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Kazakhstan PMI shows manufacturing sector recovery in January

Kanat Shaku in Almaty February 2, 2024

Near stabilisation of output and new orders.

Russian industrial production slows to 5.3% at the end of 2023

bne IntelliNews February 1, 2024

Russia’s industrial production growth slowed to 2.7% year on year in December 2023, implying year-end growth of 3.5% y/y (after +0.7% y/y in 2022), while on a seasonally adjusted basis, the composite industry output index was unchanged.

Turkey’s January manufacturing PMI surprises to upside but suggests “nasty” inflation reading ahead

bne IntelliNews February 1, 2024

Red Sea shipping issues disrupting supply chains, survey also shows.

Poland’s PMI falls in January, defying expectations of rebound

bne IntelliNews February 1, 2024

Poland's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) declined 0.3 points to 47.1 in January (chart), the economic intelligence company S&P Global said on February 1.

Russia's Manufacturing PMI falls to 52.4 points in January

bne IntelliNews February 1, 2024

The S&P Global Russia Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell to 52.4 points in January 2024 from 54.6 points in the previous month, S&P Global analytical agency reported.

Household consumption fall drives severe slowdown in Poland’s GDP growth in 2023

bne IntelliNews January 31, 2024

Growth eased sharply compared to a robust expansion of 5.3% in 2022. The key source of the negative surprise was household consumption, which fell 1% last year, following a 5.2% increase in 2022, analysts say.

North Macedonia’s central bank keeps key rate at 6.3%

bne IntelliNews January 31, 2024

NBRM says decision based on need to stabilise inflation expectations and ensure a more enduring control over inflation.

Number of Russian dollar millionaires falls by a quarter, to last place amongst the BRIC countries

bne IntelliNews January 31, 2024

The number of dollar millionaires residing in Russia is down by a quarter (24%) since 2013, to 68,400 high net-worth individuals, ranking Russia last amongst the five BRICS countries.

Moldova’s sunflower oil exports reach new record in 2023

bne IntelliNews January 26, 2024

Moldova has shifted from exporting sunflower seeds to processed products, with oil and groats exports up sharply.

Turkey halts monetary tightening cycle at 45%

Akin Nazli in Belgrade January 25, 2024

With official inflation at 65% and set to climb further before retreating, the markets will wait to see if it’s enough.

M&A grew in Romania in 2023, bucking global downward trend

bne IntelliNews January 23, 2024

EY study shows value of M&A grew 6.1% y/y to $7.1bn, led by billion dollar takeovers of Profi Rom Food, Enel Romania and Alpha Bank Romania.

Poland’s industrial production deepens retreat in December

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw January 23, 2024

Poland’s industrial production declined 3.9% year on year in constant prices in December, after a revised increase of 0.3% y/y the preceding month.

Poland’s retail sales post surprise fall in December

bne IntelliNews January 23, 2024

Polish retail sales slid 2.3% year on year at constant prices in December, after easing 0.3% y/y the preceding month.

Romania’s employment up 4.2% over past three years, GDP surges three times faster

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest January 22, 2024

IT and hospitality sectors added the largest number of employees in the last three years.

Moldova’s industrial recovery proves to be short-lived

bne IntelliNews January 22, 2024

The industrial output index contracted by 6.1% y/y in November, after it posted encouraging growth rates in September and October.

Polish producer prices deepen decline once again in December

bne IntelliNews January 22, 2024

Poland's producer price index (PPI) declined 6.4% year on year in December (chart), following a revised fall of 5.1% y/y the preceding month.

Four out out five Russians trust Putin

bne IntelliNews January 19, 2024

Four out of five Russians (79.8%) trust Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to the latest poll by state-owned Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM), Tass reported on January 19.

Romania’s construction works up 12.8% y/y in 12 months to November

bne IntelliNews January 19, 2024

Sector expected to lose momentum this year but return to robust growth in 2025-2026 when the infrastructure projects financed under the Resilience Facility must be completed.

Poland’s core inflation continues easing in December

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw January 18, 2024

Core inflation down to 6.9% y/y, falling for the ninth successive month.

Polish CPI eases expansion to 6.2% y/y in December

bne IntelliNews January 17, 2024

The reading arrived 0.1pp above the flash estimate published by GUS in early January. The inflation rate remains above the National Bank of Poland’s (NBP’s) target of 1.5%-3.5%, with analysts now doubting that the target is within reach in 2024.

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