26Oct2015

Ukraine’s gross external debt rose 5.1% in the first half of the year after a Eurobond sale and on a weaker hryvnia, the central bank said. Debt totalled USD 123.4 billion as of July 1,…

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26Oct2015

Ukraine’s current-account deficit widened in July from the previous month, the central bank said. The gap reached USD 574 million in July compared with USD 281 million a month earlier. The central bank revised the…

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26Oct2015

In May 2011, the Ukraine economy started regaining its footing from March-April weaknesses. Industrial production growth picked up to 8.6% yoy from 4.9% yoy in April. Expansion in retail trade and construction accelerated to 15.5%…

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26Oct2015

Trade turnover between Bulgaria and Romania totaled 2.8 billion € in 2010, Romania’s economy ministry said as quoted by news agency BTA. The states recorded a 39% annual growth in bilateral trade in the first…

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26Oct2015

The Bucharest-based Banca Nationala a Romaniei kept the monetary policy rate at a record-low 6.25%. The decision was expected by seven out of eight economists surveyed by Bloomberg. One expected a quarter-point cut. The government,…

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26Oct2015

Bulgarian inflation quickened in May after slowing the previous month as fuel and food prices in the European Union’s poorest country rose. The annual rate was 4.8 percent, compared with 4.6 percent in April, the…

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26Oct2015

Ukraine’s central bank raised the cost of deposit certificates to remove excessive liquidity from the market, Kommersant-Ukraine reported, citing a central bank document it obtained a copy of. The annual interest for two-week certificates was…

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26Oct2015

Ukraine’s debt, including state guarantees, fell 0.7 percent in May as the government repaid some foreign and domestic credits, the Finance Ministry said. Sovereign debt declined to $57.8 billion as of May 31 from $58.2…

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26Oct2015

In the period January-March 2011, Bulgaria’s exports to the EU increased by 56.4% compared to the same period a year earlier, totaling BGN 5.7 bn, the National Statistical Institute reported (NSI). The main trade partners…

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26Oct2015

Romania’s economy expanded more than initially reported in the first quarter on surging exports boosted by demand from western Europe. Gross domestic product (GDP) rose 1.7 percent, the first annual growth in two years, compared…

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