This was the biggest outflow in three months. The main concern is the risk posed by an increase in the sanctions pressure from the West, although the arrest of US fund manager Michael Calvey also played an important role.
EU-harmonised inflation in Slovakia reached 2.2% year-on-year in January, according to the Slovak Statistics Office data published on February 22. The average harmonised inflation rate for last 12 months stood at 2.5% in January 2019.
Russia’s Watcom Shopping index got off to a lacklustre start in 2019, repeating the lower levels of foot traffic in Moscow’s leading shopping malls seen last year. If the trend continues, it suggests there is a permanent reduction.
Albeit uneven, the continuous growth of industrial production is promising for the national economy at the beginning of the year.
January’s retail trade increased 6.3% year-on-year in real terms, accelerating from 4.9% y/y in December, Ukraine’s state statistics agency Ukrstat reported on February 20.
Slovakia´s unemployment rate reached 5.26% in January 2019, up by 0.22 percentage points (pp) month-on-month from 5.04% in December 2018 and down by 0.62pp year-on-year, according to data by the Labour, Social Affairs and the Family Centre published
Belarus' industrial output growth crashed to 0.9% year-on-year in January this year, down from 5.7% in December and 9.7% y/y growth in January of 2018, according to the national statistics agency Belstat.