Moldova won’t bow to IMF demands for gas price hike says PM

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest January 22, 2020

The new administration in Chisinau will take a tougher line on negotiating a new package with the IMF when its current arrangement expires in March. PM Ion Chicu says he is willing to forgo external support if conditions are “unacceptable”.

Slovenia ranks first in emerging Europe in social mobility

bne IntelliNews January 21, 2020

Most economies are failing to provide the conditions in which their citizens can thrive, said the World Economic Forum on releasing its new social mobility index.

Moldova’s industrial output up 2.5% y/y in 11M19

bne IntelliNews January 21, 2020

Rise was driven by electronics and automotive sectors where foreign investors have developed production facilities, while light industry keeps losing ground due to the lack of workforce.

Moldova’s exports stagnate and shift toward CIS countries

bne IntelliNews January 20, 2020

Moldova’s exports contracted by 1% y/y to $266.6mn in November as the recovery in exports to the CIS was not strong enough to offset the drop in exports to the EU.

OUTLOOK 2020 Moldova

bne IntelliNews January 9, 2020

Having defeated his rivals in a series of power struggles in 2019, Moldova's President Igor Dodon enters the new decade firmly in control.