Estonia: online purchases up 2017-2019

Online commerce in Estonia has grown by over 50% since 2017, according to SEB Bank, with the market share of online merchants increasing to 11% over the same period. Much of the growth comes from relatively recent types of e-commerce, such as ride-sharing and food delivery services, with large, international e-stores seeing the largest increases.…

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Kazakhstan: 19,137 foreigners employed

19,137 foreign nationals are working in Kazakhstan to date, according to the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection, Kazinform reports. 753 of them (4%) are the first category workers (senior executives and their deputies); 4,363 (23%) are working as second category employees (heads of structural divisions); 9,613 (50%) are the third category employees (specialists); 1,749…

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Ukraine: $1.16 billon in remittances received from abroad in 2019 via PrivatBank’s services

Ukraine’s largest state-owned PrivatBank said Ukrainians in 2019 received $1.16 billion from abroad via money remittance systems through the banks’ services. In particular, major money transfers to Ukraine via PrivatBank arrived from the United States ($194 million), Israel ($169 million), Italy ($107 million), Russia ($97 million) and Poland ($73 million), the bank’s press service reported.…

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