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Republic of Latvia
			: 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; and Staff Report

Republic of Latvia : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; and Staff Report »

Volume/Issue: 2019/264

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 August 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513509983.002

ISBN: 9781513509983

Keywords: Balance of payments, Economic indicators, Financial crises, National accounts, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, ISCR, CR, wage growth, percent of GDP, Haver

The economy continued to expand rapidly in 2018, as growth surprised with a strong construction-driven upswing. Fiscal and current account deficits are at manageable levels, as is the public debt. The financial sys...

Republic of Latvia
			: Selected Issues

Republic of Latvia : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2019/265

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 August 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513510057.002

ISBN: 9781513510057

Keywords: Patterns of trade, Price indexes, Gross domestic product, Economic sectors, Production, ISCR, CR, productivity growth, TFP, BSFC

Selected Issues...

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Europe
			: Domestic Expansion Running into External Turbulence

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Europe : Domestic Expansion Running into External Turbulence »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 November 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484375402.086

ISBN: 9781484375402

Keywords: Europe, Regional Economic Outlook, economic outlook, financial conditions, fiscal policy, monetary policy, emerging Europe, advanced Europe

Economic activity continued to expand in the first half of 2018, albeit at a slower-than-expected pace, mainly in advanced Europe. Domestic demand, supported by stronger employment and wages, remains the main engin...

Republic of Latvia
			: 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Latvia

Republic of Latvia : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Latvia »

Volume/Issue: 2018/266

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 September 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484375242.002

ISBN: 9781484375242

Keywords: Europe, Latvia

The economy has gained momentum amidst sound fundamentals. Growth in 2017 surprised with a strong and broad-based upswing driven by a recovery in investment and a supportive external environment, and the outlook is...

Republic of Latvia
			: Selected Issues

Republic of Latvia : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2018/267

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 September 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484375310.002

ISBN: 9781484375310

Keywords: Latvia, Europe

Selected Issues...

Republic of Latvia
			: 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report

Republic of Latvia : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report »

Volume/Issue: 2017/194

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 July 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484308042.002

ISBN: 9781484308042

Keywords: Europe, Latvia

Macroeconomic conditions are broadly sound: fiscal and current account deficits remain at prudent levels; public debt persists at a low level; and unemployment continues to fall. For the first time in the last 5 ye...

Republic of Latvia
			: Selected Issues

Republic of Latvia : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2017/195

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 July 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484308066.002

ISBN: 9781484308066

Keywords: Latvia, Europe

Republic of Latvia: Selected Issues...

Republic of Latvia
			: 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Latvia

Republic of Latvia : 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Latvia »

Volume/Issue: 2016/171

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 June 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498304467.002

ISBN: 9781498304467

Keywords: monetary fund, market, inflation, tax, economic developments

This paper focuses on the key issues related to the economy of Latvia. Growth picked up somewhat last year despite a weak external environment. GDP growth rose to 2.7 percent, up about 1/4 percent over the previous...

Republic of Latvia
			: Selected Issues Paper

Republic of Latvia : Selected Issues Paper »

Volume/Issue: 2016/172

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 June 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475575668.002

ISBN: 9781475575668

Keywords: productivity, labor, employment, value, labor productivity

The aim of this paper is to examine selected issues related to Latvia's economic development. Latvia experienced a large macroeconomic adjustment in the aftermath of the crisis in 2007. The adjustment was character...

Cross-Country Report on Minimum Wages
			: Selected Issues

Cross-Country Report on Minimum Wages : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2016/151

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475528374.002

ISBN: 9781475528374

Keywords: minimum wage, minimum wages, minimum wage hikes, workers, labor

This paper provides a cross-country report on minimum wages. In the past few years, many countries in Central Eastern and Southeastern Europe (CESEE) have increasingly turned to minimum wage policies. Throughout th...

Republic of Latvia
			: Staff Report for the 2015 Article IV Consultation

Republic of Latvia : Staff Report for the 2015 Article IV Consultation »

Volume/Issue: 2015/110

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 May 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484355626.002

ISBN: 9781484355626

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Fiscal policy, Fiscal reforms, Bank supervision, Bank credit, Economic indicators, Staff Reports, Press releases, Latvia, inflation

This 2015 Article IV Consultation highlights that Latvia's strong recovery has recently slowed in the face of sluggish growth in the euro area and deteriorating economic conditions in Russia amid rising geopolitica...

Republic of Latvia
			: Selected Issues

Republic of Latvia : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2015/111

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 May 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475535525.002

ISBN: 9781475535525

Keywords: Economic growth, Migration, Workers remittances, Labor supply, Labor productivity, Immigration, Selected Issues Papers, Latvia, productivity, investment

This Selected Issues paper examines the prospects for Latvia continuing to rapidly reduce its distance from the productivity frontier. It looks at the empirical record of countries that have in the past attained a...

