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Banking scandals may make borrowing more expensive

Banking scandals may make borrowing more expensive

18.04.2019.

The financial position of the Estonian banking sector is good and the risks to it are small. The biggest risks for Estonian banking are related to the money laundering scandals that have hit the Nordic banking groups operating in Estonia. Reputational damage to the banks could worsen the funding conditions of the Nordic banking groups, which could also make loans more expensive and harder to access for people and companies in Estonia.

Keyword tags: Analytics, Banks, Economics, Estonia, Financial Services


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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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New Deep Tech Startups Created During the Deep Tech Atelier Conference

New Deep Tech Startups Created During the Deep Tech Atelier Conference

23.04.2019.

Featuring a broad practical and educational programme, the second international Magnetic Latvia Deep Tech Atelier technology conference organised by the Latvian Investment and Development Agency (LIAA) was held in Riga from April 12th - 13th, gathering more than 600 participants from 25 countries. During the Commercialization Reactor Ignition Event eight new science-based tech companies were created, Deep Tech Atelier participants received industry expert consultations about the commercialisation of science, and there were more than 80 business meetings during the conference.

Keyword tags: Forum, Funds, Innovations, Latvia, Technology


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