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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Monday, 21.09.2020, 22:14

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Re:Baltica: Some of Yanukovich's plundered funds may have gone through five banks in Latvia

Re:Baltica: Some of Yanukovich's plundered funds may have gone through five banks in Latvia

21.09.2020

Ukraine’s ousted president Viktor Yanukovych, his associates and competitors might have used several Latvian banks for their illegal funds, including Aizkraukles Banka (now ABLV Bank), Baltikums Bank (now BlueOrange Bank, Baltic International Bank, now closed Trasta Komercbanka (TKB) and PrivatBank, said Re:Baltica investigative journalism center, citing FinCEN Files, LETA informed.

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SEB survey: Consumption in Estonia at same level as last year at end of summer

SEB survey: Consumption in Estonia at same level as last year at end of summer

21.09.2020

An analysis of consumer behavior conducted by SEB among Estonian people in August shows that consumption reached the same level by the end of summer as at the same time last year, reported LETA/BNS.

In August, the industrial producer price index increased by 1.1% in Estonia

In August, the industrial producer price index increased by 1.1% in Estonia

21.09.2020

According to Statistics Estonia, in August, the producer price index of industrial output increased by 1.1% compared to July 2020 and decreased by 2.2% compared to August 2019.


Latvian startups attract investments worth EUR 13 mln in eight months

Latvian startups attract investments worth EUR 13 mln in eight months

21.09.2020

In the first eight months of this year, Latvian startups attracted investments worth EUR 13 mдn, said Diana Lace-Davidova, the executive direction of the Latvian association of startups, Startin.lv, in a forum today, referred LETA.

Freight volumes up 0.6% in Lithuania in H1

Freight volumes up 0.6% in Lithuania in H1

21.09.2020

Some 81.3 million tons of freight were transported in Lithuania by all means of transport in the first half of 2020, up 0.6% from January-June, 2019, writes LETA/BNS.


21.09.2020

Recipients of unreported wages in Latvia receive by EUR 400 less in sick benefits

Recipients of unreported wages receive by EUR 400 less in sick benefits than those who pay all taxes, said State Revenue Service general director Ieva Jaunzeme in an interview with the Latvian public radio, cites LETA.

21.09.2020

Unemployment rate down to 8% in Latvia in mid-September

By the middle of September, unemployment rate in Latvia has declined to 8%, said State Employment Agency director Evita Simsone in an interview with the Latvian public television today, cites LETA.

18.09.2020

Self-isolation mandatory also for travelers returning to Latvia from Lithuania

As Covid-19 continues to spread, also travelers returning to Latvia from Lithuania are required to self-isolate, according to the latest data released by the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), writes LETA.

18.09.2020

In Q2, number of job vacancies in Latvia dropped by a third

Data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that at the end of the 2nd quarter of 2020 there were 20.0 thousand job vacancies in Latvia, which is 10.4 thousand vacancies or 34.2 % less than in the 2nd quarter of 2019. In public sector there were 8.1 thousand and in private sector 11.9 thousand job vacancies. Over the year, the number of job vacancies in private sector fell by 10.0 thousand or 45.7 %, while in public sector – by 0.4 thousand or 4.7 %.

18.09.2020

Half Latvians use computers that are four years or older

In Latvia, 51% of the surveyed population use computers that are more than four years old, writes LETA, according to a survey conducted by the Chinese electronics manufacturer Huawei in the Baltic States.

17.09.2020

Latest Covid-19 figures in Europe exceed March peak

The latest weekly number of novel coronavirus infections in Europe is higher than in March 2020, when the region went through the first peak of the pandemic, the World Health Organization's (WHO) top European official said on September 17th, cites DPA/LETA.

17.09.2020

Labour costs in Latvia rose by 6.2% in Q2 2020

Seasonally and calendar non-adjusted data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, compared to the 2nd quarter of 2019, in the 2nd quarter of 2020 hourly labour costs increased by 6.2% or 60 cents, reaching EUR 10.27. Seasonally adjusted data comprised 4.0%.

17.09.2020

Rietumu Bank's comment to the Telegraph magazine

Latvian business magazine the Telegraph has published an article on how the recent Covid-19 emergency situation affected the operation of the banks.

17.09.2020

Estonia: People prefer e-commerce while enterprises prefer cloud services

According to Statistics Estonia, 56.5% of the population aged 16–74 used e-commerce in the last three months. Compared to last year, the overall popularity of e-commerce has remained the same, but the amounts spent on purchasing goods and services have increased. The results of the enterprise survey showed that more than half of the companies using the internet use paid cloud services.

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