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Country Report Turkey

Turkey’s economy is heading for a slowdown this year, as external financing conditions deteriorate and the central bank had to hike interest rates strongly to defend the lira. The AKP will likely win the upcoming municipal elections, even as an ongoing corruption probe may cost it some votes.

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Country Report Romania

Romania has embarked on a gradual export-driven economic recovery, but domestic demand has yet to pick up. Amid rising domestic political tensions, policymaking could come to a standstill until presidential elections are held in November.

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Country Report Bulgaria

In 2013, Bulgaria was plagued by social unrest related to discontent with the high level of corruption amongst politicians. However, the economy benefitted from stronger external demand.

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Country Report Azerbaijan

While the financing deal with Russia alleviates Ukraine’s external financing pressures, the deal is not without risk. The anti-government protests have increased pressure on President Yanukovych’s hold on power. Meanwhile, the domestic currency remains under pressure.

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Country Report Ukraine

While the financing deal with Russia alleviates Ukraine’s external financing pressures, the deal is not without risk. The anti-government protests have increased pressure on President Yanukovych’s hold on power. Meanwhile, the domestic currency remains under pressure.