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Sunday, 26.04.2015, 04:16
Switzerland is the happiest country in the world, closely followed by Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Canada, according to a global ranking of happiness unveiled in New York on Thursday, reports LETA/AFP.
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Moving up six positions from last year, Latvia has been ranked 33rd on the 2015 Global Information Technology Report, according to the World Economic Forum. The report says that regardless of the growing results, Latvia is still behind the remaining two Baltic states, with Estonia in 22nd place, and Lithuania – 31st, writes LETA.
The World Economic Forum published its fresh IT-countries' ranking, which shows that Estonia has fallen by one place, LETA/Postimees Online reports. Estonia's new place in the list is 22nd.
Estonia has fallen in the world's Social Progress Index from the 19th place last year to the 23rd place this year, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports. The ranking is compiled since 2009 by the World Economic Forum Charity and Social Investments Council as an alternative to the national ranking based on gross domestic product (GDP).
Fitch Ratings has affirmed Lithuania's Long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) at 'A-'. The outlooks are stable. The issue ratings on Lithuania's senior unsecured foreign and local currency bonds have also been affirmed at 'A-', writes LETA/ELTA.
Lithuania has the best business conditions globally for Business Process Outsourcing according to a newly published index. The Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and Shared Service Location Index is published by Cushman & Wakefield, the world's largest privately held real estate agency. And in this year's index, Lithuania, a new entrant, was rated first in the world in the business conditions category, and took 11th place in the overall index, making it the highest ranked new entrant, reports BC Invest Lithuania.
The Austrian capital Vienna has the highest quality of life of any city in the world, followed by Zurich in Switzerland and Auckland, New Zealand, according to a survey published Wednesday. The highest ranking Baltic city was Vilnius (79th), followed by Tallinn (88th), and Riga (89th), informs LETA/AFP.