Investor Confidence Index for Lithuania 2015 Q2 ICIL researches

In Q2 of 2015 Investors’ Confidence in Lithuania’s economic prospects grew significantly – CEOs of companies investing in Lithuania expect further positive changes in business environment. ICIL revealed that in the nearest future 4 out of 10 investors are planning to increase capital investments, almost as many (38%) expect to launch new investment projects and create new workplaces. However, entrepreneurs are more pessimistic about demand growth – only 1 out of 4 investors believes it will increase. 

Opinions on the new social model were somehow more uncertain. Only 29% of respondents acknowledged that they had a chance to read it carefully. As for dissemination of the information about the new social model investors’ were even more skeptical – 76% expressed criticism and noted that public campaign went wrong or worse than expected.

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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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