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OVI for June 2017: Labor demand continues to grow

In June OVI registered a growth rate of 44.2 percent when compared to the same month of the previous year, while seasonally adjusted index values show that OVI increased by 7.4 percent in June compared to the month before. Considering the fact that the largest increase in job advertisements in the last four years occurred in May 2017 (when the index grew by 14.3 percent compared to April), the slowdown in labor demand in June on a monthly basis suggests that most job openings in the tourism sector were filled in...

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New edition of Sector Analyses

The latest issue of Sector Analyses brings an analysis of the developments and main sector indicators in the telecommunications industry. In addition to an overview of the leading companies in this sector, author Ljiljana Božić also brings the latest trend forecasts for the upcoming period.The publication can be accessed at the Institute of Economics, Zagreb website here or in the attached document below.

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Call for submissions for the 2nd Regional Conference of Western Balkan Evaluators

Organized by the Western Balkan Evaluation Network (WBEN), Croatian Evaluation Network / The Institute of Economics, Zagreb (HEM / EIZ) and the Croatian Section of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA), the 2nd Regional Conference of Western Balkan Evaluators: Evaluation Methods, Practice and Networks in the Western Balkan and Southeast Europe will be held in Zagreb (Croatia), in hotel International, from October 25–26, 2017.The conference will be focusing on the following topics:PRACTICE: The state of...

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New edition of SEE-6 Economic Outlook

A new issue of SEE-6 Economic Outlook, Vol. 3(1), 2017, has been published. SEE-6 Economic Outlook is a biannual publication in English that gives an overview of economic trends and short-term forecasts for six countries of Southeast Europe: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia. Each issue also provides an analysis whereby these countries are compared from the perspective of a current economic topic.

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CEIZ index for April 2017: GDP growth continues to decelerate in the second quarter

In April, the CEIZ index value was slightly lower than in March, falling merely by 0.1 index point. However, we cannot neglect the fact that the index has been dropping for the fourth consecutive month and that, compared to December of last year, its value has cumulatively decreased by two full index points. In comparison to the first quarter average, in April CEIZ is lower by 0.5 index points, which points to a worsening business cycle. For a more definite conclusion about the business cycle in the second quarter of...