A EUROCHAMBRES survey of nearly 70.000 businesses across 25 European countries highlights export markets as the main source of optimism for 2012, a year that will otherwise be characterised by restricted investment, negligible job creation and constrained domestic sales.
ERR - Financial Supervision Authority board member Kilvar Kessler said the failure of a Lithuanian-owned Latvian bank is symptomatic of a trend of "white-collar crooks" entering the banking sector.
ERR - A survey conducted by the recruitment company CV-Online has found that 45 percent of employers plan to take on new staff in the coming six months.
ERR - Grocery shoppers are less likely to buy domestically produced food than they were in 2004, according to a poll by TNS Emor.
ERR - Minister of Economic Affairs Juhan Parts has proposed that SAS should follow the state's lead in making substantial investments into revamping Estonian Air.
ERR - The board of the Unemployment Insurance Fund has threatened to lower the unemployment insurance premium - a policy opposed by the ruling coalition - if the Cabinet does not back out of its plan to begin managing the agency's reserves as means to balance the public sector budget.
ERR - A dispute between the Internet Foundation and the Data Protection Inspectorate has been resolved with the top-level domain registrar recognizing that it is required to provide information to the public on domain names.
BBN - Several Finnish manufacturers are moving production operations to Estonia or are considering it, writes news2biz.
BBN - Taxpayers still owe the state 38 million euros as of the first nine months of the year, according to the Tax and Customs Board.
BBN - You don’t have to be big to make it to the top. Or at least that is the case for Estonia, the fourth smallest euro zone member, with the best economic performance in the region, The Economist wrote last week.
ERR - Politicians and scientists of six nations are gathering in Tallinn today to discuss whether a future without nuclear power is possible.
ERR - Enterprise Estonia has provided over 600,000 euros from the European Regional Development Fund to a cluster of motion picture studios that aim to turn Estonia into a major exporter of aftereffects and post-production services.
ERR - In October, freight volumes handled by Estonian Railways totaled 2.38 million tons, down 11.9 percent year on year.
ERR - A Japanese automotive safety company has become the most prominent customer for an Estonian company that offers a digital timestamping service.
ERR - Newly-appointed ambassador to Ukraine Lauri Lepik has called Estonia's integration policy a success that can serve as a model for other countries.
ERR - A consultant for a foreign exchange market has noted that the likely Chinese role in resolving Europe's debt crisis is an opportunity for the second-largest economy.
ERR - Prime Minister Andrus Ansip has railed against what he called the European Union's "comfort club," calling for greater responsibility on the part of member states and an increase in fiscal controls.
ERR - The month-on-month drop in industrial output of 11 percent in September was the most in the European Union, according to Eurostat figures.
ERR - An economist at the Bank of Estonia says growth in companies' payroll expenses likely outstripped growth in productivity in the third quarter - the first quarter in nearly two years that has happened.
ERR - Defying the boo-birds, chairman of the board of the number four bank in Estonia says double-dip recession is not yet threatening Estonia.
ERR - Flanked by one of the most high-profile delegations of logistics companies assembled in recent years, Prime Minister Andrus Ansip continued his Southeast Asia trip with a visit to Singapore where he called on local business leaders to invest in Estonia.
BBN - According to Statistics Estonia, in September 2011 compared to September of the previous year the retail sales of goods of retail trade enterprises increased 4% at constant prices. Since February compared to the same month of the previous year, the retail sales have shown a stable growth.
ERR - A delegation from Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee has started a two-day official visit in Japan, meeting Osamu Musako, president of Mitsubishi Motors, to build on the innovative electric car program.
ERR - Tallinn University of Technology scientists are developing equipment that record and analyze changing electricity price every five minutes and use it to influence how home appliances are operated.