The Fund's Financing Role - Reform Proposals on Liquidity and Emergency Assistance

The Fund's Financing Role - Reform Proposals on Liquidity and Emergency Assistance »

Volume/Issue: 2011/088

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 October 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498338332.007

ISBN: 9781498338332

Keywords: Access limits, Access to Fund general resources, Balance of payments need, Emergency assistance, Fund role, General Resources Account, Precautionary Credit Line, Rapid Credit Facility, Access to international capital markets, International reserves

The possible global repercussions from the ongoing turmoil in the Euro Area and recent calls for enhanced emergency assistance in the Middle East and North African region are reminders of the urgent need for a more...

Increased exchange in the Building Sector
			: Building Legislation in Balticum and Poland

Increased exchange in the Building Sector : Building Legislation in Balticum and Poland »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Sidsel Jerkö

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2008

ISBN: 9789289317429

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordic Countries, Housing Construction, Building Legislation, Baltic Countries, Poland

In November 2004 the Nordic Council of Ministers together with the Nordic countries, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland decided to initiate a colaboration by approving an action plan for improved co-operation be...

Bioenergy in the Nordic-Baltic-NW Russian Region
			: Status, barriers and future

Bioenergy in the Nordic-Baltic-NW Russian Region : Status, barriers and future »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Antti Asikainen , Arunas Bruzgulis , Aija Budreiko , Claus Felby , Karin Hansen , Satu Helynen , Jakob Hirsmark , Morten Ingerslev , Lars-Erik Larsson , Kenk Nyström , Henn Pärn , and Johan Vinterbäck

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9789289313636

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Bioenergy, Agricultural Crops, Sustainable Energy Supply, Biofuels, Economy and Environment, Bioenergy Chain

The status of use of bioenergy, the current barriers for increased use and the future use of bioenergy in the Nordic-Baltic-NW Russian region is described in this report. In this region, forests are abundant and a...

Risks and Management of Dioxins and Dioxin-like Compounds in Baltic Sea Fish: An Integrated Assessment
			: A Knowledge Evaluation and Discussion Document

Risks and Management of Dioxins and Dioxin-like Compounds in Baltic Sea Fish: An Integrated Assessment : A Knowledge Evaluation and Discussion Document »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Timo Assmuth , and Pauliina Jalonen

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9789289312165

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Dioxins Analyzes of Risks and Management, Toxicology and Chemistry, Interest in the Topic Field, Boundary Object, Risks and Their Management, Synthesizes and Evaluates Knowledge

Dioxins, PCBs and related toxic compounds also in Baltic Sea fish have caused much interest, concern and activity. Dioxins have become a 'boundary object' uniting many disciplines and acting as a symbol also for ot...

Assessing Options for Nordic-Baltic Co-operation in Biosafety

Assessing Options for Nordic-Baltic Co-operation in Biosafety »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2005

ISBN: 9789289312110

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Genetically Modified Organisms, Emphasis on Environmental Aspects, Risk Assessment and Monitoring, Exchanging Information and Experiences, Reports from Group Discussions, Nordic and Baltic Authorities

This report is the outcome of a meeting arranged to assess the options and need for co-operation of Nordic and Baltic authorities regarding safety of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), with the emphasis on envi...

Development of the Nordic-Baltic Market for Organic Food

Development of the Nordic-Baltic Market for Organic Food »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2005

ISBN: 9789289311823

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Development of the Nordic, Baltic Market for Organic Food, Baltic Market for Organic Products, Construction of a Common Information System, Potential Activities the Project, Representative Organic Organisations

This report contains the conclusions from the project "Development of the Nordic/Baltic Market for Organic Food" in which public authorities and NGO's from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and S...

Micro-credit Networking for Women Entrepeneurs in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
			: Co-operation project within the network "Baltic-Nordic women in the rural areas" 1999-2004

Micro-credit Networking for Women Entrepeneurs in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania : Co-operation project within the network "Baltic-Nordic women in the rural areas" 1999-2004 »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Birgitta Wiberg

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2005

ISBN: 9789289312080

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Business Economics, Information from Professional Advisers, Micro Credit Network, Financial Support, Regional and National Institutions, Regional Development

Micro-credit networking means so much more than giving a loan to a group of women who want to start a company: development of business ideas in co-operation with others training in business economics, book-keeping...

Market efficiency in Nordic and Baltic Stock Exchanges - Final report

Market efficiency in Nordic and Baltic Stock Exchanges - Final report »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2004

ISBN: 9789289310284

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Market Efficiency in Nordic and Baltic Stock Exchanges, Securities Market Issues, Legal Environment, Foreign Investment, Individual Markets, Stock Market

The report on "Market efficiency in Nordic and Baltic Stock Exchanges" was presented by the Nordic Working Group for Securities Market Issues in May 2004. The report was based on a questionnaire sent to the Nordic...

Transport and fate of polybrominated diphenyl ethers in the Baltic and Arctic regions

Transport and fate of polybrominated diphenyl ethers in the Baltic and Arctic regions »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2004

ISBN: 9789289310741

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, PBDE Products Banned in the EU, DecaBDE Product is Approved, Potential Future Fate of Polybrominated Diphenyl, Regional Multimedia Fate, Environmental Fate of Individual Compounds, Impact in Humans and Wildlife

In the last decades, concern has been raised regarding the use of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) due to its increased environmental occurrence and its possible toxicological impact in humans and wildlife. A...