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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Saturday, 21.01.2017, 19:26

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Low levels of investment activity mean that companies are borrowing less than before

Low levels of investment activity mean that companies are borrowing less than before

20.01.2017

Corporate debt liabilities shrank in the third quarter of 2016 despite the rapid growth in bank loans. Growth in household loans accelerated, but remained slower than growth in incomes and savings. As before, more financial assets were invested abroad or returned there than were taken in from abroad

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In 2015 Latvian household disposable income rose by 7.6%

In 2015 Latvian household disposable income rose by 7.6%

20.01.2017

Results of the survey conducted by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) in 2016 show that,compared to 2014, in 2015 household disposable income1 increased by 7.6 %, reaching 417 euros per household member monthly. Compared to the increase recorded in previous years – 9.3% in 2014 and 10.7% in 2013 – the income growth rate has slowed down slightly.

RAM Funds Have Completed 2016 with Stable Growth

RAM Funds Have Completed 2016 with Stable Growth

20.01.2017

All Rietumu Asset Management (RAM) investment funds have shown positive dynamics over the past year. The highest growth has been demonstrated by the High Yield (+ 15.58%) and Global Equity (+ 15.12%) funds. These are the results published in the December review of the RAM investment funds.


Latvia records EU's biggest drop in construction output in Q3

Latvia records EU's biggest drop in construction output in Q3

18.01.2017

Production in Latvia's construction sector in the third quarter of 2016 decreased 22 % as compared to July-September 2015, which was the biggest drop across the European Union member states, according to Eurostat's revised data.

Lithuanian spending on purchases lowest in Baltics

Lithuanian spending on purchases lowest in Baltics

18.01.2017

The spending of Lithuanian households on essential goods remains the lowest in the Baltic states, however, is rapidly catching up with Latvia, shows an index of household spending published by the research company Baltic Market Insights (Baltmi). According to the survey, Lithuanians spend an average of nearly 2 euros more than Latvians during a single visit to the store, however, are still behind Estonia, reports LETA/BNS.


17.01.2017

Survey finds Lithuanians to be happiest in Baltic states

Residents of Lithuania are happier than Latvians and Estonians, however, all in all, people of all three Baltic states are not as happy as the world population, shows a World Barometer published by Win/Gallup International and Baltic Market Insights, writes LETA/BNS.

17.01.2017

In 2016 number of M&A deals in Latvia remained unchanged from a year before

With roughly 50 merger and acquisition deals announced in Latvia last year, the number of M&A deals in 2016 remained virtually unchanged from 2015, according to a report released by Murinus Advisers writes LETA.

17.01.2017

November was a record month in the Latvian export of wood products

According to the data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), the Latvian external trade turnover dropped slightly (0.6%) month-on-month. Within a month, the goods export and import values dropped by 0.1% and 1.1% respectively. Year-on-year, the goods export and import values posted positive growth by 3.4% and 3.2% respectively, which is a good performance, given the still low level of external demand.

16.01.2017

Lithuania and Latvia post exports decline in Jan-Nov 2016 among Balts

Lithuania and Latvia were the two Balts to post a decline in exports in the January-November period of 2016 year-on-year, while Estonia observed an increase, Eurostat said on Monday.

16.01.2017

Investments in commercial property in Latvia reach EUR 341.3 mln last year

Last year investments in commercial real estate property in Latvia for the fourth consecutive year exceeded EUR 300 mln, Colliers International consultancy informed BC.

16.01.2017

The population of Estonia increased last year

According to the initial estimates of Statistics Estonia, the population number of Estonia as at 1 January 2017 was 1,317,800, which is 1,850 persons more than at the same time a year ago.

13.01.2017

EU-Russia relations: from strategic partnership to strategic challenge

For a number of years, the EU and Russia had assumed the existence of a strategic partnership, based on the con vergence of values, economic integration and increasingly open markets and a modernisation agenda for society. Our agenda was positive and ambitious.

13.01.2017

Lithuania'sl budget revenue EUR 237 above target in 2016

- Lithuania's central government and local authorities last year collected a total of 7.572 bln euros in budget revenue, exceeding the annual revenue target by almost 237 mln euros, or 3.2%, the Finance Ministry said LETA/BNS on Friday.

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