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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Monday, 22.01.2018, 02:26

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Bigger wages, support to manufacturing among Latvian EcoMin priorities in 2018

Bigger wages, support to manufacturing among Latvian EcoMin priorities in 2018

19.01.2018

Bigger wages and support to the manufacturing industry are among the priorities of the Latvian Economics Ministry in 2018, the ministry said, cites LETA.

Keyword tags: Analytics, Economics, Financial Services, Latvia, Markets and Companies, Wages



Swedbank economist: Euribor may reach zero at end of 2018

Swedbank economist: Euribor may reach zero at end of 2018

19.01.2018

Swedbank chief economist Tonu Mertsina said that the Euribor rate may be close to zero by the end of this year, the news portal of the Estonian public broadcaster ERR reports, cites LETA/BNS.

22.1% Latvia’s population at risk of poverty

22.1% Latvia’s population at risk of poverty

18.01.2018

Data of the survey conducted by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) in 2017 show that 425 thousand persons or 22.1% of Latvia population were at risk of poverty (1) in 2016 – 0.3 percentage points less than in 2015. Equivalent income of this part of the population were below 330 euros monthly.


Lithuania's annual growth of housing prices bigger than EU's in Q3

Lithuania's annual growth of housing prices bigger than EU's in Q3

18.01.2018

Housing prices in Lithuania grew by 8.5% in the third quarter of 2017 year-on-year, which made the growth among the biggest in the European Union, figures from the EU statistics office Eurostat showed on Thursday, cites LETA/BNS.

Migration and the Lithuanian economy

Migration and the Lithuanian economy

18.01.2018

During the last two decades, Lithuania has experienced a very high rate of population mobility, which peaked during the early years of EU membership (2004–2006) and once again during the recent economic and financial crisis (2009–2011). Lithuanian workers took advantage of economic opportunities abroad and made the most of free movement within the EU and EEA.


18.01.2018

Democracy faced its most serious crisis in decades in 2017

Democracy faced its most serious crisis in decades in 2017 as its basic tenets - including guarantees of free and fair elections, the rights of minorities, freedom of the press, and the rule of law -came under attack around the world, the U.S.-based non-governmental organization Freedom House said in its annual report, cites LETA.

18.01.2018

Estonia and Lithuania register fastest inflation in eurozone in December

Annual inflation in the eurozone slowed by 0.1 percentage points in December 2017 to 1.4%, and the fastest inflation was registered in Estonia and Lithuania - 3.8%, informs LETA/BNS.

17.01.2018

New Pact for Europe report: EU needs reforms already in 2018

"Re-energizing EU: a Package Deal for the EU27", the final report of the discussion series New Pact for Europe (NPE) initiated by European foundations will be presented in Tallinn on Wednesday, while the report is suggesting that the European Union start with reforms already in 2018, informs LETA/BNS.

17.01.2018

Lithuania's growth of new car sales EU's biggest in 2017

Lithuania's new car sales grew at the fastest rate in the EU in 2017, figures from the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) showed on Wednesday, cites LETA/BNS.

16.01.2018

100,000 people with higher education have left Latvia this century

Latvia has lost around 100,000 of its residents with higher education to emigration between 2000 and 2016, University of Latvia professor Mihails Hazans said in an interview with LNT commercial TV channel today, cites LETA.

16.01.2018

Why Europe needs Nord Stream 2

As Europe’s domestic gas production is projected to halve in the coming years, additional gas imports through the Baltic Sea will be needed to safeguard security of supply. EU experts estimate the supply gap at around 120 billion cubic metres (bcm). Gas is becoming an increasingly important part of the energy mix in Germany and other EU countries, informed BC Nord Stream’s press service.

15.01.2018

Lithuania's exports growth remains EU's fastest in January-November

The growth of Lithuania's exports remained fastest among the EU's 28 member states in January through November 2017, figures from the EU statistical office Eurostat showed on January 15th, cites LETA/BNS.

15.01.2018

R&I raises Latvia's credit rating

Japanese credit ratings agency R&I announced today it has raised Latvia’s credit rating to A- from BBB+, representatives of the Treasury informed LETA.

15.01.2018

World-wide sustainability policy framework: European approach

First Eurostat monitoring report on SDGs in Europe provides essential evidences to identify the gaps which need to be closed in order to achieve SDGs and to make informed policy choices.

15.01.2018

Wages grew for 20% of employees in Latvia in 2017

Just 20% of employees in Latvia saw their wages grow in 2017, an online survey by WorkingDay Latvia staffing company shows, cites LETA/BNS.

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