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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Tuesday, 26.09.2017, 16:01

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Percentage of residents with non-citizenship status in Latvia down to 11.4% in 2017

Percentage of residents with non-citizenship status in Latvia down to 11.4% in 2017

26.09.2017

The proportion of non-citizen residents of Latvia reduced to 11.4% at the beginning of this year, reports LETA, according to the Central Statistical Bureau.

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Estonian Tax Board: 1/4 construction turnover goes to companies paying cash in hand

Estonian Tax Board: 1/4 construction turnover goes to companies paying cash in hand

26.09.2017

A quarter of the turnover of the Estonian construction sector goes to companies paying cash in hand wages, reports LETA/BNS, according to the Tax and Customs Board.

S&P upgrades Latvia's rating outlook to positive from stable

S&P upgrades Latvia's rating outlook to positive from stable

26.09.2017

International ratings agency S&P Global has revised Latvia's sovereign credit rating outlook to positive from stable, LETA was told at the Treasury.


Latvian employees more often choose to combine business trip with leisure

Latvian employees more often choose to combine business trip with leisure

26.09.2017

The majority Latvian employees attend conferences or training or meet with clients and partners during their business trips, but more often they choose to combine business trip with leisure, writes LETA, according to a poll conducted by Baltic Travel Group tourism agency and Russian airline Aeroflot.

About half Latvian security firms pay minimum or lower wages to employees

About half Latvian security firms pay minimum or lower wages to employees

25.09.2017

About 50% of security firms in Latvia pay minimum or even lower wages to their employees, said State Revenue Service deputy director Dace Peleka at the Saeima defense, interior affairs and corruption prevention committee meeting on September 22nd, cites LETA.


22.09.2017

Average size of agricultural holding in Latvia is increasing

Provisional data of the Farm Structure Survey 2016 compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, in 2016 the average size of agricultural holding constituted 43.2 ha, which is 15.5% more than in 2013 when the average land area per holding accounted for 37.4 ha. The total standard output (SO) (1) has risen by 24.5%, nevertheless the number of economically active farms has reduced by 14.5%.

22.09.2017

The Dwelling Price Index in Estonia grew by 4.8% in Q2

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 2nd quarter of 2017, the Dwelling Price Index changed by 0.3% compared to the 1st quarter and by 4.8% compared to the 2nd quarter of 2016.

22.09.2017

Lithuania's Trilateral Council okays raising minimum monthly salary to EUR 400

Minimum monthly salary in Lithuania will grow by 20 euros to 400 euros from the beginning of 2018, the Trilateral Council consist in. The final decision is yet to be endorsed by the government, informs LETA/BNS.

22.09.2017

Number of insolvencies in Latvia, Estonia drops in 2016

The number of company insolvencies in Latvia and Estonia dropped in 2016, while in Lithuania this number rose, writes LETA, according to representatives of credit risk insurer Coface, citing the latest data.

22.09.2017

Investments in commercial real estate in Baltics total EUR 511 mln in H1

Investments in commercial real estate in the Baltic states totaled EUR 511 million in the first half of 2017, remaining roughly the same compared to the same period in 2016, according to the latest Baltic States Investment Market Overview published by Colliers International (Colliers) commercial real estate services company.

22.09.2017

Highest business confidence recorded in Riga Region, Zemgale, Kurzeme

Entrepreneurs in Riga Region, the central Latvian province of Zemgale and the western province of Kurzeme showed the highest business confidence in the second quarter of 2017, representatives of Citadele Bank told journalists citing the latest Citadele Index survey, cites LETA.

22.09.2017

ID card security risk causes no changes in attitudes towards e-voting in Estonia

Figures from a survey carried out by pollster Kantar Emor show that the ID card security risk exposed in the beginning of September did not impact the attitude of people in Estonia towards e-voting as those who previously deemed e-voting necessary still think so and those who were against it are still against it, informs LETA/BNS.

21.09.2017

In August, the level of producer prices in Latvian industry increased by 0.1%

According to data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), compared to July, in August 2017 the level of producer prices in Latvian industry rose by 0.1%. Prices of products sold on the domestic market, as well as those of exported products grew by 0.1%. Prices of products exported to euro area countries decreased by 0.2%, whereas prices of products exported to non-euro area countries increased by 0.4%.

21.09.2017

In August, industrial production in Lithuania grew by 3.2%

Statistics Lithuania informs that in August 2017, based on provisional data, industrial production totalled EUR 1.7 billion at current prices and, compared to July, seasonally and calendar adjusted, increased by 3.2% at constant prices (unadjusted – 8.2%).

21.09.2017

Analysts: productivity has become one of major challenges in Latvian economy

Increase of productivity has become one of the major challenges in Latvia’s economy, said banking analysts surveyed by LETA.

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