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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Thursday, 29.01.2015, 20:20

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Every fifth person in Estonia lived in relative poverty in 2013

Every fifth person in Estonia lived in relative poverty in 2013

29.01.2015

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2013, 22.1% of the Estonian population lived in relative poverty and 8% of the Estonian population lived in absolute poverty.

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SEB Estonia profit was EUR 75 mln in 2014

SEB Estonia profit was EUR 75 mln in 2014

29.01.2015

The SEB Estonia bank earned last year a profit of 75 million euros, which was by a million more than in the previous year, LETA/Postimees Online reports.

Rõivas to Gurria: OECD recommendations coincide with Estonian government policy

Rõivas to Gurria: OECD recommendations coincide with Estonian government policy

29.01.2015

At his meeting with Jose Angel Gurria, Secretary-General of the OECD, on Wednesday in Tallinn, Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas stated that the growth in productivity and lowering labour taxes that are highlighted in the OECD report are also an important part of Estonian Government policy, reports BC the Government Communication Unit.


Latvian Revenue Service: situation at Gan Bei improving

Latvian Revenue Service: situation at Gan Bei improving

29.01.2015

In an interview on Latvian Television this morning, State Revenue Service General Director Inara Petersone said that during her discussions with the management of the Gan Bei restaurant chain this week, she believes that the company has realized its mistakes and would like to continue work, informs LETA.

Estonian government approved of pension increase

Estonian government approved of pension increase

29.01.2015

The Estonian government approved at its Thursday meeting of the state pension index value for the year 2015, as the result of which, the average increase of pensions from 1 April 2015 is 6.3%, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.

29.01.2015

Estonian stabilisation reserve increased by 8 mln euros in 2014

As of the end of 2014, the Estonian stabilisation reserve volume was 367.1 million EUR in acquisition value and 368.9 million EUR in market value, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.

29.01.2015

SEB net profit in Lithuania at EUR65.3 mln in 2014

According to preliminary data, unaudited net profit earned over the year 2014 by AB SEB bankas is EUR 65.3 million (LTL 225.6 million) and by AB SEB bankas Group – EUR 72.4 million (LTL 249.9 million), the bank announced in a statement, cites LETA/ELTA.

29.01.2015

Lithuanian businessmen to be introduced with SEPA requirements from 2016

With the coming into effect of the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) requirements from 2016, domestic businesses will have to use uniform rules and formats for credit transfers and direct debit across the SEPA. They are being discussed today with payment market participants at the SEPA forum, taking place at the Bank of Lithuania, reports LETA/ELTA.

29.01.2015

Estonian dairy farmers liquidate up to 8% of dairy cattle

By now around 25 Estonian milk producers have announced that they intend to completely or partially close their farms, concerning a total of 3,500-8,000 cows or 3-8% of the Estonian dairy cattle, due to the tense situation at the market, LETA/Eesti Päevaleht writes.

29.01.2015

Estonian Riigikogu fails to approve bill restricting consumer credit cost

The bill, which would have set restrictions on the consumer credit annual percentage rate and limited the use of arbitration courts, surprisingly failed on Wednesday in the Estonian Riigikogu, LETA/Postimees Online reports.

29.01.2015

Latvian Saeima committee approves 9% microenterprise tax rate for new companies

Following lengthy debates, the Saeima Budget and Finance (Taxation) Committee in Latvia approved in principle a draft bill which sets the microenterprise tax rate at 9% in the first three years since the company's registration, reports LETA.

28.01.2015

Operational losses of Nordea bank in Latvia in 2014 – EUR 27.4 mln

The operational losses of Nordea bank in Latvia last year reached EUR 27.4 million, the bank informed LETA.

28.01.2015

Baltic States first automatic bitcoin purchase terminal opens in Tallinn

DeCrypto OÜ launched in Tallinn a terminal for exchanging euros into virtual currency bitcoins, LETA/Postimees Online reports.

28.01.2015

Latvia still behind the neighbors in economic freedom index 2015

Latvia is ranked 37th in terms of economic freedom worldwide, according to the 2015 Index of Economic Freedom by the "Heritage Foundation" think tank and "The Wall Street Journal".

28.01.2015

Nordea Estonia increased profit by 42% in 2014

Nordea Estonia that belongs to leading European finance group Nordea Group, earned 37.7 million euros in profits in 2014, which is 42% more than in 2013, LETA/Postimees Online reports.

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