Decline follows the central bank's decision to maintain the key rate, while central bank governor Mugur Isarescu criticised the government's controversial new tax on bank assets.
In 2018, the Russian currency lost 21.1% of its value against the dollar and 15.5% versus the euro.
Part-time workers were disproportionately affected by pay delays, with 22% saying they had received late pay, compared to 14% of full-time workers.
The Czech IHS Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) declined to 49.7 in December from 51.8 in November, the weakest growth since July 2016
The poor PMI reading owes to weaker demand from the EU, particularly Germany, Poland’s key trade partner.
Russia’s economy slowed somewhat as the holiday season started, with the IHS Markit Russia manufacturing and services indices slowing in December from previously strong results in November but remaining above the 50 no-change mark.
The index that measures footfall in Moscow’s biggest malls remains at a four-year low despite reaching its second highest level for 2018 in November.
The Slovakian unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in a decade and half. Inflation was 5.09% in November, down by 0.14 percentage points (pp) from October and by 0.86pp year-on-year, the lowest rate since 1993
Property market as well as ailing construction industry, once the engine of growth, stressed by country’s economic turmoil.