Poland signed an agreement on LNG shipments from the US

LNG terminal in Świnoujście, Poland (©PAP)

Latvians will have a new law on healthcare financing

Shared economy in the Czech Republic represents 1.7 per cent of GDP

Poland

The Polish Radio reports on the agreement signed by the Polish gas state-owned company PGNiG and the British energy company Centrica. According to the document, in the next 5 years Centrica will provide nine shipments of the US LNG to Poland.

In 2016 Poland received a shipment of LNG through the Świnoujście terminal for the first time. In 2017 it received a one-off shipment of LNG from the United States.

The Polish Radio quotes Piotr Woźniak, CEO of PGNiG, who commented the agreement: “Preceded by the long-term contract for LNG deliveries from Qatar and several [one-off] deliveries in 2017, this agreement shows that we are stepping into a new level of global LNG market activity”.

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Latvia

Latvian parliament has decided that health care financing targets will be included in the main part of a new law on healthcare financing. As the Leta agency reports Latvia plans to increase the healthcare financing to 4 per cent of GDP by 2020.

The parliamentary committee on social and labor affairs “decided to include in the main part of the new law the provision stipulating that the general government financing for health care should be at least 4 per cent of GDP and may not be reduced compared to the previous year. If necessary, the proposal can be adjusted during the final reading in the parliament”.

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Czech Republic

Radio Praha reports on a rapid growth of the so called shared economy in the country. According to Deloitte’s report the shared economy now represents about 0.06 per cent of GDP and will “in the end” represent as much as 1.7 per cent of GDP.

Czechs are more and more aware of the benefits of the market created by the internet. Nevertheless, as the study shows that only 2 per cent of them are actively participating in the shared economy. 20 per cent have heard about it – but are not active. For example in Spain those figures are 6 per cent and 31 per cent.

Radio Praha points out that the areas in which people will be more engaged are flats and rooms renting, car sharing, crowdfunding, downloading and sharing music.

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What’s up in indexes

BET (of Bucharest) increased from 7,813.85 index points Monday, November 20th to 7,817.03 index points Tuesday, November 21st. It’s up 0.04 per cent d/d and up 14.27 per cent y/y.

BUX (of Budapest) increased from 39,359.28 index points Monday, November 20th to 39,554.05 index points Tuesday, November 21st. It’s up 0.49 per cent d/d and up 31.39 per cent y/y.

CROBEX (of Zagreb) increased from 1,845.27 index points Monday, November 20th to 1,855.88 index points Tuesday, November 21st. It’s up 0.57 per cent and down 4.18 per cent y/y.

OMXR (of Riga) increased from 1,031.61 index points Thursday, November 16th to 1,031.51 index points Tuesday, November 21st. It’s down 0.50 per cent d/d and up 40.00 per cent y/y.

OMXT (of Tallinn) increased from 1,232.40 index points Monday, November 20th to 1,234.79 index points Tuesday, November 21st. It’s up 0.19 per cent d/d and up 19.68 per cent y/y.

OMXV (of Vilnius) increased from 656.04 index points Monday, November 20th to 657.45 index points Tuesday, November 21st. It’s up 0.21 per cent d/d and up 17.46 per cent y/y.

PX (of Prague) decreased from 1,053.55 index points Monday, November 20th to 1,050.55 index points Tuesday, November 21st. It’s down 0.28 per cent d/d and up 18.84 per cent y/y.

SAX (of Bratislava) increased from 321.06 index points Monday, November 20th to 323.69 index points Tuesday, November 21st. It’s up 0.82 per cent d/d and up 2.96 per cent y/y.

SOFIX (of Sofia) increased from 669.14 index points Monday, November 20th to 669.97 index points Tuesday, November 21st. It’s up 0.12 per cent d/d and up 24.16 per cent y/y.

UX (of Kyiv) increased from 1,275.19 index points Monday, November 20th to 1,269.98 index points Tuesday, November 21st. It’s down 0.41 per cent d/d and up 58.06 per cent y/y.

WIG20 (of Warsaw) increased from 2,468.09 index points Monday, November 20th to 2,389.08 index points Tuesday, November 21st. It’s up 0.85 per cent d/d and up 41.72 per cent y/y.

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