Metodi Tzanov

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Chief Economist @ EmergingMarketWatch

Metodi is the Chief Economist of EmergingMarketWatch, based in the company’s headquarters in Sofia, Bulgaria. He has held the position of Eurozone periphery reginal head before moving to his current post where he is overseeing the EM Macro and Political research. Metodi is also involved in EMWatch’s Business Development projects.

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Ghana: MPC delivers another 250bps policy rate hike as inflation is yet to peak

Central bank sees strong underlying inflation pressures, risks on headline to the upside. Inflation is projected to peak in Q1/2023 and settle at around 25% at the end of next year. Upside inflation risks are substantial from proposed VAT rate hike a...
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Metodi Tzanov @ EmergingMarketWatch 28 November 2022

Turkey: Firm, household balance sheets strengthen, bank asset quality improves

Household indebtedness keeps falling, assets shift towards lira-based instruments. Corporate sector's financial leverage ratio remains low, indebtedness falls in recent months. Banks are resilient against liquidity and interest rate shocks, capital a...
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Metodi Tzanov @ EmergingMarketWatch 25 November 2022

Serbia: 2023 budget foresees gradual reduction of deficit despite energy crisis

Draft budget envisages wage and pension hikes, lower tax burden on wages, funds to mitigate energy crisis. GDP growth projected at 2.5%, CPI inflation - at 11.1%, CA deficit - 8.5% of GDP. New SBA arrangement with IMF to help Serbia meet targets, imp...
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Metodi Tzanov @ EmergingMarketWatch 24 November 2022

Hungary: Budget deficit shrinks by 11.4% y/y to HUF 2,590.4bn in Jan-Oct

Budget expected to deteriorate to deficit in November but annual target still within reach, in our view. Budget revenues practically reach full-year plan in Jan-Oct. Regulated energy prices cost HUF 157.5bn to budget in October.
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Metodi Tzanov @ EmergingMarketWatch 23 November 2022

Egypt: External debt drops 1% to US$156bn, edging down to 32.6% of GDP

Drop in external debt due to falling stock of long-term external debt. Egypt faces roughly USD16bn external payments in next 4 years, but government confident country has managed to fill gaps. Commercial banks have stepped up external borrowing in or...
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Metodi Tzanov @ EmergingMarketWatch 22 November 2022
Egypt: External debt drops 1% to US$156bn, edging down to 32.6% of GDP
Egypt: External debt drops 1% to US$156bn, edging down to 32.6% of GDP

North Macedonia: Central bank raises benchmark interest rate by 0.75bps to 4.25%

CB raises interest rate on overnight deposits, overnight loans, seven-day deposits by 0.70pps each. CB sells MKD 8.96bn of its 28-day bills at Nov 16 auction, demand below MKD 10bn target. Central bank says latest interest rate hike reflects accelera...
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Metodi Tzanov @ EmergingMarketWatch 17 November 2022
North Macedonia: Central bank raises benchmark interest rate by 0.75bps to 4.25%
North Macedonia: Central bank raises benchmark interest rate by 0.75bps to 4.25%

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