Baltic States

Lithuanian industrial production growth slows to 4% y/y in April

bne IntelliNews May 22, 2017

Lithuanian industrial production growth slowed in April to 4% y/y on an adjusted basis, according to data from Statistics Lithuania released on May 22.

CONFERENCE CALL: Europe slowly wakes up to Russian disinformation threat

Nicholas Watson in Prague May 19, 2017

While some fret Europe is not doing enough to counter Russian disinformation, others express concern at the STRATCOM Summit 2017 that focusing on this allows Moscow to set the agenda.

CEE'S TOP BUSINESS LEADERS: Central Europe

bne IntelliNews May 12, 2017

Our look at which business leaders really matter in each CEE/CIS country, ranked by our correspondents not just on wealth but on influence.

Latvian CPI maintains rapid tempo in April

bne IntelliNews May 11, 2017

Latvia's consumer price index (CPI) grew 3.4% y/y in April, data released by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) on May 11 showed.

Businesswomen seek a seat at the top table

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest May 11, 2017

The fall of communism has been followed by successive backlashes against feminism, the latest inspired by the election of populist rightwing governments.

EBRD kicks off annual meeting with panel on women in the green economy

Carmen Valache in Nicosia May 10, 2017

Training women in science and technology to give them access to the green job market would reduce shortfall of skilled workers in emerging energy sectors.

CEE slowly warms up to energy efficiency

Carmen Valache in Lund May 10, 2017

Commercial banks have been slow to jump at the opportunity to finance small-scale energy efficiency projects because the return on investment for them tends to be low.

Lithuanian inflation continues to accelerate in April

bne IntelliNews May 9, 2017

While the CPI surge across most of CEE is showing signs of fading, it persists in the Baltics, suggesting strong underlying price growth pressures.

Latvian industry maintains robust output growth in March

bne IntelliNews May 8, 2017

Latvia's calendar-adjusted industrial production grew 10% y/y in March, the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) reported on May 8.

Estonian inflation defies forecasts for continued slowdown in April

bne IntelliNews May 8, 2017

Estonia's consumer price index (CPI) grew 3.2% in annual terms in April, data from Statistics Estonia showed on May 8.

Latvian economic growth picks up speed in first quarter

bne IntelliNews May 3, 2017

The result shows a welcome acceleration in economic growth of as much as 1.7pp compared to the adjusted reading from the fourth quarter of 2016.

Estonian industrial production growth hits six-year high

bne IntelliNews May 2, 2017

The reading shows the industrial sector improving its performance after an already strong growth of 9% y/y in February.

Lithuanian GDP growth accelerates to 4.1% in Q1

bne IntelliNews April 28, 2017

The reading marks a significant acceleration, and pushes the country's economy onto a much steeper growth trajectory than seen in recent quarters.

EU battles Russia's Nord Stream 2 slice 'n' dice

Tim Gosling in Prague April 27, 2017

Gazprom aims to further divide the EU by offering a share of the spoils to CEE countries, but Brussels is finally facing up to the challenge.

Russia, CEE hike military spending as tensions rise

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest April 25, 2017

Worsening relations between Russia and the West, plus pressure to meet Nato defence spending commitments, push up expenditure in Eastern Europe.

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