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.
GDP per capita in the North-West region of Bulgaria is just 32% of the EU average.
Romania's retail sales volume index increased by 1.6% y/y in January amid expectations of an austerity budget for 2021.
The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) reversed its easing policy and hiked rates for the first time since June 2020 by 50bp to 6.5% at its monetary policy meeting on March 4.
The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit Russia Services Business Activity Index registered 52.2 in February, down slightly from 52.7 in January. The latest reading signalled a modest rate of expansion that was slower than the long-run series average.
Better performance in Q4 left North Macedonia with a 4.5% GDP contraction for 2020.
Services dragged the economy down, contributing a 3.2pp decline in Q4.
Kazakhstan manufacturing PMI posted 48.5 in February, as the rate of decline eased thanks to an increase in new orders.
The index’s expansion strengthens the outlook for recovery in Poland’s manufacturing sector in 2021.
Serbia had one of the smallest GDP contractions across the emerging Europe region in 2020.
Fourth quarter slowdown was significantly lower than during the first wave of the pandemic, despite worse epidemiological data.
The headline seasonally adjusted IHS Markit Russia Manufacturing PMI put in its strongest growth since April 2019 after registering 51.5 in February, up from 50.9 in January, signalling a marginal improvement in the health of Russian manufacturing.