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11,400 Lithuanians paid over EUR 3,000 monthly salary in October

Some 11,373 people with full-time jobs in Lithuania October 2017 received a monthly salary of over 3,000 euros, with 9,816 of them employed in the private sector and 1,557 in the public sector, Statistics Lithuania said on Thursday, writes LETA/BNS.

Small Planet Group targets further growth after 45% revenue rise in 2017

Lithuanian-owned Small Planet Group, the owner of the charter carrier Small Planet Airlines, targets further growth in 2018 after boosting revenue by 45% last year, reports LETA/BNS.

Latvian ports see cargo turnover fall 14.3% in January-February

In the first two months of this year, all Latvian ports together handled 10.242 million tons of cargo, down 14.3% from the same period in 2017, informs LETA, according to the information released by the Transport Ministry.

Euroapotheca buys Ulikooli Apteek

Euroapotheca, a company of the Vilniaus Prekyba Group controlled by Lithuanian businessman Nerijus Numavicius, has purchased the Estonian pharmacy chain Ulikooli Apteek, informs LETA/BNS.

Yandex.Taxi launches in Riga

Russian-based Internet-related services provider Yandex has launched its online taxi-hailing service Yandex.Taxi in Latvia, the company's representatives told LETA.

14% Lithuanian workers paid minimum or lower wages

Some 13.6% of Lithuania's working population in October 2017 were paid the minimum monthly salary or less, with more than half of them working part-time, the country's statistics office said on Thursday, cites LETA/BNS.