Belarus: export of ICT services increases

Minsk, Belarus (Andrey Filippov, CC BY 2.0)

In Hungary companies survival ratio remains low

Amazon wants to establish data center in Estonia

Belarus

In H1’19 Belarusian overall export of ICT services increased by 21 per cent y/y, Belarusian Communications and Informatization Ministry announced.

The ministry also informed that in H1’19 over 3 million residents of Belarus used LTE-based mobile communication services. Furthermore, fiber optic communication lines were available in 98.4 per cent of the multistoried houses in urban areas and more than 58,000 subscribers used the smart home service.

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Hungary

The five-year survival ratio of business entities was 40 per cent in 2017, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) reports. Businesses in the healthcare and social services had the highest survival ratio at 57.5 per cent. On the other side financial and insurance sector entities had a survival rate of 13 per cent, data from KSH shows.

MTI News Agency informs that before the 2008 crisis the survival ratio in Hungary was above 43 per cent. “Companies survival probability remains in Hungary very low,” the Hungary Today portal commented.

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Estonia

The US retail giant, Amazon is planning to establish a data center or start providing cloud services in Estonia, Postimees newspaper informed.

Amazon currently has five data centers in Europe, the newest opened in Sweden last year. The other four are located in Ireland, the UK, Germany and France.

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What’s up in indexes

BET (of Bucharest) decreased from 9146.51 index points Friday, August 9th to 9086.27 index points Monday, August 12th. It’s down 0.59 per cent d/d and up 12.2 per cent y/y.

BUX (of Budapest) increased from 40615.42 index points Friday, August 9th to 40892.00 index points Monday, August 12th. It’s up 0.68 per cent d/d and up 14.6 per cent y/y.

OMXR (of Riga) decreased from 1038.64 index points Friday, August 9th to 1033.96 index points Monday, August 12th. It’s down 0.45 per cent d/d and up 3.59 per cent y/y.

OMXT (of Tallinn) decreased from 1267.90 index points Friday, August 9th to 1265.25 index points Monday, August 12th. It’s down 0.21 per cent d/d and up 2.33 per cent y/y.

OMXV (of Vilnius) increased from 693.02 index points Friday, August 9th to 693.50 index points Monday, August 12th. It’s up 0.07 per cent d/d and down 2.75 per cent y/y.

PX (of Prague) increased from 1022.67 index points Friday, August 9th to 1030.67 index points Monday, August 12th. It’s up 0.78 per cent d/d and down 3.91 per cent y/y.

RTS (of Moscow) increased from 1289.47 index points Friday, August 9th to 1294.12 index points Monday, August 12th. It’s up 0.36 per cent d/d and up 22.1 per cent y/y.

SAX (of Bratislava) increased from 346.73 index points Friday, August 9th to 347.20 index points Monday, August 12th. It’s up 0.14 per cent d/d and up 5.31 per cent y/y.

SOFIX (of Sofia) decreased from 583.63 index points Friday, August 9th to 581.00 index points Monday, August 12th. It’s down 0.45 per cent d/d and down 8.52 per cent y/y.

UX (of Kyiv) closed at 1582.99 index points Monday, August 12th. It’s the same result as Friday’s. It’s 0 per cent change d/d and down 2.70 per cent y/y.

WIG20 (of Warsaw) decreased from 2127.61 index points Friday, August 9th to 2109.73 index points Monday, August 12th. It’s down 0.84 per cent d/d and down 6.69 per cent y/y.

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