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State administration to allow employee financial motivation

Starting from the next year, the employees financial motivation system in the state administration will be resumed, as well as the possibility to receive 30% premium in addition to the salary.

Russian Central Bank might hike interest rates

Russian Central Bank has announced it might raise interest rates in the first quarter of 2011, thus indicating that the focus of policy makers is shifting to inflation, although the recovery from the last year's downfall is still slow.

Latvia GDP surges 2.9%

In the third quarter of this year, the GDP has increased by 2.9%, compared to the corresponding period in 2009. Manufacturing contributed the most to the GDP growth.

Forex: the dollar weakening is US bonds stability sign

The dollar has dropped, as the surge of the US bond yield has currently stopped. Meanwhile, the Australian dollar strengthens due to the country’s employment rate increase, developed faster than expected.

Belarusian company starts proceedings on LatRosTrans oil pipeline ownership rights

The Belarusian company Družba has started legal proceedings on the oil pipeline Polock - Ventspils ten millions of lats worth technological oil ownership rights, on which SIA LatRosTrans has also laid a claim.

LNT Chairman Rudolf Meroni: the Latvian State must protect its national interests

Rudolf Meroni, the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Latvija naftas tranzīts (LNT) the second biggest Ventspils Nafta shareholder cannot understand, why the Latvian government does not defend the national interest and resources in the case of the LatRosTrans crude oil pipeline.

Latvian companies total loss in 2009 - 754 million lats

Economically active businessmen losses after tax reached 754 million lats in 2009, according to the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) data.

Big cities residents to pay the highest property tax

If the Saeima approves the government's supported proposal to double property tax for housing, Riga, Jurmala and other big cities residents will have to pay the most in taxes.

Builder: poor use of EU co-funds hinders construction revival

If all the money provided by the EU structural funds in Daugavpils was made use of, each and every builder in the city would be employed. Unfortunately this money is not used enough due to lacking co-financing or other reasons, told Daugavpils construction company SIA Gādība Executive Director Jevģēnijs Vasiljevs.

Lithuania declares war against cigarette smuggling

Lithuania is continuing to fight with cigarette smugglers, aiming to increase 2011 budget revenue.

Frost arrival increases the number of road accidents

The first CASCO and OCTA insurance claims have been received regarding vehicle damage due to frost, ice-cover and snow, the business portal BNN was informed by ERGO insurance company.

Non-financial investments in Latvia – 823.4 million lats

This year, during the period January – September, non-financial investments (at current prices) in Latvia formed 823.4 million lats, of which in the third quarter – 384.9 million lats.

Gasoline price hits new record in Latvia

Gasoline prices in Latvia continue climbing and surpassing all the previous price records. Today, December 8 retailer Latvija Statoil filling stations report 95 octane gas price - 81.4 santims per liter.