Southeast Europe / Data

Hackers target Bulgaria’s revenue agency, accessing millions of financial records

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia July 16, 2019

The hackers accessed the system of Bulgaria’s tax agency, revealing tax declarations, personal identification numbers, names, addresses, income and other information, which were leaked to the media from a Russian email address.

Average gross wage in Slovenia up by real 2.5% y/y in May

bne IntelliNews July 15, 2019

Tightening labour markets are putting upward pressure on wages in Central and Southeast Europe.

Fastest shrinking EU states are from Southeast Europe and the Baltics

bne IntelliNews July 12, 2019

States across Central and Southeast Europe are experiencing a long-term population decline due to a combination of low birth rates and mass emigration.

Central European economies decouple from Eurozone slowdown

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow July 9, 2019

Economists from wiiw have revised upwards their forecasts for Central and Southeast European economies as wage-driven growth has stopped them from following the eurozone into a slowdown.

Romania posted strong GDP growth of 5% in 1Q19

bne IntelliNews July 8, 2019

This is the highest annual growth rate in the past five quarters, defying projections of a slowdown in Romania's GDP growth.

CEE monthly bond wrap: the number of issues in both CE and EE pick up in June as sentiment improves

Ben Aris in Berlin July 4, 2019

The total of $5.3bn from seven issues in June was the most issued in the last four years. Eastern Europe and Russia also had a good month with issues of $5.1bn and $3.2bn respectively.

Turkish lender Yapi Kredi sells TRY917mn NPL portfolio for TRY26mn

Akin Nazli in Belgrade June 27, 2019

Analysts see Turkey’s credit growth remaining weak holding back economic recovery.