TABLE-Emerging Europe business climate slips, Russia plunges

miércoles 5 de noviembre de 2014 05:52 GYT
 

VIENNA, Nov 5 (Reuters) - The business climate in central and eastern Europe fell in the
three months through October as direct investors turned more bearish about the current situation
and outlook, according to the OeKB CEE Business Climate index released on Wednesday. The climate
in Russia and Ukraine was especially negative amid Moscow's standoff with the West over
allegations that it is supporting separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine.   
    
       CEE REGION            IV/2014   III/2014   II/2014   I/2014   IV/2013   III/2013  II/2013
      (Survey conducted)            (OCT)     (JULY)    (APRIL)   (JAN)     (OCT)     (JULY)  
(APRIL)         ECONOMIC OUTLOOK                5         14        15        21       10       
-1       -4                     
CURRENT BUSINESS SITUATION     20         25        18        20       20        17       16    
                 
BUSINESS EXPECTATIONS          10         16        19        24       19        14       11    
                 
BUSINESS CLIMATE               15         20        18        22       19        15       13    
                 
INVESTMENT STOCKS               5          6         3         7        4         5        1    
                
       
    INDEX (2007=100)
CURRENT BUSINESS SITUATION    83.2      85.1     82.5      83.2     83.2      82.1     81.7     
          
BUSINESS EXPECTATIONS         81.7      84.0     85.2      87.2     85.2      83.3     82.1     
          
BUSINESS CLIMATE              82.6      84.5     83.7      85.3     84.1      82.6     81.8     
          
              
BUSINESS CLIMATE BY COUNTRY  IV/2014   III/2014  II/2014   I/2014   IV/2014  III/2013  II/2013  
    
POLAND                         32         40        40        48        35        30       29   
          
CZECH REPUBLIC                 28         34        31        36        26        14       18   
          
SLOVAKIA                       25         26        23        23        24        17       19   
         
ROMANIA                        22         23        21        22        21        19       17   
          
HUNGARY                        15         22        20         7         4        -2       -7   
          
SERBIA                         14         11        13        18         5         8        7   
          
BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA             14         10        16        17        16        15        6   
          
SLOVENIA                       13         21        21        13         2        -2       -9   
          
CROATIA                        13         12        11        18        17        19       11   
         
BULGARIA                        4         12        10        13        10         9        1   
          
RUSSIA                        -11         24        19        42        43        33       40   
           UKRAINE                       -41        -27       -40        -4        19        22 
     17              
           
    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 Susan Fenton)