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Tuesday 19.06.2018 | Name days: Nils, Viktors

Studies affirm: two drinks a day extend life

Recent studies confirm that elderly adults, who daily consume two or three glasses of wine, beer or cocktails, are said to live longer than abstainers.

Zigurs: debts will be paid until next heating season

The amount of Riga residents heat debt amounts to 5 million lats, but it will be paid by the beginning of the next heating season, states the Chairman of Rīgas Siltums Aris Zigurs (Āris Žīgurs).

Expert: wages will go up next year

The economy expert of Latvijas Banka, Olegs Krasnopjorovs (Oļegs Krasnopjorovs), maintains that in the next year a sustainable salary growth is awaited in Latvia, as entrepreneurs will return to the initial premium wage system.

Ventspils nafta half-year profit – 3.5 million lats

JSC Ventspils nafta consolidated net turnover in the first half-year of 2010 has reached 29 million lats.

New Business portal - BNN-NEWS.COM launched in Latvia

Starting from today, September 1st, new business portal in English BNN-NEWS.COM and its «Latvian brother» BNN.LV officially start work. Both Latvian and English portals will collect information on economic and business events in Latvia and foreign countries.

Japanese create a calorie-free beer

The Japanese have created the world’s first calorie-free beer, which contains zero calories. Experts have predicted that this invention will have success in the future.

Mancinskis: the amount of problematic credits stabilizes

According to the Chief Executive of Swedbank Maris Mancinskis (Māris Mančinskis), together with increasing solvency, which is associated with the overall improvement of the economic situation, the amount of problematic credits is also stabilizing.

airBaltic shareholders meeting disapproves new Board

National airline AS Air Baltic Corporation (airBaltic) shareholders in a meeting on August 31th decided to postpone the election of the new Board.

Top prime minister candidates – Lembergs and Dombrovskis

Latvian society recognizes Aivars Lembergs (political party ZZS) and the current Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis (political party Vienotība) as the most popular proposed candidates for the post of Prime Minister.

Bank of England to set credit limitations in fears of new recession

The Bank of England, fearing new crisis wave, intends to introduce restrictions on the maximum amount of mortgage loan. In this way, the bank hopes to avert another financial crisis, while those who wish to get a mortgage, will have to open a special deposit account, issued by the creditor that will be 10 - 25% of property value.

Russia’s wealthiest children income redoubles

During this year, the number of wealthy children in Russia has increased by one half, but their total affluence – redoubled.

Consumer market booms in China

According to recent studies conducted by Economic Intelligence Unit, about 5% of consumers in world are inhabitants of China. The total amount of turnover in world is 36.9 trillion dollars (1.7 billion lats).

Nordea: Latvian economy improving

The situation in the Latvian economy is gradually improving and the lowest point has already been overcome in the beginning of the year. The most rapid improvement has been observed exactly in foreign trade, however household consumption has also resumed to increase slightly.

Specialist: price dumping in construction hits critical level

The Chairman of construction firm SIA Latvijas energoceltnieks (LEC), Andris Asars-Asarovskis, believes that price dumping in building industry has reached its critical level in company’s 20 years existence.

Berlin to open restaurant for cannibals

Berlin will open a restaurant for cannibals to whom food will be delivered by those who want to donate their organs. The new restaurant advertising campaign invites to deliver any body parts to the restaurant. The advertising campaign also announces that they require a surgeon, without prejudice.

Half Latvian local governments can be left without heating

The total debt for heating has already surpassed 20 million lats. The current data on heat debt shows that half of the local governments of Latvia can be left without heating.

IMF: crisis in the Baltics eases

After the recession experienced in the previous year, the economic crisis in the Baltic states eases and region's growth potential is improving, announced International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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