Daily News - 16.07.2018
Published: 16. 07. 2018

SLOVENIA

Government to discuss NBL sale, lawsuit against Croatia

The outgoing government will again discuss the privatisation of NLB bank on Friday after the relevant parliamentary committee refused to give it guidelines on how to proceed.
Source: STA

Govt approves additional EUR 30m for Eko Sklad

The government earmarked an additional EUR 29.4m for Eko Sklad, a public fund encouraging sustainable investments in a correspondence session on Wednesday. The funds will be used to encourage the replacement of old, ineffective furnaces, construction of cycling infrastructure and purchase of environmentally-friendly buses and garbage trucks.
Source: STA

The value of construction put in place 3.4% higher than in April 2018 and 30.3% higher than in May 2017

In comparison with April 2018, the value of construction put in place in May 2018 increased by 3.4%. As regards buildings it went up by 4.0% and as regards civil engineering by 1.8%. This was the second consecutive monthly increase in the value of construction put in place over the previous month; in April it increased by 10.3%.
Source: STA

INTERNATIONAL MARKETS

Facebook i Amazon vodili Nasdaq do novog rekorda; Evropa u plusu nakon pada od prekjuče

Skok na nekoliko većih tehnoloških akcija, uz prvom redu Facebooku i Amazonu, pogurao je juče Nasdaq do novog istorijskog maksimuma. Indeks je na dnevnom nivou dobio 1,4% i završio na rekordnih 7.823 poena. Dow je takođe bio u plusu i to za 224 poena a S&P500 je dobio 0,9%, sa tehnološkim sektorom i industrijskim kompanijama kao najbolje performiranim.
Kada su u pitanju objave iz kompanija, Delta Airlines je objavio bolje od očekivanih rezultata, pa je na dnevnom nivou dobio 1,79%. Analitičari očekuju da će prosečan rast kvartalne dobiti za korporacije biti ove sezone oko 20%.
Od makro podataka iz SAD-a, izdvajamo da je broj onih koji su na nedeljom nivou prijavili nezaposlenost pao na 214,000 a inflacija je u junu iznosila 2,9%, što je najbrži rast u poslednjih šest godina.
U Evropi je došlo do konsolidacije i oporavka indeksa, nakon oštrog pada od prekjuče, koji je bio izazvan novom rundom trgovinskih tenzija između SAD-a i Kine. Stoxx600 je skočio 0,8% a sve veće lokalne breze bile su u plusu.
Medijski sektor je bio najbolje performiran sa rastom od 2,3%. Sky je vodio rast sa skokom od 3,4% a nakon što je vlada Britanije odobrila novu ponudu za preuzimanje datu od strane TFC Foxa, koji se za Sky nadmeće sa rivalskom kompanijom Comcast.
Izvor: CNBC, Ilirika

SERBIA

NBS: Annual inflation in June at 2.3%

According to Statistical Office data, in June the monthly inflation rate equalled 0.4%, on account of the seasonally expected price hikes of travel packages, petroleum products and unprocessed food. Annual inflation continued to move within the target tolerance band, measuring 2.3% in June. For the fourth month in a row, core inflation (CPI excluding the prices of food, energy, alcohol and cigarettes) amounted to 0.8% y-o-y in June, confirming that inflationary pressures remain low.
Source: NBS

NBS: No change in key policy rate

At its yesterday’s meeting the NBS Executive Board voted to keep the key policy rate unchanged at 3.0%. The Executive Board’s decision is based primarily on the outlook for inflation and its underlying factors, as well as on the effects of monetary policy easing thus far. After touching this year’s low in April, inflation has been moving steadily towards the target, measuring 2.3% in June, consistent with expectations. Inflation is expected to move within the target band until the end of the projection period, i.e. over the next two years.
Source: NBS