Reports

Turkey Country Report Jun21 - June, 2021

June 3, 2021

Turkey is entering an era of violence. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened the opposition with describing a mob attack against Iyi Party leader Meral Aksener as “these are your good days.” ... ... more

Iran Country Report Jun21 - June, 2021

June 3, 2021

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 Instagram ... more

Ukraine Country Report Jun21 - June, 2021

June 2, 2021

Ukraine’s economy is recovering nicely and looks forward to strong growth in 2021, but a number of uncertainties remain. The economy has begun to grow again, but Ukraine is still struggling ... more

Russia Country Report Jun21 - June, 2021

June 2, 2021

Russia’s economy continued to recover in the first three months of this year. Although January and February posted negative growth the moment was clearly already growing on the returning optimism ... more

Georgia Country Report Jun21 - June, 2021

June 2, 2021

Georgia’s GDP surged by 44.8% y/y in April, according to preliminary estimates from statistics office Geostat. Recoveries seen in both external and domestic demand contributed. GDP was up 8.1% y/y ... more

Iran Country Report May21 - May, 2021

May 5, 2021

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 Instagram ... more

Georgia Country Report May21 - May, 2021

May 5, 2021

Georgia’s first-quarter GDP contracted by 4.2% y/y, according to the rapid estimate published by statistics office Geostat. The figure marks a clear improvement from the 6.8% decline seen in Q4. ... more

Turkey Country Report May21 - May, 2021

May 5, 2021

“Third Wave of COVID-19” is an undeniable fact now. Official daily cases figures broke consecutive records. Russia restricted flights to and from Turkey until June 1. When it comes to the ... more

Ukraine Country Report Apr21 - April, 2021

April 4, 2021

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 improve ... more

Iran Country Report Apr21 - April, 2021

April 4, 2021

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 Instagram ... more

Turkey Country Report Apr21 - April, 2021

April 1, 2021

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. Turkish ... more

Russia Country Report Apr21 - April, 2021

April 1, 2021

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 recovery will be ... more

Georgia Country Report Apr21 - April, 2021

April 1, 2021

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 the end of ... more

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

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