‘Increased consumer spending kept Lithuania out of recession in 2015’

Increased household consumption and investment are increasingly driving economic growth in Lithuania - without them the Lithuanian economy could have fallen into recession in 2015, according to SEB bank economists.
Gitanas Nausėda
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