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Monday 17.12.2018 | Name days: Teiksma, Hilda

BMW 7 series - most popular luxury car in first quarter

Super luxury car BMW 7 series is the 1st quarter's leader in sales in Latvia and Lithuania, while Estonians preferred Audi A8 the most, Latvian Authorized Automobile Dealers Association informs.

Growing number of asylum seekers in Latvia

This year, the number of asylum seekers in Latvia has increased, with April and May, in particular, reporting a larger number of asylum seekers from Georgia and African countries, the State Border Guard’s Coordination and Public Relations Department Chief Inspector Jevgēnija Pozņaka informed the business news portal BNN.

Latvia foreign trade volume surges 38.3%

In January– March 2011, the Latvian total foreign trade at current prices amounted to 2934.3 million lats, which is 812.4 million lats or 38.3% more.

Government to raise minimum wage

Next year, the minimum wage in Latvia might be increased to 205 lats, but in 2014 – to 215 lats, according to the Finance Ministry's initial estimates.

State Border Guard does not list a million lats

Within the framework of annual financial audits in the Interior, Defence, Transport and Justice Ministries, Latvia State Audit Office has discovered significant discrepancies to have an impact on these ministries budget performance.

Subsistence level hits 174.22 lats in April

In April 2011, the subsistence level amounted to 174.22 lats in Latvia, according to the Central Statistical Bureau information.

Corruption Prevention Bureau employees shocked about Vilks dismissal

Latvia Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (CPCB) employees and officials trade union is expressing its disappointment with the dismissal of CPCB's deputy director Alvis Vilks, without coordinating the move with them.

Alarm sirens cost over one million lats

Alarm sirens cost more than one million lats, while their yearly maintenance requires several thousand lats from Latvia’s national budget.

Latvians overpay for mobile communications

The leading mobile communication operators in Latvia offer about 170 various tariffs in total, however, often people opt not for the most suitable one and overpay for the services.

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