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Brent price rises together with improvement of sentiment in world economics

Prices of Brent crude oil have exceeded 107 US dollars per barrel, experiencing growth third day in turn. Such increase can be explained by the stabilization of demand from the biggest oil consumer – United States.

Japan to spend 30 trillion Yen for support of the national currency

Japanese government has decided to enlarge amount of the currency intervention fund by 30 trillion Yen. Thus, the total amount for support of the national currency has reached 195 trillion Yen.

EU could pay a billion Euro to potential member-states

European Commission on Tuesday, December 20, has concluded a list of programmes supporting reforms in countries willing to enter the European Union. Almost a billion Euro (702.8 million LVL) is allocated for these purposes.

Antonovs and Baranauskis to appeal decision on arrest

Former Snoras bank managers and owners Vladimirs Antonovs and Raimonds Baranausks, who were accused of financial crimes, have asked to annul the decision made by the Vilnius Regional Court on November 22 to keep them arrested, calling it unreasonable.

European parliament: Baltic non-citizen problem is unique

European Parliament Petition Committee will continue its hearing of the petition by the Chairman of the Estonian Non-citizen Union Maksim Reva on the 20th of December. The petition itself is directed at election rights of people not registered as Estonian citizens on European Parliamentary Elections.

Saab files for insolvency proceedings

Swedish Automobile management decided to file for Saab bankruptcy procedure after the former Saab owner General Motors dismissed all proposals to save the company.

Google video: the year 2011 in three minutes

The company Google has released its traditional report Zeitgeist, which covers the most popular information requests in the search engine among residents worldwide, in the period from January until late November 2011.

Anxious of low supply Brent price rises to 104 USD

Price of Brent crude oil has increased up to 104 US dollars, it was advanced by anxiety of supply interruptions in connection with America's decision to confirm sanctions against Central Bank of Iran.

Ukraine Ambassador sees Latvia as a window to Europe

Goods turnover between Latvia and Ukraine is up 29.1%, compared to a year earlier, says Ukraine Ambassador to Latvia Anatoliy Oliynyk, adding they see Latvia as a window to Europe.

World economy loses 450 billion dollars in natural disasters

Natural and anthropogenic disasters have taken 450 billion dollars (242 billion lats) from the world economy this year, reports Switzerland insurance company Swiss Re, adding that these losses are greatest in history.

A quarter of EU citizens never used internet

24% of Europeans never once in their lives have had access to the internet. In 2006 they were 46%, according to Eurocast.

Steve Jobs becomes a cartoon hero

Caleb Mellby of the Forbes magazine is going to publish a cartoon book with central character Steve Jobs.

Russian opposition sees signs of split-up

Russian opposition activists furious about the results of the State Duma election are facing challenges, because the usual protest venues in Moscow are "too popular" and already booked.

IMF lends Ireland 3.9 billion euro

International Monetary Fund has accepted the appropriation of 3.9 billion euro (2.7 billion LVL) loan to Ireland, appropriating the given amount as a part of the total 8.5 billion euro (5.9 billion LVL) credit.

Crisis in Europe forces Germans to rethink 2012 budget

Budget politics expert Norbert Barthle says that because of the negative impact of the European crisis Germany will have to come up with amendments to 2012 budget plan.

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