EXPERT'S COMMENT

Daina Paula

economist, Latvijas Banka
In the second quarter of 2018, the Latvian economy continued on a cyclical growth path, although, as expected, slightly lagging behind the pace posted in the first quarter.

Oļegs Krasnopjorovs

economist, Latvijas Banka
It is not possible to reach the level of German well-being with Romanian price level; along with an increase in income, prices will also rise.

Kristofers Pone

economist, Latvijas Banka
The current account recorded a surplus also in the second quarter of 2018. This was driven by a stronger increase in exports of goods and services and concurrent weaker import growth

Ieva Opmane

economist, Latvijas Banka
The situation where the expectations of employers and those of the employed do not match is characteristic of Latvia. Looking through rose-tinted glasses or not, everyone determines their preferred remuneration and working conditions.

Daina Pelēce

economist, Latvijas Banka
Latvia's exports of goods continue to benefit from global economic growth.
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