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2020 07 31
„Fitch Ratings“ confirm: Lithuania retains the same high credit rating with a stable outlook

While a lot of countries got downgraded in the face of the pandemic, international ratings agency Fitch Ratings affirmed Lithuania’s long term debt rating at 'A' with a stable outlook which were assigned in January 2020. ‘This is another confirmation that in the international forum Lithuania is considered as a reliable...

2020 07 21
0.5% for 30 years – Lithuania borrows in the international markets at record low rate

Today, Lithuania borrowed EUR 1.75 bn in the international capital markets by issuing a 30-year Eurobond. The annual coupon is the lowest ever – it is more than three times smaller if compared to previous Eurobonds of the same maturity. ‘I am glad that not only we have reached an agreement among the EU member states that will allow...

2020 07 09
NIB’s updated Statutes enter into force on 29 July

The Nordic and Baltic owner countries of the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) have approved amendments to update the Bank’s Statutes to ensure continued adherence with sound banking principles. The changes will enter into force on 29 July 2020. The banking industry has undergone significant changes since the last financial crisis in terms of capital and risk management and regulatory...

2020 06 11
The Government Approves the Plan for the DNA of the Future Economy

The Government approved Lithuania’s Plan for the DNA of the Future Economy prepared by the Ministry of Finance which will create conditions for a qualitative transformation of Lithuania’s economy, balanced development and development of innovative, high value-added business. Following the public debate, the plan for long-term investment to stimulate the economy...

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2020 05 29
Using COVID-19 as an opportunity for economic growth

When talking about Lithuania’s economy in general, I would like to stress that in terms of gross domestic product (GDP) per capita, if we look back over the last ten years Lithuania is the fastest-growing country in the whole Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development region. I am very proud of this and, of course, this incredible achievement is embedded in fiscal...

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2020 05 19
Lithuania Following COVID-19: Investment That Will Change Economic DNA

Digitisation and reorientation of industry, attraction of new investment, retraining of the employed in high value-added areas, biotechnology, medical services, deployment of renewable energy sources. These are just a few of the long-term investment proposed by the Ministry of Finance to help the national economy recover after the pandemic and to change it...

2020 04 28
Lithuania borrows the record amount in the international markets

Today Lithuania borrowed EUR 2 bn in the international capital markets by issuing two Eurobond issues of different maturities, the 5-year Eurobond of EUR 750 mn face value and 10-year Eurobond of EUR 1,250 mn face value.  This record amount received for Eurobonds will be used to provide liquidity for the state treasury.

2020 03 27
Nordic-Baltic Ministers, Governors of the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB), have today invited the Bank to take swift action to help alleviate the effects from the corona crisis

The Governors urge the Bank to increase lending to the maximum level to businesses in the region affected by the crisis. In this way, the Bank can support stabilization of the economy in the Nordic-Baltic countries.

2020 03 16
EUR 5 billion for public health and the national economy

Ambitious, showing solidarity, effective and therefore significant: this is a plan that today the Ministry of Finance has submitted to the Government together with the Ministry of Social Security and Labour, the Ministry of Economy and Innovation, the Ministry of Health, and the Bank of Lithuania. It is planned that 10% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) will be...

2020 02 28
Recommendation - prepare for the Ignitis Group IPO

Today, the Working Group which was set up by the Ministry of Finance to assess Ignitis Group long-term financing alternatives, provided a recommendation to prepare for the Company’s initial public offering (IPO). The Working group provides its recommendation confirming that the Company will need 5-6 billion EUR during the period of 2020–2030 in order to achieve the goals...

2020 02 17
Lithuania’s impressive Fintech growth extends into 2020

The Fintech Landscape in Lithuania report, a yearly study providing a snapshot of Lithuania’s Fintech sector, was released. The report, which looks at the state of Fintech in 2019, confirms the continuation of the strong growth trend of previous years, with the number of Fintechs increasing by 24% to 210 and the number of jobs in the Fintech sector increasing by over 30% to...

2020 02 03
After a six-year hiatus, Fitch Ratings upgrades Lithuania

Following a favourable assessment of Lithuania's public finance and economic situation, Fitch Ratings, the international credit rating agency, has upgraded Lithuania’s long-term and short-term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Ratings from A- to A and from F1 to F1+, respectively. The agency's long-term credit rating is stable.

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