Emerging Europe comes of age
Work has just started on a new BMW car factory in Hungary. This is likely to raise investment in the country by 1% a year, and raise growth in 2019-20 by 0.
Oil slide boosting growth
Oil is well and truly off the boil. In early October it reached a four-year peak of $86 per barrel.
Global property prices easing
The worldwide housing bull market is on its last legs. But not all countries are equally vulnerable to a downturn.