The UN climate conference starts in Poland

COP24, Katowice, Poland (Michał Kurtyka, COP24 President, Public domain)

Latvia uses more natural gas  

Slovakia: the number of foreign employees up

Poland

The 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) has just started in the southern Polish city of Katowice. The event will last for two weeks.

30,000 people, including prime ministers, presidents, businessmen and NGOs from around the world, are set to start negotiating on Monday — the Polish Radio reports. The goal is to adopt a roadmap for “putting into practice the 2015 Paris climate agreement, which aims to slow climate change”. The Paris deal set a target of keeping the rise in average global temperatures to “well below” 2 Centigrades above pre-industrial times, and ideally to 1.5 degrees.

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Latvia

The amount of natural gas pumped out of the Incukalns underground gas storage facility has increased three times to 9 million cubic meters (mcm) a day — the Baltic Course informs. A week ago, it was 2.8 mcm, Dace Baltabola, a representative of Latvia’s Conexus Baltic Grid (Conexus), explained. Mr. Baltabola underlined that “even though the facility is filled up to 60 per cent of its capacity, there is a sufficient amount of gas for Latvia’s consumers”, and added that the increase is due to the weather.

Conexus Baltic Grid, which took over the natural gas storage and its transmission from Latvijas Gaze, was established in 2016, and belongs to Augstsprieguma Tikls (34.36 per cent), Gazprom (34.1 per cent) and Marguerite Gas I (29.06 per cent)

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Slovakia

The number of foreigners working in Slovakia is growing — the Slovak Spectator informs. The portal points out that in October 2018 there were 65,000 foreigners working in the country (up by 17,000 y/y). Most of them came from Serbia and Romania.

According to the data released by the Central Office of Labor, Social Affairs and Family (ÚPSVaR) there are about 15,000 Serbian workers in the Slovak companies (up by 3,000 y/y). Also more than 10,000 Romanians are working in Slovakia (up by 2,000 y/y). The third nation are Ukrainians with about 10,000 people (6,200 Ukrainians came to Slovakia during the past 12 months).

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What’s up in indexes

Friday, November 30th was a non-trading day at Bucharest Stock Exchange. BET (of Bucharest) increased closed at 8,578.29 index points Thursday, November 29th. It’s up 9.94 per cent y/y.

BUX (of Budapest) increased from 39,862.00 index points Thursday, November 29th to 40,109.00 index points Friday, November 30th. It’s up 0.62 per cent d/d and up 3.71 per cent y/y.

CROBEX (of Zagreb) decreased from 1,730.33 index points Thursday, November 29th to 1,729,38 index points Friday, November 30th. It’s down 0.05 per cent d/d and down 4.84 per cent y/y.

OMXR (of Riga) increased from 941.38 index points Thursday, November 29th to 955.74 index points Friday, November 30th. It’s up 1.53 per cent d/d and down 9.22 per cent y/y.

OMXT (of Tallinn) increased from 1,211.79 index points Thursday, November 29th to 1,226.97 index points Friday, November 30th. It’s up 1.25 per cent d/d and down 0.86 per cent y/y.

OMXV (of Vilnius) increased from 638.37 index points Thursday, November 29th to 642.98 index points Friday, November 30th. It’s up 0.72 per cent d/d and down 2.61 per cent y/y.

PX (of Prague) increased from 1,065.71 index points Thursday, November 29th to 1,068.65 index points Friday, November 30th. It’s up 0.28 per cent d/d up 0.89 per cent y/y.

SAX (of Bratislava) increased from 329.61 index points Thursday, November 29th to 329.99 index points Friday, November 30th. It’s down 0.12 per cent d/d and up 2.95 per cent y/y.

SOFIX (of Sofia) increased from 591.70 index points Thursday, November 29th to 592.10 index points Friday, November 30th. It’s up 0.07 per cent d/d and down 10.97 per cent y/y.

UX (of Kyiv) increased from 1,738.25 index points Thursday, November 29th to 1,748.31 index points Friday, November 30th. It’s up 0.58 per cent d/d and up 36.06 per cent y/y.

WIG20 (of Warsaw) decreased from 2,303.37 index points Thursday, November 29th to 2,291.08 index points Friday, November 30th. It’s down 0.53 per cent d/d and down 4.88 per cent y/y.

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