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Bosnia & Herzegovina Country Report - January, 2016

  • February 2016
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This report covers the main macroeconomic releases from January 6 until February 5, 2016 as well as the financial and political events that took place in Bosnia during this period.

Bosnia & Herzegovina's State Investigation and Protection Agency (SIPA) arrested Fahrudin Radoncic, the leader of the centre-right Alliance for a Better Future (SBB), on January 25. He was accused of influencing a witness to provide a false testimony in investigation conducted by Bosnian and Kosovo's prosecutions against Naser Kelmendi.

Radoncic was the second top politician arrested in January. Few weeks earlier, on January, the police arrested another SBB member, Bakir Dautbasic, a secretary at the security ministry and a candidate for transport minister, on the same accusations.

Bosnia needs to adjust its Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) with Croatia's entry in the bloc and to set up working mechanisms for coordination with the EU in order to file a credible application for European Union membership, according to Johannes Hahn, EU commissioner in charge of European neighbourhood policy and enlargement negotiations.

Although Bosnia has renewed its commitment with the Energy Community, the country still needs to transform its good intentions into specific reforms, according to the organisation's latest report.



Key points:

oCPI deflation softened to 1.3% y/y in December

oThe working-day adjusted industrial production rose by 1.8% y/y in December

oThe foreign trade gap narrowed 8.7% y/y6.9 in 2015

Table Of Contents

Bosnia and Herzegovina Country Report - January, 2016
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY5

REAL SECTOR6

1.GDP6

Bosnia's DEP confirms 2016 GDP forecast at 3.0%, sees it rising to 3.2% in 20176

Bosnia's economic growth slows down on lower final consumption expenditure in Q4 - DEP6

World Bank keeps Bosnia's 2016 GDP growth forecast at 2.3%7

Bosnian Federation GDP to rise 3.2% in 2016 - govt7

2. Inflation8

Bosnia's CPI deflation narrows in December8

Bosnian Federation CPI deflation eases in December8

Bosnian Federation industrial PPI declines further in December9

Bosnia's Republika Srpska industrial PPI flattens y/y in December10

Bosnia's Republika Srpska CPI deflation cools in December11

3. Industry and Trade11

Bosnia's retail sales growth improves to 9.0% y/y in December11

Bosnia's industrial production growth slows to 1.8% y/y in December12

Bosnian Federation's retail sales rise 3.4% y/y in December13

Growth in Bosnian Federation's industrial production slows further in December14

Bosnia's Republika Srpska retail sales turn to growth in December14

Bosnia's Republika Srpska industrial production falls further in December15

4. Tourism16

Foreign tourist arrivals to Bosnia rise 27.1% y/y in January-November16

Bosnia's Republika Srpska foreign tourist arrivals rise 15.2% y/y in 201516

5. Labour Market16

Bosnia's registered unemployment rate stays at 42.7% in November16

Decline of Bosnia's number of unemployed holds at 1.9% y/y in November - stats office17

Bosnia's average net wage rises 0.5% y/y in November17

Bosnian Federation real net wage rises 2.5% y/y in November18

Bosnia's Republika Srpska real wage growth improves in December19

FISCAL SECTOR, MONETARY POLICY19

Bosnia's indirect tax revenue rises 2.8% y/y to EUR244mn in January19

Bosnian Federation's 2015 public revenue rises 8.1%20

Bosnia's Republika Srpska public revenues sink 20% y/y in January20

Bosnia's Republika Srpska sells 12-month T-bills worth EUR10mn20

FINANCIAL INTERMEDIATION21

Bosnia's bank assets rise 4.4% y/y in November21

Bosnia's bank deposits growth improves to 7.9% y/y at end-November21

EXTERNAL SECTOR21

Bosnia's 2015 foreign trade deficit narrows 8.7% y/y21

Bosnia's FDI could reach EUR475.5mn in 2016 - DEP22

Bosnian Federation foreign trade deficit falls 1.4% y/y to EUR2.3bn in 201523

Bosnia's Republika Srpska 2015 foreign trade deficit shrinks 21% y/y24

STRUCTURAL REFORMS, CORPORATE PLANS24

Energy Community urges Bosnia to adopt concrete reforms24

Bosnia hopes to strike new deal with IMF in May25

Strong gains for SEE countries on Corruption Perceptions Index26

Japanese Marubeni seeks to invest in energy projects in Bosnia28

Bosnian Federation plans sale of stakes in BH Telekom, Bosnalijek, Aluminij in 201628

EU to provide EUR42.7mn pre-accession aid to Bosnia in 201629

Bosnia's EPBiH signs EUR57.4mn deal with Strabag, Croatia's Koncar on the construction of Vranduk HPP29

Bosnia keeps old public broadcasters revenue system to prevent shutdown30

POLITICS31

Bosnian court refuses to free top politician Radoncic from detention31

Bosnian prosecutors reportedly order raid on Republika Srpska's presidential office31

Bosnia's prosecution seeks one month detention for top politician and businessman Radoncic33

Freedom House slams "dysfunctional" Balkan governments34

Bosnian police arrest top politician and businessman Radoncic36

Bosnia to start talks with EC on SAA adjustment37

Bosnia needs to adjust SAA, set up working coordination mechanism to apply for EU membership - EU commissioner Hahn37

Bosnia officially notifies EU for its intention to apply for membership38

Bosnian police arrest candidate for transport minister on alleged obstruction of investigation38

EU urges Bosnia to protect independence of judicial institutions39

Bosnia's Republika Srpska says SAA adjustment to significantly harm its agricultural sector40

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