CEE regional sentiment up again in June but analysts warn of price pressures

bne IntelliNews July 1, 2021

Capital Economics analysts point to evidence of growing price pressures in eastern EU members.

Polish CPI growth surprisingly eases to 4.4% y/y in June, flash estimate shows

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw July 1, 2021

Inflation is set to remain elevated throughout 2021, analysts say, but central bank is not expected to take action until at least the end of the year.

Albania’s GDP up 5.53% y/y in Q1

bne IntelIiNews June 30, 2021

Q1 growth driven by strong performance of industrial and construction sectors.

Romania’s public debt nears 50% of GDP after April Eurobond issue

bne IntelliNews June 30, 2021

Romania’s public debt increased to €107.5bn at the end of April, close to the 50% of the GDP estimated for 2021.

Central bank governor says Serbia exceeded pre-crisis GDP in Q1 2021

bne IntelliNews June 30, 2021

Serbia entered the crisis on a solid financial footing and the economy received strong monetary and fiscal support.

Under half of emerging Europe economies to achieve full recovery in 2021

bne IntelliNews June 29, 2021

EBRD says recovery from the coronacrisis is progressing faster than expected, but many emerging Europe economies won’t return to 2019 levels of GDP until 2022.

Overwhelming majority in Western Balkans support regional co-operation

bne IntelliNews June 28, 2021

Latest Balkan Barometer shows 77% want regional -, and most value relations with the EU above those with China, Russia or Turkey.

Ukraine’s industrial output increased 5.4% y/y in May, down from 13% in April

bne IntelliNews June 27, 2021

Ukraine’s industrial output increased 5.4% y/y in May, slowing from 13.0% y/y growth in April, the State Statistics Service reported.

Significant differences in pace of development in various sectors of the Russian economy

bne IntelliNews June 27, 2021

Russia’s economy has been bouncing back from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic well and industrial production was up a strong 11.8% in May year on year, but drilling into the details and different sectors are recovering at very different speeds