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Russia Consumer Prices (Nov.)

The rise in Russian inflation to 8.4% y/y last month reinforces our view that the central bank will hike the one-week repo rate by 75bp (to 8.25%) when it meets in December – that’s a larger hike than the current consensus view.
William Jackson Chief Emerging Markets Economist
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Emerging Europe Economics Weekly

Corporate FX debt risks in Turkey, EU fund hopes

Recent plans announced by the Turkish authorities to restrict access to lira-denominated loans to corporates with large FX holdings add to the growing risks stemming from corporates' large FX debts. Meanwhile, Poland and Hungary are moving closer to unlocking access to some EU funds but a lack of progress on reforms to the rule of law means that these are likely to be delayed for some time. A resolution to the dispute may give a boost to the beleaguered Hungarian forint, but it will not solve all the problems and macro imbalances that have made it one of the worst performing EM currencies this year.
EM Drop-In (Thurs, 7th July): Join our economists for their regular monthly briefing on the hot stories in EMs – and those that aren’t getting the attention they deserve. In this 20-minute session, topics will include the outlook for EM FX markets after the recent sell-offs. Register now.

1 July 2022

Emerging Europe Data Response

Manufacturing PMIs (Jun.)

Manufacturing PMIs for June showed further weakness across the region with the exception of Russia, which seems to have benefitted from a shift from imports toward domestic production. There were some encouraging signs that price pressures and supply disruptions have continued to ease, but we still expect industrial production to weaken sharply in coming months. EM Drop-In (Thurs, 7th July): Join our economists for their regular monthly briefing on the hot stories in EMs – and those that aren’t getting the attention they deserve. In this 20-minute session, topics will include the outlook for EM FX markets after the recent sell-offs. Register now.

1 July 2022

Emerging Europe Economics Update

The impact of Ukrainian refugees on CEE so far

Ukrainian refugees have boosted labour forces and consumer spending across Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) since the outbreak of the war, but this could prove short-lived if the conflict remains concentrated in Eastern Ukraine and more refugees return home. This Update answers some questions on the impact of refugees in CEE so far, and compares these findings to the analysis we made in an Update in March. EM Drop-In (Thurs, 7th July): Join our economists for their regular monthly briefing on the hot stories in EMs – and those that aren’t getting the attention they deserve. In this 20-minute session, topics will include the outlook for EM FX markets after the recent sell-offs. Register now.

30 June 2022

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Emerging Europe Economics Update

Turkey: five key questions (and answers)

This Update answers some of the most common questions that we have received from clients during Turkey’s recent turmoil. In short, the economic fallout doesn’t look like it will be as bad as it was after the 2018 crisis. However, policymakers look less willing to take action to shore up the currency and, as a result, the introduction of some form of capital controls appears to be a bigger risk.

7 December 2021

Latin America Data Response

Brazil Industrial Production (Oct.)

The surprise 0.6% m/m fall in Brazilian industrial production in October and weakness in the surveys for last month provide early evidence that the contraction in the economy last quarter may be followed by another q/q drop in GDP in Q4.

3 December 2021

Latin America Data Response

Brazil GDP (Q3 2021)

The 0.1% q/q fall in Brazilian GDP in Q3 confirmed that problems in the agricultural and industrial sectors tipped the economy into a technical recession. And with financial conditions tightening, the terms of trade worsening, and the threat from the new Omicron variant, the risks to our GDP growth forecast for next year of 1.3% are skewed firmly to the downside. Copom may temper its hawkish sentiment a bit at its meeting next week, with a 150bp hike (rather than 175bp) now looking more likely.

2 December 2021
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