Shale energy shapes global energy markets

National Institute Economic  Review No. 226 November 2013, pp. 40-45

The impact of the USO on the profitability of postal service provision

This study aims at investigating the order of magnitude of financial burden of the universal service obligation for the universal service provider, Itella, in the Finnish postal sector. It evaluates the difference between universal service provider’s profitability with the universal service obligation and without it. The data suggest that the provision of universal letter services […]

Development of postal services until 2020

Postal service volumes have diminished and the profitability of postal and courier activities has weakened in Finland in recent years. The study evaluates the development of the service volumes, profitability and employment of postal and courier activities until 2020. The distribution volumes of letters and newspapers will continue to decline in the future because of […]

Eurogrowth indicator signals a rather strong recovery in the Euro Area

The Eurogrowth Indicator, calculated by the Euroframe group in the beginning of November, points to a rather strong 0.5 per cent growth for the Euro Area in the third and fourth quarters of 2013.

Shale energy shapes global energy markets

Unconventional resources of crude oil and natural gas – shale energy – increased significantly in the US in the early 2000s, triggered by the strong rise in the price of crude oil and technical advances in production.

Shale energy shapes global energy markets

National Institute Economic  Review No. 226 November 2013, pp. 40-45

The impact of the USO on the profitability of postal service provision

This study aims at investigating the order of magnitude of financial burden of the universal service obligation for the universal service provider, Itella, in the Finnish postal sector. It evaluates the difference between universal service provider’s profitability with the universal service obligation and without it. The data suggest that the provision of universal letter services […]

Development of postal services until 2020

Postal service volumes have diminished and the profitability of postal and courier activities has weakened in Finland in recent years. The study evaluates the development of the service volumes, profitability and employment of postal and courier activities until 2020. The distribution volumes of letters and newspapers will continue to decline in the future because of […]

Eurogrowth indicator signals a rather strong recovery in the Euro Area

The Eurogrowth Indicator, calculated by the Euroframe group in the beginning of November, points to a rather strong 0.5 per cent growth for the Euro Area in the third and fourth quarters of 2013.

Shale energy shapes global energy markets

Unconventional resources of crude oil and natural gas – shale energy – increased significantly in the US in the early 2000s, triggered by the strong rise in the price of crude oil and technical advances in production.