Russia's grain exports to exceed 47mn in 2019-2020 season

bne IntelliNews September 23, 2019

Grain exports from Russia will exceed 47mn tonnes in 2019-2020 agricultural season, the head of the Russian Grain Union Arcady Zlochevsky estimated on September 20, as cited by Reuters.

Polish retail sales growth falters in August

bne IntelliNews September 22, 2019

While below market expectations, the expansion in August is still in line with Poles’ robust consumer spending that is driven by the good situation on the labour market, low unemployment and growing wages in particular.

Poland’s industrial production unexpectedly contracts in August

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw September 20, 2019

Car manufacturing and output in the refining industry drove the contraction, which was not anticipated by analysts.

Slovakia's GDP expected to slow to 2.4% in 2019

Nelly Tomchikova in Prague September 20, 2019

Slovakia's GDP growth is expected to slow to 2.4% year-on-year in 2019, according to the latest prognosis published by the Finance Ministry

Russia's industrial output up by 2.9% in August

bne IntelliNews September 17, 2019

Industrial output in Russia increased by 2.9% year-on-year in August 2019, inching up versus 2.8% y/y growth in July, and posting total 2.6% y/y growth in 8M19 overall.

Romania’s construction sector soars by 41% y/y in July

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest September 17, 2019

Civil engineering works returned to normal levels after two disappointing years, while work on residential projects doubled from the levels seen in the years after the recession.

Moldova’s GDP grows by 5.8% y/y in Q2

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest September 17, 2019

Expansion was driven by the construction sector that contributed 3.3pp to overall growth in the second quarter.

Slovakia ́s industry in July rebounds to 2.8% following a drop in June

bne IntelliNews September 16, 2019

Slovakia ́s industrial production accelerated by 2.8% year-on-year in July, recovering from June ́s drop by 1.9%, the Slovak Statistics Office reported on September 10.

Romania’s 12-month CA deficit hits 4.9% of GDP at end-July

bne IntelliNews September 16, 2019

The current account deficit is one of the main threats to Romania’s macroeconomic sustainability with the other being the budget deficit.

Slovakia ́s inflation slowed m/m in August

bne IntelliNews September 16, 2019

Slovakia ́s inflation slowed in August, reaching 2.8% year-on-year, after a 2.9% growth in July, with core inflation amounting to 2.4% and net inflation to 1.6%, based on data reported by the Slovak Statistics Office on September 13.

The majority of Ukrainians think the country is going in the right direction for the first time in five years

Ben Aris in Kyiv September 16, 2019

The moody amongst the public since Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy came to power has done an abrupt about face and deep pessimism has turned to growing optimism in the future of the country.

Polish CPI growth remains at 2.9% y/y in August

bne IntelliNews September 14, 2019

Inflation is now expected to hover at around 3% y/y until the end of the year before peaking at 3.7-3.8% y/y in the first quarter of 2020.