Daily Report 08.05.2019
Datum objave: 08.05.2019
Three loan agreements on projects worth USD 142 million signed with World Bank
Serbian Finance Minister Sinisa Mali met with Cyril Muller, the Vice President for the World Bank's Europe and Central Asia region, in Belgrade today (May 7), on which occasion three loan agreements on projects worth a total of USD 142 million were signed. Minister Mali signed agreements with Stephen Ndegwa, the World Bank Country Manager for Serbia, on the projects of upgrading the electronic government, modernizing the tax administration and improving commerce and transport in the Western Balkans by a applying multi-phase program approach.
Demand for cash loans rises, each Serbian citizen owes EUR 1,000 in average
Serbian citizens are currently repaying banking debts worth around EUR 7 billion, amounting to around EUR 1,000 per citizen, Politika newspapers wrote, citing the banking sources. The problem lies in the fact that retail cash loans currently amount to EUR 3.5 billion, equal to the mortgage debt. As the Belgrade office of the World Bank explains, cash loans are more risky, as they are not used for investments, but for spending.
EUR 930 million transferred from Serbia to offshore companies last year
Companies that operate in Serbia transferred last year a total of EUR 930 million from Serbia to offshore companies in various countries with most of the money ending up in Hong Kong (EUR 764 million), Singapore (EUR 67.3 million) and the British Virgin Islands (EUR 22 million). According to the National Bank of Serbia, millions of euros were simultaneously transferred to Panama (EUR 10 million), Liechtenstein and the Marshall Islands (EUR 9 million each), and the Dominican Republic, Lebanon, Belize and Seychelles (EUR 3 million each).
Dow drops 470 points on growing trade-war threat, biggest decline since early January, Europe markets close lower as US-China trade tensions escalate
Stocks fell sharply on Tuesday after a top U.S. trade official indicated that higher tariffs on Chinese goods are coming later this week, disappointing traders who hoped President Donald Trump’s weekend tweet threat was just a negotiation tactic. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 473.39 points, or 1.79%, to 25,965.09 after plunging as much as 648.77 points at its low of the day, while the S&P 500 dropped 1.65% to 2,884.05. It was the Dow’s biggest drop since January 3. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 1.96% to 7,963.76. All 30 of Dow components fell and all 11 S&P sectors traded lower in the broad sell-off.
European stocks closed sharply lower on Tuesday as investors monitored trade developments between the U.S and China. The pan-European STOXX Europe 600 was 1.5% lower at the closing bell, with most sectors and major bourses seeing heavy losses.
Shares of BMW fell by around 4% after the German carmaker reported a 78% drop in first-quarter profits, hit by legal provisions and expenses.
Meanwhile, the European Commission released its latest economic forecast. The Commission still expects growth in the whole EU to hit 1.4% this year and 1.6% next year. However, it cut growth forecasts for Germany for the second time this year, as trade tensions and a Chinese slowdown weigh on the traditional economic powerhouse of the region.
Daily Report 23.08.2019
23.08.2019 | Dow rises slightly ahead of big speech from the Fed chief; European stocks close lower amid recession fears; investors await Fed clarity; MTLC: Metalac reports 6% higher consolidated 6M19 sales, while net profit drops 6.5% y/y; Serbia, EAEU to sign free trade deal on October 25 - Russian ambassador; Serbia's Sojaprotein says backs Victoria Group buyout bid
Daily Report 22.08.2019
22.08.2019 | Dow jumps more than 200 points, Target and Lowe's surge on strong earnings; European stocks close higher as investors await Fed minutes; Government plans to reduce tax burden on wages; Agreement with CRBC on construction of Fruska Gora Corridor to be signed by Spring 2020; Knjaz Milos acquired by Mattoni 1873, PepsiCo
Daily Report 20.08.2019
20.08.2019 | Dow rallies more than 200 points as Wall Street continues rebound from August sell-off; European stocks close higher as policy stimulus hopes grow; Greene King up 51%; New motorways could attract investors to southwestern Serbia; Almost 85% of new factories opened along Corridor 10; MTLC: Metalac to report consolidated 6M numbers on Thursday, 22th August
Daily Report 19.08.2019
19.08.2019 | Dow rallies 300 points to end another wild week on Wall Street; European stocks close higher, ending a volatile week for global equity markets; ENHL: Energoprojekt 115. on the list of largest design companies; The pipeline pushed the value of June's building permits; Dinar against the euro 117.77 today
Daily Report 16.08.2019
16.08.2019 | Dow rises 99 points led by Walmart, rebounding from worst day of 2019; European stocks close lower in choppy session; ENHL: Energoprojekt reported improved financial performances for 6M 2019; MTLC: Metalac reported non-consolidated numbers, suggesting low single digit growth in 2019 is most realistic; JESV: Jedinstvo posted jump in sales&net profit in 6M19 period
Daily Report 15.08.2019
15.08.2019 | Dow tanks 800 points in worst day of 2019 after bond market sends recession warning; European stocks close sharply lower on weak data, bond market recession warnings; FITO: Galenika Fitofarmacija made 1.1 billion dinars net profit in 1H19, down 9.8% y/y; PLNN: Planinka buys Kursumlijska Spa – Grand opening by end of 2020, necessary investments exceed EUR 10 million; NBS: Inflation remains stable at about 2.0% next two years
Daily Report 14.08.2019
14.08.2019 | Stocks jump led by Apple after US delays some China tariffs; European stocks close higher as US delays China tariffs on phones and clothing; Serbia takes first place in greenfield direct foreign investments globally; Fiat to manufacture seven-seater SUV based on "tipo" model in Kragujevac; Victoria offers RSD 180 per share for remaining stake at Sojaprotein
Daily Report 13.08.2019
13.08.2019 | Dow drops 390 points and slips back below 26,000 as bond yields decline; European stocks close lower amid trade war worries; Tullow Oil up 20%; NBS: FX reserves at EUR 12.7bn in July; NBS: Annual inflation in July at 1.6%; EUR 12 billion for investment plan, investments to be made in utility, transport, energy digital infrastructure and tourism
Daily Report 12.08.2019
12.08.2019 | Stocks fall on renewed trade war fears as Wall Street concludes volatile week; European stocks close lower as Italian banks plunge on political turmoil; Autos down 2.5%; Dinar to hit record high on Monday at 117, 6809 for one €; Talks on Belgrade-Bar railroad with Montenegro; Government again gives 21 million euro to Air Serbia
Daily Report 09.08.2019
09.08.2019 | Stocks rally, pushing S&P 500 into positive territory for the wild week; European stocks close higher as sharp fall in global bond yields stabilizes; Serbia's c-bank cuts key repo rate to 2.5%; Turnover through instant payments in July RSD 8 billion; Investment cycle to result in 5% GDP growth