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Romania: Economy Grows Above Expectations

16th November 2017
Romania recorded its highest annual real GDP growth since the global recession of 2007-08, reaching 8.6% in Q3 2017. Even though the country has been consistently among the overachievers in the EU in terms of economic growth in the past years, this development has surprised experts which were projecting figures close to the Q2 performance (5.9%).
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Recovery is Finally Here

14th September 2017
Comprehensive data revealed that economic activity surged in the Commonwealth of the Independent States (CIS).
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China’s Inflation Beats Market Consensus in August

11th September 2017
On a month-over-month (m-o-m) basis, PPI rose 0.9% m-o-m, accelerating by 0.7 ppt compared to July’s headline reading. Core CPI, with volatile food and energy prices excluded, was steadily moving higher to 2.2% y-o-y in August. Looking ahead, core CPI will continue the reflation pace in light of the rising prices of non-food basket, particularly in service prices.
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China Manufacturing PMI Rises Again

5th September 2017
China's manufacturing and non-manufacturing PMI moved oppositely in Aug, 2017, of which manufacturing PMI climbed 0.3 ppt to 51.7%, reaching its second highest level this year. While non-manufacturing PMI declined 1.1 ppt to 53.4% due to “unfavorable weather conditions” according to the official statement, it was still within the prosperous band.  
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Indian Automobile Sector

31st August 2017
The Indian automobile sector is one of the largest in the world, ranking 5th in both production and sales of motor vehicles. Since July 1st India implemented its new Goods & Services Tax system which is expected to give another boost to the already expanding auto industry
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Thai GDP grows at fastest pace in 4 years

23rd August 2017
Thailand’s real GDP grew by 3.7% YoY in the second quarter, recording the highest quarterly pace in more than 4 years. Thailand's economy in Q2-2017 was mainly driven by higher consumption expenditure (both private and government) as well as sound external sector, as exports recorded a record-high pace of growth in May.
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ASEAN Unemployment Rate

17th August 2017
The Philippines has the highest unemployment rate among the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The largest economies in the region, however, keep low unemployment as their strong economic performance have positive impact on labour markets. CEIC provides a quick view of the level of unemployment in the six major economies in the region for the second quarter of 2017.
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China Retail Sales Outlook: A City-Level Guide

16th August 2017
Research Analyst Suyang Zhou analyzes nine perspectives of the Chinese retail economy, including retail sales, disposable income per capita, net population change, business environment and business cost etc., to obtain a ‘3D overview’ of the consumer economy at city level.
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ASEAN Foreign Direct Investment 2017

10th August 2017
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) receives around 16% of the world FDI. The largest economies in the region remain a major investment destination. CEIC provides a quick view of the net flow of investment for the first quarter of the year.