Budapest airport is the fastest growing in the CSE region

Budapest Airport, Hungary (Paul Beattie, CC BY-ND)

Inflation in Croatia grows

Ukraine's GDP growth the highest in the last seven years

Hungary

The Budapest Airport handled close to 15 million passengers in 2018, a record high, the airport said in a press release. “Budapest Airport handled 14,867,491 arriving and departing passengers in 2018, almost 1.8 million more than in 2017, representing an annual growth rate of 13.5 per cent” the airport announced.

This growth makes the capital city airport of Hungary the fastest growing airport in the Central and Southeast Europe (CSE). ”Solid growth figures are the basis of the long-term development plans of Budapest Airport with investment of EUR700m into the airport infrastructure,’’ the airport added.

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Croatia

Croatia’s average annual consumer price inflation accelerated to 1.5 per cent last year, from 1.1 per cent in 2017, the country’s statistical office (DZS) said. “In December 2018, consumer prices in Croatia were 0.8 per cent higher on the year and 0.8 per cent lower on the month” DZS informed.

The prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages, which have the biggest weight of 27.90 per cent in the consumer basket, rose 1.0 per cent in 2018, while the prices of housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels prices (16.22 per cent weight), increased 2.7 per cent, the Bureau of Statistics said in a monthly inflation report. The Croatian National Bank (HNB) expects the inflation rate to slow down to 0.9 per cent in 2019. HNB also forecasts Croatia’s economic growth in 2018 and in 2019 at the rate of 2.7 per cent.

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Ukraine

According to preliminary forecasts of the National Bank of Ukraine, GDP growth in 2018 amounted to 3.4 per cent, which is the highest figure in the past seven years. “GDP growth for nine months of 2018 was 3.8 per cent. Our forecast for the end of 2018 is 3.4 per cent, which is a record figure for the past seven years,” informed Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Yakiv Smoliy. He also noted that last year Ukraine managed to slowdown the inflation.

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What’s up in indexes

BET (of Bucharest) increased from 6994.26 index points Tuesday, January 15th to 7065.74 index points Wednesday, January 16th. It’s up 0.14 per cent d/d and down 14.18 per cent y/y.

BUX (of Budapest) increased from 40600.00 index points Tuesday, January 15th to 40933.00 index points Wednesday, January 16th. It’s up 0.82 per cent d/d and up 3.15 per cent y/y.

CROBEX (of Zagreb) increased from 1,747.60 index points Tuesday, January 15th to 1,752.38 index points Wednesday, January 16th.It’s up 0.27 per cent d/d and down 4.50 per cent y/y.

OMXR (of Riga) increased from 969.89 index points Tuesday, January 15th to 973.05 index points Wednesday, January 16th. It’s up 0.33 per cent d/d and down4.97 per cent y/y.

OMXT (of Tallinn) decreased from 1207.16 index points Tuesday, January 15th to 1,206.49 index points Wednesday, January 16th. It’s down 0.06 per cent d/d and down 4.99 per cent y/y.

OMXV (of Vilnius) increased from 631.69 index points Tuesday, January 15th to 633.24 index points Wednesday, January 16th. It’s down 0.24 per cent d/d and down 5.08 per cent y/y.

PX (of Prague) increased from 1004.03 index points Tuesday, January 15th to 1019.00 index points Wednesday, January 16th. It’s up 1.49 per cent d/d and down 8.60 per cent y/y.

SAX (of Bratislava) increased from 336.36 index points Tuesday, January 15th to 336.79 index points Wednesday, January 16th. It’s up 0.13 per cent d/d and down 1.15 per cent y/y.

SOFIX (of Sofia) decreased from 565.50 index points Tuesday, January 15th to 563.40 index points Wednesday, January 16th. It’s down 0.38 per cent d/d and down 21.25 per cent y/y.

UX (of Kyiv) closed at 1,710.65 index points Wednesday, January 16th. It’s the same result as Tuesday’s. It’s 0 per cent change d/d and up 14.77 per cent y/y.

WIG20 (of Warsaw) increased from 2344.56 index points Tuesday, January 15th to 2364.17 index points Wednesday, January 16th. It’s up 0.84 per cent d/d and down 8.76 per cent y/y.

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