In the meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus, Sergej Martinov, the President of Latvia Valdis Zatlers discussed the possibilities to further the economic relations and cooperation between the two countries.
After assessing the economic situation of Latvia, Swedish newspaper reports that it is not stable enough yet and Latvia still will need external economical assistance.
Compared with the corresponding period in 2009, the amount of premiums written by Latvian insurance companies in the first seven months of 2010 has reduced by 21% or 35.1 million lats, reports LETA
The chairman of Free Trade Union Confederation of Latvia (LBAS) Peteris Krigers (Pēteris Krīgers) considers that 300 to 400 million lats have to be saved and cut so that, as a result, neither people, nor specific sectors would have to suffer.
The head of logistics company Dominante Capital, Rafails Deift, is of the opinion that Latvia will have to wait for economic growth.
R2-D2 is the most suitable «man» for her because it has in-built GPS, it knows certain dance moves, and is more charismatic than James Bond.
According to the operational information collected by Employment State Agency of Latvia (ESA), currently the rate of unemployment in Latvia is 15%, which means that 170 668 people have registered the status of not having an official work.
Chains of commerce and gas stations cheat people, because the goods they offer in the loyalty programs can be purchased also in other places, in addition - at the same price and without collecting the stickers.
Telecommunications company Lattelecom has approached the Competition Council (CC), in order no to allow Baltkom and IZZI merger, reported the newspaper Dienas Bizness.
According to the newspaper Neatkarīgā, the President of The Latvian Builders Association (LBA) Viktors Purins (Viktors Puriņš) has expressed his concern that State Revenue Service(SRS) and Latvian State Labour Inspectorate (LSLI) are not struggling with "envelope wages" and illegal employment in construction effectively enough.
The distrust of Americans in Barack Obama's economical policy keeps increasing reaching an all-time lowest level.
A billionaire has promised millions of dollars to the bravest person who manages to streak first in front of the President of United States Barack Obama, and capture it in a video.
The head of the market analysis division of Parex Asset Management Zigurds Vaikulis states that Latvia had to start to conduct negotiations with the Russian gas concern Gazprom a long time ago. Vaikulis acknowledges that the information on possible changes in Russian gas purchase processes, as a result of which natural gas could cost less for Latvia, is positive; however, he also indicated that Latvia had to start the negotiations with Russia earlier, because similar processes had already been taking place in Europe for some time.
The largest supermarket chains in Latvia Rimi and Maxima lack employees for dozens of job vacancies. The supermarket chain of Maxima searches for cashiers, salesmen, bakers, cleaners, hall controllers, security guards and even directors of the store. According to the newspaper Telegraf, Rimi faces a similar situation, in addition the offered gross salary ranges from LVL 260 to 500.
According to Consumer Reports, the demand for larger cars has increased in the USA due to the obesity problems of the Americans. In the period of 2007 until 2009, the proportion of people suffering from this problem has increased by 1.1%, which is 2.4 millions. In nine states of America, one third of all of the popullation are overweight.
According to the newspaper Diena, the recently published statements of account of Aivars Lembergs and his children Anrijs and Liga have similarities, to which Aivars Lembergs has answered that it is just a coincidence.
Former chief executive of electric utility A/S Latvenergo, Karlis Mikelsons, who was released from prison today on bail of LVL 50 000 security money, believes that the whole thing is a high-level political game.
«The social budget of Latvia gas to undergo significant changes, yet the contributions to the 2nd tier of the pension scheme should not be cancelled,» stated the member of European Parliament (EP) Ivars Godmanis in the Latvian National Television (LNT) morning news broadcast 900 seconds.