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21-02-2017

Investors’ Confidence Index for Lithuania 2017 Q1 ICIL researches

Investors’ Confidence Index for Lithuania (ICIL) value for 2017 first quarter remained unchanged since 2016 second quarter and maintained the value of 1,215.

 

This quarter’s index value is high. However,  compared to the first quarter of 2016, there is 0,012 point decrease. Uncertainty about political environment and ineffective taxation system were the main causes of this decline. On the other hand, the high level of Lithuania’s telecommunication and logistics infrastructure managed to maintain final index value on its height.

Full publication of 2017 ICIL Q1 can be found here

 

04-05-2016

Investors’ Confidence Index for Lithuania 2016 Q2 ICIL researches

Survey of Investors’ confidence index for Lithuania for the second quarter of 2016 reveals that large foreign capital investors remain highly confident in the economy of Lithuania. Although, the level of optimism has shrunk slightly in comparison with the beginning of the year. The largest investors are expecting a continuous growth of demand for their products and services (56% of surveyed top-level managers) and profitability of their companies (50%). A third (29%) are planning to expand their export quantities. 

However, increasing concerns are caused by reduced political stability before the elections as well as prolonged discussions about the labour regulation reforms. None of the surveyd managers expect the political stability to rise. As much as 85% of respondents see labour regulations as the main area in need of attention and reforms. 

Full publication of ICIL Q2 can be found here

28-10-2015

Investors’ Confidence Index for Lithuania 2015 Q4 ICIL researches

In Q4 of 2015 Investor Confidence index for Lithuania reached a record-high value of 1,189. Investors’ expectations are boasted by sustainable maroeconomic environment of Lithuania and strong political will in the Parliament to finally implement the long awaited Labour regulation reforms. ICIL, which was presented in the 6th annual “Investors’ Forum” conference “New political season”, also revealed that more than a half (52%) of company managers expect an appreciation in demand for their company’s products and services, 2 out of 5 see ways to increase their company’s profitability and a third are planning new capital investments and creation of new jobs.

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22-05-2015

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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19-02-2015

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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11-11-2014

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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