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BEST BANKS 2014: EUROPE

The region battled continuing recession or, at best, slow growth, a tightening regulatory environment and country-specific banking taxes or fines for past misdemeanors.

 
 
Source
Central bank

N/A

International Reserves

US$ 741.537 million (Source: IMF; Data updated: 2012)

Source
Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 6.3 billion (2009 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

13.513 billion of International dollars (2009 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
27% -0.7% 5.4% 2.6% 3.8% 3.8% 4% 6.9%
2009 2010 2011 2012*        
2.9% 3.9% 5% 3.8%        

*Estimate

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2015**
N/A N/A N/A 0.02% 0.02%

**Forecast

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector

(Data released on February 2012)

  • agriculture: 12.9% 
  • industry: 22.6% 
  • services: 64.5% (2009 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

(Data released on March 2012)

Inflation
2009 2010 2011 2012*
-2.4%(2008) 3.5% 7.3% 0.6%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2009 2010 2011 2012*
N/A N/A N/A(2009) N/A

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

(Data released on December 2011)

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012*
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011* 2012**
-0.2% -0.6% -2.6% -1.9% -2.7%

*Estimate    **Forecast

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: N/A

Moody's rating: N/A

Moody's outlook: N/A

(Foreign Currency Government Bond Ratings; Data last updated Dec 2011 and Nov 2012)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2009 2010 2011
N/A N/A N/A
Largest companies in Kosovo

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

US$ -1.2 billion (2010 estimate)(After 2008)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-18.3% of GDP (2009 estimate)(2009)

Exports as percent of GDP(Exports of goods and services)

19.3% (2010)

(Data released on April 2012)

Shares in world total merchandising export

N/A(2007)

(Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

Shares in world total commercial services export

N/A(2007)

(Data were released in 2012)

Total exports

US$419 million (2011 estimate) 

Export commodities

mining and processed metal products, scrap metals, leather products, machinery, appliances, prepared foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco, vegetable products, textile and textile articles

Total imports

US$3.3 billion (2011 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

foodstuffs, livestock, wood, petroleum, chemicals, machinery, minerals, textiles, stone, ceramic and glass products and electrical equipment

Exports - major partners

N/A

Imports - major partners

N/A

FDI inflows
2009 2010 2011
N/A N/A(2009) N/A(2009)
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2008 2009 2010 2011
N/A N/A(2009) N/A(2009) N/A
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2010(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2011(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A(2008 estimate)

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Best countries for doing business World Bank/IFC Doing Business Project (Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 - 185. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.)

Overall ranking: 98 out of 185 countries(2009) (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 126 out of 185 countries(2009)

Enforcing Contracts: 138 out of 185 countries

Registering Property: 76 out of 185 countries

Getting credit: 23 out of 185 countries

Protecting investors: 100 out of 185 countries

Trading across border: 124 out of 185 countries

Paying Taxes: 44 out of 185 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 144 out of 185 countries

Getting Electricity: 116 out of 185 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 87 out of 185 countries

(2013)

Global competitiveness ranking(ranking by country on a basis of 144, the first is the best)

N/A

(2012)

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

N/A (2009)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Total area

10,887 km2 (2006)

Capital

Pristina (Prishtine, Prishtina) (2009)

Currency

euros (EUR) (2009)

Government type

republic (2009)

Languages

Albanian (official), Serbian (official), Bosnian, Turkish, Roma

Religions

Muslim, Serbian Orthodox, Roman Catholic

Total population
1980 1990 2000 2012* 2017**
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2011
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Population median age

N/A

Population growth rate

1% (2011)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

N/A

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

N/A

(Data were released in 2011, 0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

Political Rights:5
Civil Liberties:4 (2011)

(1 represents the most free, 7 the least free)

Source
Total telephone subscribers as % of population

N/A

(sum of fixed telephone lines and mobile cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

N/A

Cost of living - Mercer index(ranking by city on a basis of 214; the 1st is the most expensive and the 214th is the least expensive)

N/A

Source
CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

N/A

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