Latvia: economy growing fast

The final data on the year 2017 by the European Union statistical bureau Eurostat showed that both the economy of the EU and the euro area had expanded at the quickest pace since 2007. Economist Ryan Djajasaputra of the South-African, British banking group Investec evaluated that much of the growth in 2017 had been driven…

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Kazakhstan: barley exports growing

The National Economy Ministry of the Republic of Kazakhstan has published data on the country’s total crop and adjusted plantings for the 2017 harvest. In addition, the release includes somewhat surprising figures for grain yields. The Statistics Committee of the Ministry expanded the barley acreage in Kazakhstan to a much greater degree than expected, while…

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Estonia: building next Tartu Highway section narrower not to undermine safety

Building the next new section of Tallinn-Tartu Highway narrower than originally planned and without yet adding the final layer of asphalt is economically efficient and will have no negative effects on road safety, Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kadri Simson (Center) said. “In the search for possibilities to achieve the maximum outcome under conditions…

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Ukraine: local budgets revenues up in 2017

Revenues of local budgets in Ukraine grew by 31% or by UAH 45.3 billion due to the decentralization reform carried out in 2017, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman wrote on his Facebook page. “665 united territorial communities have already been created in Ukraine. Territorial communities receive millions of hryvnias for infrastructure development: they buy equipment for…

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