Russian foreign minister speaks of Moldova as the “next Ukraine”

bne IntelliNews February 3, 2023

Chisinau on high alert after Russia's Sergei Lavrov claims the West “has got its sights” on Moldova and country's president is "itching to join Nato".

M&A in Emerging Europe fell by 20% to €32.93bn in 2022

bne IntelliNews January 30, 2023

The weak macroeconomic backdrop and the spectre of possible recession are likely to stifle M&A in the coming months, according to the annual CMS/Emis Emerging Europe M&A Report.

Moldovan ex-president Dodon accused of trying to flee the country

bne IntelliNews January 27, 2023

Prosecutors asked for house arrest for Dodon, who is under investigation over suspected illegal financing of his Socialist Party.

Russian lawmakers warn Moldova’s Nato aspirations may lead to its destruction

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest January 25, 2023

President Maia Sandu's comment that her country may seek membership in “a larger defence alliance” sparked fury in Moscow.

Moldova to apply for sovereign rating with FX bond issue in mind

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest January 18, 2023

Moldova likely to use international debt market as last resort, if it fails to secure IFI failing for planned infrastructure projects.

EBRD invests record €13.1bn into its region in 2022

bne IntelliNews January 15, 2023

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development invested a record €13.1bn into its Emerging Europe and Eurasia region in 2022, the bank announced on January 12.

Inflation eases in Moldova to close to 30% y/y in December

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest January 12, 2023

Inflation reined in partly thanks to the gas-for-electricity deal reached by the authorities in Chisinau with separatist Transnistria.

NEMETHY: Key economic and financial drivers to watch in 2023

Les Nemethy CEO and founder of Euro-Phoenix Financial Advisors January 10, 2023

There is an old joke that the role of economic forecasters is to make astrologers look good. Forecasting GDP or inflation for the upcoming year with any degree of accuracy is virtually impossible, but there are some scary signs appearing.

OUTLOOK 2023: Southeast Europe

bne IntelliNews January 9, 2023

The war in Ukraine had a seismic effect on the security, political and economic landscape of Southeast Europe.

Shrinking wages put retail sales in Moldova under pressure, outlook remains uncertain

bne IntelliNews January 9, 2023

After five years of robust growth, Moldova’s private consumption was severely hit by the shrinking disposable income caused by inflation and high energy bills in 2022.

Moldova, Belarus beat most of the EU in healthiest population ranking

bne IntelliNews January 6, 2023

Moldova and Belarus rank as having the third and fourth healthiest populations in Europe, well ahead of most EU countries, in a survey produced by SnuffStore that sells smokeless nicotine products.

Emerging Europe backs nuclear power to solve energy needs

bne IntelliNews January 6, 2023

Hungary, Czechia, Poland, Slovakia and Romania all plan new reactors and many countries are also looking at small modular reactors for the future.

Gross transfers from abroad to Moldovan households up on robust flows from Russia

bne IntelliNews January 3, 2023

Detailed data reveal a significant increase in inflows from Russia after the war in Ukraine began in February.

Moldova provokes Transnistria and Russia with bid to criminalise separatist activities

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest January 1, 2023

Russia-backed separatists in Transnistria urge Moldovan MPs not to pass planned amendments to Criminal Code.

THE MITTELEUROPEAN VIEW: Western banks go back to square one in CEE

Gunter Deuber of Raiffeisen Research December 21, 2022

Major Western banks had already adjusted their regional portfolio allocations back to Central Europe so the Ukraine war has not forced a complete reassessment of business strategies.

Emerging Europe’s greatest scams

bne IntelliNews December 16, 2022

As Mongolians protest against the alleged embezzlement of up to $12.8bn in state coal export revenues, bne IntelliNews takes a look at the other greatest scams in the region over the last three decades.

Moldova’s economy severely hit by war in Ukraine with 10.3% y/y contraction in Q3

bne IntelliNews December 16, 2022

Q3 figures are significantly below the expectations of the government, IFIs and independent analysts, who were expecting a 3% contraction for the whole year.

Start of a new super cycle – fat and flat for 2023?

Ben Aris in Berlin December 15, 2022

The global economy has been through some enormous changes in recent years, leading investors and analysts to believe we are at the start of a new high-inflation, lower-growth super-cycle that could last for as long as a decade.

IMF: Global food prices to remain elevated amid war, costly energy, La Niña.

Ervin Prifti . December 14, 2022

Interest rate hikes have eased price pressures, but the weather, war and material costs could keep food prices elevated for longer,

Lower inflation prepares ground for more rate cuts in Moldova

bne IntelIiNews December 13, 2022

Moldova’s consumer price inflation eased to 31.4% y/y in November from 34.6% y/y in October, preparing the ground for more monetary relaxation.