TABLE-Emerging Europe business climate improves

miércoles 3 de junio de 2015 03:00 GYT
 

VIENNA, June 3 (Reuters) - The business climate in central and eastern Europe improved in
the three months to April/May as direct investors turned more optimistic about the current
situation and outlook, according to the OeKB CEE Business Climate index released on Wednesday. 
    The climate in Ukraine and Russia was especially negative amid Moscow's standoff with the
West over the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
    
       CEE REGION            II/2015   I/2015    IV/2014   III/2014   II/2014   I/2014   IV/2013
         (Survey conducted)          (APR/MAY) (JAN/FEB) (OCT/NOV)  (JUL/AUG)                   
                   ECONOMIC OUTLOOK                14        2         5         14        15   
    21       10                              
CURRENT BUSINESS SITUATION      23       19        20         25        18        20       20   
                           
BUSINESS EXPECTATIONS           19       12        10         16        19        24       19   
                           
BUSINESS CLIMATE                21       15        15         20        18        22       19   
                           
INVESTMENT STOCKS                7        5         5          6         3         7        4   
                          
       
    INDEX (2007=100)
CURRENT BUSINESS SITUATION     84.4      82.8      83.2      85.1      82.5      83.2      83.2 
                     
BUSINESS EXPECTATIONS          85.2      82.5      81.7      84.0      85.2      87.2      85.2 
                     
BUSINESS CLIMATE               84.9      82.6      82.6      84.5      83.7      85.3      84.1 
                     
              
BUSINESS CLIMATE BY COUNTRY   II/2015   I/2015    IV/2014   III/2014  II/2014   I/2014   IV/2014
        
POLAND                          45        36        32         40        40        48        35 
                
CZECH REPUBLIC                  38        30        28         34        31        36        26 
                
ROMANIA                         31        30        22         23        21        22        21 
                
SLOVAKIA                        29        26        25         26        23        23        24 
              
SLOVENIA                        25        20        13         21        21        13         2 
                
HUNGARY                         24        20        15         22        20         7         4 
                
BULGARIA                        21        18         4         12        10        13        10 
                
BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA              19        22        14         10        16        17        16 
                
SERBIA                          19        10        14         11        13        18         5 
                
CROATIA                          9         5        13         12        11        18        17 
               
RUSSIA                         -13       -31       -11         24        19        42        43 
                 UKRAINE                        -37       -43       -41        -27       -40    
   -4        19                  
           
    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 conducted over two months 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 John Stonestreet)