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Tuesday, 21.05.2013, 16:00
Latvia remains 41st in the World Economic Forum's (WEF) Network Readiness Index, behind its Baltic neighbors. The index, which comprises 144 countries altogether, ranks Estonia 22nd and Lithuania 32nd, reports LETA.
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UNICEF: Estonia is on the 23rd position on wellbeing of children of developing states, ahead of neighbours10.04.2013
A fresh report by UN children's foundation UNICEF indicates that Estonia is on the 23rd place among 29 developed states regarding wellbeing of children, being ahead of the USA as well as neighbours Latvia and Lithuania, Public Broadcasting reports. Lithuania is 27th and Latvia 28th.
Fitch upgraded Lithuania's sovereign debt rating, pointing to the country's continuing economic recovery, and citing a turnaround in public finances and restored competitiveness, reports LETA/ELTA, referring to Invest Lithuania.
Estonia continues to be on the 14th place in the fresh European Union's Innovation Union Scoreboard, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports. Latvia and Lithuania in the group of Moderate innovators.
Today, Moody’s Investors Service changed the outlook of the Riga's Baa3 rating to positive from stable. The Baa3 issuer rating was affirmed. This action follows Moody’s decision to upgrade Latvia's government bond rating to Baa2 from Baa3 on March 15, 2013, with positive outlook, informs LETA.
Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded Latvia's government bond rating by one notch to Baa2 from Baa3, and has maintained the positive outlook, informed BC the Latvian Institute.
Latvia is among the top five unfriendliest countries for tourists, according to the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2013 by the World Economic Forum. Estonia is ranked 50th, Lithuania – 112th, informs LETA/CNN.