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Competition Council fines RIMI for pressing discounts on AS Valmieras piens

The Competition Council has found that SIA RIMI Latvia has maliciously used its dominant position in the retail trade, forcing economically-ungrounded discounts on AS Valmieras piens for the product placement at Supernetto brand stores.

Smaller interest rates for commercial loans in lats, higher - for ones in foreign currencies

October this year shows interest rates for loans issued in lats for companies have decreased, at the same time climbing for loans issued in foreign currencies.

Google Nexus S - available in Latvia spring next year

Google Nexus S manufacturer chooses to distribute the phone first in USA and the United Kingdom. Samsung plans to distribute the mobile phone in other countries in late first quarter of 2011, the business portal BNN was informed by SIA Latvijas Mobilais Telefons (Latvian Mobile Telephone) spokeswoman Elīna Lidere.

FCMC Chairperson: current Latvia banking system – stronger than ever

At the moment, the Latvian banking system is much stronger than ever before, and although many are looking to find fault in us, it is an achievement that we are proud of, indicates the Financial and Capital Market Commission Chairperson Irena Krumane.

Rīgas Satiksme to manage the city transport system

Starting from 2012 the only public services provider in the city of Riga will be Rīgas Satiksme (Riga Traffic).

Auditor General: Latvia tends not to consider competence and knowledge

Initially, when setting a remuneration system, the government did not take into consideration skills and knowledge necessary for a specific job position. If remuneration for particular skills was clearly stated, the society would not have to doubt it, the Auditor General Inguna Sudraba indicates.

Newly-bought airBaltic plane slides in runway security zone after landing

This year, on December 14, at 13: 55 o’clock the airline airBaltic plane Bombardier Q400 with the flight number BT 602, which took flight from Brussels to Riga, drove out on the runway’s safety zone.

Land Register judges’ salary cuts declared constitutional

The Constitutional Court has declared the Land Register judges’ salary reduction by 27% constitutional; therefore, starting from January 1, 2011, the remuneration will be calculated in accordance to the law On Judicial Authority and the CC ruling of January 18, 2010.

Situation in Latvia’s households slightly improves

In the third quarter of 2010, the situation in the Latvian households has slightly improved – in 16% of the households, where one of the members sought a job, someone found employment (11% – in the first quarter, 14% – in the second quarter).

Majority of Latvia residents regard their material position as moderate

On assessing family material position, the inhabitants of Latvia have a relatively positive outlook, most often stating that it is rather good or moderate.

Liquefied gas price for apartment buildings to climb by 9.5%

Starting from January 1, 2011, the liquefied gas, which is supplied to apartment buildings, will be 9.5% more expensive, the Marketing Director of SIA Latvijas Propāna Gāze Augusts Iesalnieks informs the business portal BNN.

Number of OCTA and CASCO indemnity claims increases by 28%

On average 28.4% more CASCO and OCTA indemnity claims were received during the last two working days in the previous week than in other days since early December, the business news portal BNN was informed by BTA insurance company.

Are Latvians moving to Estonia?

In a short period of time, after Estonia's proposal 15 Latvia residents have declared their place of residence in Valga. Valka region manager believes such a proposal can be considered an international scandal.

Pipeline Polock – Ventspils «black gold» likely a contraband

Problems might arise with the pumped buffer-oil sale, because there is not enough evidence of its origin.

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