TABLE-Emerging Europe business climate slips

miércoles 7 de mayo de 2014 03:00 GYT
 

VIENNA, May 7 (Reuters) - The business climate in central and eastern Europe slipped in the
three months through April as direct investors turned more bearish about the outlook for the
region's economies and business expectations fell, according to the OeKB CEE Business Climate
index released on Wednesday.    
    
       CEE REGION            II/2014   I/2014   IV/2013   III/2013  II/2013   I/2013   IV/2012  
    (Survey conducted)           (APRIL)   (JAN)     (OCT)     (JULY)   (APRIL)   (JAN)    
(OCT)        ECONOMIC OUTLOOK               15        21       10        -1       -4         7  
     -4               
CURRENT BUSINESS SITUATION     18        20       20        17       16        20        20     
         
BUSINESS EXPECTATIONS          19        24       19        14       11        15         8     
         
BUSINESS CLIMATE               18        22       19        15       13        17        14     
         
INVESTMENT STOCKS               3         7        4         5        1         6         3     
         
       
    INDEX (2007=100)
CURRENT BUSINESS SITUATION    82.5      83.2     83.2      82.1     81.7      83.2      83.2    
     
BUSINESS EXPECTATIONS         85.2      87.2     85.2      83.3     82.1      83.7      80.9    
     
BUSINESS CLIMATE              83.7      85.3     84.1      82.6     81.8      83.4      82.2    
     
              
BUSINESS CLIMATE BY COUNTRY   II/2014   I/2014   IV/2014  III/2013  II/2013  I/2013  IV/2012    
POLAND                          40        48        35        30       29       35       30     
   
CZECH REPUBLIC                  31        36        26        14       18       24       22     
   
SLOVAKIA                        23        23        24        17       19       16       16     
   
ROMANIA                         21        22        21        19       17       19       16     
   
SLOVENIA                        21        13         2        -2       -9        7       -5     
   
HUNGARY                         20         7         4        -2       -7       -2       -8     
   
RUSSIA                          19        42        43        33       40       50       43     
    
BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA              16        17        16        15        6       11        7     
   
SERBIA                          13        18         5         8        7        6        2     
   
CROATIA                         11        18        17        19       11        9        7     
   
BULGARIA                        10        13        10         9        1        0        5     
   
UKRAINE                        -40        -4        19        22       17       27       29     
   
           
    NOTE - Surveyed companies have three options to answer: positive, neutral or   
negative. The index shows the balance of positive answers minus negative   
answers. A value above zero signals more positive than negative answers, a value   
below zero more negative than positive answers.      
    The OeKB Central European Business Climate Index is based on quarterly   
surveys of around 400 international companies with regional headquarters in   
Austria that manage 1,500 affiliate companies in 21 countries in central and   
Eastern Europe. 

 (Reporting by Michael Shields; Editing by Catherine Evans)