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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Tuesday, 24.04.2018, 19:11

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Latvia progresses towards gender equality at snail's pace

Latvia progresses towards gender equality at snail's pace

24.04.2018

Latvia is progressing towards gender equality at snail's pace, the Welfare Ministry's senior expert on gender equality, Agnese Gaile, said during a lecture about the importance of gender equality in the policy-making, cites LETA.

Keyword tags: Analytics, Employment, Financial Services, Latvia, Society, Wages



FT: EU budget revamp to shift funds from east to southern states

FT: EU budget revamp to shift funds from east to southern states

24.04.2018

Brussels plans to shift tens of billions of euros in European Union funding away from central and eastern Europe, diverting money to the countries hit hard by the financial crisis such as Spain and Greece, the Financial Times said, cites LETA/BNS.

Most companies, institutions in Latvia are not ready for General Data Protection Regulation

Most companies, institutions in Latvia are not ready for General Data Protection Regulation

24.04.2018

The majority of Latvian companies and institutions still are not ready for the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that will come into force on May 25, Sanita Petersone, a lawyer and certified data protection specialist at KPMG consultancy, cites LETA.


Quarter century for AmCham Latvia

Quarter century for AmCham Latvia

24.04.2018

To commemorate the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the American Chamber of Commerce in Latvia (AmCham), a special black tie dinner was held last Saturday, April 21.

Latvian residents' annual spending on cosmetics lowest in Europe

Latvian residents' annual spending on cosmetics lowest in Europe

24.04.2018

On the average, one resident of Latvia annually spends EUR 81 on cosmetics, which is one of the lowest figures in Europe, the Association of Latvian Cosmetic Producers informed LETA.


23.04.2018

In March, industrial production in Lithuania increased by 2%

Statistics Lithuania informs that in March 2018, based on provisional data, industrial production totalled EUR 1.8 billion at current prices and, compared to February, seasonally and calendar adjusted, increased by 2% at constant prices (unadjusted – by 12.6%).

23.04.2018

US criticizes Syria, Russia, China in annual report on global human rights

The U.S. Department of State released its annual report on global human rights on Friday, naming Syria, Russia, China and Iran among the countries with the worst human rights practices, informs LETA/DPA.

23.04.2018

In March, level of producer prices in Latvian industry increased just by 0.2%

Data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, compared to February, in March 2018 level of producer prices in the Latvian industry rose by 0.2%. Prices of products sold on the domestic market grew by 0.1%, but prices of exported products went up by 0.4%. Prices of products exported to euro area countries increased by 0.1% and prices of products exported to non-euro area countries – by 0.6%.

21.04.2018

In 2017, general government budget deficit accounted for 0.5% GDP in Latvia

Provisional (1) results compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, in 2017 general government budget deficit accounted for EUR 131.1 million or 0.5% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), whereas consolidated gross debt amounted to EUR 10.8 billion or 40.1% of the GDP. Only Social security fund concluded last year with budget surplus, while expenditure in central and local governments exceeded revenues.

21.04.2018

President introduced Estonia's e-state to IMF chief

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid introduced Estonia's e-state achievements at a meeting with Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde on Friday in Washington, informs LETA/BNS.

20.04.2018

Construction price index continued to rise moderately in Estonia in Q1

According to Statistics Estonia, the change of the construction price index in the 1st quarter of 2018 was 0.2% compared to the 4th quarter of 2017, and 1.8% compared to the 1st quarter of 2017.

20.04.2018

The industrial producer prices in Estonia grew by 2.9% in March y-o-y

According to Statistics Estonia, in March 2018, the producer price index of industrial output changed by 0.2% compared to February and by 2.9% compared to March 2017.

20.04.2018

Number of economically active companies in Estonia grows by 6% in 2017

There were 127,600 economically active companies in Estonia in 2017, about 6% more than the year before, informs LETA/BNS.

20.04.2018

AHK: foreign investors critical of Latvia's tax reform, business environment in general

Foreign investors are on the whole satisfied with business environment in Latvia but in a number of investment criteria have given the country lower ratings compared to the previous year and are critical of Latvia's tax reform in particular, writes LETA, according to the annual survey carried out by the German-Baltic Chamber of Commerce in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania (AHK).

20.04.2018

20% Latvians reluctant to conduct financial transactions via smartphones

In Latvia, 20% of the population are reluctant to conduct financial transactions via their smartphones but the number of people willing to use their phones in financial transactions is growing, writes LETA, according to a survey by Swedbank Latvia.

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