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Saturday 25.11.2017 | Name days: Kadrija, Kate, Katrīna, Trīne

Olainfarm turnover surges 13%

According to the provisional data, last year Olainfarm’s turnover amounted to 25.2 million lats – a rise of 13%, compared to the company’s turnover in 2009, according to NASDAQ OMX Riga stock exchange.

To date Latvia has acquired only 1/5 of EU funds

Despite the complex financial situation, Latvia is still slow in making use of the available EU funds. It has acquired only one fifth part of the European Regional Development Funds during four years time in a seven-years long period (2007-2013).

Electricity price to severely hit rural inhabitants

This year the price of electricity is higher than last year; moreover, the new tariff project will harshly affect large families and rural inhabitants in particular.

Banks and insurers conceal benefits available

Banks and insurers are possibly wasting millions on new competitive products development and promotion, as clients do not even get to know about them.

FM refuses providing information on restitution of Jewish properties

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will not provide a list with properties to be restituted to the Latvian Jewish community, as the issue of the restitution of Jewish properties is in a negotiation stage, but no agreement has been reached yet, the press secretary of the Ministry Jānis Sīlis says.

Citizenship and Migration Affairs Office brings the budget 4.4 million lats

The Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs paid the state budget 4.4 million lats in 2010. The money was charged for various services, including issuance of passports and residents permits for foreigners.

Construction costs down by 2.7%

Compared to the average level of 2009, in 2010 the construction costs in Latvia plummeted by 2.7%. The most notable drop in the main resource groups was in the maintenance and operational costs of machinery and equipment – by 5.7%. The prices of construction materials fell by 2.3%, while labour remuneration rose by 1.0%.

Lithuanian heat network companies forced to disclose financial results

The Lithuanian Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius has promised to ensure that companies supplying heat to the inhabitants will have to publish their financial indicators.

AGA plant to be constructed in Zakumuiza

This April the company AGA will start building a new gas production and filling plant in Zakumuiza to be put in operation in the summer of 2012.

Dealing only with stores would kill dairies

Supermarkets keep manipulating with suppliers, moreover traders statements on small profit, compared to producers income are populistic, says Latvian Dairy Producers’ Central Union’s Board Chairman Jānis Solks.

Prosperity of Latvians to be assessed

It is likely persons owning a property not listed at the state’s official registers, as well as persons with savings and debts over more than 50 minimum monthly wages – 10 000 lats – will have to submit the so-called zero declaration at the State Revenue Service (SRS) starting from July 1 this year.

Electronic identity cards expected in summer

Electronic identity cards (eID) introduction process launched back in 1999 already is soon to round up, according to the recent amendments to the Personal Identification Documents law just announced at the state secretaries meeting and currently coordinated with other authorities.

43% join 2nd tier pension scheme voluntarily

1.124 million of the residents of Latvia had joined the 2nd Tier of pensions voluntarily by late 2010. More than half of them (57%) were mandatory while 43% joined the scheme voluntarily.

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