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Vehicle exports spur Hungary’s industrial output to 28-month high

Levente Szilagyi in Budapest September 13, 2019

Hungary has become a centre for the auto manufacturing sector, and the surge in output was the result of the low base as the summer shutdown of carmakers led to a sharp decline in output in July 2018.

Romania’s industrial output at two-year low

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest September 13, 2019

Industrial growth has remained feeble since the beginning of the year, but broken down by segment the figures indicate a shift towards higher value production.

Ukraine reports 0.3% m/m deflation in August

bne IntelliNews September 11, 2019

Ukraine sees deflation in August. Annual inflation stood at 8.8% year-on-year in August following 9.1% y/y in July.

Moldova’s inflation marginally up to 5.5% y/y in August

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest September 11, 2019

Food prices (up 8.4% y/y in August) have been and will remain until the end of the year one of the key inflationary drivers in Moldova.

Slovenia's industrial production up 5.1% y/y, rises 2.7% m/m in July

bne IntelliNews September 10, 2019

The growth accelerated due to the higher output in the key manufacturing industry, despite the fall in the mining and quarrying and electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning sector.

Romania’s trade gap widens by nearly 40% y/y in July

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest September 10, 2019

The July figures might overstate the diverging dynamics of exports and imports, but trend data confirm that exports are slowing at a significantly steeper rate than imports.

Lithuanian inflation eases to 2.6% y/y in August

bne IntelliNews September 9, 2019

The slightly slower price growth appears in line with analysts’ prediction for a gradual easing of inflation towards the end of the year.

Belarus foreign reserves increased by 3% m/m in August

bne IntelliNews September 9, 2019

The foreign exchange reserves of Belarus increased by $263mn, or 3% month-on-month, to $8.89bn in August following a 5.1% m/m growth in July, according to the National Bank of Belarus (NBB).

Latvian inflation accelerates to 3.2% y/y in August

bne IntelliNews September 9, 2019

Inflation has now persisted in y/y terms for 35 months straight, and all segments recorded annual price growth in August.

Estonian inflation picks up to 2.4% y/y in August

bne IntelliNews September 9, 2019

CPI expansion was driven by fast-growing prices in the food and non-alcoholic beverages segment, which contributed 40% of the overall increase.

Construction pushes Romania’s GDP up 4.4% y/y in Q2

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest September 9, 2019

The volume of construction works surged by 31% y/y and the sector generated 21% more value added in the second quarter.

Russia's car and LCV sales declined again in August by 1.3%

bne IntelliNews September 7, 2019

Russia's car and LCV sales declined 1.3% y/y to 145,545 units in August, so 8mo19 sales fell 2.3% to 1.1mn, according to the latest data by the Association of European Businesses (AEB).

Bulgaria’s GDP expands 3.5% in 1219

bne IntelliNews September 7, 2019

Preliminary statistics office figure in line with forecasts from international financial institutions that have projected Bulgaria’s GDP growth above 3% in 2019.

CEE monthly bond market wrap: issues halt as summer doldrums hit

Ben Aris in Berlin September 5, 2019

Bond markets are always slow in the summer, but with Russia and Turkey, two of the biggest markets in the region, in turmoil over the summer, there were almost no bond issues at all this year.

Croatia records EU’s sharpest m/m decline in retail trade in July

bne IntelliNews September 5, 2019

Croatia recorded the sharpest month-on-month decline in retail trade turnover across the EU in July compared to the previous month, a new report from Eurostat said.

Russia's CBR is expected to cut key rate to 7% on September 6

bne IntelliNews September 5, 2019

The board of the Central Bank of Russia (CBR) is expected to cut the key interest rate for the third time in a row at its upcoming policy meeting on September 6.

Slovenian central bank expects slowdown in GDP growth in 2019

bne IntelliNews September 4, 2019

Lack of improvement externally coupled with declining confidence in domestic economy mean economic growth is expected to remain subdued this year, the Bank of Slovenia said.

Polish PMI rises to three-month high in August

bne IntelliNews September 4, 2019

The indicator’s growth attests to the easing of the overall pace at which business conditions deteriorated in August, reflected in slower declines in output, new orders and employment, IHS Markit said.

Russia’s services PMI bounced back in August from just treading water in July

Ben Aris in Berlin September 4, 2019

Upturn in the services PMI lifted Russia's composite index result, but while the positive results are welcome, the poor performance of manufacturing highlights the weakness of Russia’s growth this year.

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