236,000 cars are in Ukraine illegally

Kiev, Ukraine (VasenkaPhotography, CC BY)

Bulgaria: One third of job vacancies offer minimum wages

Latvian banks’ revenues from loans drop 2.4 per cent (Jan-Sept‘17)

Ukraine

The Interfax reports that there are many incidents of violating the terms of the temporary import regime of cars. As of November 1st, 2017 there were more than 383,000 vehicles with foreign registration in the country, including 236,000 staying there illegally.

Ukraine imports cars from Poland (118,00 cars), Lithuania (54,700 cars), Germany (19,900 cars), the Czech Republic (14,200 cars) and Bulgaria (12,400 cars) – data as of October 1st, 2017.

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Bulgaria

Novinite.com reports that one third of jobs in Bulgaria offers minimum wage (EUR235.20). As the data from the Employment Agency shows, there were 13,205 vacancies available as of November 9th. At regional level, the average salary ranges from BGN515 or EUR263.59 to BGN1049 or EUR536.90 in the city of Smolyan best known for its huge demand from metalworkers and welders. In the capital Sofia, where the highest number of vacancies is observed, the average salary is BGN815 or EUR417.14.

The data from the EA also shows the share of vacancies in the country offering a minimum wage which is 29.3 per cent. According to Novite.com it’s even more given the expected lowest salary level – BGN510 (EUR261.03). Then the share of the minimum paid positions is 42 per cent.

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Latvia

In January-September 2017 Latvian banks’ revenues from loans reached EUR361.491 – the Finance and Capital Market Commission (FKTK) reports. It’s down 2.4 per cent y/y. The Baltic Course informs that revenues from bank loans issued to non-monetary financial institutions (non-banks) in the period mentioned made up 34.4 per cent of all revenues. The aggregate revenues have also fallen – from EUR1.231bn to EUR1.052bn (down 14.6 per cent).

There are 22 banks in Latvia – local and six branches of foreign ones.

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What’s up in indexes

BET (of Bucharest) increased from 7,747.13 index points Thursday, November 9th to 7,771.63 index points Friday, November 10th. It’s up 0.32 per cent d/d and up 13.53 per cent y/y.

BUX (of Budapest) decreased from 40,273.66 index points Thursday, November 9th to 39,435.24 index points Friday, November 10th. It’s down 2.08 per cent d/d and up 29.13 per cent y/y.

CROBEX (of Zagreb) increased from 1,848.47 index points Wednesday, November 9th to 1,857.02 index points Thursday, November 10th. It’s up 0.46 per cent and down 5.39 per cent y/y.

OMXR (of Riga) decreased from 1,038.74 index points Wednesday, November 9th to 1,032.21 index points Thursday, November 10th. It’s down 0.63 per cent d/d and up 44.66 per cent y/y.

OMXT (of Tallinn) decreased from 1,232.82 index points Wednesday, November 9th to 1,226.77 index points Thursday, November 10th. It’s down 0.49 per cent d/d and up 19.99 per cent y/y.

OMXV (of Vilnius) decreased from 661.70 index points Wednesday, November 9th to 660.39 index points Thursday, November 10th. It’s down 0.20 per cent d/d and up 18.90 per cent y/y.

PX (of Prague) increased from 1,060.53 index points Wednesday, November 9th to 1,063.70 index points Thursday, November 10th. It’s up 0.30 per cent d/d and up 17.97 per cent y/y.

SAX (of Bratislava) closed at 320.48 index points Thursday, November 10th. It’s 0 per cent change d/d and up 2.22 per cent y/y.

SOFIX (of Sofia) increased from 671.73 index points Wednesday, November 9th to 671.78 index points Thursday, November 10th. It’s up 0.01 per cent d/d and up 24.07 per cent y/y.

UX (of Kyiv) increased from 1,259.45 index points Wednesday, November 9th to 1,269.82 index points Thursday, November 10th. It’s up 0.82 per cent d/d and up 49.74 per cent y/y.

WIG20 (of Warsaw) decreased from 2,513.34 index points Wednesday, November 8th to 2,478.21 index points Wednesday, November 9th. It’s down 1.40 per cent d/d and up 38.40 per cent y/y.

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