Baltic States

Latvian inflation accelerates to 2.9% y/y in January

bne IntelliNews February 10, 2017

With price growth picking up speed on December’s growth of 2.2% y/y, January was the seventh successive month of rising CPI.

Estonian CPI starts 2017 with strong rise

bne IntelliNews February 7, 2017

Estonia's consumer price index (CPI) grew 2.7% in annual terms in January, data from Statistics Estonia showed on February 7. The reading shows price growth in the first month of 2017 was at its highest since August 2013.

Latvian industrial production growth accelerates to 4.9% in 2016

bne IntelliNews February 3, 2017

Latvia's calendar-adjusted industrial production expanded 4.9% in 2016, picking up speed on the 3.4% growth in 2015.

Estonian industrial production returns to growth in 2016

bne IntelliNews January 31, 2017

Estonian industrial production grew 2.3% in 2016, driven by expanding energy production and growth in manufacturing.

Estonian retail sales grow 4% in 2016

bne IntelliNews January 31, 2017

Estonian retail sales grew 4% y/y in 2016, according to preliminary data released by Statistics Estonia on January 31.

Latvian economy enjoys welcome Q4 spurt to buoy 2016 growth

bne IntelliNews January 30, 2017

The Latvian economy grew 1.6% in 2016, a flash reading from the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) indicated on January 30.

Lithuania beats expectations for 2016 GDP growth thanks to fourth quarter surge

bne IntelliNews January 30, 2017

Lithuanian GDP surprised to the upside as it finished 2016 with growth pushing to 2.2% y/y.

Poland dominates a vibrant, growing fintech industry in CEE

Nicholas Watson in Prague January 30, 2017

Fintech start-ups are flourishing across Central and Eastern Europe, from Russia to Turkey, though Poland is probably the furthest ahead in establishing itself as the most important regional hub.

COMMENT: CEE’s legal market goes local

David Stuckey of CEE Legal Matters January 20, 2017

As international legal firms pull back, regional and local firms are moving in, bringing fees down.

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