Czech Republic: top toy exporter in Europe

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Riga international airport gets more busy

Ukraine: gas price for industrial consumers to be cut by 3 per cent

Czech Republic

Radio Praha gives an answer to the question: “From where all the toys come? From the Czech Republic”. As informed, the country is Europe’s the top toy distributor – exporting more than CZK50bn (EUR1.9bn) annually. This is thanks to LEGO, Playmobil and other toy sets that are making two-thirds of it.

An expert, Patrik Rozumbersky from UniCredit, explains: “The Czech Republic took over this lead position in the European market in terms of exports of toys from Germany in 2012, mainly because of a shift of production of Lego toys from Western countries, mainly from the home country of Lego Denmark”.

The radio points out that since 2004 the Czech Republic and Slovakia have been the fastest-growing toy exporters in the EU.

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Latvia

Riga International Airport – the largest air traffic hub in the Baltic states – gets busier. According to the Baltic Course, in the period January-November 2018, it handled 6.549 million passengers – up 16.3 per cent y/y. In the period mentioned, the airport handled 68,764 flights and 22,626 tons of cargo.

In November 2018 only, the number of passengers grew to 511,378 (up 10.8 per cent y/y).

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Ukraine

The Interfax informs that the state-owned company NJSC Naftogas Ukrainy will reduce the price of gas for industrial consumers, starting from January 2019. It will be cut by 3 per cent to UAH10,823 (EUR346.89) per 1,000 cubic meters. “According to the company, this price is relevant for consumers who purchase gas in the amount of more than 50,000 cubic meters per month and have no debts to the company,” the agency reports.

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What’s up in indexes

BET (of Bucharest) increased from 7,062.27 index points Friday, December 21st to 7,452.99 index points Monday, December 24th. It’s up 7.01 per cent d/d and down 3.49 per cent y/y.

Monday, December 24th was a non-trading day at Budapest Stock Exchange. BUX (of Budapest) closed at 39,578.63 index points Friday, December 21st. It’s up 1.12 per cent y/y.

Monday, December 24th was a non-trading day at Zagreb Stock Exchange. CROBEX (of Zagreb) closed at 1,727.53 index points Friday, December 21st. It’s down down 3.53 per cent y/y.

Monday, December 24th was a non-trading day at Nasdaq Riga. OMXR (of Riga) closed at 937.52 index points Friday, December 21st. It’s down 5.59 per cent y/y.

Monday, December 24th was a non-trading day at Nasdaq Tallinn. OMXT (of Tallinn) closed at 1,162.63 index points Friday, December 21st. It’s down 4.75 per cent y/y.

Monday, December 24th was a non-trading day at Nasdaq Vilnius. OMXV (of Vilnius) closed at 613.33 index points Friday, December 21st. It’s down 5.45 per cent y/y.

Monday, December 24th was a non-trading day at Prague Stock Exchange. PX (of Prague) closed at 983.35 index points Friday, December 21st. It’s down 8.75 per cent y/y.

Monday, December 24th was a non-trading day at Bratislava Stock Exchange. SAX (of Bratislava) closed at 332.37 index points Friday, December 21st. It’s up 2.24 per cent y/y.

Monday, December 24th was a non-trading day at Sofia Stock Exchange. SOFIX (of Sofia) closed at 594.85 index points Friday, December 21st. It’s down 10.65 per cent y/y.

Monday, December 24th was a non-trading day at Kyiv Stock Exchange. UX (of Kyiv) closed at 1,705.04 index points Friday, December 21st. It’s up 28.96 per cent y/y.

Monday, December 24th was a non-trading day at Warsaw Stock Exchange. WIG20 (of Warsaw) closed at 2,259.77 index points Friday, December 21st. It’s down 8.27 per cent y/y.

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