Reports

Russia Country Report May21 - May, 2021

May 5, 2021

Summary: Russia’s economy began to clearly emerge from the coronacrisis in March as industrial production went into the black for the first time in almost a year posting a 1.1% expansion, and ... more

Ukraine Country Report Apr21 - April, 2021

April 4, 2021

Summary: Ukraine’s economy continues its strong post-Covid recovery in February, albeit remaining in the red. Although the economic indicators for 1Q21 will likely be sluggish, they should ... more

Iran Country Report Apr21 - April, 2021

April 4, 2021

Summary: Iran has moved out of its three-year recession after recording two consecutive quarters of growth, the Central Bank of Iran’s (CBI’s) governor Abdolnasser Hemmati has announced on his ... more

Turkey Country Report Apr21 - April, 2021

April 1, 2021

Summary: Has Erdogan totally lost sight of reality? On March 19, he fired the third central bank chief in less than two years. Balance of payments crisis and authoritarian crackdown seem ahead. ... ... more

Russia Country Report Apr21 - April, 2021

April 1, 2021

Summary: The Russian economic recession has ended, according to the Higher School of Economics (HSE). Russia had one of the mildest contractions of any major economy in the world, however the ... more

Georgia Country Report Apr21 - April, 2021

April 1, 2021

Summary: Georgia’s GDP contracted by 6.8% y/y in Q4, a quarter in which the country's economy was hit by the second lockdown that continued into the first quarter of 2021. The blow suffered at ... more

Ukraine Country Report Mar21 - March, 2021

March 4, 2021

Summary: After a year of doom and gloom, Ukraine escaped 2020 in pretty good shape. The economy shrank by 4%, better than most of Europe and far better than the Ukraine forecasts of minus 7%. ... ... more

Iran Country Report Mar21 - March, 2021

March 4, 2021

Summary: Iran has endured three years of recession under the renewed US sanctions. The first of those sanctions kicked in halfway through 2018, a year that brought a GDP contraction of 6%. Things ... more

Turkey Country Report Mar21 - March, 2021

March 3, 2021

Erdogan cut the Biden administration’s comb over the PKK. Now, he will play them like a fiddle. Erdogan is smarter than all of them when it comes to playing issues off against each other and the ... more

Russia Country Report Mar21 - March, 2021

March 3, 2021

Russia’s economic results for 2020 were encouragingly good. The acceleration of the covid-19 pandemic in Russia during the second half of 2020 reduced economic activity due to such factors as ... more

Georgia Country Report Mar21 - March, 2021

March 3, 2021

Georgia’s GDP contracted by 11.5% y/y in January, deepening from 7.9% in December, according to a flash estimate from statistics office Geostat. The contraction is almost twice the 6.1% average ... more

Turkey Country Report Feb21 - February, 2021

February 8, 2021

For an outlook of what bne IntelliNews expects this year read our 2021 Outlook: It all hinges on Joe Biden. Turkey’s new COVID-19 data is still fake. Electricity consumption remained flat ... more

Ukraine Country Report Feb21 - February, 2021

February 8, 2021

For an outlook of what bne IntelliNews expects this year read our 2021 Outlook Ukraine was hit hard by the coronacrisis, but the economy weathered the story surprising well at the end of the day. ... more

Russia Country Report Feb21 - February, 2021

February 5, 2021

For an outlook of what bne IntelliNews expects this year read our 2021 Outlook Russia finished 2020 with a milder than expected 3.1% contraction, according to preliminary data from the Economics ... more

Iran Country Report Feb21 - February, 2021

February 4, 2021

Iran has endured three years of recession under the renewed US sanctions. The first of those sanctions kicked in halfway through 2018, a year that brought a GDP contraction of 6%. Things worsened in ... more

Georgia Report Country Feb21 - February, 2021

February 4, 2021

Independent university-based economic think tank ISET Policy Institute (ISET-PI) expects GDP annual growth in 2020 to be -5.5%, but the impact of the coronavirus lockdown in December and January ... more

Russia Country Report Jan21 - January, 2021

January 11, 2021

After a rapid recovery in the summer, the Russian economy weakened again in the last months of 2020 and the mild recovery in various industries was mixed. The summer saw a rapid bounce back as ... more

Ukraine Country Report Jan21 - January, 2021

January 11, 2021

Ukraine’s real GDP plunged 3.5% y/y in 3Q20 to UAH1,157bn ($41.9bn), improving from a 11.4% y/y plunge in 2Q20, the State Statistics Service reported on December 21, confirming its preliminary ... more

Ukraine Country Report Jan21 - January, 2021

January 11, 2021

Ukraine’s real GDP plunged 3.5% y/y in 3Q20 to UAH1,157bn ($41.9bn), improving from a 11.4% y/y plunge in 2Q20, the State Statistics Service reported on December 21, confirming its preliminary ... more

Ukraine Country Report Jan21 - January, 2021

January 11, 2021

Ukraine’s real GDP plunged 3.5% y/y in 3Q20 to UAH1,157bn ($41.9bn), improving from a 11.4% y/y plunge in 2Q20, the State Statistics Service reported on December 21, confirming its preliminary ... more

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