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Friday, 30.09.2016, 02:50
atvia ranks 49th in the latest Global Competitiveness Index by the World Economic Forum, having slipped down from the 44th position last year.
he Estonian capital Tallinn rose 28 places to 50th in the rankings of the world's most competitive financial centers which is the second highest place among East European cities after Warsaw which placed 45th, it appears from the Global Financial Centers Index (GFCI) released by the think tank Z/Yen, writes LETA/BNS.
Estonia’s foreign direct investment position at the end of 2015 put it behind only Hungary in volume among the newer European members from Central and Eastern Europe.The Estonian current account in 2015 posted its largest surplus since independence was regained.Both exports and imports of goods and services were down last year, but imports by more.The current account was affected by large dividends paid out by the banking sector, informed Bank of Estonia.
Google is the most popular brand in Latvia this year, according to a research project carried out by DDB Consulting, GfK Custom Research Baltic, magazine Kapitals, and PHD Latvia, reports LETA.
Denmark (3), Finland (7) and Sweden (9) give ScanBalt BioRegion a prominent representation at the top 10 of the list in overall biotechnology innovation according to the recently published 2016 Scientific American Worldview ranking.
Lithuania rose three notches to number fifteen, the highest ranking among the three Baltic countries, in the Fraser Institute's latest Economic Freedom of the World report, writes LETA/BNS.
Vana Tallinn Elégance has been awarded the title of Best Liqueur in the Spirits Business competition ‘Luxury Spirits Masters 2016’. According to the jury, the gold medal-winning Vana Tallinn Elégance was the biggest surprise of the day, BC was informed by Liviko representative.