The Green Deal - 04/24 (EN) #responsiblebanking

Jörg BAYER APRIL 12, 2024 09:54 CEST

The momentum on the ESG primary market picked up again in March, which can be attributed in particular to corporate issuers. The trend towards Green Bonds was also confirmed. Keyword Green Bond - we took a closer look at the potential pool of issuers for EuGBs and are looking forward to the end of the year when this standard comes into force.

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ECB Watch: All is set to cut in June

Franz ZOBL APRIL 11, 2024 15:31 CEST

For one last time, the ECB has kept key interest rates unchanged. At the next meeting in June, however, everything will be ready to kick-start the rate cutting cycle. Today's ECB meeting should be seen as a preparatory one, at which no additional impulses were given.

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Serbia Watch: Key rate flat but cuts around the corner

Ljiljana GRUBIC APRIL 11, 2024 14:07 CEST

The Executive Board of the National Bank of Serbia (NBS) decided to keep the key rate at 6.5%, for the ninth month in a row. Local price developments support a scenario of a rate cut already in Q2 but upside risks for US rates may affect the timing of first cuts by NBS.

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Ukraine Watch: March CPI reaches lowest level since November 2020

Serhii KOLODII APRIL 11, 2024 08:59 CEST

Inflation fell sharply in March from 4.3% to 3.2% yoy. A slight drop in food prices was the main factor behind this, which was not in line with traditional seasonal trends. We have adjusted our annual inflation forecast for 2024 from 9.0% to 7.5%.

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Czechia Watch: Inflation remained within CNB target in March

Martin KRON APRIL 10, 2024 17:03 CEST

In February, inflation finally reached the CNB’s target after a long period, and this development was sustained in March, aligning with our forecast. This is undoubtedly good news, but there are apparent differences in the individual sections of the consumer basket.

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Albania Watch: Albanian tourism takes flight, fueling steady growth in 2023

Fjorent RRUSHI APRIL 09, 2024 12:03 CEST

Albania's 2023 growth story boasts a vibrant tourism sector, with visitor arrivals soaring. However, a closer look reveals a tale of two halves. While tourism fuels growth, a lingering question emerges: is the full economic picture being captured? A high statistical discrepancy suggests significant activity might be hidden, particularly within the informal tourism sector. Can Albania address these challenges and ensure sustainable growth in the future?

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B&H Watch: Below average dynamic confirmed with Q4 2023 GDP (+1.7% yoy)

Ivona ZAMETICA APRIL 02, 2024 17:00 CEST

The economy of Bosnia and Herzegovina kept growing at a below-average rate of 1.7% yoy in 2023 with Q4 confirming that trend (also +1.7% yoy). In a nutshell, consumption and investments held the economy in a positive zone in 2023.

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