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Tuesday, 13.10.2015, 11:54
World-leading brand valuation and strategy consultancy – Brand Finance – makes analysis on nation-branding to make decisions in maximizing brand and business value and bridge the gap between marketing and finance. The three Baltic States’ brands (out of 100 countries) in 2015 are the following: Lithuania – 63, Latvia –75 and Estonia – 85.
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This week, the Tax Foundation publishes its annual international tax competitiveness index, where again Estonia is on the top position, Äripäev.ee cites the Wall Street Journal.
Swiss Bank USB has released the results of a research study on the cost of living in 71 major cities worldwide, and Riga is listed as #65. Of the other Baltic capitals, Tallinn is the 49th most expensive city, Vilnius – 59th, writes LETA.
Moody’s Investors Service announced on Friday that it upgraded to A2 the issuer rating and the senior unsecured ratings of Estonian state-owned electricity grid company Elering AS; the rating outlook is stable, reports LETA.
Led by Bolivia and El Salvador, Latin American countries dominate the top of the list of the most emotional countries in the world for 2014, where nearly six in 10 residents in each of these countries reported experiencing positive or negative emotions the previous day, according to a research by the Gallup Institute. Post-Soviet countries, including Latvia, largely dominate the list of countries at the other end of the spectrum, reports GALLUP.COM/LETA.
Moody’s credit rating on Eesti Energia remained unchanged, at the level Baa2, with the stable rating outlook, reports the enterprise in a press release.
According to Freedom House's report on development of post-Communist countries, Estonia maintains its high ranking among 29 countries in review, writes LETA/National Broadcasting. Latvia ranked 3rd and Lithuania 6th.