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Tuesday, 02.09.2014, 14:33
Estonia's state-owned rail freight company EVR Cargo's cargo transport volume amounted to 1.06 million tonnes in August 2014, a decrease of 5.7% from August last year, Äripäev.ee/LETA reports.
Although Estonian Minister of Finance Jürgen Ligi disapproves of the fact that pay growth is faster than increase in productivity, he estimates that it is probably inevitable due to pressure from the nearby regions, writes LETA/National Broadcasting.
The Estonian Defence Forces would be prepared immediately to use approximately 50 electric cars for use in everyday management, writes LETA/Äripäev.
According to Statistics Estonia, in July 2014 compared to July of the previous year, the retail sales of goods of retail trade enterprises increased 10% at constant prices. Retail sales increased by 4% in May and 7% in June compared to the corresponding month of the previous year, whereas in July the retail sales growth accelerated even more.
Bigbank’s loans portfolio grew by 0.6% in the second quarter of 2014, by 1.8 million euros, writes Äripäev.ee/LETA.
Negotiations between health care professionals’ organisations and the Association of Hospitals are proceeding with great difficulties as parties find it difficult to find common ground, writes LETA/Postimees Online.
Estonia’s Baltika generated nearly five million euros in consolidated sales revenue in August 2014, which was 20% more than during the same month last year, writes Postimees Online.