In 2016 trust in Russian President Vladimir Putin was 71%, but it has tumbled since then on the back of conflicts with the west and stagnating income levels to 31.7% in May, according to the state owned pollster, the Russian Public Opinion Research Centre (VTsIOM),
Despite his glowing press in western media, the anti-corruption blogger and opposition activist Alexei Navalny is only trusted by 1.5% of Russians and remains a political non-entity on the domestic scene.
Likewise, society it-girl and opposition figure Ksenia Sobchak is only trusted by 0.1% of those surveyed.
Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov remains the most trusted figures after Putin.
Russian industrial output growth slowed down to 2.8% year-on-year from 3.3% seen in June, trending below the consensus expectations of 3.4% growth, and showing a seasonally-adjusted month-on-month decline of 0.4%. In January-July overall industry exp
Year-on-year inflation in Slovakia rose to 2.9% in July, up by 0.2 percentage points (pp) from June, with core inflation standing at 2.5% and net inflation at 1.9%, the data of the Slovak Statistics Office (SSO) showed on August 13.
Household consumption and external demand drove the economy in 2Q19.
Romania’s industrial production plunged by 6.6% y/y in June, dragging down the quarter’s performance to negative 1.7% y/y as the production of traditionally robust industrial sectors disappointed.
Local investors were responsible for 59% of real estate investments in Bulgaria in 1H19, reversing the trend seen in the last two years as the volume of foreign investment tumbled, a report from Colliers shows.