Spring lockdown caused spike in online transactions in Croatia

bne IntelliNews January 19, 2021

The number of online transactions in Croatia between March and October 2020 increased by 34% year on year, while their value jumped by 38%, the Croatian National Bank reported.

ING: Growth in the Balkans: from zero to hero again?

Valentin Tataru and Trieu Pham of ING in Vienna January 14, 2021

ING reviews the main macroeconomic forecasts for Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania and Serbia. While the resurgence of coronavirus infections has dashed hopes for a rapid V-shaped recovery, 2021 should still be a good year.

Labour demand down 28% y/y in Croatia in 2020

bne IntelliNews January 14, 2021

Strongest drop in demand was in the service sector, but partly offset by higher demand for occupations related to the pandemic and post-earthquake reconstruction.

BRICKS & MORTAR: Rosier future beckons for CEE retailers after year of change and disruption

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow January 10, 2021

A gloomy start to 2021, but labour markets and purchasing power in the CEE region are in much better shape than after the 2008 financial crisis, indicating retail will bounce back from the coronacrisis, says Colliers.

Zagreb Stock Exchange's Crobex10 index at highest level since March 5

bne IntelliNews January 6, 2021

Prices on the Zagreb Stock Exchange started to revive after the news of successful vaccine trials in November.

FDI inflows to CEE down 58% in 1H20 but rebound expected

bne IntelliNews January 5, 2021

Czechia, Latvia, Poland and Slovenia bucked the global trend of falling greenfield investment, while negative FDI flows to Russia dragged down the region’s performance, wiiw report shows.

OUTLOOK 2021 Croatia

bne IntelliNews January 4, 2021

Croatia enters 2021 still reeling from the triple economic and human shocks of the coronavirus pandemic and two serious earthquakes. The year will bring only a partial recovery for the tourism-dependent economy.

At least seven dead in Croatia earthquake

bne IntelliNews December 29, 2020

Deadly quake destroys most of central Petrinja, with tremors felt in countries across the region.