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 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 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
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 posted annual inflation of 1.2% in January, up from 0.9% a month earlier
Lithuania’s current account showed a deficit of €246.46mn in December, the Bank of Lithuania reported on February 14.
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 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.
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 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
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.
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%
Imports increased faster than exports for the fifth year in a row, driven by fiscal stimulus that surfaced in households’ superior incomes.
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, 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
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.
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
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.
OECD forecasts 4.5% GDP growth this year, as significant new capacity in the automotive sector boosts exports.
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.