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Tuesday, 02.09.2014, 09:48
According to the State Food and Veterinary service, a new, already sixth, case of African swine fever (ASF) has been confirmed in a village in Ignalina District, Naujasis Daugeliskis Parish in Lithuania, reports LETA/ELTA.
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China's economy is facing multiple domestic and international challenges despite its steady performance in the past seven months of 2014, said a senior economic official in Beijing on Wednesday.
According to Statistics Estonia, in July 2014 compared to July of the previous year, the retail sales of goods of retail trade enterprises increased 10% at constant prices. Retail sales increased by 4% in May and 7% in June compared to the corresponding month of the previous year, whereas in July the retail sales growth accelerated even more.
The retail turnover (including VAT) of the Apranga Group, a group of apparel retail companies, amounted to LTL 67.8 million (EUR 19.6 million) in August 2014, and has increased 15.0% in comparison to August 2013. This is a record monthly turnover of Apranga Group in history, informed LETA/ELTA the company.
AB Snaige, engaged in manufacture and sales of refrigerators and freezers, achieved an EBITDA of LTL 3.3 million (EUR 955 thousand) as in the first half of 2014 despite LTL 74.4 million (EUR 21.5 million) turnover (according to unaudited consolidated financial results) caused by the dramatic events in Ukraine, informs LETA/ELTA.
Negotiations between health care professionals’ organisations and the Association of Hospitals are proceeding with great difficulties as parties find it difficult to find common ground, writes LETA/Postimees Online.
Estonia’s Baltika generated nearly five million euros in consolidated sales revenue in August 2014, which was 20% more than during the same month last year, writes Postimees Online.
China and the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region are exerting more efforts to enhance cooperation between the two sides., reports BC China’s Embassy in Riga.
Statistics Lithuania informs that, based on more comprehensive business, tax and price statistics, in II quarter 2014, GDP at current prices amounted to LTL 31 315 million (EUR 9 069.5 million). Compared to the same period in 2013, real GDP growth, seasonally and working day adjusted, stood at 3.1%, compared to I quarter 2014 – 0.8% (compared to the same period in 2013, seasonally and working day unadjusted, GDP increased by 3.3%, compared to I quarter 2014, increased by 8.4%).
On Saturday, the decision of the European Commission expanding the buffer zone for prevention of African swine fever on the Estonian southern border entered into force, writes LETA/Äripäev.ee.
Invalda LT is one of the major companies in Lithuania investing in other businesses and managing assets. Consolidated net profit attributable to shareholders of AB Invalda totaled to LTL 18.8 million (EUR 5.4 million), in the same period of 2013 it was LTL 92.2 million (EUR 26.7 million), the company said in a statement, cites LETA/ELTA.
Consolidated group operating profit for the first half of 2014 was LTL 1.2 million (EUR 0.4 million), as in the same period in 2013 the group incurred LTL 0.8 million (EUR 0.2 million) operating loss, reports LETA/ELTA.
The consolidated unaudited sales revenues of AB Vilkyskiu Pienine group for the first six months of 2014 amounted to LTL 192 million (EUR 55.7 million) – 22% increase comparing to the same period last year, the company said, cites LETA/ELTA.
On Friday, Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius visited Kaunas light industry enterprises and discussed training of specialists, employment and the European Union (EU) investments, reports LETA/ELTA.
Estonian Minister of Agriculture Ivari Padar said that the Russian food imports ban has hit the producers of milk and pork and the fisheries industry the hardest, writes LETA/National Broadcasting.