Less than 9 million Hungarians by 2070

Budapest, Hungary (Moyan Brenn, CC BY)

Lithuania: minimum monthly salary to reach EUR400

The Baltics: investments in commercial real estate EUR511m

Hungary

Hungarian demographics deteriorates. As the Budapest Business Journal reports, by 2070 there will be less than 9 million Hungarians. “The perspectives are gloomy,” the portal comments. Despite increasing longevity, Hungary’s population continues to decrease due to low birth rate and emigration.

At current, the population is 9.799.000. In the first half of 2017 there were 43,870 live births (up 0.2 per cent compared with H1’16) and 69,062 deaths (up 8.5 per cent compared with H1’16).

According to the Eurostat – the trend shows no sign of stalling.

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Lithuania

Lithuanians who earn minimum monthly salary will get raise on January 1st, 2018. As Delfi.lt informs, the Trilateral Council has accepted the minimum pay to be EUR400 (up EUR20). The government of Saulius Skvernelis at first wanted to increase the minimum wage by EUR10.

The levels of minimum wages in the other CSE countries:

  • Bulgaria: EUR235.20
  • Croatia: EUR433.35
  • Czech Republic: EUR407.09
  • Estonia: EUR470
  • Hungary: EUR411
  • Latvia: EUR380
  • Macedonia: EUR231.40
  • Montenegro: EUR288.05
  • Poland: EUR435.48
  • Romania: EUR275.39
  • Serbia: EUR249.69
  • Slovakia: EUR435.00
  • Slovenia: EUR804.96

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The Baltics

The investment volume in commercial real estate in the Baltic states remains flat. As the Baltic Course reports, after Colliers International (Colliers), in H1’17 it reached EUR511m. In the first six months of 2016 it was EUR523. As reported, the data from Colliers comprises investments in commercial properties with sales prices over EUR0.4m, excluding development and land acquisitions. In the period mentioned, the biggest share of investment attracted the retail segment (43 per cent of the total). The second was the office segment (28 per cent of the total). The third largest was the industrial/warehouse property. Average transaction size across the market as a whole was EUR4m.

The portal points out the most notable deals like acquisition of Kesko Senukai stores by the American fund CPA:17-Global or the acquisition of the Vertas BC by Eastnine.

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What’s up in indexes

BET (of Bucharest) decreased from 7,918.05 index points Wednesday, September 20th to 7,885.58 index points Thursday, September 21st. It’s down 0.58 per cent d/d and up 13.44 per cent y/y.

BUX (of Budapest) decreased from 38,108.04 index points Wednesday, September 20th to 38,109.21 index points Thursday, September 21st. It’s 0 per cent change d/d and up 34.88 per cent y/y.

CROBEX (of Zagreb) increased from 1,821.11 index points Wednesday, September 20th to 1,827.54 index points Thursday, September 21st. It’s up 0.35 per cent and down 3.48 per cent y/y.

OMXR (of Riga) increased from 992.19 index points Wednesday, September 20th to 992.83 index points Thursday, September 21st. It’s up 0.06 per cent d/d and up 40.15 per cent y/y.

OMXT (of Tallinn) decreased from 1,234.59 index points Wednesday, September 20th to 1,234.11 index points Thursday, September 21st. It’s down 0.04 per cent d/d and up 23.84 per cent y/y.

OMXV (of Vilnius) increased from 644.89 index points Wednesday, September 20th to 647.96 index points Thursday, September 21st. It’s up 0.48 per cent d/d and up 19.24 per cent y/y.

PX (of Prague) increased from 1,047.31 index points Wednesday, September 20th to 1,047.80 index points Thursday, September 21st. It’s up 0.05 per cent d/d and up 21.17 per cent y/y.

SAX (of Bratislava) decreased from 335.16 index points Wednesday, September 20th to 333.27 index points Thursday, September 21st. It’s down 0.56 per cent d/d and up 3.57 per cent y/y.

SOFIX (of Sofia) increased from 677.65 index points Wednesday, September 20th to 678.65 index points Thursday, September 21st. It’s up 0.15 per cent d/d and up 39.95 per cent y/y.

UX (of Kyiv) increased from 1,134.58 index points Wednesday, September 20th to 1,137.18 index points Thursday, September 21st.  It’s up 0.23 per cent d/d and up 41.46 per cent y/y.

WIG20 (of Warsaw) decreased from 2,499.63 index points Wednesday, September 20th to 2,468.72 index points Thursday, September 21st. It’s down 1.24 per cent d/d and up 40.39 per cent y/y.

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