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Thursday, 20.06.2013, 06:24
At the Foreign Affairs (Trade) Council meeting in Luxembourg on 14 June, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius said that the negotiations on the free trade agreement with the United States would contribute to global economic growth and job creation, informed BC Lithuania's MFA.
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Retail trade turnover in Latvia in April 2013 increased by 6.2% from April 2012, which was the fastest increase across the European Union, according to the EU statistical office Eurostat report. The next highest increases were recorded in Lithuania and Hungary, which each posted 3.3% increases in retail trade turnover, writes LETA. Retail trade turnover in Estonian increased by 3% in April.
The last retail point of the Estonia-based chain of clothing shops Hinnapomm was closed, LETA/BBN reported referring to Aripaev.
According to Statistics Estonia, in April 2013 compared to April of the previous year, the retail sales of goods of retail trade enterprises increased 5% at constant prices. When in March the retail sales increased 7% compared to the same month of the previous year, then in April the retail sales growth slightly decelerated.
Data of Central Statistical Bureau show that, compared to March, total retail trade turnover in April 2013 dropped by 2.0%, according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices. Compared to April 2012, total retail trade turnover in April of this year increased by 6.2%.
Lithuania President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with representatives of the European Parliament's Committee on International Trade (INTA). The meeting focused on the main tasks of Lithuania's upcoming presidency in the sphere of international trade and other priorities of the presidency of the Council of the European Union, reports BC presidential press service.
Estonia's largest mobile communications company EMT announced that during this year, nearly 70% of the computers sold by the company have been tablet computers, LETA/Äripäev.ee reports.