29.11.2011 OECD Calls for 8% Growth This Year

ERR - The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has increased its forecast for Estonian economic growth this year but lowered its projection for next year.

29.11.2011 Universities Bothered by Disconnect With Industry

ERR - Estonia has moved up in innovation rankings, but one of the key weaknesses is lacking cooperation between businesses and universities, reported ETV.

29.11.2011 Finnish-Estonian Series Brings Business Gurus to Town

ERR - A bevy of international names will be on hand for the first installment of a Finnish-Estonian series aimed at startup entrepreneurs this weekend.

28.11.2011 EUROCHAMBRES: Europe's businesses pin hopes on exports for tough 2012

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.

28.11.2011 Regulator Warns Not All Threats to Banking Are Structural

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.

28.11.2011 Nearly Half of Firms Planning to Hire

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.

23.11.2011 Poll: Fewer Consumers Buy Made-In-Estonia Groceries

ERR - Grocery shoppers are less likely to buy domestically produced food than they were in 2004, according to a poll by TNS Emor.

23.11.2011 Minister Negotiates With SAS Over Investment in Estonian Air

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.

22.11.2011 Unemployment Fund Pressures Cabinet's Plan to Tap Reserves

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.

22.11.2011 Internet Foundation Accepts Role as Public Service Provider

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.

21.11.2011 Next wave of Finnish manufacturers is coming

BBN - Several Finnish manufacturers are moving production operations to Estonia or are considering it, writes news2biz.

21.11.2011 Taxpayers owe Estonian state 38 million euros

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.

21.11.2011 The Economist: Estonia's newest good news

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.

21.11.2011 Politicians, Experts Discuss Future of Energy in Tallinn

ERR - Politicians and scientists of six nations are gathering in Tallinn today to discuss whether a future without nuclear power is possible.

21.11.2011 Post-Production Studios Team Up for Film Industry Cluster Funding

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.

21.11.2011 Producer Prices Still Edging Downward

18.11.2011 Railway Freight Volumes Decline for 3rd Month in a Row

ERR - In October, freight volumes handled by Estonian Railways totaled 2.38 million tons, down 11.9 percent year on year.

17.11.2011 Japanese to Use Local IT Firm's Timestamping Service

ERR - A Japanese automotive safety company has become the most prominent customer for an Estonian company that offers a digital timestamping service.

17.11.2011 Ambassador: Estonia's Integration Policy a Success

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.

15.11.2011 Crisis for Europe Is Opening for China, Says Analyst

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.

15.11.2011 Ansip: EU Must Be Shaken Out of Comfort Zone

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.

15.11.2011 Monthly Drop in Industrial Output Leads EU

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.

14.11.2011 Rise in Spending on Workforce Exceeds Productivity Growth

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.

14.11.2011 Sampo Bank Chairman: No Recession Yet

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.

09.11.2011 Ansip Plugs Estonian Business Environment in Singapore

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.

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