Reports

Iran Country Report May19 - May, 2019

May 3, 2019

Iran’s economy is expected to shrink for a second consecutive year in 2019 while the country’s consumer price index (CPI) inflation could hit 50%, the International Monetary Fund said on April ... more

Ukraine Country Report May19 - May, 2019

May 3, 2019

Ukraine starts a new chapter following the landslide victory for Ukraine’s president-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy in the presidential election on April 21, but whether it will lead to a new beginning ... more

Georgia Country Report May19 - May, 2019

May 3, 2019

Georgia, the small South Caucasus country of 3.9mn, expanded by 4.7% y/y in Q1 2019 after strengthening to 6.0% y/y in March alone, preliminary estimates from the country’s statistical office show. ... more

Belarus Country Report Apr19 - April, 2019

April 4, 2019

The Belarusian government forecasts the nation's GDP growth at 2.1% year-on-year in 2019, 2.5% y/yin 2020, and 2.8% y/y in 2021, according to the cabinet's medium-term fiscal programme for 2019-2021 ... more

Ukraine Country Report Apr19 - April, 2019

April 1, 2019

The month of March was taken up with campaigning for the presidential elections to be held on March 31, which were far to close to call but will almost certainly end with a run off to be held in ... more

Russia Country Report Apr19 - April, 2019

April 1, 2019

While Rosstat’s 2.3% initial estimate for Russian 2018 GDP growth clearly exceeded expectations, the latest BOFIT Forecast for Russia 2019–2021 sees growth slowing this year. Lower growth in ... more

Iran Country Report Apr19 - April, 2019

April 1, 2019

US State Department officials have warned that more sanctions targeted at Iran are on the way. The officials addressed a meeting on “Sanctions: A Key Foreign Policy Tool” held at the department ... more

Georgia Country Report Apr19 - April, 2019

April 1, 2019

Georgia, the small South Caucasus country of 3.9mn, expanded by 4.8% y/y in Q4 from Q3’s 3.7% y/y, meaning the country expanded by 4.8% y/y in 2018 overall. That compares to 2017’s 5% advance and ... more

Ukraine Country Report Mar19 - March, 2019

March 4, 2019

The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) reviewed downwards the assessment of growth of real GDP of the country in 2018 to 3.3% from 3.4%, but the change is unimportant as Ukraine continues to grow well ... more

Belarus Country Report Mar19 - March, 2019

March 4, 2019

The Belarusian economy is basically doing pretty well, although growth has fallen off in the last year. The country finished 2018 with 3% growth, however, in January growth fell to a low 0.7% on an ... more

Russia Country Report Mar19 - March, 2019

March 4, 2019

Russia’s economy put in a modest 0.7% growth in January y/y, as expectations for this year remain subdued, despite a controversial upgrade to 2.3% growth by Rosstat for the whole of 2018. ... more

Iran Country Report Mar19 - March, 2019

March 4, 2019

Iran has accused the US of creating a “war” situation with its reintroduction of heavy sanctions on November 5 designed to force the Iranians to the table to renegotiate their Middle East ... more

Georgia Country Report Mar19 - March, 2019

March 4, 2019

Georgia, the small South Caucasus country of 3.9mn, expanded by 4.8% y/y in Q4 from Q3’s 3.7% y/y, meaning the country expanded by 4.8% y/y in 2018 overall. That compares to 2017’s 5% advance and ... more

Belarus Country Report Feb19 - February, 2019

February 8, 2019

Belarus had a good year in 2018 and the economy grew by 3% year-on-year, according to the national statistics agency Belstat. The Belarusian economy has been recovering well on the back of the ... more

Ukraine Country Report Feb19 - February, 2019

February 8, 2019

Ukraine will continue its recovery in 2019, but growth will be weak, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on January 8, according to a report of the IMF published along with the text of the ... more

Russia Country Report Feb19 - February, 2019

February 8, 2019

Russia’s banks and companies are back in profit, but the population are miserable and feel poor. Last year Russia earned a record current account surplus of $114.9bn, but real incomes in 2018 fell ... more

Georgia Country Report Feb19 - February, 2019

February 8, 2019

Georgia, the small South Caucasus country of 3.9mn, expanded by 4.8% y/y in Q4 from Q3’s 3.7% y/y, meaning the country expanded by 4.8% y/y in 2018 overall. That compares to 2017’s 5% advance and ... more

Iran Country Report Feb19 - February, 2019

February 8, 2019

Iran has accused the US of creating a “war” situation with its reintroduction of heavy sanctions on November 5 designed to force the Iranians to the table to renegotiate their Middle East ... more

Iran Country Report Feb19 - February, 2019

February 8, 2019

Iran has accused the US of creating a “war” situation with its reintroduction of heavy sanctions on November 5 designed to force the Iranians to the table to renegotiate their Middle East ... more

Russia Country Report Sep18 - September, 2018

September 4, 2018

Just the threat of new “crushing” US sanctions that may be adopted in the autumn is already hurting the Russian economy in August. The Ministry of Economic development has already revised the ... more

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