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The energy sector of Latvia, how green are we willing to be?

The energy sector of Latvia, how green are we willing to be?

10.08.2020

Green energy is an almost ideal solution for a better day-to-day life: it’s environmentally friendly, has great potential and is a good investment in the future that can operate without State subsidies even now.

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Latvia: GDP fall is not insignificant but there is hope

Latvia: GDP fall is not insignificant but there is hope

06.08.2020

The available flash estimate data on economic growth of a number of European Union (EU) member states in the second quarter of 2020 rank Latvia among the countries with the lowest GDP declines, suggesting a somewhat more optimistic economic development than expected.

Estonian experts: outbreaks in Europe not constituting 2nd coronavirus wave

Estonian experts: outbreaks in Europe not constituting 2nd coronavirus wave

27.07.2020

While the number of new coronavirus infections has grown in Europe over the past two weeks, the increase has been caused by a few individual large outbreaks that do not constitute a second virus wave, according to Estonian experts, the "Aktuaalne kaamera" evening news program of public broadcaster ERR reported on July 26th, reports LETA/BNS.


The economic impact of agricultural production from climate change (cocoa) in Côte d'Ivoire

The economic impact of agricultural production from climate change (cocoa) in Côte d'Ivoire

16.07.2020

On the eve of the UN climate summit, the IPCC has just published a 400-page report on climate change by making an unprecedented appeal on climate change to which the intergovernmental group urgently invites us to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. The report indicates dramatic consequences of global warming in Africa.

Estonian researcher: EU's planned measures against China too late

Estonian researcher: EU's planned measures against China too late

15.07.2020

The European Union is considering small export restrictions on China due to the Hong Kong security law, but according to Estonian Foreign Policy Institute junior research fellow Frank Juris, these measures are too late and too lenient, the "Aktuaalne kaamera" news program of public broadcaster ERR reported on Tuesday, cites LETA/BNS.


08.07.2020

Addressing and management of cities, impact in economic development in Ivory Coast

Faced with the change in recent decades in Ivory Coast linked to the demographic shift from rural to urban. Some rural regions are urbanized at almost 20%.

08.07.2020

Chairman of the Board of “Agrolats Holding”: Latvian agricultural holding is trying to save its Ukrainian investments from a respectable American investment fund

Interview with Vitauts Paškausks, Chairman of the Board of “Agrolats Holding”about business and investment.

03.07.2020

Retail trade vigorously bounces back from COVID-19 shock in May

Gradual lifting of COVID-19 related restrictions and more clarity with respect to rules of the game in the near term has allowed the retail trade to return to almost its normal course of operation.

27.06.2020

Businesses remain cautious about making investment decisions

The coronavirus pandemic has inflated the economic crisis in Estonia and in the global economy in recent months and is dragging on the future outlook for businesses. Economic uncertainty has caused many long-term investments to be put on hold until more certain times. This is seen in the reduced need of companies to borrow to fund investment. In consequence the total volume of long-term loans and leases issued to companies in the month was even lower in May than in April at 134 million euros, which was some 40% less than before the crisis, meaning the average from April 2019 to March 2020. The volume of short-term loans issued was also a quarter smaller than usual. The continuing pessimism at companies is shown by the notable drop in car leases, which showed no sign of rebounding in May.

18.06.2020

President: post-crisis Lithuania will have to live within its means

A post-crisis Lithuania will have to live within its means, President Gitanas Nauseda said, having initiated or supported additional payouts to pensioners and children and increasing income of working people, informs LETA/BNS.

16.06.2020

Professor: 1% Latvians could have already formed immunity towards Covid-19

Comparing the morbidity rates in Norway, Sweden and Latvia, it could be assumed that about 1 percent of the population in Latvia has formed immunity towards Covid-19, Professor Girts Brigis, head of the Department of Public Health and Epidemiology at Riga Stradins University, told LETA.

12.06.2020

Bank of Latvia: Early repercussions of the state of emergency in the first quarter's balance of payment

The state of emergency restrictions and a broad-based deceleration of economic activity were also partly reflected in the balance of payments developments in the first quarter of 2020.

05.06.2020

Bank of Estonia: The effect of the crisis is that labour shortages will be replaced by shortages of jobs

At the end of the first quarter of this year the coronavirus crisis hit the global economy, including Estonia, and had a major impact on the labour market. Demand for labour fell at companies that were hit most by the crisis, as economic activity was hindered by restrictions introduced in Estonia and in other countries. Fear of infection by the virus also affected people’s behaviour. This meant the ability of companies to produce goods and services suffered a blow, while demand for those goods and services fell at the same time.

03.06.2020

Bank of Estonia: Future development in the economy will depend mainly on foreign markets

Data from Statistics Estonia show that Estonian GDP was 0.7% smaller in the first quarter than in the same quarter of last year, and seasonally adjusted was 3.7% less than in the fourth quarter of last year. The economic position in the first quarter only partly reflects the impact of the coronavirus and is more a consequence of earlier events.

03.06.2020

Latvian professor: resumption of migration is a responsible and difficult moment for epidemiologists

The resumption of international migration and the abolition of the self-quarantine requirements for residents of countries with low Covid-19 incidence will be a responsible and difficult moment for epidemiologists, Professor Girts Brigis, head of the Department of Public Health and Epidemiology at Riga Stradins University, told LETA.

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