Ukraine international reserves declined by 2.9% m/m to $20.22bn in February
Retail sales index increased by 6.6% y/y in January, defying expectations of a slowdown in consumption.
Estonia’s industrial output has now grown for 31 months straight, helping economic expansion.
Young Croatians expressed a deep distrust of political institutions and consider those in power disregard the needs and opinions of their generation, FES study finds.
Disastrous demographics and tightening labour markets will keep up the pressure on governments across the region to encourage women to enter and remain in the workforce.
Production cuts that are part of the OPEC+ deal were responsible for the fall in oil production, while state owned gas giant Gazprom ramped up natural gas production.
Ukraine’s current account was back in a surplus of $446mn in January from a deficit of $344mn the month before, mostly due to a smaller goods trade deficit, the National Bank of Ukraine reported
Czech GDP recorded growth of 3% in 2018, driven mostly by investment activity (2 percentage points (pp)), household consumption and government expenditure (0.9pp)
The Czech IHS Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) dropped to 48.6 in February from 49.0 in January, the lowest since January 2013, signalling a faster deterioration in the health of the Czech manufacturing sector
Cumulative Russian corporate profit hit a three year high of RUB12.8 trillion ($194.8bn) in November, or a monthly profit of RUB1.3 trillion, according to Rosstat.
President Vladimir Putin is right to be concerned about rising discontent amongst ordinary Russians
Russia’s manufacturing sector failed to pick up momentum, and the IHS Market manufacturing PMI fell to a five-month low in February.
Despite rising 2.2% y/y to $32.3bn as of end-2018, inflows are well below what is needed to rebuild Ukraine's tattered economy, said acting Minister of Finance Oksana Markarova.
Real wages in Ukraine grew 9.5% y/y in January, slightly slowing from a 9.7% y/y December advance, the State Statistics Service reported
Slovakia's three-month moving average of the economic sentiment indicator (ESI) increased by 1 point to the level 98.4 month-on-month in February, mainly due to growth in consumer confidence and confidence in industry
As indications grow that an easing of the trade war between the US and China is imminent, export-dependent Mongolia can expect to avoid damage to its GDP growth that would have followed a worsening of the conflict.
Industrial producer prices in the Czech Republic rose by 2.9% year-on-year in January, according to the data released by the Czech Statistics Office on February 25
Prague remains the seventh richest region of the European Union in 2017 in terms of GDP per capita, same as in 2016, followed by Slovakia’s Bratislava, according to Eurostat data published on February 26.
Hard Brexit could drag the Czech economy growth down to under 2%, reducing growth of domestic economy by 0.7 to 1.4 percentage points, according to the Czech National Bank (CNB) member Board member Tomas Holub, who spoke at a conference on Brexit on