Job offers barometer rises sharply – BIEC

The job offers barometer calculated by the Bureau for Investments and Economic Cycles (BIEC), which shows changes in the number of online job advertisements, grew from 147.5 points in October to 155.6, according to data quoted by the Polish Press Agency.

EU budget approved by the member states

It appears as if though the EU budget for 2015 has been given the green light. The member states have agreed to the budget proposals and it will now await the formality of European Parliament acceptance, as read in an IAR release.

Locked content Manpower forecasts slight net employment growth

The majority of businesses surveyed by the Polish unit of Manpower Group, 79 percent, do not plan employment changes in the first quarter of 2015, according to data quoted by the Polish Press Agency. At the same time 9 percent plan to create new jobs and 8 percent plan employment cuts. The seasonall...

Locked content OECD’s indicator for Poland inches up in October

The Composite Leading Indicator (CLI) for Poland amounted to 101.13 points in October 2014, compared to 100.95 points in September, according to data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). In November 2013 the CLI was at 100.40. The CLI for the euro zone inched down ...

PiS demands dismissal of Sikorski

The leadership of Law and Justice (PiS), the main opposition, is demanding a dismissal of Radosław Sikorski. The Speaker of the Sejm and former Minister of Foreign Affairs has been scrutinized for overly extravagant personal car travel cost declarations, which reached PLN 26,500 in 2011. As Minister...

Locked content Central bank’s reserve assets at €80.7 bln

As of the end of November 2014, the National Bank of Poland’s official reserve assets stood at almost €80.7 billion, €1 billion higher than at the end of October, the NBP said. When calculated in US dollars, the reserve assets were at almost $100.4 billion compared to $100.1 billion at end-October. ...

Locked content GDP growth at 1.3% y/y in EU

Seasonally adjusted gross domestic product growth in the third quarter of 2014 was at 1.3 percent year-on-year in the European Union, statistics office Eurostat said in a data release on Friday. In quarter-on-quarter terms the growth was 0.3 percent. In the euro area, GDP growth was 0.8 percent y/y ...

Locked content Retail trade up by 0.6% – Eurostat

The volume of retail trade in Poland inched up by 0.6 percent year-on-year in October 2014, according to data published on Wednesday by the EU’s statistics office Eurostat. In month-on-month terms the growth was 0.5 percent. Throughout the EU retail trade grew by 2.0 percent y/y and by 0.7 percent m...