Date: 16.09.2020.

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Bolt striving for climate positive scooter operations by end-2020

Bolt striving for climate positive scooter operations by end-2020

16.09.2020

Estonian transport company Bolt on Wednesday announced its pledge to render its e-scooter operations climate positive by the end of 2020, which means that the company plans to remove more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than it generates by producing and maintaining its scooters, reports LETA/BNS.

Keyword tags: Energy, Estonia, Good for Business, Technology, Transport



Coronavirus spreading in 4 schools, 3 kindergartens in Tallinn

Coronavirus spreading in 4 schools, 3 kindergartens in Tallinn

16.09.2020

Sick children in schools and kindergartens have resulted in four schools and three kindergartens in Tallinn transitioning to distance learning -- according to the Health Board, the measures taken so far in the capital have been very welcome, the Estonian daily Postimees writes, cites LETA/BNS.

Estonian Railways posts 16.7% drop in Jan-Aug freight carriage

Estonian Railways posts 16.7% drop in Jan-Aug freight carriage

16.09.2020

Altogether 7.4 million tons of freight was transported on the infrastructure of Estonia's state-owned railway infrastructure company Estonian Railways during the first eight months of 2020, which is 16.7% less than during the same period in 2019, writes LETA/BNS.


Bank of Lithuania: Electronic money and payment institutions managed to withstand the shock of COVID-19

Bank of Lithuania: Electronic money and payment institutions managed to withstand the shock of COVID-19

16.09.2020

In the first half of 2020, the number, payment transactions and income of electronic money and payment institutions (EMIs/PIs), which hold a significant share of the Lithuanian fintech sector, continued to grow at a rapid pace.

EUR 27.9 bln surplus recorded in euro area international trade

EUR 27.9 bln surplus recorded in euro area international trade

16.09.2020

The euro area recorded a 27.9-billion-euro surplus in trade in goods with the rest of the world in July 2020, compared with 23.2 billion euros in July 2019; the first estimate for euro area exports of goods to the rest of the world was 185.2 billion euros, a decrease of 10.4% compared with July 2019 while imports from the rest of the world stood at 157.3 billion euros, a fall of 14.3% compared with July 2019, figures published by Eurostat show, cites LETA/BNS.


16.09.2020

BFM's student film wins student Oscar

A film made for the Film Arts curriculum of the Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School (BFM) has been picked as one of the winners of the 47th Student Academy Awards, announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on the night between Tuesday and Wednesday, reports LETA/BNS.

16.09.2020

Znotina: Banks should learn how to serve high-risk customers

Latvian banks should learn how to serve high-risk customers so that the countries economy and competitiveness does not suffer, said Financial Intelligence Service (FID) head Ilze Znotina an a discussion on Wednesday, referred LETA.

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