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Central Europe & Baltic States

Political Risk / Hungary

Opposition politicians have criticised Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s choice of media litigation lawyer Mónika Karas as the new head of the country’s media and communications authority (NMHH). Karas has previously worked for the publisher of daily newspaper ‘Magyar Nemzet’, as well as television station HirTV. According... 2013-08-23


Political Risk / Estonia

POLITICAL RISK - Coalition Popularity Continues To Decline Recent polling indicates that the governing coalition in Estonia, lead by the centre-right Reform Party, continues to see... 2013-08-23


Economy / Hungary

With consumer price inflation set to remain below the Hungarian central bank’s (MNB) target range in 2013 (we forecast the year-end rate to reach 2.4% year-on-year) this leaves... 2013-08-23

Russia & CIS

Economy / Moldova

BMI View: Industrial activity continued its strong recovery this year, expanding 6.4% year-on-year (y-o-y) in H113 (compared to just 0.3% at the same point in 2012). The manufacturing sector grew by 8.1% y-o-y over the same period. The figures are in line with our view of a robust rebound compared to the stagnation of 2012, though given the positive data in the first half of the... 2013-08-23


Political Risk / Uzbekistan

The Uzbek government has shifted its focus from not only suppressing any dissident political activity, but also ensuring that Uzbek music corresponds to certain ‘values’... 2013-08-23


Economy / Turkmenistan

We forecast consumer price inflation in Turkmenistan to fall to 5.8% by end-2013, from 6.5% in 2012 on the back of declining food prices reducing supply-side pressures, while moderating... 2013-08-23

South-East Europe

Economy / Turkey

BMI View: Underpinning our forecast for inflation to ease in the remainder of the year is our expectation that monetary tightening and higher foreign borrowing costs will slow the momentum of economic growth, easing demand-pull price pressures. However, a sharp devaluation of the lira in recent months will slowly feed through to the consumer price index, especially as energy prices... 2013-08-23


Political Risk / Turkey

POLITICAL RISK - PKK Peace Deal Comes Under Pressure The Turkish government has begun debating the "democratization package", a set of reforms aimed at expanding Kurdish... 2013-08-22


Economy / Macedonia

Macedonia maintains a below-average Short-Term Political Risk Rating score in the region, due mostly to its low 'Social Stability' score. At 56.2, Macedonia comes in significantly below... 2013-08-14