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Poland’s CPI growth picks up to 2.7% y/y in January

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw February 15, 2021

Rising inflationary pressure seen as unlikely to lead to tighter monetary policy.

North Macedonia's manufacturing confidence indicator down by 8.8 pp y/y in January

bne IntelliNews February 15, 2021

Indicator inches up m/m as current order volume and future expectations improve slightly.

Polish GDP falls 2.8% y/y in Q4, flash estimate shows

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw February 15, 2021

The reading shows Poland’s economy taking a dip again after recovering in the third quarter after the spring COVID-19 lockdown.

Romania’s industry returns to growth in December

bne IntelliNews February 15, 2021

Romania's industrial production index posts positive growth for only the second time since May 2019.

Albania’s budget deficit at 25-year high in 2020

bne IntelliNews February 14, 2021

Economy shrank during the strict spring 2020 lockdown, while the government had to hike spending to support the economy and rebuild after the 2019 earthquake.

Russia's CBR defies IMF, keeps rate flat, ends cutting cycle

bne IntelliNews February 12, 2021

The board of the Central Bank of Russia resolved to keep the key interest rate unchanged at 4.25% at the first policy meeting of 2021 held on February 12. This makes it the fourth time in a row that the CBR has kept the rate flat.

Bulgaria’s industrial production falls 3.3% y/y in December

bne IntelliNews February 10, 2021

Production was affected the coronavirus pandemic and the tough restrictions imposed by the government to contain the spread of the virus.

IMF says CBR has room to cut 50bp off interest rates this week

bne IntelliNews February 10, 2021

Economists at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) say that the Central Bank of Russia (CBR) has room to cut 50bp off interest rates to boost growth in the coming months despite surging inflation.

Poland’s recession “one of the world’s mildest”, PM Morawiecki boasts

bne IntelliNews February 10, 2021

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic-induced recession in Poland is one of the “mildest in the world,” the Polish Prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on February 9.

Romania’s exports strengthen in Q4 after three quarters of decline

bne IntelliNews February 10, 2021

1.3% rise in exports in 4Q20 wasn't strong enough to offset the sharp contraction of exports during the lockdown.

Polish wages grow 5% y/y in Q4

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw February 9, 2021

Outlook for the job market and for further wage growth is improving following weeks of near-complete lockdown.

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