Slovakia: less than 3,000 new apartments available in Bratislava

Bratislava, Slovakia (Kurt Bauschardt, CC BY-SA)

Ukrainian Naftogaz brings 16 per cent of state budget revenues

Romania lacks skilled workers

Slovakia

The Slovak Spectator informs, after the agency LEXXUS, that in Q3’18 the average price of apartments available on the market was EUR2,244 per square meter excluding VAT. It’s up 2.3 per cent q/q. The average price of sold apartments reached EUR2,078 per square meter excluding VAT.

The number of new apartments in Bratislava, the capit, is very limited. Only 2,767 new apartments are available. In Q2’18 real estate agencies offered 3,556 homes in 97 projects.

The Slovak Spectator quotes an expert from Lexxus, Peter Ondrovič, who explains the phenomenon: “The q/q decline was caused by a new mechanism and rules for getting mortgages and the annually repeating disinterest in residential real estate during this period of time caused by the holiday season”.

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Ukraine

Naftogaz Ukrainy, the state-owned oil&gas company, paid UAH95.7bn (EUR2.9bn) of taxes and dividends to the state budget in the period January-September 2018.

The Interfax informs that it’s about 16 per cent of all budget’s revenues. The agency also points out that in 2017 the Naftogaz and its companies paid UAH107.3bn to the state budget.

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Romania

Romania Insider reports on the PwC report on businesses’ difficulties in hiring skilled employees. Romania lost as much as 6 per cent of its GDP each year due to problems on the labor market. Romania is not the only country with such problem. The most affected country is Bulgaria which lost as much as 13.2 per cent of its GDP per year. Romania is followed by Poland (5.7 per cent), Malta (5.6 per cent) and Hungary (5.2 per cent).

“The five countries together thus lose about EUR46.4bn each year from this issue while in the whole European Union, losses amount to EUR324bn,” the Romania Insider quotes PwC.

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What’s up in indexes

BET (of Bucharest) increased from 8,393.37 index points Thursday, October 11th to 8,393.90 index points Friday, October 12th. It’ up 0.01 per cent d/d and up 4.96 per cent y/y.

BUX (of Budapest) increased from 35,904.54 index points Thursday, October 11th to 36,347.89 index points Friday, October 12th. It’s up 1.23 per cent d/d and down 6.25 per cent y/y.

CROBEX (of Zagreb) increased from 1,754.55 index points Thursday, October 11th to 1,772.68 index points Friday, October 12th. It’s up 1.03 per cent d/d and down 2.50 per cent y/y.

OMXR (of Riga) increased from 915,62 index points Thursday, October 11th to 935.36 index points Friday, October 12th. It’s up 2.16 per cent d/d and down 6.23 per cent y/y.

OMXT (of Tallinn) increased from 1,203.47 index points Thursday, October 11th to 1,213.31 index points Friday, October 12th. It’s up 0.82 per cent d/d and down 1.09 per cent y/y.

OMXV (of Vilnius) increased from 655.57 index points Thursday, October 11th to 662.43 index points Friday, October 12th. It’s up 1.05 per cent d/d and up 2.64 per cent y/y.

PX (of Prague) decreased from 1,083.68 index points Thursday, October 11th to 1,079.61 index points Friday, October 12th. It’s down 0.38 per cent d/d up 2.34 per cent y/y.

SAX (of Bratislava) closed at 331.88 index points Friday, October 12th. It’s the same result as Thursday’s. It’s 0 per cent change d/d and up 3.73 per cent y/y.

SOFIX (of Sofia) increased from 609.09 index points Thursday, October 11th to 610.40 index points Friday, October 12th. It’s up 0.22 per cent d/d and down 8.67 per cent y/y.

UX (of Kyiv) decreased from 1,710.00 index points Thursday, October 11th to 1,690.55 index points Friday, October 12th. It’s down 1.14 per cent d/d and down 39.50 per cent y/y.  

WIG20 (of Warsaw) increased from 2,159.88 index points Thursday, October 11th to 2,186.62 index points Friday, October 12th. It’s up 1.24 per cent d/d and down 13.83 per cent y/y.

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