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Friday, 23.06.2017, 09:53
Riga has been ranked the world’s 126th most expensive location and the cost of living in the Latvian capital is significantly higher than in the other two Baltic capitals – Tallinn and Vilnius, a survey by Mercer Human Research Consulting shows.
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African, Asian, and European cities dominate the list of most expensive locations for working abroad21.06.2017
In a rapidly changing world, mobility has become a core component of multinational organizations’ global talent strategy. To support the growing number of international assignees working in an increased number of locations, organizations are focusing on evaluating assignments from a cultural perspective, preparing for regional and lateral moves, and modifying compensation approaches to stay competitive. As organizations grapple with these challenges, they are working hard to accommodate the needs of their workforce and to support employees’ careers. According to Mercer’s 2017 Global Talent Trends Study, fair and competitive pay as well as opportunities for promotion are top priorities for employees this year – not surprising given the current climate of uncertainty and change.
Switzerland, Sweden, the Netherlands, the USA and the UK are the world’s most- innovative countries, while a group of nations including India, Kenya, and Viet Nam are outperforming their development- level peers, according to the Global Innovation Index 2017 coauthored by Cornell University, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
Latvia ranks 33rd in the latest Global Innovations Index, which is a better performance than for Lithuania than ranks 40th, and lower performance than for Estonia than ranks 25th among countries of the world.
According to the recent Global Cybersecurity Index of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Estonia ranks fifth in the world and first in Europe, reports LETA/BNS.
Estonia's University of Tartu rose 33 places compared with 2016 to 314th in the fresh QS World University Rankings.
Latvia ranks 32nd in the 2017 Global Peace Index, the same place as last year and still slightly higher than its Baltic neighbors, according to the Global Peace Index released annually by a global think tank, the Institute for Economics and Peace writes LETA/BNS.