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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Tuesday, 27.01.2015, 07:45

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30% Latvian emigrants not planning to come back

30% Latvian emigrants not planning to come back

26.01.2015

Almost one-third or 30% of Latvians who live abroad are not planning to come back, according to a survey of 14,068 Latvians living in 118 countries, the largest such survey to date, reports LETA.

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Lithuanian youth are most enterprising

Lithuanian youth are most enterprising

26.01.2015

A total of 463 entrepreneurs were financed by the Entrepreneurship Promotion Fund (VSF) in 2014 in Lithuania, or by 55% more than in 2013. Young people aged up to 29 years old were the most enterprising, reports LETA/ELTA.

Lilia Shevtsova: Baltic States can help West to better understand Russia's problems

Lilia Shevtsova: Baltic States can help West to better understand Russia's problems

26.01.2015

The Baltic States, which have freed themselves from the Soviet rule, can help the West to better understand Russia's problems, says Lilia Shevtsova, researcher at the Carnegie Moscow Center, reports LETA.


In November, Lithuania's prices of exported goods down by 2.9%, imported – 5.1%

In November, Lithuania's prices of exported goods down by 2.9%, imported – 5.1%

23.01.2015

In November 2014, compared to October, the prices of exported goods in Lithuania decreased by 1%, while the prices of imported goods went down by 1.8%, reports LETA/ELTA.

Swedbank: effects of Russian crisis on companies smaller than expected in Estonia

Swedbank: effects of Russian crisis on companies smaller than expected in Estonia

23.01.2015

Swedbank analysed in January 2015 what the effects the fall of the rouble exchange rate, sanctions against Russia and the global oil price decline have had on companies operating in Estonia and found that the impact was smaller than expected, LETA/Postimees Online reports.

23.01.2015

DNB: falling euro beneficial to Lithuanian exporters

After the European Central Bank (ECB) decided to turn on the euro printing machine, bank DNB analysts say that even extended quantitative easing (QE) will not directly solve problems of the euro area as the roots of slow economic development lie within the loss of competitiveness, informs LETA/ELTA.

22.01.2015

In 2014, level of producer prices in Latvian industry increased by 0.4%

According to the data of the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia (CSB),compared to 2013 average level of producer prices in Latvian industry in 2014 rose by 0.4%. In December 2014, level of producer prices in Latvian industry, compared to November, reduced by 0.4%.

22.01.2015

Latvian PM in Davos: stable growth is Europe’s guardian angel

On Thursday, January 22, addressing the World Economic Forum in Davos during the panel discussion “Europe’s Twin Challenges: Growth and Stability”, Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma emphasized that Europe’s economic growth is a must for stability, reported BC press secretary to the Prime Minister Aiva Rozenberga.

22.01.2015

Industrial production in Lithuania decreased by 3.6% in December

Statistics Lithuania informs that in December 2014 industrial production totalled EUR 1.57 billion at current prices and, compared to November, decreased by 3.6% at constant prices, seasonally adjusted – by 2.9%.

22.01.2015

Fight against shadow economy was going well in Latvia in 2014

Measures against shadow economy were quite successful in 2014, as several criminal groups were busted in Latvia, the State Revenue Service (SRS) Director Inara Petersone said in an interview with Latvian Radio this morning, cites LETA.

22.01.2015

Latvian PM Straujuma describes her first year in office as full of challenges

Thursday marks one year since Latvian Saeima elected Laimdota Straujuma (Unity) as the prime minister. Straujuma admits that her first year in office has been full of challenges, Straujuma's press secretary Aiva Rozenberga informed LETA.

22.01.2015

Number of non-citizens in Latvia's population reduced from 13% to 12.1% in 2014

During the year 2014, the number of non-citizens in Latvia's total population has reduced from 13% to 12.1%, the head of the Naturalization Department at the Office for Citizenship and Migrations Affairs Igors Gorbunovs said at Saeima Citizenship, Migration and Social Cohesion Committee.

21.01.2015

48.9% EU enterprises reported innovation activity during the period 2010-2012

In the time period between 2010 and 2012, 30.4% Latvian enterprises reported innovation activity, which is the fourth lowest indicator in the European Union (EU), according to data gathered by Eurostat, cites LETA.

21.01.2015

Most popular flight destinations from Lithuania in 2014 – UK, Germany, Norway

In 2014, a total of 3.8 million passengers used the services of Lithuania's three airports in Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga, or by 9.1% more than in 2013, informs LETA/ELTA.

21.01.2015

Baltic States registered the steep increases in house prices in Q3

Compared to the respective period in 2013, house prices rose 11.7% in Latvia in the third quarter of 2014, the third steepest increase in the European Union, according to the latest data from the EU's statistical office Eurostat, writes LETA.

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