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Saturday, 23.03.2019, 03:11
For the second year in a row, Finland has been named the happiest country in the world while Lithuania ranks 42rd in the latest World Happiness Report published by the United Nations on Wednesday.
International credit rating agency Moody’s has affirmed Latvenergo energy company’s credit rating Baa1 level with stable outlook. The company said in a statement to the Nasdaq Riga stock exchange.
Sigma Ratings, a New York-based rating agency, assigned BBB+ financial crime compliance (FCC) rating to Baltic International Bank placing it among industry leaders. Sigma’s report also noted that the bank’s outlook is positive.
S&P Global Ratings has kept Lithuania's long-term borrowing rating at A with a stable outlook, reported LETA/BNS.
The total value of Latvia’s companies increased by 27.1% from 2017 to EUR 30.65 bn in 2018, according to estimates released by Lursoft business database provider.
Japanese credit ratings agency R&I announced it has affirmed Latvia’s credit rating at A-. The outlook remains stable.
The international anti-corruption organization Transparency International on Tuesday published the results of the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) for 2018, according to which Estonia, with 73 points, shares the 18th place with Ireland and Japan, having advanced three places compared with the previous year.