Current account

Current account deficit, up almost 17 pct in 2019, to 10.48 bln euros

The balance-of-payments current account registered a deficit of 10.478 billion euros last year, an increase of almost 17 pct compared to the similar period of 2018, shows a press release of the National Bank of Romania (BNR) sent to AGERPRES on Thursday. In 2018, the current account deficit was 8.96 billion euros.

Turkey to post $1.2 bln current account surplus: Survey

Turkey's current account balance is projected to post a $1.2 billion surplus in 2019, an Anadolu Agency survey found on Feb. 12.

The central bank is set on Feb. 14 to announce the current account balance for 2019 and estimates from a group of 12 economists range between $800 million and $1.7 billion.

Greek current account deficit shrinks in November

Greece's current account deficit shrank in November compared with the same month last year on the back of an improved balance in the primary income account due to lower net payments for interest and dividends, the Bank of Greece said on Monday.

Central bank data showed the deficit was 1.392 billion euros down from 1.446 billion euros in November 2018.

Current account posts $518 mln deficit in November

Turkey's current account balance saw a deficit of $518 million in November 2019, official figures revealed on Jan. 13.

The balance posted a $1 billion surplus in the same month of 2018, according to the Central Bank of Turkey (CBRT).

The bank's balance of payments figures showed the country's 12-month rolling surplus amounted to $2.7 billion.

€ 600 Million More Foreign Investments in Bulgaria since the Beginning of the Year

In August 2019, Bulgaria's current account surplus exceeded EUR 1.1 billion, while foreign direct investment increased by EUR 76 million, but with a total increase of over EUR 600 million since the beginning of the year, BNB data on Bulgaria's balance of payments show, BNR reported.

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