This summer mark the fifth anniversary of Western sanctions against Russia. But taking a quick look at Russian economic and financial sector indicators and you'd wonder if the sanctions are still in place.
At 4.1% y/y, Romania's July inflation will probably be the highest print for the year, ING analysts write.
Industrial output fell by 6.4% y/y in June after over 3% growth in previous months. Though subject to calendar effects and other one-off factors, the weaker result also underlines that Czech industry is not immune to the German industrial slowdown.
Top officials say it’s all starting to come together for the Turkish economy. So why are some observers sniggering at the back?
Christmas Day has the Queen’s speech and Easter Day brings the Pope’s Urbi et Orbi. In Russia, it has become a late July tradition amongst Russia watchers to remind ourselves that August is the month when things tend to blow up.
Volodymyr Zelensky realizes his country faces daunting challenges in the health sector. When the Ukrainian president’s campaign promised improved hospitals, increased doctor pay, free medical exams, and healthier lifestyles, it was not pandering but
Response threatens to radicalise protestors, unite opposition in way not yet achieved. Largest number of arrests in a protest to date. Putin playing with fire, say analysts. Kremlin makes it clear violence is now standard response to protest.
Russia is in the midst of a quiet but steady evolution in monetary, fiscal and industrial policy that could very well be the catalyst for the next phase of meaningful economic growth.
Beijing sees the former Yugoslavia as a key element of its plan for greater access to European markets, but its investments in the region are a mixed blessing.
Brazen, impertinent and contemptuous response by Tehran to Washington’s “economic war” just might have rattled US president.
Five years after the Maidan revolution, the DCFTA between the EU and Ukraine is turning out to be an important vehicle in the East European country’s gradual economic decoupling from Russia. It is also buttressing the its slow but steady reform path.