Baltic States

Moscow sees threat from new US military deployment in Central Europe

bne IntelliNews January 12, 2017

US begins biggest deployment in Europe since the end of the Cold War to reassure Nato states bordering Russia.

Latvian inflation accelerates in December to tip 2016 into the black

bne IntelliNews January 11, 2017

Latvia's consumer price index (CPI) expanded 2.2% y/y in December, data released by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) on January 11 showed.

Lithuanian price growth accelerates in December

bne IntelliNews January 9, 2017

The Lithuanian consumer price index (CPI) grew 1.7% y/y in December, accelerating on the 1% annual growth recorded the previous month, data released by Statistics Lithuania on January 9 showed.

Estonian inflation accelerates to 26-month high in December

bne IntelliNews January 6, 2017

Estonia's consumer price index (CPI) grew 2.2% in annual terms in December. The strong gain leaves overall price growth in 2016 just inside positive territory at 0.1%, albeit the reading is well below forecasts.

COLCHIS: Nato’s return on investment

Michael Cecire of New America January 6, 2017

Trump appears to have little sense of Nato’s history or purpose. It was formed not merely as a military bulwark against an aggressive Soviet Russia, but as part of a positive agenda to secure and expand a liberal, democratic space.

Estonian industrial production builds more momentum in November

bne IntelliNews January 4, 2017

Estonian industrial production expanded 9.3% y/y in November. The result builds on a positive trend seen since the start of the second half, and builds hope that wider economic expansion could still pick up some of the slack this year.

Latvian industrial production booms 11% y/y in November

bne IntelliNews January 3, 2017

The gain is the third positive reading in a row following a hiccup in August; 10 of the last 12 months have shown output growth.

Estonian retail sales growth accelerates to 7% y/y in November

bne IntelliNews January 2, 2017

Estonian retail sales grew 7% y/y at constant prices in November, according to data released by Statistics Estonia on January 2.

Lithuanian retail sales grow 8.1% y/y in November

bne IntelliNews January 2, 2017

The November result sees retail sales continue on the firm expansion track they have followed since the start of 2015.

Bratislava and Kyiv cheapest cities to enjoy Christmas cheer, survey finds

bne IntelliNews December 23, 2016

A survey has produced a “Christmas Price Index” that shows Bratislava and Kyiv to be the two most affordable capitals in the world to enjoy Christmas shopping, eating, drinking and entertainment.

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