BEST BANKS 2014: EUROPE

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$ 1.103 billion (Source: World Bank; Data updated: 2013)

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 7 billion (2014 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

15 billion of International dollars (2014 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
5.4% 2.6% 3.9% 3.4% 8.3% 7.2% 3.5% 3.2%
2011 2012 2013 2014*        
4.4% 2.5% 2.5% 3.9%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

N/A

GDP per capita - PPP

N/A

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2014*
N/A N/A 0.02% 0.02% 0.02%

*Estimate

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

N/A

 

Inflation
2011 2012 2013 2014*
7.3% 2.5% 1.9% 1.8%

*Estimate

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

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

 

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
-2.3% -1.8% -2.6% -2.5% -2.2%

*Estimate  

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 Sept 2014)

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$ -566 million (2014 estimate)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-7.682% of GDP (2014 estimate)

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

18.4% (2012)

Shares in world total merchandising export

N/A

Shares in world total commercial services export

N/A

Total exports

US$400 million (2013 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$3.398 billion (2013 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

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

Exports - major partners

Italy 25.8%, Albania 14.6%, Macedonia 9.6%, China 5.5%, Gernamy 5.4%, Switzerland 5.4%, Turkey 4.1% (2012 est.)

Imports - major partners

Germany 11.9%, Macedonia 11.5%, Serbia 11.1%, Italy 8.5%, Turkey 9%, China 6.4%, Albania 4.4% (2012 est.)

Value of cross-border M&A; by country of purchaser
2010 2011 2012 2013
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2012 (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 2013 (Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(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 - 189. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.

Overall ranking: 86 out of 189 countries (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 100 out of 189 countries

Enforcing Contracts: 138 out of 189 countries

Registering Property: 58 out of 189 countries

Getting credit: 28 out of 189 countries

Protecting investors: 98 out of 189 countries

Trading across border: 121 out of 189 countries

Paying Taxes: 43 out of 189 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 136 out of 189 countries

Getting Electricity: 121 out of 189 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 8 out of 189 countries

(2013)

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

N/A

 

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

N/A

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Time zone

UTC+1

Total area

10,887 sq km

Capital

Pristina (Prishtine, Prishtina) 

Currency

euros (EUR) 

Government type

republic 

Languages

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

Religions

Muslim, Serbian Orthodox, Roman Catholic

Total population
1980 1990 2000 2014 2019
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

 

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2013
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Population median age

27.8 (2014 estimate)

Population growth rate

0.9% (2013 estimate)

Life expectancy

N/A

Adult literacy

91.9% (2007 census)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

N/A

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

N/A

 

Freedom House rating

Political Rights: 5
Civil Liberties: 4 (2014)

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

Source
Total telephone subscribers as % of population

N/A

 

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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