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11-01-2023

Revision of the Law on Merchant Shipping will help strengthen the competitiveness of the Lithuanian maritime sector

On the 6th of January, 2023  The President of Lithuania signed the amendments to the laws regulating commercial and safe shipping initiated by the Ministry of Transport. For these amendments in 2022 July 22 Investors’ Forum provided comments. We are glad that the new project answers the questions we raised regarding the regulation of the sale and purchase of ships.

15-07-2022

ICIL: Investors have more concerns about the economic situation in the near future ICIL research

Investors‘ expectations are more moderate in this quarter. The value of the index fell slightly last quarter and fell further this quarter again. The results of this quarter reflect investors’ expectations after the start of the war in Ukraine and in the context of other challenging events. The value of the index fell slightly compared to the previous quarter (1.057) and currently stands at 1.025. On the other hand, comparing the value of the index with the same period a year ago, the change is significant. In the second quarter of last year, the value of the index was the highest since 2017. However, when the index value is greater than one, investors have more positive than negative expectations.

08-06-2022

Annual Report 2021: Overcoming These Challenges IF publications

Statement of the Chairman of the Board
Rolandas Valiūnas

Dear colleagues, esteemed members of the Association,

As I was preparing to address you again and begin an overview of last year’s Investors ’Forum activities, I returned to the words I wrote last year and a somewhat ironic smile appeared on my face. Last year I noted that we have every reason to remain optimistic. As the pandemic recedes and lives return to more normal, we have an impressive year of recovery and growth ahead.

15-03-2022

ICIL: The index reached the value it had after the first quarantine in 2020 IF publications

Investors‘ expectations are more moderate in this quarter. The value of the index fell slightly last quarter and fell further this quarter again. The index reached the value it had after the first quarantine in 2020. On the other hand, the value of the index remains above 1, meaning investors have more positive than negative expectations. At the beginning of the year, the index stands at 1,057 out of a 2 possible. For comparison, the value of the index was 1,139 last quarter. The best-valued areas that strengthen Lithuania’s attractiveness for investment are telecommunications, transport and logistics infrastructure, and employees’ foreign language skills.

23-11-2021

ICIL: INVESTORS ARE MORE CAUTIOUS BUT THE VALUE OF THE INDEX REMAINS STABLE ICIL research

Although the positivity is not as high as at the beginning of the year, investors’ confidence is still high – the value of the index remains at the before the quarantine level. The value of the ICIL is 1,139 out of 2 in this quarter.

07-10-2021

News from the members: The Future of the Payments Market: Can Social Media Giants Overshadow Traditional PSPs?

Social media giants have been infiltrating the payments market, with big players like Facebook offering users payment services outside of the platform. While this development might signal change in the payments field, Simas Simanauskas, Head of Payments at ConnectPay, says that social media platforms would have to overcome a lot of challenges, like meeting regulatory requirements, until they can establish a strong foothold in the market. 

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