TABLE-Emerging Europe business climate deteriorates

miércoles 2 de diciembre de 2015 07:09 GYT
 

VIENNA, Dec 2 (Reuters) - The business climate in central and eastern Europe deteriorated in
the three months to Oct./Nov. as direct investors turned more pessimistic about the business
situation and outlook, according to the OeKB CEE Business Climate index released on Wednesday. 
    
CEE REGION              IV/2015  III/2015   II/2015   I/2015    IV/2014   III/2014   II/2014   
(Survey conducted)     (OCT/NOV) (JUL/AUG) (APR/MAY) (JAN/FEB) (OCT/NOV)  (JUL/AUG) (APR/MAY) 
ECONOMIC OUTLOOK             16     18         14        2         5         14        15       
                                     
CURRENT BUSINESS SITUATION   21     23         23       19        20         25        18       
                                      
BUSINESS EXPECTATIONS        21     23         19       12        10         16        19       
                                      
BUSINESS CLIMATE             21     23         21       15        15         20        18       
                                      
INVESTMENT STOCKS             6      7          7        5         5          6         3       
                                    
       
    INDEX (2007=100)
CURRENT BUSINESS SITUATION    83.6     84.4      84.4      82.8      83.2      85.1      82.5   
        
BUSINESS EXPECTATIONS         86.0     86.8      85.2      82.5      81.7      84.0      85.2   
        BUSINESS CLIMATE              84.9     85.7      84.9      82.6      82.6      84.5     
83.7   
                    
BUSINESS CLIMATE (COUNTRY)    IV/2015  III/2015  II/2015   I/2015    IV/2014   III/2014  II/2014
     
POLAND                        40       42        45        36         32        40        40    
                             
CZECH REPUBLIC                31       38        38        30         28        34        31    
                            
ROMANIA                       30       31        31        30         22        23        21    
                         
SLOVAKIA                      28       29        29        26         25        26        23    
                      
SLOVENIA                      18       25        25        20         13        21        21    
                         
HUNGARY                       28       28        24        20         15        22        20    
                         
BULGARIA                      24       22        21        18         4         12        10    
                        
BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA            19       20        19        22         14        10        16    
                         
SERBIA                        18       16        19        10         14        11        13    
                          
CROATIA                       12       13         9         5         13        12        11    
                       
RUSSIA                       -12       -5       -13       -31        -11        24        19    
                         UKRAINE                      -19       -29      -37       -43       
-41       -27       -40                             
           
    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 Shadia Nasralla; editing by Francois Murphy)