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Romanian central bank keeps policy rate at 7%

bne IntelliNews February 14, 2024

BNR expects steady disinflation after headline inflation dropped from a peak of 16.8% y/y in November 2022 to 6.6% y/y in December 2023.

Slovenia’s industrial output down 10.2% y/y in December

bne IntelliNews February 13, 2024

In 2023 as a whole, industrial production declined by 5.3%.

Romania’s trade gap narrows by 15% y/y to 9.1% of GDP in 2023

bne IntelliNews February 12, 2024

Romania’s trade deficit (chart) narrowed by 15% year on year to €28.9bn in 2023 and the gap-to-GDP ratio narrowed from 11.9% in 2022 (the widest value in the past decade) to 9.1% in 2023 (preliminary bne IntelliNews estimate).

Slovak industrial production declined by 0.6% in 2023

Albin Sybera February 12, 2024

The key automobile industry registered a y/y growth of 4.9%, the highest since 2018.

Inflation in Ukraine for January 2024 fell to 4.7%, down from 5.1% in December

Ben Aris in Berlin February 12, 2024

Inflation in Ukraine for January 2024 fell to 4.7%, down from 5.1% in both December and November.

Hungarian CPI falls below 4% tolerance band of MNB after 34 months

Tamas Csonka in Budapest February 11, 2024

Inflation in Hungary dropped from 5.5% to 3.8% in January.

Czech unemployment inched up to 4% in January

bne IntelliNews February 8, 2024

Unemployment in Czechia climbed to 4% in January, which is an increase of 0.3 percentage points month on month and 0.1 points year on year.

Turkey’s new central bank chief rules out more rate hikes in near term

Akin Nazli in Belgrade February 8, 2024

At first press conference as governor, Fatih Karahan also states regulator is committed to a floating exchange rate. Yet it is clear that the authority intervenes.

Russia's retail turnover up 10.2% in December, 6.4% in 2023

bne IntelliNews February 8, 2024

Russia's retail trade turnover continued its strong growth in December, increasing by 10.2% y/y, and expanding by 6.4% y/y over the whole of 2023 to reach a total of RUB47.4 trillion ($520.1bn) in comparable prices.

Czech retail sales declined by 4.1% in 2023

Albin Sybera February 8, 2024

In December, retail sales increased by 1.6% year-on-year and by 0.2% month-on-month.

Moldova cuts policy rate by 50bp to 4.25%

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest February 7, 2024

Inflation has fallen dramatically since 2022 and remained within the target band for the third consecutive month in December.

Hungary’s retail sales deliver positive surprise in December

Tamas Csonka in Budapest February 7, 2024

Decline slowed to 1%, the best monthly figure for the year.

Czech industry falls by 0.4% y/y in 2023

bne IntelliNews February 7, 2024

December figures released by the Czech Statistical Office (CZSO) were not overly optimistic either, with the output in industry decreasing by 0.7% year on year.

Slovenia's annual inflation slows to 3.3% in January

bne IntelliNews February 6, 2024

Inflation continues to decline, with winter sales contributing to the dip in January.

Kazakh services PMI shows renewed decline in activity in January

bne IntelliNews February 6, 2024

Confidence levels nevertheless seen as “historically strong”.

Kazakhstan posts 2023 growth at 5.1%, expects 5.3% in 2024

bne IntelliNews February 6, 2024

Central bank governor anticipates domestic demand will this year drive economic expansion.

Turkey releases official January inflation at 65% y/y

Akin Nazli in Belgrade February 5, 2024

Istanbul-based ENAG inflation research group calculates rate of 127% y/y.

Russian service providers recorded a robust start to 2024 with a PMI index of 55.8

bne IntelliNews February 5, 2024

Russian service providers recorded a strong start to 2024, as business activity grew sharply, according to the latest S&P Global service PMI, posting a robust seasonally adjusted 55.8 in January, down slightly from 56.2 in December.

Albania has the oldest car fleet in Europe and one of the dirtiest

bne IntelliNews February 4, 2024

Over 90% of the vehicles in Albania are more than a decade old, Eurostat data shows.

Czech PMI rises by 1.2 points in January

Albin Sybera February 2, 2024

Purchasing managers' index remains in negative territory at 43, extending a run that began in June 2022.

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