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Sunday, 26.06.2016, 03:53
Estonia placed 39th among 163 countries in the Good Country Index ranking compiled by the international policy consultant Simon Anholt, informs LETA/BNS.
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Lithuania slipped two places to 30th among 61 nations in the 2016 world competitiveness ranking 2016 released by the Swiss-based International Institute for Management Development (IMD). Latvia rose six places to 37th in this year's ranking and Estonia stayed at number 31st, informs LETA/BNS.
International credit ratings agency Standard&Poor’s (S&P) has affirmed Latvia's A-/A-2 long- and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings. The outlook is stable, LETA learned from the Finance Ministry.
Fitch on May 20th affirmed Estonia's long-term foreign and local currency issuer default ratings (IDR) at A+, with the outlook as stable, the international rating agency said in a press release, cites LETA/BNS.
World press freedom deteriorated in 2015, especially in the Americas, advocacy group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said Wednesday as it released its annual rankings, warning of "a new era of propaganda", while Estonia placed 14th, down from 10th place a year before, informs LETA/AFP.
The international rating agency Moody’s Investors Service on Friday downgraded to Baa3 from Baa2 the issuer rating and the senior unsecured ratings of the state-owned Estonian energy generating group Eesti Energia AS, reported BC company’s press service.
Fitch Ratings has affirmed Lithuania's long-term rating at A-, with a stable outlook. The international rating agency has also affirmed Lithuania's short-term foreign currency rating at F1 and the country ceiling at AAA, informs LETA/BNS.