Russia’s industrial production fell heavily by 3.7% y/y in February on the leap year affect, down from a 1.9% contraction the month before, Rosstat reported on March 16.
North Macedonia has 14 free zones where companies employ over 14,000 people.
The lower reading of the core index all but affirms that a period of stability in Poland’s monetary policy is ahead.
Romania's construction works volume decreased by 3.6% y/y in January, a negative performance that followed double-digit growth rates last year.
Inflation likely reached bottom in February and is now expected to climb up towards the upper range of the central bank’s deviation band.
Non-Turkish-held holdings on the stock exchange fall below 45%. Hopes of a trend reversal prove short-lived.
Romania's core manufacturing industries advanced by 1.6% m/m in January to reach a new post-crisis high.
Consumer prices have been surging in the last few months as Russia’s economic recovery gets under way and the slump in the ruble’s value from last year works its way through the system. The pressure on the central bank to hike rates is building
Istanbul Airport, meanwhile, saw a passenger volume of 3.33mn in January-February, down 66% y/y.
Slovenia’s trade surplus jumped to €348.2mn in January, from a surplus of €207.4mn in the same month of 2020 as imports fell more steeply than exports.
Ukraine’s real GDP dropped 2.6-2.8% y/y in January, according to estimates published on March 10 by the Ministry of Economic Development.
Russia's current account surplus in 2m21 amounted to $13.1bn (it was $6.8bn in January), down from $17.7bn in 2m20.
Bids also wanted for tender to privatise 26MW Tortum hydro-dam plant.
Albania's Producer Price Index was down by 3.4% y/y in the final quarter of 2020, despite rising compared to Q3.
Food and beverage sales rose in January but failed to offset the drop in sales of non-food products and motor fuel.
Russia’s Watcom shopping index continued to recover slowly in March, but the index that measures foot traffic in real time was still down by 24.6% year-on-year.
Romania’s GDP up 4.8% q/q in Q4 amid milder second COVID-19 wave.
CPI rate reached 5.7% y/y in February, the Central Bank of Russia (CBR) reported on March 5. This marks the highest level since November 2016.
BVB officials expect 20 more bond and share issues this year after a surge in interest in the alternative AeRO market.
Ukraine’s gross international reserves (GIR) fell by 1% to $28.5bn due to redemption of debt obligations, the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) reported on March 5 as cited by Unian.