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Belarus reports GDP growth of 0.7% y/y in January

bne IntelliNews February 18, 2019

The Belarusian economy grew by 0.7% year-on-year in January, the nation's Economy Minister Dmitry Krutoi told a government meeting on February 15.

Mongolia’s GDP growth at 6.9% in 2018, official data shows

bne IntelliNews February 18, 2019

Mongolia’s economy grew by 6.9% y/y in 2018, up from the 5.1% growth recorded in 2017 -- much better than expected

Slovakia´s GDP up by 3.6% y/y in 4Q18, according to preliminary statistics data

bne IntelliNews February 18, 2019

Slovakia's GDP increased by 3.6% year-on-year in fixed prices in 4Q18, according to a preliminary GDP growth estimate published by the Slovak Statistics Office on February 14. After seasonal adjustment, GDP went up by 0.8% quarter-on-quarter and by 4

Czech economy growth slows to 3% in 2018, according to preliminary statistics data

bne IntelliNews February 18, 2019

Growth of the Czech economy slowed to 3% in 2018, from 4.5% in 2017, driven by domestic demand, according to preliminary estimate published by the Czech Statistics Office (CSO) on February 15. In the 4Q18, domestic GDP grew by 2.9% year-on-year.

North Macedonia posts annual inflation of 1.2% in January

bne IntelliNews February 15, 2019

North Macedonia posted annual inflation of 1.2% in January, up from 0.9% a month earlier

Lithuanian current account surplus falls in December

bne IntelliNews February 14, 2019

Lithuania’s current account showed a deficit of €246.46mn in December, the Bank of Lithuania reported on February 14.

Kazakh industrial output up 1.9% y/y, oil output grows 5.3% y/y

bne IntelliNews February 14, 2019

Kazakh industrial output rose by 1.9% y/y in January, according to figures released by the State Statistics Committee on February 13.

Kazakh retail sales up by 4.4% y/y in January

bne IntelliNews February 14, 2019

Kazakh retail sales moved up by 4.4% y/y in January, reaching KZT694.6bn (€1.64bn), according to data published by Kazakhstan's State Statistics Committee on February 13.

Czech balance of payments ended in a surplus of CZK38.2bn in 2018

bne IntelliNews February 14, 2019

The Czech current account printed a surplus of CZK38.2bn (€1.48bn) in 2018, a year-on-year decrease by almost CZK16bn (€620.28mn), according to preliminary data released by the Czech National Bank (CNB) on February 13.

Czech inflation rate accelerated by 2.5% in January, mostly in housing prices

bne IntelliNews February 14, 2019

Czech inflation rate increased by 2.5% year-on-year in January from 2.0% in December 2019, mostly due to increase in housing prices, according to the Czech Statistical Office data

Sentiment on emerging markets and Russia turning as EM funds have second biggest inflows ever

Ben Aris in Berlin February 13, 2019

After a terrible year in 2018 sentiment towards emerging markets, and Russia in particular, seems to be turning more positive after EM bonds funds had their second best week on record in terms of inflows, and equities also attracted new money.

Inflation in Russia on course to end 2019 at 4.7%, says Sberbank

bne IntelliNews February 12, 2019

Russia’s inflation ended 2018 above the Central Bank of Russia (CBR) target of 4% as prices surged at the very end of the year. Inflation ended 2018 at 4.3%, jumping from 3.4% in November. However, inflation should end 2019 at 4.7%

Romania’s trade gap widens by 17% in 2018

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest February 12, 2019

Imports increased faster than exports for the fifth year in a row, driven by fiscal stimulus that surfaced in households’ superior incomes.

Slovakia´s industry production increased 3.1% in December 2018

bne IntelliNews February 12, 2019

Industrial output in Slovakia increased by 3.1% year-on-year in December 2018, affected by a 4.1% increase in industrial manufacturing, and a 1% decrease in supplies of electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning, the Slovak Statistics Office report

Belarus' gold and foreign currency reserves totalled $7,017.7mn as of 1 February 2019

bne IntelliNews February 11, 2019

Belarus' gold and foreign currency reserves totalled $7,017.7mn as of 1 February 2019, if calculated in accordance with methods of the International Monetary Fund, according to the preliminary data from the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus

Ukraine central bank keeps 2019-2020 inflation forecast unchanged at 6.3% falling to 5%

bne IntelliNews February 11, 2019

The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) kept unchanged its consumer inflation forecast of 6.3% YTD for 2019 and 5% YTD for 2020, according to its quarterly inflationary report published on February 7.

Czech unemployment increased by 3.3% in January 2019, still the lowest in past 22 years

bne IntelliNews February 11, 2019

Unemployment rate in the Czech Republic swelled to 3.3% in January from 3.1% in December, due to typical seasonality during winter months, according to the Czech Labour Office data released on February 8. “The situation on the labour market has been

Russian central bank keeps monetary policy rate on hold at 7.75%, outlook for modest rises in inflation in 2019

bne IntelliNews February 10, 2019

Analysts are divided over where inflation will go in 2019 and hence if the Central Bank of Russia will return to its monetary easing or tighten again.

Slovakia to be among fastest-growing OECD countries in 2019

Nelly Tomcikova in Prague February 6, 2019

OECD forecasts 4.5% GDP growth this year, as significant new capacity in the automotive sector boosts exports.

Russia’s inflation accelerated to over 5% for the first time in two years

bne IntelliNews February 6, 2019

Russian inflation accelerated in January to bring the annualised rate from 4.3% at the end of 2018 to over 5% for the first time in two years.

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