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Friday, 31.10.2014, 09:36
There is no reason to celebrate Latvia's position in the World Bank's latest "Doing Business" study, Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry board chairman Janis Endzins told the Nozare.lv business portal, cites LETA.
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On the list of Doing Business 2015, a World Bank Group flagship report which was released this Wednesday Lithuania remained as one of the most favourably assessed countries in the world in terms of starting a business. In The overall ranking Lithuania is 24th, while Estonia on 17th position and Latvia 23 rd, informs LETA/ELTA.
The World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report 2014 indicates that Estonia is as low as on the 62nd position among 142 countries, LETA/Delfi reports.
Fitch Ratings has affirmed Lithuania's Long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) at A-. The outlooks are stable, the rating agency said in a statement, Reuters quotes Fitch.
"QS World University Rankings" – a list of the world's top universities – has included seven Baltic universities this year. Out of the seven Baltic universities on the list, the University of Latvia (LU) is the only university representing Latvia. Tartu is leading in Baltics, reports LETA.
International credit rating agency Moody’s has upgraded Lithuania's long-term credit rating outlook from stable to positive, informs LETA/ELTA.
In the latest Global Competitiveness Report published by the World Economic Forum (WEF), Latvia has climbed 10 positions to reach 42nd place, while Switzerland remains the most competitive economy in the world. Estonia is still the most competitive – 29th, informs LETA.