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Export data solid, but exporters' confidence weakened by external uncertainties

Export data solid, but exporters' confidence weakened by external uncertainties

14.12.2018.

After hitting a minor speed bump in September, exports of goods performed quite well again in October. The seasonally and calendar adjusted figure, however, is negative, hence there is no reason to be overly excited. External uncertainties in combination with the rising global trade tensions, weakening demand from trade partners as well as poorer grain harvest after the extremely dry summer had a negative effect on manufacturing development, raising a question whether the growth reported for the exports of goods can be sustained.

Keyword tags: Analytics, Banks, Direct Speech, Economics, Export, Latvia


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Modern city: sustainability vs. “mega-projects” in Latvian development

Modern city: sustainability vs. “mega-projects” in Latvian development

06.03.2017.

Managing urban areas has been always one of the most important development challenges for city planners. During last decades, cities have been developed in a strictly “human & sustainable” way: everything for city’s dwellers! However, nowadays it’s easy to evaluate the “optimal city” –its development has to be in line with the sustainability concept adopted by the UN and in effect from January 2016.

Keyword tags: EU – Baltic States, Investments, Latvia, Real Estate, Round Table


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