RBS Business Outlook for Latvia for 2015/16

On Wednesday, May 27, the RBS Alumni Association hosted a visit from three of Latvia’s best known economic analysts who shared their thoughts on current trends and their impact on investments, and the economy of Latvia.

Ingus Grasis, Mārtiņš Kazāks and Pēteris Strautiņš shared their observations regarding recent events in the world and Latvia and their predictions on for how these events will shape the future, regarding investments, macroeconomics and beyond.



Ingus Grasis (Investment Strategist at SEB Banka, and an RBS alumnus) after analyzing economic trends all over the world shared a few predictions for the future:

inflation will remain low and monetary stimulus will continue.




Mārtiņš Kazāks (Chief Economist of Swedbank) in his Macro outlook for Latvia 2015-2016 mentioned the strongest take-away of the event:

Whatever you do, think about boosting productivity!




Pēteris Strautiņš (Macro Analyst at DnB Banka, and an RBS alumnus) in his presentation Beyond Macro tried to answer this question: Is the economy growing bigger, smarter or both? And, after sharing his thoughts on the topic, the following statement was made:

Although the Latvian economy has a long history of being quite smart, structural reforms in public sector are needed to sustain growth in the long run.


After the speakers, the discussion continued in an informal atmosphere with refreshments. RBS says a big thank you to all the speakers and participants.


See the presentations:

Ingus Grasis - Business Outlook 2015 - Riga Business School.pdf

Mārtiņš Kazāks - Business Outlook 2015 - Riga Business School.pdf

Pēteris Strautiņš - Business Outlook 2015 - Riga Business School.pdf


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