Baltic States

BOOK REVIEW: Peter Conradi asks pertinently, “Who Lost Russia?”

Nicholas Watson in Prague March 21, 2017

The writing is solid, embellished with great detail and research, giving some new information here, reminding of some forgotten nugget there, though it lacks any penetrating new insight or revelation.

Lithuanian industrial production growth slows to 5.8% y/y in February

bne IntelliNews March 21, 2017

The reading is well below the gain of 8.4% registered in the first month of the year, but despite the slowdown, shows that growth remains solid.

COMMENT: The trillion dollar bill of US protectionism

Peter Szopo of Erste Asset Management March 21, 2017

Emerging market stocks have been hit harder than it appears by the election of President Donald Trump.

Investigation reveals flow of up to $80bn through “Russian Laundromat”

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest March 21, 2017

Funds channeled from Russian companies to offshore firms with help from corrupt Moldovan judges.

Lithuanian CPI expands 3% y/y in February

bne IntelliNews March 8, 2017

The Lithuanian consumer price index (CPI) grew 3% y/y in February, accelerating on the 2.3% annual growth recorded the previous month, Statistics Lithuania announced on March 8.

Latvian inflation accelerates to 3.3% y/y in February

bne IntelliNews March 8, 2017

Latvia's consumer price index (CPI) climbed 3.3% y/y in February, data released by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) on March 8 showed.

Estonian CPI accelerates to 3.4% in February

bne IntelliNews March 7, 2017

The reading adds as many as 0.7pp to the strong growth recorded in January, putting CPI at its highest since July 2013. As in many other economies in the region, the gain is being driven by fast-expanding prices of motor fuel and food.

Latvian industrial production growth slows in January

bne IntelliNews March 6, 2017

Latvia's calendar-adjusted industrial production grew 4.7% y/y in December, slowing from an expansion of 11.5% the previous month, the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) reported on March 6.

Lithuania's 2016 GDP growth revised to 2.3%

bne IntelliNews March 1, 2017

Estonian economy pushes to growth of 1.6% in 2016

bne IntelliNews February 28, 2017

The economy added 0.5pp to the growth it recorded in 2015, with further expansion on the cards for this year and the next.

Latvia’s 2016 GDP growth adjusted upwards to 2%

bne IntelliNews February 28, 2017

The Latvian economy grew 2% in unadjusted terms last year, the Baltic state’s Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) reported on February 28. The reading is an upward adjustment from the 1.6% growth estimated in a flash in late January.

Latvian retail sales growth picks up speed in January

bne IntelliNews February 28, 2017

Latvian retail sales grew a calendar adjusted 3.7% y/y in January, picking up speed from a 2% expansion the previous month, data from the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) showed on February 28.

Lithuanian retail sales boom in January

bne IntelliNews February 28, 2017

The reading marks a clear acceleration on the 6.6% expansion seen the previous month, and keeps shop turnover firmly on the growth track that began in 2015.

Lithuanian industrial production accelerates to 8.4% y/y in January

bne IntelliNews February 22, 2017

Lithuanian industrial production growth picked up speed in January, expanding 8.4% y/y on an adjusted basis, according to data from Statistics Lithuania released on February 23.

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