ERR - In May, the country registered its lowest trade deficit of the year thanks to continued growth in exports and a slight drop in imports, new figures from Statistics Estonia show.
ERR - In the first six months of the year, Tallinn coffers brought in 220.7 million euros in revenue, at the same time spending 221 million euros.
ERR - The European Parliament confirmed on July 5 the creation of an agency for managing Schengen area IT systems that will be based in Tallinn.
ERR - Although most analysts still believe inflation should ease up in the latter half of the year, one economist thinks things could get worse due to stable economic growth, rising wages and a consumer boom - because of the nature of the Estonian market.
ERR - Though the nation's consumer price index was up 4.9 percent in June compared to the same month of last year, the number flatlined compared to May's results, latest data from Statistics Estonia show.
ERR - Estonian consumer confidence seems to have plateaued, mainly due to the inflation that just won't abate, according to a leading economist.
ERR - A delegation from Kazakhstan is huddling with Estonian officials in a three-day meeting on ways to improve cooperation between the transit partners.
ERR - On July 5, the global credit rating agency Fitch Ratings upgraded Estonia's long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) from A to A+, and categorized its outlook at "stable."
ERR - The nation's industrial production was up by 26 percent in May compared to the same month of 2010, still impressive, but a slight drop from the 30 percent year-on-year growth rates seen over the previous eight months, new figures from Statistics Estonia show.
ERR - The 5 percent drop in unemployment that Estonia registered between the first quarter of 2010 and the first quarter of this year was the largest in the European Union, according to a July 1 report by Eurostat.
ERR - The impressive, post-recession growth rate that the economy has seen over the last few quarters has yet to spark a similar jump in the credit market, according Jana Kask, head of the Bank of Estonia's financial sector policy subdivision.
ERR - Fresh figures from Statistics Estonia show that retail sales totaled 330 million euros in May, a 2 percent increase compared to the same month of last year.
ERR - Changes in the Law of Obligations Act stemming from an EU directive will make it easier for customers to compare loan offers from different banks.
ERR - The nation's business development agency Enterprise Estonia has signed a cooperative agreement with Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) aimed at promoting business between the two countries.
ERR - While grocery stores saw a shopping rush before the long Midsummer Day weekend, retailers are still not doing that well, because the prices are rising steadily and the buyers remain cautious.
ERR - The long-discussed notion that Estonia could one day grow rich as a regional provider of financial services was given a boost on June 20 with the launch of FinanceEstonia, a new project started by several major players in the country's investment realm.
BBN - A new study made by the Estonian Information and Telecommunication Association ITL shows that Estonia needs at least 6,500 new IT specialists in the next three years.
ERR - Real income, which is adjusted for inflation and determines purchasing power, fell for the second year in a row, albeit at a slower tempo.
BBN - According to Statistics Estonia, in April 2011, the exports of goods from Estonia amounted to 1.1 billion euros and imports to Estonia to 1.2 billion euros at current prices.
ERR - New figures from Statistics Estonia show that April exports and imports totaled 1.1 billion euros and 1.2 billion euros respectively, edging a tiny fraction over the record levels they reached in March.
ERR - Tallinn will host a major conference this week devoted to the new national niche industry, cyber security.
ERR - In its Economic Outlook report, released May 25, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) raised its forecasts of Estonia's economic growth to 5.9 percent in 2011 and 4.7 percent in 2012.
BNS – The Estonian Development Fund has announced an investment into the company Selfdiagnostics, which aims to develop a new pathogen-specific medical diagnostic test for domestic use.
ERR - Estonia's largest software developer, Webmedia Group, announced on May 16 that it has bought a 97 percent stake in the Finnish software company CCC.
BBN.EE - Ektornet, the real estate management company of Swedbank, has put on sale 85 apartments in the so-called smart home at Juurdeveo street in Tallinn that it took over in a bankruptcy proceeding.