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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Wednesday, 22.11.2017, 20:29

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In October, the level of producer prices in Latvian industry fell by 0.2%

In October, the level of producer prices in Latvian industry fell by 0.2%

22.11.2017

Data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, compared to September, in October 2017 the level of producer prices in Latvian industry dropped by 0.2%. Prices of products sold on the domestic market decreased by 0.5%, while prices of exported products went up by 0.1%. Prices of products exported to euro area countries rose by 0.2%, whereas prices of products exported to non-euro area countries almost did not change.

Keyword tags: Analytics, Industry, Latvia, Markets and Companies



Industrial production in Lithuania decreased by 1% in October

Industrial production in Lithuania decreased by 1% in October

22.11.2017

Statistics Lithuania informs that in October 2017, based on provisional data, industrial production totalled EUR 1.79 billion at current prices and, compared to September, seasonally and calendar adjusted, decreased by 1% at constant prices (unadjusted – increased by 2.2%).

Modern complex social problems: robotics, basic income and safety nets

Modern complex social problems: robotics, basic income and safety nets

22.11.2017

EU and global economies are facing “labour problems”: in various states angry workers denounce both a shortage of jobs and low wages. Besides, robots already appear to be a threat to workers being able to replace millions of humans. Another issue is that of the basic income: the idea attracts attention around the world providing potentials for a universal social safety net implementation.


Collaborative problem-solving skills of Estonian pupils the best among EU OECD member states

Collaborative problem-solving skills of Estonian pupils the best among EU OECD member states

22.11.2017

Estonian 15-year-old students achieved the best score among European countries in a global PISA collaborative problem-solving assessment based on data for 2015, informs LETA.

Overall passenger traffic in Lithuania up 0.4% in 9 months

Overall passenger traffic in Lithuania up 0.4% in 9 months

22.11.2017

The overall passenger traffic in Lithuania increased by 0.4% in the first three quarters of 2017 from a year ago to 285.164 million, informs LETA/BNS, according to estimates released by the country's statistics office on Tuesday.


21.11.2017

Latvia ahead of the neighbors in global paying taxes rankings

Lithuania climbed to 18th place, from 27th a year ago, among 190 countries across the globe in terms of the ease of paying taxes, according to the latest study by PwC and the World Bank Group. Lithuania, however, is outperformed by both Latvia, ranked at number 13 in the Paying Taxes 2018 report, and by Estonia, at number 14, reports LETA/BNS.

21.11.2017

SEB lifts Estonia's 2017 economic growth estimate to 4.1%

SEB has raised its 2017 economic growth estimate on Estonia to 4.1% and its 2018 estimate to 3.3%, writes LETA/BNS.

21.11.2017

Nordic Capital: Latvia occupies the 17th place in the country ranking of brain business jobs

ECEPR just released the report "The Geography of Europe's Brain Business Jobs" by Dr. Nima Sanandaji and Prof. Stefan Fölster. The report is financed by the investment firm Nordic Capital.

21.11.2017

The industrial producer prices in Estonia grew by 3.7% in October y-o-y

According to Statistics Estonia, in October 2017, the producer price index of industrial output changed by 0.4% compared to September and by 3.7% compared to October 2016.

21.11.2017

Estonia ranks 17th in ICT Development Index; ahead of neighbors

Estonia placed 17th in the ICT Development Index 2017 (IDI) of the United Nations specialized agency International Telecommunication Union (ITU) with 8.14 points, while in 2016 Estonia placed 14th, reports LETA/BNS.

20.11.2017

Estonian residents view migration as EU's biggest problem

Residents of Estonia consider migration as the biggest challenge for the European Union, it appears from a recent Eurobarometer survey, informs LETA/BNS.

17.11.2017

Task Force to show efficient EU policy implementation in the states

A special task force aims to ensure better EU policies implementation: the approach is called “doing less more efficiently”. Recommendations are expected on: better application of subsidiarity and proportionality principles, on policy areas which could be re-delegated or returned to the EU states, and on showing ways of better involving regional and local authorities in EU policy implementation. Good ideas for Baltics to emulate…

17.11.2017

The highest inflation rates in EU registered in Lithuania and Estonia in October

Inflation in Latvia amounted to 2.7% this past October, which is one of the highest inflation rates in the European Union, according to Eurostat report released on Thursday. Lithuania and Estonia had the highest rates, informs LETA.

16.11.2017

Lithuania posts EU's largest increase in new car sales for 9 months

Lithuania's new car sales for the ten months through October 2017 rose at the fastest rate in the EU, figures from the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) showed on Thursday, cites LETA/BNS.

16.11.2017

38.9% Latvian employees earned up to EUR 450 in net wages in Q3

In the third quarter of 2017, the percentage of employees in Latvia earning up to EUR 450 a month in net (after tax) wages dropped 5.1% from the same period a year ago to 38.9%, writes LETA, according to the Central Statistical Bureau's data.

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