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Swedbank finds data reader devices on several ATMs

Swedbank has blocked several payment cards, because when carrying out the regular ATM network monitoring, data reader devices were found on some ATMs, the bank’s press secretary Kristīne Jakubovska reveals to the business news portal BNN.

JSC Passenger Train's challenge - to implement train procurement

The greatest challenge of the new JSC Pasažieru vilciens (Passenger Train) Board Chairman Nils Freivalds is to carry out the procurement of 41 trains with equal opportunities to all tender members.

Expert: Zatlers unlikely to be re-elected

The President of Latvia Valdis Zatlers is unlikely to be re-elected for the second presidential term. The real candidate will be found out only at the night of elections, political technologist Jurģis Liepnieks says, stressing that most likely Zatlers even does not want to be re-elected.

Economists: further credit rating improvements depend on state budget sustainability

Although Latvia’s credit rating future outlook improvement is good news, the international rating agency Standard & Poor's Ratings Services’ decision was already expected and is not surprising, the economists indicate.

Repharm: international drug names to prevent corruption in pharmacy

Presenting international drug names in prescriptions would prevent corruption in pharmacy, Latvian local holding AS Repharm investors committee representative Iveta Lāce told at a press conference on March 9.

Swedbank blocks several clients payment cards

Upon carrying out credit card transaction monitoring, Swedbank has come across several cases of third parties trying to access credit card users data. These payment cards were blocked to ensure security of the clients, the bank's press secretary Kristīne Jakubovska told the business news portal BNN.

Liepaja port's cargo turnover grows 8.5%

During the first two months of 2011, Liepaja port handled 759 629 tonnes of cargo – an increase of 8.5%, compared to the exact period last year, the public relations specialist at Liepaja Special Economic Zone Līga Ratniece-Kadeģe informed the business news portal BNN.

88% against raising retirement age

The majority or 88% of all the economically active population in Latvia aged 18 up to 55 are against the amendments proposed by the Welfare Ministry, providing retirement age rise up to 65 years by 2021.

Triatel profit keeps growing

Telecommunications operator Triatel turned 6 319 000 lats in 2010, posting 986 000 lats profit and outdoing the financial performance of 2009 by 11%, Triatel told the business news portal BNN.

Riga Council opts for 30 million lats more expensive magistral road

Riga Council has approved construction of a high-speed magistral road , which, according to the current estimates, is to cost the most, compared to other two equal variants - it is going to be 30 million lats more expensive than the cheapest of them.

Government to sacrifice debts for budget revenue boost

The government plans granting indebted tax payers an opportunity to settle the basic sum and 10% of the fine, thus cancelling late payment penalty and 90% of the fine, however the perspective of businessmen is different.

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