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Study: supermarkets not interested in clients service

After evaluating the clients service quality in the leading supermarkets of Latvia, the results formed only an indicator of 58.2%, which suggests low quality clients service among the sales personnel, according to SIA Service Quality Development study.

Heating costs in Riga to drop 13%

In January Riga residents will have to pay for heating on average by 13% less than in December 2010, indicates the analysis of AS Rīgas Siltums issued bills in January 2011 and December 2010.

SAS hopes to make profit in 2011

The Scandinavian airline SAS reported a slight fourth-quarter net profit, raising hope to get back on profit track along with the recovery of the market.

Latvia to pay 100 000 lats in compensations for Talsi tragedy

On Wednesday, February 9, the Supreme Court Senate upheld the ruling that stipulates exacting 100 000 lats compensation from the Latvian State Fire and Rescue Service for the caused damages in the tragedy that occurred in Talsi in 1997.

Finnish trade surplus drops 37%

Finnish trade surplus fell 37% in 2010, compared to 2009, which is down to 880 million euro, according to official statistics.

Public relations specialist: new political force could emerge before next elections

A new political force could be created before the next elections in Latvia, concedes the public relations specialist Jurģis Liepnieks, adding he is sceptical about the formation of a new party. The current political offer is not sufficient, he says.

Manufacturing turnover grows 13.2%

The manufacturing turnover grew 13.2% last year, compared to September, including in the domestic market – by 2.6% and export - 27.4%, indicates the Central Statistical Bureau data.

Analyst: zero inflation means Estonia is not used to euro

The euro introduction is the key reason for Estonia registering zero inflation in January, the first month after joining the euro zone, SEB bank senior analyst in Estonia Hardo Pajula says.

Survey: 42% of Latvians unaware of their pension amount

81% of Latvia’s residents consider childhood and study years as the best period of life, while only slightly more than 1% regard retirement age as the happiest period, according to Nordea Bank’s latest survey.

25 million lats collected from gambling venues last year

25 million lats were collected in taxes from gambling halls in Latvia in 2010. During the upturn period – 2007 and 2008 – about 51 million lats were levied per year, reveals Signe Birne, the Head of Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection.

Only 45% of Riga residents have paid for heating

At the beginning of the heating season the population debts in Latvia reached an average of 18% from the consumed heating (20 million lats), however now they have already hit 25%, indicates Paulis Barons, the Advisor at the Latvian Association of Local Governments.

Exigen: Latvia missed its chance to become IT giant

Latvia had a chance to become an IT giant, but currently it has missed out on it, the software outsourcing company Exigen Services Latvia executive director Ivars Puksts told in an interview with the business news portal BNN.

airBaltic – world’s second best airline in online marketing

The Latvian national airline airBaltic has been recognized as the world’s second best airline in terms of online marketing in 2010. The airline received Webbies Awards in the category Online Campaign of the Year, which is organized each year by the world’s leading aviation media publisher Flightglobal.

Hotel Bergs owner: Baltics have few luxury hotels

In general, it is very difficult to find high-class hotels and guest houses in the Baltic States that would be similar to the ones owned by the millionaire Justs Nikolajs Karlsons and his family. If in Estonia cooperation has been established with Padaste Manor, there is still nothing similar found in Lithuania.

Tele2 hopes to launch Apple sales

While commenting on their performance in 2010, Tele2 says they are currently negotiating the sale of Apple production. The company concluded the year with 30 million lats profit, turning 93.6 million lats in total. Tele2 turnover has dropped by 13%, compared to 2009, while the profit saw a fall of 15%.