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Russia releases French Baring Vostok partner on house arrest

bne IntelliNews August 16, 2019

Moscow court released French partner of Baring Vostok Capital Partners Philippe Delpal from pre-trial detention and put him under house arrest on Thursday August 15.

Russian industrial output below expectations at 2.8% growth in July

bne IntelliNews August 16, 2019

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

Slovakia’s inflation up again to 2.9% y/y in July

bne IntelliNews August 16, 2019

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.

Czech GDP growth of 2.7% y/y in 2Q19 positively surprised

bne IntelliNews August 15, 2019

Household consumption and external demand drove the economy in 2Q19.

Romania’s industry contracts for the first time in 10 years

bne IntelliNews August 15, 2019

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 lead real estate investment in Bulgaria in 1H19

bne IntelliNews August 14, 2019

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.

CEE economies are weakening but domestic demand offsets Eurozone slowdown

Ben Aris in Berlin August 14, 2019

GDP growth figures from the second quarter of this year were down on the first quarter but showed that growth was still being supported in Central and Eastern Europe by domestic demand that has gone some way to offsetting an EU slowdown.

Hungary’s economy flexes muscle as Q2 growth beats estimates

bne IntelliNews August 14, 2019

Economic growth in Q2 was higher than expected by most analysts, as recent industrial and retail sales data suggested slower growth between April and June.

Romania’s GDP maintains robust 4.4% y/y growth in Q2

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest August 14, 2019

The figures confirm the improvement in the industrial and construction sectors in Q2, compared to their more sluggish performances in Q1, when growth was driven by private consumption.

Czech inflation rate back up to nearly 3% in July

bne IntelliNews August 14, 2019

The Czech inflation was up by 0.2 percentage points (pp) month-on-month in July to a 2.9% taking it back to its May level after a slowdown in June, data from the Czech Statistics Office (CSO) published on August 12 showed.

Slovakia’s industrial production falls to its lowest level since 2017 in June

bne IntelliNews August 14, 2019

Slovakia’s industrial production contracted by 2.1% year-on-year in June, a sharp fall from the 4.7% expansion the previous month, and fell to its lowest level since April 2017, Slovak Statistical Office data showed on August 9.

Warning signs of a downturn in Slovenia’s construction sector

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje August 13, 2019

The Slovenian construction sector posted growth in all areas in 2018, but turnover has not yet returned to where it was pre-crisis and there are indications that growth is about to slow.

Hike in arrivals from Germany pushes up Croatian tourist figures for June

bne IntelliNews August 13, 2019

Croatia saw an 11.2% y/y increase in tourist arrivals in June, as the sector rebounded after bad weather resulted in a disappointing May performance.

Russia records slightly improved but still weak GDP growth of 0.9% in 2Q19

bne IntelliNews August 12, 2019

The 0.9% GDP growth in the second quarter of this year was an improvement on the soggy 0.5% in the first quarter.

Ukraine’s annual inflation up slightly to 9.1% y/y in July

bne IntelliNews August 12, 2019

Ukraine’s consumer inflation declined 0.6% m/m in July after dropping 0.5% m/m in June, due to price decreases for food, clothing and footwear, communal services and transportation.

Romania’s trade gap narrows by 13% y/y in Q2

bne IntelliNews August 12, 2019

Import growth slows despite continuing strong rise in household incomes.

Net capital outflow from Russia in the first seven months of this year increased by 1.6 times to $28bn

bne IntelliNews August 9, 2019

Net capital outflow from Russia in the first seven months of this year increased by 1.6 times to $28bn, according to the Central Bank of Russia (CBR).

Lithuanian PPI index goes deeper into deflation territory in July

bne IntelliNews August 9, 2019

The indicator doubled its fall rate after going into negative territory for the first time since 2016 in June.

Belarus foreign reserves increased by 4.1% m/m in July

bne IntelliNews August 8, 2019

The foreign exchange reserves of Belarus increased by $337mn, or 4.1% month-on-month, to $8.63bn in July following a 2.5% m/m growth in June, the National Bank of Belarus (NBB) said in a statement on August 7,

Belarus central bank to cut key rate to 9.5%

bne IntelliNews August 8, 2019

The National Bank of Belarus (NBB) is going to cut on August 14 its refinancing rate from the current level of 10% per annum to 9.5% per annum, the central bank said in a statement on August 7.

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