Date: 03.04.2019.

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Viimsi Vesi to collect water consumption data through Sigfox with a smart metering solution provided by Levira

Viimsi Vesi to collect water consumption data through Sigfox with a smart metering solution provided by Levira

03.04.2019

For measuring water consumption and collecting information about possible leaks, AS Viimsi Vesi, a water utility at Viimsi municipality close to the Estonian capital Tallinn, is now using smart meters connected to the Internet.

Keyword tags: Estonia, Innovations, Internet, Markets and Companies, Technology



In February, industrial production output in Latvia fell by 3.2%

In February, industrial production output in Latvia fell by 3.2%

03.04.2019

Data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia (CSB) show that, compared to February 2018, in February 2019 industrial production output1 decreased by 3.2% (according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices). The drop resulted from the decline in electricity and gas supply (of 25.9 %; in production of electricity in hydro power plants and combined heat and power (CHP) plants, as well as gas distribution to consumers). Output rise, in its turn, was recorded in manufacturing (of 5.7%) and mining and quarrying (12.4%).

Level of agricultural product prices in Latvia grew by 6% in 2018

Level of agricultural product prices in Latvia grew by 6% in 2018

03.04.2019

Data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in 2018 price index of agricultural output* increased by 6%, which was mainly due to the 14% rise in crop product prices. Price index of livestock products fell by 4.1%.


Rail Baltica Global Forum 2019 in Vilnius – discussing financing, trends and project progress in 2019

Rail Baltica Global Forum 2019 in Vilnius – discussing financing, trends and project progress in 2019

03.04.2019

“The Rail Baltica Global Project will create opportunities for people in the region to increase their welfare from the design and construction phases of the project,” said Timo Riihimäki, CEO and Chairperson of the Management Board of RB Rail AS, addressing the Rail Baltica Global Forum participants on 3 April in Vilnius. “In addition, current megatrends – urbanization, digitalization and climate change, are all in favor of Rail Baltica, which will provide efficient transportation solutions for passengers and freight and will help the region to address challenges posed by the climate change.”

Google to provide payment services from Ireland

Google to provide payment services from Ireland

03.04.2019

US internet giant Google, which has obtained an e-money license in Lithuania but is not offering payment services in the country yet, is relocating payment services from Britain to Ireland amid uncertainty due to Brexit, informed LETA/BNS.


03.04.2019

Cash will no longer be permitted for real-estate transactions in Latvia

Saeima in the final reading today passed amendments to the Taxes and Duties Law, which prohibits cash to be used in real-estate transactions, informed LETA.

03.04.2019

Rail Baltica Global Forum to gather 700+ participants in Vilnius

he Rail Baltica Global Forumhas been opened today in Vilnius. The two-day annual forum gathers more than 700 executives, decision makers, rail, logistics, economics experts and potential suppliers from across Europe to discuss the potential of Rail Baltica for the region and common transport infrastructure developments in Europe.

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