The number of Latvian women in childbearing age decreases

Riga, Latvia (Evelina Zvirbule, CC BY)

Romanians look for a citizenship in the EU countries

S&P has not changed Poland’s rating

Latvia

Baltic Course informs that a number of potential mothers decreased. This negatively affects the number of birth. Baltic Course quotes a demographer Ilmars Mezs, saying that “over the past 5 years the number of women of childbearing age, namely 20 to 35 years old, has been dropping faster than the number of births (…) The number of babies born in the 1990s was two times smaller than the number of babies born in the 1980s”. Mezs calls for a “more serious and substantial government support policy” in the field.

The portal reports that in Q1’17 4,948 babies were born, down 6.9 per cent y/y.

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Romania

Romania Insider reports that 28,400 Romanians obtained citizenship in other EU countries in 2015. Most of them became Italians (50.7 per cent), Germans (10.7 per cent) and Hungarians (9.2 per cent). At the same time in 2015 Romania granted citizenships to 2,611 people from other countries.

In total 841,000 people applied for a citizenship in the EU countries.

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Poland

“Poland has a positive outlook when it comes to its flexible exchange rate regime and NBP’s independent and credible monetary policy, which offsets the risks arising from government’s more expansionary fiscal stance, increased social spending,” Standard & Poor’s (S&P) agency informed. It kept Poland’s rating at BBB+ and the outlook as “stable”.

The agency admits Poland’s growth has accelerated, but at the same time lists concerns connected to increased social spending and lowering the retirement age. According to S&P this year’s GDP will reach 3.3 per cent growth.

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What’s up in indexes

BET (of Bucharest) increased from 8,209.66 index points Thursday, April 20th to 8,237.34 index points Friday, April 21st. It’s up 0.34 per cent d/d and up 25.72 per cent y/y.

BUX (of Budapest) increased from 32,995.02 index points Thursday, April 20th to 32,969.44 index points Friday, April 21st. It’s up 0.04 per cent d/d and up 22.06 per cent y/y.

CROBEX (of Zagreb) decreased from 1,949.77 index points Thursday, April 20th to 1,949.21 index points Friday, April 21st.  It’s down 0.03 per cent d/d and up 18.54 per cent y/y.

OMXR (of Riga) increased from 802.84 index points Thursday, April 20th to 806.90 index points Friday, April 21st. It’s up 0.51 per cent d/d and up 28.92 per cent y/y.

OMXT (of Tallinn) increased from 1,116.25 index points Thursday, April 20th to 1,117.40 index points Friday, April 21st. It’s up 0.10 per cent d/d and up 14.99 per cent y/y.

OMXV (of Vilnius) increased from 575.47 index points Thursday, April 20th to 576.97 index points Friday, April 21st. It’s up 0.26 per cent d/d and up 15.00 per cent y/y.

PX (of Prague) increased from 975.19 index points Thursday, April 20th to 977.87 index points Friday, April 21st. It’s up 0.27 per cent d/d and up 6.45 per cent from year-end.

SAX (of Bratislava) increased from 308.44 index points Thursday, April 20th to 308.53 index points Friday, April 21st. It’s up 0.03 per cent d/d and down 4.79 per cent y/y.

SOFIX (of Sofia) increased from 653.62 index points Thursday, April 20th to 657.97 index points Friday, April 21st. It’s up 0.67 per cent d/d and up 51.52 per cent y/y.

UX (of Kyiv) decreased from 1,036.86 index points Thursday, April 20th to 1,026.23 index points Friday, April 21st. It’s down 1.03 per cent d/d and up 70.13 per cent y/y.

WIG20 (of Warsaw) decreased from 2,285.82 index points Thursday, April 20th to 2,264.07 index points Friday, April 21st. It’s down 0.95 per cent d/d and up 16.08 per cent y/y.

 

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