Second virus wave ‘took wind out of Turkish manufacturing’s sails in November latest PMI shows’

bne IntelIiNews December 1, 2020

Pandemic had “increasingly severe effect on supply chains in November, with lead times lengthening to the third-largest extent in the survey’s history”.

Russia's November PMI drops to six-month low

bne IntelliNews December 1, 2020

The headline seasonally adjusted IHS Markit Russia Manufacturing PMI dropped to a six-month low of 46.3, down from 46.9 in October.

IMF says downside risks to Albanian economy are increasing

bne IntelliNews November 30, 2020

The worsening of the pandemic will affect the economy through weaker tourism, remittances, external demand and FDI, as well as tighter financial conditions, says the IMF.

Economic sentiment in CEE falls in November as recovery momentum splutters

bne IntelliNews November 30, 2020

Capital Economic’s economic sentiment indicator took a step down in November after a broad-based recovery since April across Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).

Russian corporate profit growth stalls in September, falls to lowest level in four years

bne IntelliNews November 30, 2020

Russian cumulative corporate profits slumped in September as the economic recovery stalled. Profits are less than half what they were this time last year on a cumulative basis and a third what they were in September a year ago.

COVID-19 shot news cheers Nasdaq Baltic after tough 2020

Linas Jegelevicius in Vilnius November 27, 2020

Some Nasdaq Baltic indexes show a noticeable improvement since the news of successful coronavirus vaccine trials broke earlier this month.

Polish retail sales contract in October as COVID-19 restrictions and social gloom hit

bne IntelliNews November 23, 2020

Shops saw fewer customers in October, as restrictions limited people’s mobility and the general context of a surging pandemic weakened customer confidence.

Russia’s Watcom shopping index down again in November but stabilising

Ben Aris in Berlin November 19, 2020

Russia’s Watcom shopping index continued to slide in early November. Although lower than at any time since the survey's launch in 2014, its decline rate is slowing. The fall was less than feared and the levels of foot traffic seem to be stabilising

Zagreb Stock Exchange’s Crobex10 index rallies to highest level since March

bne IntelliNews November 17, 2020

Crobex and Crobex10 indexes both up sharply on November 16 following positive vaccine news and Moody's upgrade.

Polish economy rebounds in Q3 but recovery unlikely to hold firm

bne IntelliNews November 16, 2020

Polish GDP fell a seasonally adjusted 2% y/y in the third quarter after retreating 7.9% y/y in April-June, a flash estimate released by the Central Statistical Office (GUS) showed.

Coronacrisis to get worse before it gets better forecasts wiiw

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow November 13, 2020

Most of CEE is heading for a double-dip recession this year as the latest wave of the crisis will result in fresh contractions in 4Q20, say wiiw economists.

Russia's GDP decline moderates to 3.6% in 3Q20

bne IntelliNews November 13, 2020

Russia's GDP declined by 3.6% year on year in 3Q20, marking a notable improvement after an 8% y/y fall in GDP seen in 2Q20.

Romania’s industry close to positive growth in September

bne IntelliNews November 13, 2020

Romania's industrial production returned in September to the same level seen in the same month last year, while the manufacturing sector's output increased by 0.4% y/y.

Vehicle production puts Hungary's industry on a stable footing in September

Tamas Szilagyi in Budapest November 12, 2020

Industrial output in Hungary grew 2.2% y/y in September, rising for the first time since February.

Ukrainian President Zelenskiy would win a presidential election tomorrow, but his SOTP would come in third

bne IntelliNews November 12, 2020

The ruling Servant of the People (SOTP) would come in third if parliamentary elections were held this Sunday but Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy would still win the presidency, albeit with only 33%, according to a poll by KIIS

Falling inflation supports finance minister's calls for more rate cuts in Romania

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest November 12, 2020

Romania's headline inflation rate eased to just over 2.2% in October from 2.5% in September and 2.7% in August, falling below the 2.5% centre of the central bank's target band.

Romania’s exports keep recovering, but trade gap surges in September

bne IntelliNews November 10, 2020

Romania's trade deficit increased by 30% y/y to €1.54bn in September, despite the robust performance of exports that marked a thin annual decrease of only 0.5%.

Bulgaria's retail sales fall 6.7% y/y in September

bne IntelliNews November 9, 2020

Sales of food, non-food goods and automotive fuel all plunged in September.

Slovenia posts trade surplus of €1.28bn in January-September

bne IntelliNews November 9, 2020

Slovenia swings to surplus in 9M20 compared to deficit in same period of 2019, as imports declined faster than exports during the pandemic.

Russia’s Watcom shopping index continues to slide as coronavirus second wave gathers momentum

bne IntelliNews November 6, 2020

Russia’s Watcom shopping index continued to slide in the last weeks of October and first week of November after almost recovering over the summer as the second wave of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Russia gathers pace.