Investor Confidence Index for Lithuania 2015 Q1 ICIL researches

Even though the evaluations of foreign investors in Lithuania towards the economy are not as positive as in the previous quarter, the overall business and macroeconomic expectations are favourable. According to Investor Confidence Index for Lithuania (ICIL), almost a half of all investors are expecting increasing demand for their products and more than a third are forecasting increased prfitability in the nearby future. 

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Investor Confidence Index for Lithuania 2014 Q4 ICIL researches

Investor Confidence Index for Lithuania (ICIL) survey indicates increasing investor confidence in Lithuanian business environment. The upward trend has remain solid throughout the year and the overall index value reached 1.181 (out of maximum value of 2) in the last quarter of 2014. The positive expectations came through even despite the unpredictable geopolitical situation in Eastern Europe.

Biggest influence of positive investor expectations is attributed to increasing political stability in the country, upcoming introduction of the Euro and improving business performance indicators – creation of additional workplaces, capital investments and boosting demand for products and services.

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Fitch Ratings: Lithuania at ‘A-‘; Outlook Stable IF publications

Fitch Ratings-London-03 October 2014: Fitch Ratings has affirmed Lithuania’s Long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) at ‘A-‘. The Outlooks are Stable. The issue ratings on Lithuania’s senior unsecured foreign and local currency bonds have also been affirmed at ‘A-‘. The Country Ceiling has been affirmed at ‘AAA’ and the Short-term foreign currency IDR at ‘F1’.


The affirmation and Stable Outlook reflect the following factors: Upcoming membership into the eurozone will further enhance Lithuania’s already effective policy-making and governance. 


Deloitte Top 500 Central Europe (2014) IF publications

A deteriorating economic situation across Central Europe combined in 2013 with an increasingly uncertain geopolitical situation to drive revenue stagnation for many of the region’s largest companies.



Investors’ Forum Tax System Outlook 2014 IF publications

Investors’ Forum Tax system outlook 2014 “It is high time the Lithuanian tax system started growing the ‘fourth leg’” provides the insights on Lithuanian tax system. Being ahead of many European Union Member States Lithuania is still lagging behind the other Baltic States. In the pursuit of attracting more investors, the state should undertake relevant measures to improve the integrity of the tax system.

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Investors Confidence Index for Lithuania 2014Q2 ICIL researches

Association Investors’ Forum for the first time announced Lithuania’s Investors’ Confidence Index. Currently, at Q2 2014, its value is 1.101 оut of 2. The majority of investors’ rate business development prospects positively. The investors expect increasing demand on goods and services, as well as creation of new jobs.
Investors’ Forum determined the Investors’ Confidence Index by surveying 56 foreign capital, Lithuania-located companies. The companies assessed country’s business environment, corporate investment plans and factors influencing their activities.
Investors’ Forum partners Invest Lithuania and professional services company EY contributed to the preparation of the index. In the future, Investors’ Forum will announce the index quarterly. 


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