52% of Russians support continuing the war against Ukraine, whereas 38% of respondents to a new poll by the Russian Field sociological agency were in favour of moving to peace talks with Ukraine.
Worst figure for 25 years weakens forint and piles more more pressure on the central bank to keep putting up rates.
Inflation expected to reach 13.9% in December as war in Ukraine keeps fuelling supply-side issues in some key commodity markets.
Despite the authorities’ demand for ‘lira-isation’ few Turks have any real faith in the national currency as inflation runs riot.
At the end of July, 240,706 Czechs were seeking employment. This figure is 9,397 more people than the previous month, translating into a rise of 0.2%.
Both crops are in high demand given the disruption caused by the war in neighbouring Ukraine to international food markets.
High import prices of food and energy are now spilling over into the prices of other products and services.
BNR says it expects no further rise in inflation over the coming two quarters and is concerned about the economic stagnation in the second and third quarters of 2022.
Hungary’s industrial production grew 4.8% y/y in June, up from a 3.4% increase in the previous month.
Retail sales growth slowed to an annual 4.1% in June from 12% in the preceding month.
New orders expand “at near-record pace”.
The seasonally adjusted S&P Global Russia Services PMI Business Activity Index grew at its fastest pace in more than a year to post 54.7 in July, up from 51.7 in June.
8.0% m/m surge in energy prices help industrial price rise keep close to the 50% y/y level for the fourth month in a row.
Wages in Ukraine have been rising faster than those in Russia in recent years, but the devaluation of the hryvnia means that they have tumbled by more than a quarter in the last month and made Ukraine the poorest country in Europe again.
The Bruegel think-tank has published a set of interactive charts that show very clearly how Russian gas imports to Europe this year are well below the historical average.
Russia’s Central Bank for the first time gave a forecast of a fall in Russian GDP in the third quarter – according to the regulator, the economy may fall by 7%, and inflation will continue to slow down.
Poland's Purchasing Managers' Index dropped 2.3 points to 42.1 in July amid sharp falls in output and new orders.
The seasonally adjusted S&P Global Russia Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ PMI Index was still in the black with 50.3 in July, but down slightly from 50.9 in June.
North Macedonia’s retail sales dropped by a real 2.6% year-on-year in June.
Annual inflation speeded up by 0.6 percentage points from the previous month.