Tighter regulation and growing geopolitical tensions have caused a downturn in global Chinese outward FDI in the past two years. The Central and Eastern Europe region is no exception.
The growth accelerated due to the higher output in the key manufacturing industry, despite the fall in the mining and quarrying and electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning sector.
Lack of improvement externally coupled with declining confidence in domestic economy mean economic growth is expected to remain subdued this year, the Bank of Slovenia said.
Investment to fund global expansion for Eligma, which aims to make cryptocurrencies part of daily life and shopping.
The greatest impact on annual inflation in August was from higher prices of goods and services in the housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels sector.
Both imports and exports rose sharply in Q2 with a particularly strong growth in imports causing the trade balance to deteriorate.
Despite the recent consumer boom, all but one of the eastern EU members produces less waste than any western member, a new study from Eurostat shows.