Bulgaria: EUR181m to protect electricity supplies

(Richard Graham, CC BY-NC-ND)

More deaths than births in Latvia

Moscow talks cyber security working group with the US

Bulgaria

Bulgarians have collected over BGN355m (EUR181m) to protect electricity supplies. As the data from the Council of Minister shows, the amount has been accumulated during 2016. According to Bulgarian law Security of the Electricity System Fund collects, on monthly basis, 5 per cent of power producers and importers revenues from the electricity sales, as well as from the transmission system operators (as payment for access and transmission of electricity and natural gas).

The Fund’s resources are going to be used to offset the shortage of financing in the National Electric Company (NEK) for electricity purchases. As reported, the maintenance of the fund was BGN131,900 (EUR67,477).

>>More

Latvia

Still more Latvian passes away than are being born. Latvian Statistics Office informs that 10,175 children were born in H1’2017. The number decreased by 990 y/y. At the same time, the number of deaths reached 14,923 (an increase of 10 deaths).

LSM.LV informs that Latvian population growth has been negative since 1991. During H1’2017 it declined by 4,748 persons.

The number of born babies does not include children born outside of Latvia by permanent residents of Latvia who are living abroad.

>>More

Russia

Reuters reports, after Russian RIA news agency, on Russia-US talks on cybersecurity. As reported, the two countries will create cyber security working group. This was revealed by Andrey Krutskikh, a special presidential envoy on cyber security.

During the last G20 summit in Hamburg Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump had agreed to deal with the question of cybersecurity and cyberdefence “either via the United Nations or as part of a working group”. Nevertheless, just a week later Thomas Bossert, American President’s top counterterrorism advisor, has commented that “it would be premature to suggest that the U.S. would be talking to Russia about a possible partnership”.

According to the latest estimates global cyberattacks could cost up to USD121.4bn (according to Lloyd’s data).

>>More

What’s up in indexes

BET (of Bucharest) increased from 8,271.75 index points Wednesday, July 19th to 8,369.22 index points Thursday, July 20th. It’s up 1.18 per cent d/d and up 25.55 per cent y/y.

BUX (of Budapest) decreased from 35,789.28 index points Wednesday, July 19th to 35,424.00 index points Thursday, July 20th. It’s down 1.02 per cent d/d and up 28.47 per cent y/y.

CROBEX (of Zagreb) increased from 1,859.03 index points Wednesday, July 19th to 1,869.79 index points Thursday, July 20th. It’s up 0.58 per cent and up 10.26 per cent y/y.

OMXR (of Riga) increased from 988.86 index points Wednesday, July 19th to 993.46 index points Thursday, July 20th. It’s up 0.47 per cent d/d and up 55.25 per cent y/y.

OMXT (of Tallinn) increased from 1,200.62 index points Wednesday, July 19th to 1,224.35 index points Thursday, July 20th. It’s up 1.98 per cent d/d and up 20.06 per cent y/y.

OMXV (of Vilnius) increased from 614.23 index points Wednesday, July 19th to 617.14 index points Thursday, July 20th. It’s up 0.47 per cent d/d and up 15.79 per cent y/y.

PX (of Prague) increased from 1,007.92 index points Wednesday, July 19th to 1,008.69 index points Thursday, July 20th. It’s up 0.08 per cent d/d and up 14.35 per cent y/y.

SAX (of Bratislava) increased from 336.00 index points Wednesday, July 19th to 339.14 index points Thursday, July 20th. It’s up 0.93 per cent d/d and up 8.54 per cent y/y.   

SOFIX (of Sofia) increased from 710.78 index points Wednesday, July 19th to 712.97 index points Thursday, July 20th. It’s up 0.31 per cent d/d and up 57.72 per cent y/y.

UX (of Kyiv) increased from 1,078.46 index points Wednesday, July 19th to 1,085.31 index points Thursday, July 20th. It’s up 0.64 per cent d/d and up 52.12 per cent y/y.

WIG20 (of Warsaw) decreased from 2,374.31 index points Wednesday, July 19th to 2,358.50 index points Thursday, July 20th. It’s down 0.67 per cent d/d and up 31.00 per cent y/y.

Share this post

TOP