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Croatia’s retail trade lifted by strong tourism season

bne IntelliNews August 30, 2021

Retail trade turnover increased in Croatia by 12.8% annually and by 2.2% in monthly terms in July.

North Macedonia’s annual PPI growth speeds up to 9.9% y/y in July

bne IntelliNews August 30, 2021

North Macedonia’s domestic industrial producer price index started to grow in February, and growth accelerated in July.

The approval rating for Russian President Vladimir Putin slid from 66% in June to 61% in August

bne IntelliNews August 30, 2021

The approval rating for Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken a hit in the last two months, falling from 66% in June to 61% as of August and with 37% disapproving, according to the Levada Center, his worst result since last May.

July profits of $360mn for Ukraine’s banks biggest single monthly gain in the last five years

bne IntelliNews August 30, 2021

The profit of Ukraine’s banks surged to UAH9.7bn ($361mn) in July as the sector’s recovery starts to pull ahead of even their performance in 2019, the last year of strong growth.

Hungary's jobless rate edges below 4% in July

bne IntelliNews August 29, 2021

Hungary’s labour market has been resilient and recovered quickly from the pandemic, helped by coordinated economic protection measures by the state and the central bank.

Russian banks are having their most profitable year since 2015

bne IntelliNews August 27, 2021

The profits earned by Russian banks in July continued to rise and are now at their highest level since at least 2015, according to the latest Central Bank of Russia (CBR) bulletin.

Russia’s industrial production slows to 6.8% as low base effects wear off

bne IntelliNews August 26, 2021

As the low base effects fade, the growth in industrial production (IP) is showing signs of moderating y/y. IP growth in July slowed to 6.8% y/y vs. Bloomberg consensus expectations of 8% and estimates of 8.2% y/y.

Bosnia's consumer price inflation at 1.7% in June

bne IntelliNews August 26, 2021

Annual consumer price growth accelerated in July, but prices were down compared to June.

Ukraine retail trade increases 10.1% in July 2021

by Cameron Jones in London August 25, 2021

Ukrainian retail sales increased 13.0% year on year in 7M21, slowing from 13.8% y/y growth in 1H21, Ukraine’s State Statistics Service reported on August 20.

Russia gets $18bn in IMF's record giveaway

bne IntelliNews August 25, 2021

Russia has received $18bn worth of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) in the latest $650bn (456bn SDRs) transfer of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that will take its total reserves to a new all time high of $619bn.

Slovak unemployment rate stands at 7.66% in July

bne IntelliNews August 23, 2021

Jobless figures fall for fourth consecutive month.

Serbian central bank raises 2021 GDP growth projection

bne IntelliNews August 18, 2021

NBS lifts 2021 growth forecast to 6.5% after strong performance in first half of year.

Russia’s RTS stock market index close to 10-year highs

bne IntelliNews August 18, 2021

Russia’s stock market is flying and approached a 10-year high on August 17 as the index reached 1,690 – its highest level since 2012.

Romania’s GDP rises by 1.8% q/q in Q2, below expectations

bne IntelliNews August 18, 2021

The growth rate was slower compared to consensus expectations for growth rates of around 2% q/q and above 14% y/y.

Moldova’s trade gap doubles in Q2

bne IntelliNews August 18, 2021

Exports increased by 31% y/y to $647mn while imports soared by 67% y/y to $1.72bn.

Ukraine’s economy fell back into recession in the second quarter on a q/q basis

bne IntelliNews August 17, 2021

Ukraine’s economy fell back into recession as the fallout from the pandemic and soaring inflation that caused the National Bank of Ukraine to dramatically hike interest rates start to weigh on growth.

Russia’s economic growth continues to surprise on the upside with 10.3% expansion in 2Q21

bne IntelliNews August 17, 2021

Russia’s GDP was up 1.3% vs. 4Q19, although it is still 3 percentage points below pre-COVID-19 trend levels.

Ukraine goods trade balance switches to $0.2bn deficit in June

bne IntelliNews August 17, 2021

Ukraine’s goods trade balance switched to a deficit of $230mn in June from a surplus of $257mn in May, according to Ukrstat.

Romania ups official growth forecast for this year by 2pp to 7%

bne IntelliNews August 16, 2021

The CNP’s forecast is rather cautious compared to the double-digit growth rate mentioned by Prime Minister Florin Citu recently as possible for this year.

Poland’s inflation shoots to 5% y/y in July

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw August 16, 2021

A move to quash accelerating inflation from the NBP is, however, unlikely before it is clear how big the impact of the expected fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic will be.

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