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Wednesday, 07.12.2016, 22:18
Estonia outperforms the rest of Europe in the OECD's latest PISA survey, which evaluates the quality, equity and efficiency of school systems.Latvia is ahead of Lithuania but still trails behind Estonia.
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In the latest Climate Change Performance index, Latvia received the highest score among the Baltic states, the Environment Protection and Regional Development Ministry informed LETA.
or the fifth year in a row, ABLV Bank owners Olegs Fils and Ernests Bernis top the ranking of Latvia's 100 wealthiest persons, collated by journalists Lato Lapsa and Kristine Bormane, magazine Kapitals, corporate finance company Laika Stars, and Lursoft.
Universities reach the coasts of the Baltic Sea in the 15th century – Rostock in (1419),Greifswald (1456), Uppsala in (1477) and Copenhagen (1479). The eastern coast got its first academic settlements roughly a hundred years later – in Königsberg (1544) and Tartu (1632) respectively.
Fitch Ratings has affirmed Latvia's Long-Term Foreign and Local Currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) at 'A-', with stable outlooks, Fitch informs.
Samsung and Apple mobile devices were most frequently used for web browsing in Latvia in September, according to gemiusRanking, a survey by Internet research and consulting company Gemius, writes LETA.
In the World Bank survey Doing Business 2017, Estonia improved its ranking by four places compared with the previous such report and climbed to place 12, one place higher than Finland. Latvia has risen to its current position from 22nd place last year thanks to an improved accessibility to credit information and reforms that have made paying taxes easier. Lithuania ranks 21st among 190 countries in the World Bank's latest ease of doing business report, a notch lower than last year.