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Sunday, 24.05.2015, 18:14
The opportunity of obtaining and submitting information online at various state registries is used at least once a week by 14% of respondents surveyed in Latvia, 26% – in Lithuania, and 35% – in Estonia, reports LETA, according to GfK CR Baltic's survey on the role of technology in people's daily life.
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Statistics Lithuania informs that, according to the Labour Force Survey data, in I quarter 2015, the unemployment rate stood at 10%. In I quarter 2015, against IV quarter 2014, the unemployment rate decreased by 0.1 percentage points, against I quarter 2014 – by 2.4 percentage points.
Estonia's economic growth that is a bit slower compared to its neighbours should in the coming years pick up steadily, reaching the same level as Latvia and Lithuania by 2017, predicts the DNB, LETA/Postimees Online report.
In 2014, Latvia's shadow economy practically remained unchanged compared with the previous year, while declining in Lithuania and Estonia. Such a conclusion has been drawn in the study of the Shadow Economy Index for the Baltic States, which was published on May 13, 2015. The study was carried out by the Centre of Sustainable Business at SSE Riga in cooperation with SEB, reports BC SSE Riga.
The total profit of the Estonian insurance company If P&C Insurance AS, and its subsidiaries in Latvia and Lithuania, amounted to EUR 5.2 million in the first quarter of 2015, reports LETA, according to If P&C Insurance AS.
TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE has earned the highest ranking in the Baltics in the most recent independent Law Firm Review conducted by international market research company TNS SIFO Prospera. The survey comprised an evaluation of law firms by 265 business organizations from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania with the highest volume of annual purchases of legal services.
Personal income in Estonia and Latvia now exceed the pre-crisis level, while Lithuania has not yet returned to the pre-crisis salaries, according to the latest survey of Baltic households by SEB banka, cites LETA.