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CEIZ index for November 2017: GDP growth rate of 3 percent in 2017, with economic activity decreasing at the end of the year

In November 2017, the CEIZ index fell by 0.24 points compared to the previous month. This is the fourth decrease in index value in a row since July 2017, when the index reached its peak in 2017. Such values suggest that in the fourth quarter of 2017, economic activity slowed down compared to the second and third quarter. Based on the index values available for two out of three months of the fourth quarter of 2017, we can conclude that in the fourth quarter the Croatian economy added only 0.1 percent to the third...

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New edition of Croatian Economic Survey

The Institute of Economics, Zagreb has published a new issue of the Croatian Economic Survey, 19(2), 2017, a scientific journal focused on publishing high-quality research papers on topics in all areas of economics and other related disciplines. The latest issue brings two research papers and three review papers. All papers are written in English.The latest edition of the journal brings the following papers: Nikica Mojsoska Blazevski, Marjan Petreski and Maja Ristovska: Breaking Up the Vicious...

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OVI for 2017: Substantial labor market recovery

Labor demand a third higher than in 2016, exceeding pre-crisis levels   In 2017 OVI rose by 33 percent compared to 2016, indicating a strong recovery of labor demand. Compared to the pre-crisis year of 2007, the total number of online job advertisements in 2017 was 14 percent higher, suggesting that demand in the Croatian labor market is even higher than in the best pre-crisis years.   Although most online job advertisements in 2017 represented fixed-term employment (45 percent of all...

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New edition of Economic Trends and Economic Policy

The latest issue of Economic Trends and Economic Policy brings research articles: “Facilitating Effective Science-Industry Collaborative Research: A Literature Review”, “Applying the Concept of Flexicurity in the Republic of Croatia” and “Analysis of Competitiveness of the Republic of Croatia in the European and Global Logistics Space”. It also brings a review of Richard Baldwin's book The Great Convergence: Information Technology and the New Globalization. Ivan-Damir Anić brings the article “Facilitating Effective...

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OVI for November 2017: Labor demand grows, but at a slightly slower pace

In November 2017, the OVI index registered a 38.2 percent growth when compared to the same month of the previous year, indicating a continuation of strong labor demand growth. Seasonally adjusted index values point to a slightly slower growth pace as the seasonally adjusted index fell by 1.4 percent, which is the third largest drop this year (after April and September). Nevertheless, due to favorable index movements in most of the months this year, the total number of job advertisements in the first eleven months...