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Foreign Direct Investments to Albania Down 13% in 2020
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Foreign Direct Investments to Albania Down 13% in 2020

TIRANA, March 29 Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) to Albania in 2020 were down 13 percent to an estimated Euro 933 million, according to data issued by the Bank of Albania (BoA). However, BoA says that the contraction in FDI flows was moderate despite the global health crisis. The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) project helped to...

Albania’s English Proficiency Improves
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Albania’s English Proficiency Improves

TIRANA, November 23 Albania, known for its foreign language skills performance, is continuing to improve when it comes to English-speaking proficiency, a recent ranking confirms. The recently released annual English Proficiency Index shows Albania is continuing its progress among English-speaking countries. Albania ranks 43rd among 100 countries where English is not a national language and...

How Many New Foreigners Worked in Albania in 2019
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How Many New Foreigners Worked in Albania in 2019

TIRANA, September 28 Most of the international citizens working in Albania are employed in the manufacturing, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), and education sectors. Over 3,818 international citizens were equipped with either a labor permit or an employment declaration in Albania during 2019, Scan TV reported. Based on the data provided by the National Agency...

COVID-19 Plunged Albania’s Service Sector but not ICT
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COVID-19 Plunged Albania’s Service Sector but not ICT

TIRANA, September 16 No sector in the Albanian service industry has escaped disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic. However some sectors saw a devastating effect in business and employment, a recent report from the Institute of Statistics confirmed. Based on the data provided by INSTAT, travel agencies, hotels, and bars and restaurants were the worst-hit by...

Albania Keeps Unchanged Position on Global Innovation List
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Albania Keeps Unchanged Position on Global Innovation List

TIRANA, September 3 Albania ranks 83rd among 131 economies featured in the annual Global Innovation Index (GII), 2020 released on Wednesday. Albania maintained the same position as in 2019 and 2018. The index defines the ranking of world economies based on their innovation capabilities. More specifically, it takes into consideration 80 indicators that are grouped...

Energy No Longer the Most Attractive Sector for FDI Flow
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Energy No Longer the Most Attractive Sector for FDI Flow

TIRANA, June 25 Official data from the Bank of Albania (BoA) for the first quarter of 2020 confirm that the energy industry was not the most attractive sector for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflow. This the first time since 2016 that energy investments rank second, leaving the top place to the extractive industry. Based on...

ICT and Accommodation, Top Performing Services in Q3
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ICT and Accommodation, Top Performing Services in Q3

TIRANA, December 16 The hospitality industry and the information and communication technology services had the best performance in terms of employment and wage index during the third quarter (Q3), 2019. The Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) confirmed that both sectors saw a growth in employment respectively by 24 percent and 17.5 percent. These are the only...