CSE and CIS
Ukraine and the IMF have agreed upon a new program of financial assistance. The previous program ended in failure — the government in Kiev did not receive the full amount of assistance funds and the expected economic effects were not achieved.
Banks in Croatia doubled their pre-tax profits in the first nine months of 2018, according to Croatian National Bank (CNB). Crotain banking sector has the highest capital employed in the economy, around HRK60 bn.
According to the latest Eurostat data, hourly labor costs rose by 2.5 per cent in the Eurozone and by 2.7 per cent in the EU28 in the Q3’18 y/y. The corresponding numbers for the Q2’18 were 2.3 per cent and 2.7 per cent respectively.