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Monday, 20.01.2020, 21:12
The skills of Estonian students rank 1st in Europe according to the OECD’s international survey PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment). Estonian students rank first in all three domains of assessment. The share of top performers has increased while the share of students performing below the baseline level has decreased. The results indicate that the level of education provided by basic school is not dependent on the socio-economic background of a student, informed Ministry of education and research.
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Japanese ratings agency R&I has raised Latvia's credit rating, citing the country's strong economic growth. The agency has upped its rating on Latvia from A- to A, with the outlook Stable, referred LETA.
DBRS Ratings Limited (DBRS Morningstar) confirmed the Republic of Latvia's Long-Term Foreign and Local Currency – Issuer Ratings at A (low). At the same time, DBRS Morningstar confirmed the Republic of Latvia's Short-Term Foreign and Local Currency – Issuer Ratings at R-1 (low). The trends on all ratings are Positive.
Lithuania has gone up by eight notches to 28th position among 63 countries in the IMD World Talent Ranking, the Ministry of Economy and Innovation said on Tuesday.
Standard & Poor's has affirmed its BB+ credit rating on Maxima Grupe (Maxima Group), with a stable outlook, the Baltic retail group said
Latvia has the third most competitive tax system among the member states of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), according to the latest International Tax Competitiveness Index, drawn up by the US think tank Tax Foundation writes LETA.
Lithuania has risen three notches from last year to reach its highest-ever 11th position in the World Bank's latest ranking of 190 economies on the ease of doing business.