Eurasia / Data

Kazakhstan’s manufacturing PMI signals renewed contraction

Kanat Shaku in Almaty October 4, 2022

Period of growth comes to abrupt halt in September.

Easing inflation supports hopes for rate cuts by year-end in Georgia

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest September 6, 2022

Annual inflation rate eased to 10.9% y/y in August from the peak level of 13.9% in May.

Kazakh manufacturing PMI signals further growth in August

bne IntelIiNews September 2, 2022

Production, however, barely recorded any growth over the month, while severe supply-chain disruption and cost pressures due to exchange rate weakness continued.

Tajikistan faces triple challenge of poverty, climate change and a fast-growing population

bne IntelliNews August 24, 2022

Tajikistan, the poorest country in Emerging Europe, also has its fastest growing population, which is expected to more than double by the end of the century.

Kazakh CPI inflation up 15% y/y in July

bne IntelIiNews August 17, 2022

Price growth primarily driven by food inflation at 19.7%. Non-food inflation recorded as 14.2%.

Kazakh manufacturing PMI shows further expansion in July

bne IntelIiNews August 4, 2022

New orders expand “at near-record pace”.

Kazakh central bank raises policy rate to 14.5%

bne IntelIiNews July 26, 2022

Regulator says inflation could exceed 13%-15% forecast for this year and only begin slowing in the first quarter of 2023.

Georgia’s banks post impressive 1H22 annualised return on equity

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest July 22, 2022

Revenues expand 17% y/y to GEL3.4bn while expenses move up 39% y/y to GEL 2.36bn.

Georgia’s exports went up by 25% y/y in June

bne IntelliNews July 14, 2022

But trade deficit widened by 19% y/y to $609mn in the month.

Emerging markets see $4bn of outflows in June as global recession fears grow

Ben Aris in Berlin July 7, 2022

Pockets of weakness persist in emerging markets where real interest rates are deeply negative – and risks for those countries are rapidly mounting.