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Russia's industrial output up by 2.9% in August

bne IntelliNews September 17, 2019

Industrial output in Russia increased by 2.9% year-on-year in August 2019, inching up versus 2.8% y/y growth in July, and posting total 2.6% y/y growth in 8M19 overall.

Romania’s construction sector soars by 41% y/y in July

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest September 17, 2019

Civil engineering works returned to normal levels after two disappointing years, while work on residential projects doubled from the levels seen in the years after the recession.

Moldova’s GDP grows by 5.8% y/y in Q2

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest September 17, 2019

Expansion was driven by the construction sector that contributed 3.3pp to overall growth in the second quarter.

Slovakia ́s industry in July rebounds to 2.8% following a drop in June

bne IntelliNews September 16, 2019

Slovakia ́s industrial production accelerated by 2.8% year-on-year in July, recovering from June ́s drop by 1.9%, the Slovak Statistics Office reported on September 10.

Romania’s 12-month CA deficit hits 4.9% of GDP at end-July

bne IntelliNews September 16, 2019

The current account deficit is one of the main threats to Romania’s macroeconomic sustainability with the other being the budget deficit.

Slovakia ́s inflation slowed m/m in August

bne IntelliNews September 16, 2019

Slovakia ́s inflation slowed in August, reaching 2.8% year-on-year, after a 2.9% growth in July, with core inflation amounting to 2.4% and net inflation to 1.6%, based on data reported by the Slovak Statistics Office on September 13.

The majority of Ukrainians think the country is going in the right direction for the first time in five years

Ben Aris in Kyiv September 16, 2019

The moody amongst the public since Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy came to power has done an abrupt about face and deep pessimism has turned to growing optimism in the future of the country.

Polish CPI growth remains at 2.9% y/y in August

bne IntelliNews September 14, 2019

Inflation is now expected to hover at around 3% y/y until the end of the year before peaking at 3.7-3.8% y/y in the first quarter of 2020.

Vehicle exports spur Hungary’s industrial output to 28-month high

Levente Szilagyi in Budapest September 13, 2019

Hungary has become a centre for the auto manufacturing sector, and the surge in output was the result of the low base as the summer shutdown of carmakers led to a sharp decline in output in July 2018.

Romania’s industrial output at two-year low

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest September 13, 2019

Industrial growth has remained feeble since the beginning of the year, but broken down by segment the figures indicate a shift towards higher value production.

Ukraine reports 0.3% m/m deflation in August

bne IntelliNews September 11, 2019

Ukraine sees deflation in August. Annual inflation stood at 8.8% year-on-year in August following 9.1% y/y in July.

Moldova’s inflation marginally up to 5.5% y/y in August

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest September 11, 2019

Food prices (up 8.4% y/y in August) have been and will remain until the end of the year one of the key inflationary drivers in Moldova.

Slovenia's industrial production up 5.1% y/y, rises 2.7% m/m in July

bne IntelliNews September 10, 2019

The growth accelerated due to the higher output in the key manufacturing industry, despite the fall in the mining and quarrying and electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning sector.

Romania’s trade gap widens by nearly 40% y/y in July

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest September 10, 2019

The July figures might overstate the diverging dynamics of exports and imports, but trend data confirm that exports are slowing at a significantly steeper rate than imports.

Lithuanian inflation eases to 2.6% y/y in August

bne IntelliNews September 9, 2019

The slightly slower price growth appears in line with analysts’ prediction for a gradual easing of inflation towards the end of the year.

Belarus foreign reserves increased by 3% m/m in August

bne IntelliNews September 9, 2019

The foreign exchange reserves of Belarus increased by $263mn, or 3% month-on-month, to $8.89bn in August following a 5.1% m/m growth in July, according to the National Bank of Belarus (NBB).

Latvian inflation accelerates to 3.2% y/y in August

bne IntelliNews September 9, 2019

Inflation has now persisted in y/y terms for 35 months straight, and all segments recorded annual price growth in August.

Estonian inflation picks up to 2.4% y/y in August

bne IntelliNews September 9, 2019

CPI expansion was driven by fast-growing prices in the food and non-alcoholic beverages segment, which contributed 40% of the overall increase.

Construction pushes Romania’s GDP up 4.4% y/y in Q2

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest September 9, 2019

The volume of construction works surged by 31% y/y and the sector generated 21% more value added in the second quarter.

Russia's car and LCV sales declined again in August by 1.3%

bne IntelliNews September 7, 2019

Russia's car and LCV sales declined 1.3% y/y to 145,545 units in August, so 8mo19 sales fell 2.3% to 1.1mn, according to the latest data by the Association of European Businesses (AEB).

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