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Saturday 19.08.2017 | Name days: Melānija, Imanta

Study: supermarkets not interested in clients service

After evaluating the clients service quality in the leading supermarkets of Latvia, the results formed only an indicator of 58.2%, which suggests low quality clients service among the sales personnel, according to SIA Service Quality Development study.

Heating costs in Riga to drop 13%

In January Riga residents will have to pay for heating on average by 13% less than in December 2010, indicates the analysis of AS Rīgas Siltums issued bills in January 2011 and December 2010.

Latvia to pay 100 000 lats in compensations for Talsi tragedy

On Wednesday, February 9, the Supreme Court Senate upheld the ruling that stipulates exacting 100 000 lats compensation from the Latvian State Fire and Rescue Service for the caused damages in the tragedy that occurred in Talsi in 1997.

Public relations specialist: new political force could emerge before next elections

A new political force could be created before the next elections in Latvia, concedes the public relations specialist Jurģis Liepnieks, adding he is sceptical about the formation of a new party. The current political offer is not sufficient, he says.

Manufacturing turnover grows 13.2%

The manufacturing turnover grew 13.2% last year, compared to September, including in the domestic market – by 2.6% and export - 27.4%, indicates the Central Statistical Bureau data.

Survey: 42% of Latvians unaware of their pension amount

81% of Latvia’s residents consider childhood and study years as the best period of life, while only slightly more than 1% regard retirement age as the happiest period, according to Nordea Bank’s latest survey.

25 million lats collected from gambling venues last year

25 million lats were collected in taxes from gambling halls in Latvia in 2010. During the upturn period – 2007 and 2008 – about 51 million lats were levied per year, reveals Signe Birne, the Head of Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection.

Only 45% of Riga residents have paid for heating

At the beginning of the heating season the population debts in Latvia reached an average of 18% from the consumed heating (20 million lats), however now they have already hit 25%, indicates Paulis Barons, the Advisor at the Latvian Association of Local Governments.

airBaltic – world’s second best airline in online marketing

The Latvian national airline airBaltic has been recognized as the world’s second best airline in terms of online marketing in 2010. The airline received Webbies Awards in the category Online Campaign of the Year, which is organized each year by the world’s leading aviation media publisher Flightglobal.

Businessman: Latvia faces higher corruption than Belarus

Corruption levels are much higher in Latvia than Belarus, SIA Oil Logistic & Trading Head Vladimirs Demidovs comments upon the Finance Ministry’s Tax and Customs Policy Administration Deputy Director Vladimirs Vaškevičs influence on the corruption in the state.

Taxes to be raised for budget consolidation

It is likely that already this year the fuel excise duty and gambling tax will increase, but the number of state administration employees will be cut.

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