Listings

14

 

best country where to do business

rise from 22nd last year due to credit availability and reforms in tax payment

World Bank’s Doing Business 2017

20

most competitive country in the world

Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index 2016

20

by economic freedom

rise for 16 places, now right after Denmark and Sweden

Heritage Foundation&Wall Street Journal rating 2017

25

best country for business

between Austria and France

Forbes’ Best Countries for Business

7

lowest state debt among European Union member states

at the end of 2016

Eurostat

 

 

Credit rating

Since 2014 Latvia has received several raises of credit rating. In 2017 it is the following:

Moody's

A3

Stable

S&P Global

A-

Positive

Fitch

A-

Stable

R&I

BBB+

Positive

Minister of Finance

Photo: Ministry of Finance

Dana Reizniece-Ozola

 

  • named as the Minister of Finance of the year in Europe by The Banker
     
  • included into the list of 28 most influential people in Europe by POLITICO
     
  • being a long-time chess grandmaster, in 2016 she beat the Chinese world champion and world number one-ranked player Hou Yifan at the Baku Olympiade

 

European Commision Vice-President

Valdis Dombrovskis

European Commision Vice-President for the Euro and Social Dialogue, also in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union





Photo: Uldis Pāže, Saeimas Kanceleja