Russian-Ukrainian conflict impacts Latvia’s business environment

Considering the development of the economic environment and political situation, Coface International Credit Risk Insurance Company has changed the outlook for several countries. The outlook has been upgraded for countries of Western Europe and so-called new development markets. Latvia’s outlook has been downgraded.
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