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Friday, 19.12.2014, 22:57
According to the data of the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia (CSB) compared to October producer prices in industry in November 2014 dropped by 0.1%. In November compared to November of the previous year, the average level of producer prices in the Latvian industry remained the same.
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According to preliminary data of Statistics Lithuania, in 2013 expenditure on health care totalled LTL 7.8 billion (EUR 2.3 billion). Compared with 2012 it increased by LTL 266 million (EUR 77 million) or 4%, whereas compared with 2011 it increased by 7%, reports LETA/ELTA
Lithuanian economy has reached a stage of development where moderate GDP growth cannot be taken for granted and certain, SEB's analysts say in their latest Lithuanian Macroeconomy Review, reports LETA/ELTA.
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite is attending a European Council meeting. The focus of the meeting is on the economic situation in the European Union and measures to foster economic growth and investments, reported BC the presidential press service.
Rotten WiFi, a public WiFi and 3G/4G watchdog, has measured and evaluated the quality of public hotspots in 172 countries worldwide, testing hundreds of networks. The collected data revealed Top 20 countries with best public WiFi. Lithuania tops the list with download speed at 15,40 Mbps, reports LETA/ELTA, referring to Invest Lithuania.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he was confident in the country's current economic situation as he had the "insurance policy" represented by the state's right macroeconomic course of action and reserve funds for the fulfilment of social obligations, reports LETA/ELTA, referring to TASS.
The United Nations affirmed 18 December as the International Migrants Day. On this day countries are encouraged to discuss migration problems. Lithuania stands out from other EU Member States in the extent of emigration, informs LETA/ELTA.
Economic growth of 2.9% of GDP in Lithuania should be the highest among the Baltic States in 2014. However, in 2015 it is likely to decrease to 2.7%, while Estonia's will be 2.3% and Latvia's 2.9%, forecasts Danske Bank, cites LETA/ELTA.
A member of the movement "Par dzivibu" (Pro-life), Janis Plavins has sent a letter to Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma (Unity) saying that without changing the demographics policy in the coming ten years, Latvians will become a minority in their country by 2040, reports LETA.
While on a working visit in Belgrade, Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius met with Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of China, Li Keqiang, to discuss possibilities for closer political and economic cooperation, development of relations in transport, agriculture, and education, as well as China + 16 format and its outlook for the future, reported BC government’s press service.
Average hourly labor costs in Latvia increased 5.4% in the third quarter of 2014, compared to the respective period in 2013 – the third steepest increase across the European Union, according to the latest data from the EU's statistical office Eurostat, cites LETA.
Estonian Ministry of Finance shall prepare an in-depth analysis on the fast fall of the Russian rouble exchange rate in recent days and its impact on the Estonian economy, Finance Minister Maris Lauri said on Wednesday in the parliament, LETA/Delfi Ärileht reports.
Latvia's exports in the first nine months of the year remained unchanged when compared with the same period last year, according to Eurostat. Meanwhile, Lithuania saw a 2% reduction in exports, while Estonia registered a 3% reduction, informs LETA.
According to the results of Farm Structure Survey 2013 compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia (CSB), the number of medium-sized and large agricultural holdings had increased by 18.8% in 2013, altogether managing 63.6% of the total utilised agricultural area (hereinafter – AA). It is 17.7% more than in 2010.
According to the flash estimates of Statistics Estonia, Harju county accounted for 61.3% of the gross domestic product (GDP) of Estonia in 2013.