Compared to October, in November the construction costs in Latvia dropped on average by 0.9%. Maintenance and operational costs of machinery and equipment fell by 1.4%, labour wages – by 1.1%, while the price of building materials – by 0.6%.
Throughout Latvia more than 443 thousand periodical subscriptions have been made for the following year. The number of subscriptions is similar to the last year’s data, suggesting stable habits of people in Latvia.
Most likely, after the year 2015 the flow of immigrants to Latvia will increase; moreover, according to the demographic scientist Ilmārs Mežs, there are many coveters.
When meeting with the Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, during the President of Latvia official visit to Moscow, the Minister of Economics Artis Kampars fell flat by almost «negotiating» a higher gas price for Latvia for winter, instead of a lower one.
The preparation and signing of the intergovernmental agreement on investment protection between Latvia and Russia depends on the latter – the Minister of Economics Artis Kampars replies to the fundamental question in business circles about the signing of investment protection contract.
The Latvian national airline airBaltic has been recognized as one of the world’s ten most innovative airlines in 2010.