on-year in April from 4.3% in March, mostly due to a 10% increase in food sales, the most y/y in the past 16 years, significantly influenced by the Easter holiday, based
The wind has gone out of Russia’s service sector that has been the one vibrant part of the real economy for the last few years, dragged down by stagnant real income growth and the miasma that is lying over the retail sector.
Unemployment spiked after the 2008-2009 recession as industrial companies made redundancies in response to reduced activity, but the labour market has tightened dramatically in recent years.
Fast-rising wages, recovering food prices, and a hike in core inflation are all having an impact.
The ongoing troubles with contaminated Russian oil in the Druzhba pipeline and Ust-Luga port have cut Russia's oil exports by 3.22% in May as compared to April, while oil output declined by 1.1%.
Indicator’s fall attests to the continuing deterioration of business conditions at Polish manufacturers, says IHS Markit, but this is refuted by Polish industry’s performance early in 2019 with industrial output growth yet to fall below 5%.