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Tuesday 21.11.2017 | Name days: Andis, Zeltīte

Riga airport passenger turnover grows by 17%

Riga International Airport served 3 588 376 passengers in three quarters of the current year, which is 17% more than in nine months of the previous year when 386 793 were served, the business portal BNN was informed by the airport press secretary Martins Langrats (Mārtiņš Langrāts).

Auditor General predicts emergency elections with her participation

The Auditor General Inguna Sudraba has expressed her willingness to go in for politics, executing this plan within a year and a half.

Manufacturing industry turnover increases by 0.7%

Manufacturing industry turnover at actual prices increased by 0.7% in August this year, compared to July 2010, including in the local market - by 1% and in export - by 0.4%, according to the Central Statistical Bureau.

Tomatoes to be cultivated at Getlini refuse site

In order to usefully utilize the heat resulting from the waste management, it is planned to cultivate tomatoes at the Getlini refuse site.

Russia wants to build a nuclear power plant in Europe

Russian nuclear power industry sees opportunities to profit from reactors building in developing countries, including India, China and Iran. Currently it is trying out prospects of becoming the main nuclear energy supplier in the European Union (EU).

Swedish newspapers: SEB and Swedbank negotiate merger

Sweden’s major banks SEB and Nordea compete for the chance to merge with Swedbank. SEB has been in this type of negotiations since this year’s summer.

Accountant Krongorn bought Ave Lat sargs for Skele's money

The accountant Harijs Krongorns acquired the company Ave Lat sargs for the politician and former Prime Minister Andris Skele's (Andris Šķēle) money.

World Bank suggests reducing SRS employees number

The number of employees at the State Revenue Service should be reduced by two-thirds, while the remaining workers remuneration – doubled, such suggestion was made by the World Bank to the Latvian government.

Nokia Latvija turnover decreased by 37.9% last year

The telecommunications sector company SIA Nokia Latvija turnover in 2009 has decreased by 37.9% – to 320 717 lats.

Roldugin: green energy is no alternative

Green energy can cover some particular sector, but there is no ground thinking it is a serious alternative. The locations of gas infrastructure will remain the same, believes the Russian energy concern Gazprom director of the Latvian representative office Evgeny Roldugin.

Traders: car market activates

3 078 new cars have been registered in Latvia this year, which is five percent more than during the corresponding period last year.

Biofuel alternatives to be sought

The price difference between biofuel and fossil fuel has declined nearly by half.

Most valuable Latvian land cadastral value drops

The cadastral value of several most valuable Latvian real estate decreased significantly last year.

Airport Riga Board member hopes for settlement with airBaltic

The airport has always been the party seeking to settle the dispute without trial; although we have not succeeded in this so far, I hope we will fairly soon, said Riga International Airport Board Member Janis Kuzulis (Jānis Ķuzulis).

Export in Latvia hits a new record

The growth in export, broken down by year, has hit a new record, but the increase in the external environment is not as favourable as it was at the beginning of the year, believe the economists.

Head of Latvian Pensioners’ Federation: any reduction in pensions will result in judicial proceedings

Any reduction that will be applied to the pensions, will result in proceedings, emphasized the Head of the Latvian Pensioners’ Federation Aina Verze, when commenting on the World Bank final report documents that were submitted to the government.

More than a billion worldwide lack food

The number of undernourished people, especially children, has increased over the recent years. More than a billion people worldwide are currently suffering from poor nutrition, according to the latest Global Hunger Index data.

Security Company: Estonians have started to steal more

Number of people who have started to steal due to the tough economic situation has increased in Estonia, mostly they wander in foodstuff sections trying to get something to eat.

LMT profit shrank by 56.07% last year

The mobile communications operator Latvijas Mobilais telefons consolidated profit last year, after the tax deduction, was 25.18 million lats, which is about 56.07% less than it was gained in 2008 – 57.32 million lats.

Pure Food granted BRC Global Food Safety Standard certificate

On continuing its activities in export markets, the company Pure Food was granted BRC Global Food Safety Standard quality certificate in early October.

Lithuanians go to Poland for food purchase

Many Lithuanians, who live near the borderline, go to Poland’s shops in the hope of buying the basic products at much less expensive prices than in Lithuania.

Export grows by 28.3%, import - by 15.7%

In the first eight months of the present year, export has reached 2.86 billion lats, which is 28.3% more than in August, 2009. While import forms 3.55 billion lats, which is 15.7% more than in the previous year.

Invitation to participate in Brave Idea Support Programme

The competition Brave Idea Support Programme is being organized, during which the most innovative business idea authors will be awarded financial support and given valuable expert advice.

Lattelecom profit decreases by 31.8%

The consolidated profit of the telecommunications enterprise Lattelecom in 2009 after the tax deduction accounted for 20.26 million lats, which is about 31.8% less than in 2008, when the concern earned 29.7 million lats.

Estonian export grows by 37% in a year's time

Export of Estonian goods has increased by 37%, while import - by 34%, when comparing August 2010 and 2009.