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Ukraine Country Report Mar21 - March, 2021

March 4, 2021

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%. Despite ... more

Iran Country Report Mar21 - March, 2021

March 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

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

Ukraine Country Report Dec20 - December, 2020

December 4, 2020

Economically things in Ukraine are not doing too badly. Politically they have been a disaster in the last two months. Ukraine GDP rebounded by 8.5% q/q in Q3, which pulled the year-on-year growth ... more

Ukraine Country Report Dec20 - December, 2020

December 4, 2020

Economically things in Ukraine are not doing too badly. Politically they have been a disaster in the last two months. Ukraine GDP rebounded by 8.5% q/q in Q3, which pulled the year-on-year growth ... more

Turkey Country Report Dec20 - December, 2020

December 4, 2020

Winter has come and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Erdogan turned sharply: End of Cold Turkey: How long will the latest hot money party last? Lira showed sharpest weekly advance since 1994 as ... more

Iran Country Report Dec20 - December, 2020

December 4, 2020

Iran’s gross domestic product (GDP) officially contracted 3.5% y/y during the first quarter of the 2020/2021 Persian calendar year (March 20 to June 20), according to the Statistical Centre of Iran ... more

Georgia Country Report Dec20 - December, 2020

December 4, 2020

Georgia, which largely managed to escape the first wave of the pandemic, has now been reporting high numbers of new cases. Georgia, despite its small population of around 4mn, reportered 3,801 new ... more

Iran Country Report Nov19 - November, 2019

November 8, 2019

Iran on November 4 announced a 10-fold increase in its enriched uranium production. The move, declared on the 40th anniversary of the seizure of the US embassy in Tehran which sparked the Iran ... more

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