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Monday 21.05.2018 | Name days: Ingmārs, Ernestīne, Akvelīna

LTDA Head: significant increase achieved in tourism sector

Significant increase in tourism has been attained this year, the Head of Latvia’s Tourism Development Agency Armands Slokenbergs asserts, noting that the sector development indicators are good, especially during the third quarter of 2010, when the number of foreigners, provided with accommodation services, has grown by 27%.

Firewood prices return to «fat years» level

Currently firewood prices in Latvia have returned to the «fat years» level, but no additional price climb is expected, consequently the current price level could remain flat in a long-term as well, says forest exploitation and woodworking company SIA Krauzers Board Chairman Andis Araks.

Survey: Facebook recognized as the best workplace in US

Among the largest companies in the US, Facebook has been regarded the best workplace, suggests the survey on career opportunities, which was conducted by the portal Glassdoor.

Estonia collects 94% of the planned revenue by December

During eleven months of the year, the Estonian state budget has collected 79.6 billion kroons (EUR 5.09 billion), forming 94.2% of the planned revenue.

Estonian Air halts ticket sales due to «sky-rocketed» demand

Estonian Air gift vouchers worth 1000 Estonian kroon, which were sold on the Internet site cherry.ee at 40% discount – for 600 kroon, received such enourmous attention from customers that the company was forced to stop the campaign.

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.

Several China provinces to reach Russia GDP indicators in ten year’s time

By 2020, the economy of six provinces in China will form as high gross domestic product as that of Russia and Canada, indicates the survey by Britain’s largest bank HSBC.

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.