Initiatives need to be implemented soon
The prime minister's economic development working group, headed by Erkki Raasuke, presented its report to the public and the incoming coalition yesterday. The working group was paradoxically called to life by outgoing Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas, while the fruits of its labor will now benefit his three biggest competitors.
11.11.2016, Joosep VärkPM
Estonian pension funds in poor state
Even though the form of Estonian pension funds has been showing signs of recovery lately, a recent report by the OECD suggests the general situation remains poor.
31.10.2016, Tõnis OjaPM
The vital Farmers and Weather partnership
According to Ott Läänements of Avispeamees OÜ in Avispea Village, a farmer's risks are three: the weather, the market and the politics. This year, the trio attacks in one accord.
18.08.2016, Liina KanarbikPM
Wage rise eats into company profits
While corporate profits shrunk by 12 percent in first quarter wages rose by eight percent, Statistical Office reported yesterday.
07.06.2016, Marge TubalkainPM
National Audit Office dissatisfied with governmental efforts to develop economy
The chronic ills of Estonian economy have been overshadowed by positiveness of macroeconomic indicators but haven't gone anywhere, Auditor General Alar Karis writes in annual report.
24.11.2015, Kadri HansaluPM
Editorial: 34,000 young Estonians busy doing nothing
A glance at the latest statistics seems to say it is all uphill on the labour front. And yet, in National Audit Office yearly report, the arrow this time points to structural labour market problems. Why? Is it justified?
New budget head sees trouble ahead in economy of Estonia
As Estonia's veteran budget watchdog Andrus Säälik assumed post as permanent Estonian adviser at OECD in Paris, his chair in September was filled by Sven Kirsipuu with 18 years at finance ministry under his belt. Tomorrow, state budget undergoes its first reading at Riigikogu. To mark the occasion, we thought we'd ask him how Estonian economy is doing?
19.10.2015, Kadri HansaluPM
Too many in Estonia poorly educated
A brake on Estonian wellbeing is timidity in realising ideas and insufficient readiness for lifelong learning. Endlessly, we may toil at our simple jobs – never enough to break the widespread low wage curse.
06.02.2015, Anneli AmmasPM
«Estonia 2020» vision begs extra guts
Five years ago, Estonia set itself a goal-of-decade to improve competitiveness. Half way, the aims have largely been reached while the weightiest – raising labour productivity to 80 of EU average – may remain a dream without radical steps taken.
07.01.2015, Oliver KundE24
25 rakendust, mis suurendavad produktiivsust ja aitavad aega planeerida
Business Insider on kokku kogunud 25 veebipõhist rakendust ja tööriista, mis aitavad kasutajatel paremini tööle keskenduda ning produktiivsust tõsta.
Swedbank raises Estonia's 2014 growth forecast to 2 pct
Swedbank has raised its economic growth estimate on Estonia for this year from 0.8 percent to 2 percent.
The profit of the business sector increased in the 1st quarter
According to Statistics Estonia, in the 1st quarter of 2014, the total profit of the business sector was 705 million euros, which was 10% more than in the same period a year ago.
Rejecting the sewing machine, Estonians embrace computers
In 2004, Estonia joined the European Union. Boosted by EU aid, our economic indicators started to even up with these of wealthy states. Over the ten years, a lot has changed in the Estonian life. What, then, has been the impact on economic structure? As attested by Statistical Office labour force studies: though more and more Estonians move from workbenches to office tables, the major employing sectors of economy remain the same.
27.03.2014, Kadri InselbergPM
Hourly labor costs in Estonia make up 36 pct of EU average - Eurostat
Average hourly labor costs in Estonia stood at 8.4 euros in 2012, 36 percent of the average for the 27 member states of the European Union, figures published by Eurostat show.
Estonia's Q4 output-based labor productivity climbs 7.6 pct on year
Labor productivity per person employed on the basis of industrial production totaled 28,190 euros in Estonia in the fourth quarter of 2012, 7.6 percent more than in the same three-month period in 2011, figures available from Statistics Estonia show.