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David Dalton

About David Dalton

David Dalton is an analyst at the Economist Intelligence Unit covering Ukraine, Belarus and Poland. His country expertise includes the Baltics, Central Asia, CIS, Eastern Europe; and his specialist subjects are Economics, EU integration, Macroeconomics, Politics. David is currently responsible for The Economist Intelligence Unit's economic and political forecasts for Ukraine, Poland, Belarus, Moldova, Estonia and Uzbekistan. He has degrees in economic and social studies from Manchester University and in transition economics from the University of London's School of Slavonic and East European Studies.

Belarusian Economic Recovery May Downgrade Intended Reforms for Competitiveness

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) expects the Belarus economy to recover, only weakly in 2017-18, by just above 1 per cent, on average, from the protracted recession of 2015-16 which was Belarus’s first in 20 years. A modest rise in global energy prices, lifting Russian growth, will see the recently redenominated Belarusian rouble appreciate in 2017. This will encourage further disinflation, combined with weak domestic demand growth—although the rate of inflation will remain high in comparison to international figures. Continue reading Belarusian Economic Recovery May Downgrade Intended Reforms for Competitiveness