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Ukraine Country Report Mar19 - March, 2019

March 4, 2019

The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) reviewed downwards the assessment of growth of real GDP of the country in 2018 to 3.3% from 3.4%, but the change is unimportant as Ukraine continues to grow well ... more

Belarus Country Report Mar19 - March, 2019

March 4, 2019

The Belarusian economy is basically doing pretty well, although growth has fallen off in the last year. The country finished 2018 with 3% growth, however, in January growth fell to a low 0.7% on an ... more

Russia Country Report Mar19 - March, 2019

March 4, 2019

Russia’s economy put in a modest 0.7% growth in January y/y, as expectations for this year remain subdued, despite a controversial upgrade to 2.3% growth by Rosstat for the whole of 2018. ... more

Iran Country Report Mar19 - March, 2019

March 4, 2019

Iran has accused the US of creating a “war” situation with its reintroduction of heavy sanctions on November 5 designed to force the Iranians to the table to renegotiate their Middle East ... more

Georgia Country Report Mar19 - March, 2019

March 4, 2019

Georgia, the small South Caucasus country of 3.9mn, expanded by 4.8% y/y in Q4 from Q3’s 3.7% y/y, meaning the country expanded by 4.8% y/y in 2018 overall. That compares to 2017’s 5% advance and ... more

Belarus Country Report Feb19 - February, 2019

February 8, 2019

Belarus had a good year in 2018 and the economy grew by 3% year-on-year, according to the national statistics agency Belstat. The Belarusian economy has been recovering well on the back of the ... more

Ukraine Country Report Feb19 - February, 2019

February 8, 2019

Ukraine will continue its recovery in 2019, but growth will be weak, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on January 8, according to a report of the IMF published along with the text of the ... more

Russia Country Report Feb19 - February, 2019

February 8, 2019

Russia’s banks and companies are back in profit, but the population are miserable and feel poor. Last year Russia earned a record current account surplus of $114.9bn, but real incomes in 2018 fell ... more

Georgia Country Report Feb19 - February, 2019

February 8, 2019

Georgia, the small South Caucasus country of 3.9mn, expanded by 4.8% y/y in Q4 from Q3’s 3.7% y/y, meaning the country expanded by 4.8% y/y in 2018 overall. That compares to 2017’s 5% advance and ... more

Iran Country Report Feb19 - February, 2019

February 8, 2019

Iran has accused the US of creating a “war” situation with its reintroduction of heavy sanctions on November 5 designed to force the Iranians to the table to renegotiate their Middle East ... more

Iran Country Report Feb19 - February, 2019

February 8, 2019

Iran has accused the US of creating a “war” situation with its reintroduction of heavy sanctions on November 5 designed to force the Iranians to the table to renegotiate their Middle East ... more

Russia Country Report Sep18 - September, 2018

September 4, 2018

Just the threat of new “crushing” US sanctions that may be adopted in the autumn is already hurting the Russian economy in August. The Ministry of Economic development has already revised the ... more

Iran Country Report Sep18 - September, 2018

September 3, 2018

Iran’s economy expanded by 3.7% during the 2017-2018 Persian calendar year (ended March 20), according to a report released by the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) on June 16. Further revisions of ... more

Belarus Country Report Sep18 - September, 2018

September 3, 2018

Belarus' economic growth was higher than expected in the first half of this year topping 4.5%, which is almost twice the 2.8% forecast at the start of the year. The government is using the windfall ... more

Ukraine Country Report Sep18 - September, 2018

September 3, 2018

The Ukrainian economy is growing at a healthy rate, slightly ahead of analysts expectations, but still well below its potential especially following such a deep contraction in 2015. However, GDP ... more

Georgia Country Report Sep18 - September, 2018

September 3, 2018

Georgia, the small South Caucasus country of 3.9mn, expanded by 4% y/y in June. The expansion was driven by a rise in activity in transport, hotels and restaurants, financial intermediation and trade ... more

Iran Country Report Aug18 - August, 2018

August 3, 2018

Iran’s economy expanded by 3.7% during the 2017-2018 Persian calendar year (ended March 20), according to a report released by the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) on June 16. Further revisions of ... more

Belarus Country Report Aug18 - August, 2018

August 3, 2018

Belarus' economic growth was higher than expected in the first half of this year topping 4.5%, which is almost twice the 2.8% forecast at the start of the year. The government is using the windfall ... more

Russia Country Report Aug18 - August, 2018

August 1, 2018

Russia’s recovery continues but remains fragile. Growth in the first quarter remains around the 2% mark and no surprises are expected for the rest of the year. The GDP growth forecast for this ... more

Ukraine Country Report Aug18 - August, 2018

August 1, 2018

The Ukraine economy has picked up a little momentum and growth as well as incomes are starting to rise more strongly. At the same time industrial production is picking up while non-performing loans ... more

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