35.5 million of Poles use online banking

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Moldova: the unemployment rate drops

Lithuania: 2017 a record year for FDI

Poland

The Polish Radio informs that the number of individual customers using online banking grows. In Q4’17 it reached 35.5 million. According to the data from the Polish Bank Association, the figure was 2.33 million bigger than in the same period of 2016.

As reported, the number of active online clients was 16 million. Active online clients are those who use banking online services at least once a month. In 2017 an average online banking client made 6 money transfers a month.

In 2017 Poles made almost 1.8 billion bank transfers for a total amount of PLN4.75 trillion (EUR1.13 trillion).

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Moldova

The situation on Moldovan labor market slightly improves. According to SEE News Corporate Wire, the unemployment rate dropped to 4.1 per cent in 2017. In 2016 it was 4.2 per cent. In the group of people 15-24 years old it was 11.8 per cent. The data from Moldovan statistics bureau shows that the number of unemployed persons was 51,600 in 2017 (down by 1,700 y/y). The total population of Moldova is 3 million.

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Lithuania

“Lithuania FDI skyrockets in 2017,” the Baltic Course informs. As reported, last year the number of projects financed by foreign investments was 61. It’s up 27.08 per cent y/y. 8,949 new jobs were created and capital expenditure increased to USD1.26bn.

The figures show that 2017 was the best year since the record year 2011, when the capital expenditure was USD7.21bn. “The influx of FDI has been progressively increasing, with a 17.07 per cent increase of project numbers between 2012 and 2016,” the Baltic Course comments. The vast part of the FDI (52.46 per cent) went to Vilnius creating 55.11 per cent of the new jobs.

The most interesting sectors for FDI were: software and IT (22.95 per cent of total FDI), transportation and financial services.

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What’s up in indexes

BET (of Bucharest) increased from 8,713.47 index points Friday, March 30th to 8,726.67 index points Monday, April 2nd. It’s up 0.15 per cent d/d and up 7.00 per cent y/y.

Friday, March 30th and Monday, April 2nd were non-trading days at Budapest Stock Exchange. BUX (of Budapest) closed at 37,258.90 index points Thursday, March 29th. It’s up 1.29 per cent d/d and up 15.59 per cent y/y.

Friday, March 30th and Monday, April 2nd were non-trading days at Zagreb Stock Exchange. CROBEX (of Zagreb) closed at  1,804.97 index points Thursday, March 29th. It’s down 0.50 per cent d/d and down 7.00 per cent y/y.

Friday, March 30th and Monday, April 2nd were non-trading days at Nasdaq Riga. OMXR closed at 1,046.18 index points Thursday, March 29th. It’s up 0.66 per cent d/d and up 35.37 per cent y/y.

Friday, March 30th and Monday, April 2nd were non-trading days at Nasdaq Tallinn. OMXT closed at 1,269.20 index points Thursday, March 29th. It’s up 0.07 per cent d/d and up 12.88 per cent y/y.

Friday, March 30th and Monday, April 2nd were non-trading days at Nasdaq Vilnius. OMXV closed at 702.25 index points Thursday, March 29th. It’s up 0.95 per cent d/d and up 24.97 per cent y/y.

Friday, March 30th and Monday, April 2nd were non-trading days at Prague Stock Exchange. PX (of Prague) closed at 1,123.89 index points Thursday, March 29th. It’s up 0.43 per cent d/d and up 14.37 per cent y/y.

Friday, March 30th and Monday, April 2nd were non-trading days at Bratislava Stock Exchange. SAX (of Bratislava) closed at 329.51 index points Thursday, March 29th. It’s down 0.15 per cent d/d and up 7.90 per cent y/y.

Friday, March 30th and Monday, April 2nd were non-trading days at Sofia Stock Exchange. SOFIX (of Sofia) closed at 649.17 index points Thursday, March 29th. It’s down 0.75 per cent d/d and up 2.50 per cent y/y.

UX (of Kyiv) decreased from 1,682.60 index points Friday, March 30th to 1,665.63 index points Monday, April 2nd. It’s down 1.01 per cent d/d and up 56.26 per cent y/y.

Friday, March 30th and Monday, April 2nd were non-trading days at Warsaw Stock Exchange. WIG20 (of Warsaw) closed at 2,210.38 index points Thursday, March 29th. It’s up 0.30 per cent d/d and up 0.18 per cent y/y.

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