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CEIZ index for August 2017: GDP growth acceleration in the third quarter of 2017

In August of 2017, the CEIZ index recorded a small increase of 0.1 points compared to July, which means that the economic activity in that month accelerated somewhat when compared to the month before. The index value itself suggests that the Croatian economy will achieve a real GDP growth rate of 2.9 percent in the third quarter compared to the same quarter of the previous year. On a quarterly basis, the index value indicates that the Croatian economy could grow by 1.0 percent in the third quarter of 2017 compared...

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New edition of Sector Analyses: Pharmaceutical industry

The latest edition of Sector Analyses focuses on the pharmaceutical industry, bringing an overview of the main indicators and trends in this sector for Croatia and the EU. In addition to a comparative analysis of leading global companies, author Tajana Barbić analyzes the performance of top Croatian manufacturers and brings the latest expectations and projections. As earlier, the publication can be accessed at the Institute of Economics, Zagreb website here or in the attached document below.

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OVI for September 2017: Growth in labor demand slows down and moves inland

In September 2017, the OVI index rose by 22.2 percent when compared to the same month of the previous year which means that although labor demand growth is still considerably strong, it is slowing down compared to the rest of the year. Namely, the average OVI index value in the first nine months of this year is a third higher than the average OVI index value in the same period of 2016. Seasonally adjusted index values show a 7.7 percent decrease in labor demand compared to the previous month, which is the biggest...

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New edition of EIZ Working Papers

The latest edition of EIZ Working Papers brings the paper “Does Proximity to Conflict Affect Tourism: Evidence from NATO Bombing” by Marina Tkalec and Ivan Žilić. Although conflict, war, violence, and terrorism naturally affect tourism, research that identifies possible channels through which these effects propagate is scarce. The authors explore if the adverse effects are channeled through proximity to conflict areas. They use the conflict in Kosovo in 1999 and the country Croatia as a quasi-natural experiment and...

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New edition of Regio-news

The new edition of Regio-news brings an interview with Matilda Copić, director of the Paying Agency for Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development, as well as an analysis of Croatian rural areas. It also presents the successful project "A Scenario-based Approach to Discuss the Future of Croatian Rural Areas (CRORURIS)" and explains the concept of rural innovations. In addition, Regio-news announces upcoming events, training and educational programs and reports on new reads on the topic. Regio-news is...