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  • Bank analysts project Latvian GDP growth in Q4 at 4.6-5.1%
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  • Coca-Cola notes stiff competition in Latvian soft drinks segment
  • The fastest shrinking countries on earth are in Eastern Europe
  • Austerity Poster Child Finally Sees Economy Hit Pre-Crisis Level
  • Estonia Does Battle With Demographic Crisis
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    Public Spending

  • Baltic boozers give Latvian economy a boost
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  • IMF Survey: After Severe Recession, Stabilization in Latvia
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  • Latvia is the only EU member state whose debt didn't change in Q3
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