Ukraine has seen its current account deficit balloon this year as its terms of trade deteriorate. The current account deficit was $3.9bn in January-September compared to a $1.5bn deficit during the same period a year ago, according to the NBU
Ukraine climbed five spots in the World Bank's Doing Business ranking this year to 71 from a total of 190 countries surveyed, according to the World Bank report
Global wine production rebounded in 2018 after last year’s historically low harvest, OIV data shows, with some of the East European wine producers expecting massive hikes in output this year.
Real wages in Ukraine grew 12.9% year-on-year in September following a 15.7% y/y growth in August, the State Statistics Service reported on October 29. The average monthly nominal wage rose to UAH9,042 a month ($321) from UAH8,977 in August
Amid inflation of 24.5%, annual growth on lira domestic loans falls to 10% y/y at end-September, the lowest growth registered for two years.
Growth decelerates to just 2.7% y/y as analysts say the likely causes are poor crop yields and manufacturing bottlenecks in the German automotive industry.
The Ukrainian authorities have to repay over $3bn of debt before the end of the year that includes external commercial (but not bank) debt and guaranteed commitments made by the government in the period of October-December, according to NBU
The Czech National Bank (CNB) is widely expected to hike its main interest rate by 0.25 percentage points to 1.75% at the November 1 monetary policy meeting
The slower rise in transfers might help the central bank prevent further strengthening of the local currency: it remained steady versus the euro and weakened by 1.5% versus the US dollar during October.
78.9% of Ukrainians think corruption is among the most serious problems for the country, compared with 55.1% that believe war is a serious problem.
The Russian president's popularity took a hit following the approval of hikes to retirement ages this summer.
Quarterly results also posted by Akbank, Ford Otosan, Tekfen, Erdemir and Turkcell.
The board of the Central Bank of Russia resolved to keep the key interest rate unchanged at 7.5% at the policy meeting of October 25, as widely expected by the market.
The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has kept its key policy rate on hold at 18% following its increase by 0.5 percentage points (pp) from September 7, the regulator said following the policy meeting in a statement on October 25.
Ukraine's industrial output declined 1.3% year-on-year in September following a 0.5% y/y decrease in August amid continuing declines in manufacturing and utilities, the nation's state statistics service Ukrstat reported on October 23.
The registered unemployment rate in Slovakia fell to 5.38% in September, according to data published by the Centre for Labour, Social Affairs and Family (CLSAF) of the Slovak Republic on October 19.
The reading hints at weaker economic growth in the fourth quarter.
Ukraine’s retail sales increased by 5.5% year-on-year in real terms in January-September, slightly speeding up from a 5.0% y/y growth in January-August, according to the nation’s state statistics service Ukrstat.
The net profit of Russian non-financial corporations is up by half in the first half of this year thanks to higher than expected oil prices, according to a new report by HSE’s Center for Development.
September's figure ended a mini-series of three months of accelerating PPI inflation.