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Saturday 17.03.2018 | Name days: Ģertrūde, Gerda, Gertrūde

Only safe airplanes fly to Latvia and EU

Russian aircraft flying to Latvia as well as the European Union are in a good technical condition and they are checked regularly, says Maris Gorodcovs, director at the Civil Aviation Agency. He is refraining to comment on the technical condition of planes flying within the airspace of Russia.

Ushakov: Harmony Center fears de-occupation coming to light again

One of the reasons why the association Harmony Center is concerned with how to name events of 1940 is natural fear that certain politic forces could bring de-occupation to light again, says Nil Usakov, Harmony Center's candidate for Prime Minister post.

Finance Ministry: GDP growth needs to be assessed together with external factors

Q2 GDP growth pace accounts for the fastest in the past nearly four years. We can see this from the Central Statistical Bureau's data that GDP is up 5.6% versus Q2 2010.

Latvian GDP expands 5.6% in Q2

Compared to the second quarter of 2010, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is up 5.6% in the second quarter of 2011, while growing 4.6% in the first half of 2011 versus the same period a year earlier, according to the seasonally non-adjusted data of the Central Statistical Bureau.

Annual inflation hits 4.7% in Latvia

Compared to July 2011, the average consumer price level in August 2011 dropped 0.3%. Prices of goods fell 0.6%, while prices of services gained 0.2%, according to the Central Statistical Bureau.

People find new job twice as fast as in 2010

Despite success of finding a new job depends on experience, ambitions and the sector, active search can result in employment twice as fast as last year, specialists told BNN.

Food producers worry about commodity prices

Price gains of commodities possible this autumn raise worry among food producers, who fear price could hike in several positions, flared up by processes on the global market.

Beer Cēsu alus finally overtakes Aldaris in sales

Two leading Latvian beer brewers have been in fierce competition for years, however, last year, Cēsu alus finally managed to overtake the market leader Aldaris by posting the best turnover.

Riga waste market players in severe competition

Swedish company Ragn-Sells has acquired the Latvian Exto-D, which means competition in Riga waste market will grow fiercer.

Half of Latvians against euro in 2014

A half or 51% of the economically active population are against Latvia joining the eurozone in 2014, according to TNS Latvia and LNT survey.

Ongoing talks on airBaltic capital boost

Having heard out Transport Ministry (TM) and finance consultant Prudentia's report on talks with airBaltic private shareholder Baltic Aviation Systems (BAS), the government assigned the TM to go on with them. Boosting capital proportionally together with the airline's private shareholder should be viewed as the priority.

Good year forecast for business tourism

Tourism industry dropped dramatically in 2009, while this year its turnover has spiked 35%. This allows to claim that tourism industry has been stabilising and 2011 will round up as a successful year, Irena Riekstina, head of Carlson Wagonlit Travel/Kaleva Travel, told the news portal BNN.

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