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Country Economic Forecasts - Slovak Republic

The economy grew by 0.9% in Q3, in line with our above-consensus expectations. Due to data revisions, we have nudged up our 2015 GDP forecast to 3.3%. Positive momentum is to carry on in 2016, boosted by consumption, which will be supported by a buoyant labour market and tax cuts. Investment is likely to slow but net exports should make a stronger positive contribution as exports pick up. Consumer prices are falling but are to move back into positive territory next year, rising by around 1% on average.

​Slovakia: The following represents a general Table of Contents outline for the Country Economic Forecast

The actual report may cover any or all of the topics listed below

Highlights and Key Issues - four/five paragraphs of analysis covering the main economic and political issues contained in the subsequent Economic Overview - Forecast Table showing % changes for the country - with 2 years of historical data and 4 years of forecast data for the following: - Domestic demand - Private consumption - Fixed investment - Stockbuilding (% of GDP) - Government consumption - Exports of goods and services - Imports of goods and services - Unemployment - Consumer prices - Current account balance (US$ and % of GDP) - Government budget (% of GDP) - Short-term interest rates (%) - Long-term interest rates (%) - Exchange rate (vs

US dollar) - Exchange rate (vs

euro) - Economic Overview - two pages of events-driven analysis highlighting the most recent economic activity and, where relevant, political developments of the country, detailing significant changes to Oxford Economics' forecasts - Charts and Tables - covering a full range of economic developments relevant to the time period covered

These could include such topics as: - Contributions to GDP growth - Monthly industrial output - Business and consumer confidence - Unemployment rate - Retail sales - Prices and earnings - Consumption and investment - Government balance and debt - GDP and industrial production - Monetary policy and bond yields - Background Information on the country - One or two pages of text covering the main historical political and economic factors that determine the country's current position - Key Facts on the country - Map of the country - Key political facts - Long-term economic and social development - changes since 1980 - Structure of GDP by output - latest year - Long-term sovereign credit ratings and outlook - Corruption perceptions index- latest year - Structural economic indicators - changes since 1990 - Destination of goods' exports -prior years - latest year - Composition of goods & services exports - latest year

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