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Minimum Wages in European Union 2014

Minimum wage is set by government minimum standard of guaranteed income (hourly/monthly) that worker should receive for work he/she performs. In 2014, there were 22 countries out of 28 in European Union, which had their national minimum…

GEL to USD exchange rates Mid - April 2014

It has been awhile since I last time examined GEL/USD exchange rates. Last time I did that, I was pretty worried about hidden devaluation of Georgian national currency Lari. During the past 4 years, GEL has lost its value against USD by -…

Minimum wage in Baltic states

Minimum wages in the Baltic states are the lowest ones in the European Union. In 2013 minimum wage in Baltic states was $427 in Estonia, $379 in Latvia and $385 in Lithuania. Update: Minimum Wage Set to Rise in the Baltic States in 2018…

CIS, Baltics and Georgia GDP 2018

Recently I wrote an article about CIS, Baltic states and Georgia GDP 2012. Now I'm willing to take a look in future, and to see what might look like economies of former Soviet Union republics in 2018. Why 2018? I'm using IMF forecasts, and…

Armenia, then, now - future

Recently I wrote an article about Georgia, then, now - future, this time I would like to write about Armenia. Landlocked land, with huge economic problems, ongoing conflicts with neighboring Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karbakh region. A…

Georgia then, now, future

This article was originally written back in October 2013 Since I've been living in Georgia, I decided it would be no harm to create a few charts projecting Georgia's historical GDP,  to add some future values, and to see how Georgia's…

Baltic's vs Caucasus by GDP 2012

I would like to lay out some financial data about Baltic's and Caucasus region. GDP in Baltic states 2012 Estonia 21.85 billion USD Latvia 28.37 billion USD Lithuania 42.25 billion USD Caucasus GDP 2012 Armenia 9.91 billion USD Azerbaijan…