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Experts: unemployment to remain relatively high also next year

Third quarter this year reported 18% proportion of job seekers among all the economically active population, which is 1.4% less, compared to the previous quarter and 0.4% less than in the third quarter 2009.

Latvia to take part in worldwide anti-banking campaign

Latvia residents plan joining Germans proposal of December 7 - to withdraw all cash from banks, thus taking part in the anti-banking campaign.

Industrial production output grows by 1.2%

October this year reports industrial production output at constant prices - 384.9 million lats.

RIGIBOR – smaller than EURIBOR

In late November, the three-month RIGIBOR fell to 0.82% mark; consequently, the three-month RIGIBOR rate is smaller than the three-month EURIBOR rate, which is uncharacteristic, because historically RIGIBOR has almost always been above EURIBOR rate.

LNT - the most watched channel in November

In November LNT was the most watched television channel in Latvia, as 15.5% of total television watching time was devoted to it, according to TNS Latvia data.

Flick: euro must be introduced as soon as possible

I advocate joining the eurozone as soon as possible, moreover there is no other alternative for Latvia, believes airBaltic President Bertolt Flick, as he is convinced the current euro crisis will propel introducing changes to the European financial system.

Agriculture Minister: we cannot prohibit foreigners buying land in Latvia

The transitional period for restrictions on foreigners to buy land in Latvia ends in May, next year. The government has supported the extension period, and now «the Deputies have to decide on it,» indicates the Agriculture Minister Janis Duklavs.

Judges have large debt commitments

Debt commitments of several judges exceed even 200 000 euro, which could be linked to the judges’ resistance to the inclusion in the single remuneration system.

Aldaris: Lithuania's decision to extend alcohol sales time sets example for Latvia

The Latvian beer producer AS Aldaris positively evaluates the Lithuanian government’s decision to extend the alcohol trade time by two hours, and hopes that Latvia will follow this example.

Latvia current account surplus - 1% of GDP

Third quarter this year reports positive current account balance, reaching 37 million lats or 1% of the forecast GDP.