The government debt to GDP ratio for Estonia was 18.5% at the end of 2Q20, which was the lowest among the EU’s member states.
Strong rebound for the sector in Q3 was followed by hike in new COVID-19 cases and tightening of containment measures.
Latvia's population decreased by 7,100 as a result of natural population change in January-September, to an estimated 1,898,000 as of October 1.
Strong rise of Polish core inflation in September reflects regulated price effects and the impact of strong fiscal stimulus on consumption, analysts say.
More expensive services resulted from companies transferring costs of heightened sanitary standards onto consumers, as well as an outflow of foreign workers.
All three Baltic countries have posted year-on-year declines in exports for January-August 2020.
The Watcom shopping index that measures foot traffic in Moscow’s biggest malls has started to fall again as new infections of coronavirus (COVID-19) hit new record highs.
The decline in Ukraine's GDP in January-August 2020 will amount to 5.8%, the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine announced on October 12.
Ukraine’s consumer inflation slowed to 2.3 % y/y in September from 2.5% y/y in the prior month, the State Statistics Service reported on October 9.
The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit Russia Services Business Activity Index fell heavily from a month earlier to 53.7 in September after posting 58.2 in August, but still signalled a solid expansion in output.
Poland's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) inched up 0.2 points to 50.8 in September, but the rebound that began in July is fading.
Survey shows strengthening jobs creation but rates of expansion in new orders and output levelling off.
Foot traffic in Russia’s leading shopping malls had made back 85% of the ground lost during the coronavirus lockdown earlier this year, but the trend reversed and traffic began falling again in September as fears of a second coronavirus wave rose.
The latest IHS Markit Russia Manufacturing Purchasing Index (PMI) survey data indicated a marginal deterioration in operating conditions across the Russian goods-producing sector at the end of the third quarter, driven by a fall in new orders
CEE economies have weathered the crisis better than their western peers, but a second wave threatens to stifle demand and add to political volatility.
Sales of electrical household appliances and cultural and recreation goods helped push up retail turnover.
Russian corporate profits are maintaining their recovery and on a cumulative basis continue to claw back ground lost in the second quarter during the worst of the coronacrisis. Monthly corporate profits were back at the same level they were in July.
The sector, which is a major contributor to the economy, was severely hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
Acceptance of migrants has declined globally, and the nations of the Western Balkans that bore the brunt of the 2015-2016 migration crisis are now the least tolerant in the world, a new Gallup poll shows.