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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Wednesday, 17.09.2014, 16:34

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Latvia registers 4th largest increase in new car registrations in August

Latvia registers 4th largest increase in new car registrations in August

17.09.2014

In August, new vehicle registrations in Latvia increased by 22.5% – the 4th largest increase in Europe, the latest report from European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) indicates, reports LETA.

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Latvia registers EU's fourth highest inflation level in August

Latvia registers EU's fourth highest inflation level in August

17.09.2014

Annual inflation in Latvia was 0.8% in August 2014 – the fourth highest across the European Union, according to the latest data from the EU's statistical office Eurostat, cites LETA.

The EU Youth Guarantee to support job creation

The EU Youth Guarantee to support job creation

17.09.2014

The EU institutions agreed to create a special € 6 billion Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) financial support for those states and regions that experience high youth unemployment and inactivity. The Youth Guarantee is both a structural reform to drastically improve school-to-work transitions and a measure to immediately support jobs for young people. Two Baltic States are eligible to EU funding, i.e. Latvia and Lithuania.


Latvia registers lowest proportion of job vacancies in EU in Q2

Latvia registers lowest proportion of job vacancies in EU in Q2

17.09.2014

The proportion of job vacancies in Latvia in the second quarter of 2014 was 0.4% of the total number of job vacancies in Latvia, which is the lowest indicator among all European Union (EU) countries that have provided information about their labor markets, the statistical office of the EU Eurostat reported on Tuesday.

Number of occupied posts in Latvia decreases just by 0.2% in H1

Number of occupied posts in Latvia decreases just by 0.2% in H1

16.09.2014

Data of Central Statistical Bureau show that at the end of the first half of 2014 there were 872.5 thsd occupied posts in the country, which is 2.2 thsd posts or 0.2% less than in the corresponding period of the previous year.

16.09.2014

Round timber purchasing prices in Latvia show stable increase in H1

According to the latest data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), the average purchase prices of round timber in the 1st half of 2014 as compared to the 2nd half of 2013 continued to increase.

16.09.2014

Support to Rail Baltica has decreased somewhat in Estonia

A Factum & Ariko fresh public opinion survey showed that, as compared to May, the share of Rail Baltica project supporters in Estonia has fallen by 5% to 68% of respondents, LETA/Postimees Online reports.

15.09.2014

Hourly labour costs in Latvia have grown by 51 cents in Q2

Data of the Central Statistical Bureau show that, compared to the 2nd quarter of 2013 hourly labour costs in the 2nd quarter of 2014 grew by 51 cents per hour or by 8.6%, reaching EUR 6.58.

15.09.2014

For better jobs and increased growth in Europe: Eurogroup meeting

Jyrki Katainen, new Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner responsible for EMU and the Euro focused at the recent informal Ecofin meeting in Milan on issues that are important for the member states in the pursuit of better economic growth and jobs. He mentioned structural reforms, stable fiscal policies and investments.

15.09.2014

In Q2, Lithuanian companies earn 3.7% more y-o-y

In the second quarter of the year 2014, the income of Lithuanian non-financial companies for goods sold and services rendered amounted to LTL 57.5 billion (EUR 16.6 billion) or by 3.7% more than in the same quarter last year and by 8.9% more than in the first quarter of this year, informed LETA/ELTA, referring to Statistics Lithuania.

15.09.2014

Latvia's export remains unchanged in H1

During the first six months of 2014, Latvia's export has remained unchanged, as compared to the same period in 2013, as information provided by Eurostat indicates, cites LETA.

15.09.2014

Latvian residents' health indicators improving

Latvian residents' health indicators have improved in several areas, the Ministry of Health informed LETA.

15.09.2014

Latvian residents require monthly salary of EUR 2,769 to fulfill their dreams

Latvian residents would want to earn EUR 2,769 a month on average in order to fulfill all of their dreams, according to a survey conducted by SKDS, cites LETA.

13.09.2014

In August, unemployment rate in Latvia down to 8.4%

The registered unemployment rate has decreased in all regions and largest cities of Latvia at end-August 2014, reports LETA, according to the State Employment Agency's data.

12.09.2014

Vilnius accommodated 60.9% foreign tourists in H1 in Lithuania

Statistics Lithuania informs that in the first half of 2014 year-on-year the number of guests increased in accommodation establishments of every county. Compared with the first half of 2013, the number of tourists grew the most in Utena County (77.8%), the least in Alytus County (3.2%), informs LETA/ELTA.

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