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Ernst & Young revises Lithuania’s 2015 GDP growth forecast to 2.1 percent

Professional services firm Ernst & Young (EY) has published its latest economic forecast for the euro area. It is projected that Lithuania’s GDP growth will stand at 2.1 percent in 2015 and 3.6 percent in 2016. Meanwhile, GDP growth in the euro area will stand at 1.6 and 1.8 percent respectively. […]

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Economy

Bank of Lithuania revises down GDP growth forecast

The Bank of Lithuania forecasts that the domestic demand-driven Lithuanian economy will continue growing, albeit at a slower pace than previously expected. The worse outlook for the Russian economy, determined by persisting geopolitical tensions and falling oil prices, will have an essential influence on this change, the central bank said. […]

Economy

Lithuania’s economy grew more than estimated in 2014

“We are pleased that the revised GDP for 2014 compared to 2013 increased by 3 percent rather than by 2.9 percent as it was announced in the preliminary estimates. The higher growth was driven by the growth of the construction industry, also, the Government’s decisions regarding housing renovation under the new programme,” Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius said on Monday, referring to revised data from Statistics Lithuania. […]

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Central bank warns about slower than expected economic growth in Lithuania

Growing consumption and investment encourage consistent growth of Lithuania’s economy; however, a poorer outlook for the country’s major foreign trade partners, as well as gradually slowing development of domestic demand led to more cautious GDP growth projections for next year. The Bank of Lithuania projects a 3.1 percent growth in GDP next year, and this is less by 0.2 percentage points than was projected in September, the Bank of Lithuania informs. […]

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Finance minister: Lithuania’s economic growth won’t be explosive next year

Despite criticism of the Finance Ministry’s optimistic Lithuanian GDP growth forecasts for next year, Finance Minister Rimantas Šadžius says that the country’s economic growth will be faster than in the euro zone but “not explosive” and warns that difficulties caused by the crisis in the EU-Russia relations will be long-lasting. […]