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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Thursday, 22.02.2018, 06:50

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Latvia records lowest ever crime rate in 2017

Latvia records lowest ever crime rate in 2017

22.02.2018

Latvia recorded its lowest ever crime rate in 2017, Prosecutor General Eriks Kalnmeiers informed at the annual meeting of the Prosecutor General’s Office, cites LETA.

Keyword tags: Analytics, Corruption, Crime, Financial Services, Latvia, Legislation



Half businessmen happy with conditions in Lithuania to build business

Half businessmen happy with conditions in Lithuania to build business

22.02.2018

Some 49% of businessmen in Lithuania are happy with the business building conditions in the country, while 38% say the conditions are unsatisfactory, shows a survey of businessmen conducted by exports promotion agency Enterprise Lithuania, cites LETA/BNS.

In January, level of producer prices in Latvian industry increased by 0.9%

In January, level of producer prices in Latvian industry increased by 0.9%

21.02.2018

Data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, compared to December 2017, in January 2018, level of producer prices in Latvian industry rose by 0.9%. Prices of products sold on the domestic market went up by 1.2% and prices of exported products by 0.6%. Prices of products exported to euro area countries grew by 0.4% and prices of products exported to non-euro area countries by 0.8%.


Latvia's position in Corruption Perception Index didn’t improve much in 2017

Latvia's position in Corruption Perception Index didn’t improve much in 2017

21.02.2018

Latvia’s position in the Corruption Perception Index (CPI), which is drawn up by the global anti-corruption coalition Transparency International, did not improve much last year, Liene Gatere, acting director of Delna, the Latvian branch of Transparency International, said in an interview with Latvian Television this morning, informs LETA. Estonia and Lithuania still ahead.

Fitch affirms Lithuania's credit rating at A-

Fitch affirms Lithuania's credit rating at A-

21.02.2018

Fitch Ratings has affirmed Lithuania's long-term rating at A-, with a stable outlook. The rating has been unchanged since 2014, informs LETA/BNS.


21.02.2018

Turnover of Lithuanian wholesalers over EUR 20 bln in 2017

Turnover of Lithuania's wholesale companies, excluding car and motorcycle sales, totaled at 20.45 billion euros not including VAT at current prices in 2017, Verslo Zinios business daily said, citing Statistics Lithuania, writes LETA/BNS.

21.02.2018

Pensions in Estonia to rise 7.6% on average in April

A draft regulation has exited the Ministry of Social Affairs that would raise pensions and the work ability allowance in Estonia by 7.6% on the average from April 1, 2018 in Estonia, informs LETA/BNS.

21.02.2018

Share of people employed in Latvia's cultural field higher than in EU on average

The number of people working in Latvia’s field of culture makes up 4.5% of the country’s employed population, which is more than in the European Union (EU) on average, according to the 2016 cultural employment data released by Eurostat, cites LETA.

20.02.2018

27 mln tons of freight carried by rail, 35 tons via ports in 2017 in Estonia

During 2017, 27.3 million tons of freight was transported by rail in Estonia and 34.8 million tons of freight was transported via Estonian ports, Statistics Estonia said on Tuesday, cites LETA/BNS.

20.02.2018

Lithuania's and Latvia's Q4 construction growth among EU's biggest

Lithuania's annual construction output growth in the fourth quarter of 2017 was among the biggest in the European Union, figures from the EU statistical office Eurostat showed on February 19th, cites LETA/BNS.

20.02.2018

Suicide rate down in Lithuania in 2017, more people see psychologists

The suicide rate in Lithuania is on a consistent decline, with a triple increase reported in the number of visits to psychologists in state clinics over the past few years, informs LETA/BNS.

19.02.2018

Labor inspectors in Latvia discover 1,349 unreported employees in 2017

The State Labor Inspectorate in Latvia carried out 3,039 inspections as it clamped down on unreported employment last year and discovered 1,349 unregistered employees, which is ten people more than a year before, the inspectorate’s representative Megija Ekkerte told LETA.

16.02.2018

In 2017, second highest grain yield was reached in Latvia

Provisional data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, regardless the unfavourable weather conditions, in 2017 the highest average grain yield per one hectare was reached – 38.3 q. The highest yield was reached in 2015 – 44.9 q/ha.

16.02.2018

Number of happy people has declined in Latvia

The number of people considering themselves happy has been declining in Latvia lately, the Amigo Happiness Index survey, conducted for Latvia’s Amigo telecommunication company, shows, cites LETA.

16.02.2018

Latvians tend to overspend mostly on food

People in Latvia tend to overspend mostly on food, according to a poll carried out by Norvik Banka, cites LETA.

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