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Number of unemployed at pre-retirement age doubles

At least one-tenth of the registered unemployed persons are of pre-retirement age; moreover, during the last two years the number of these people has doubled.

Local televisions might leave Lattelecom monopoly

Local televisions will not stop broadcasting, as they might use their own transmitters in future. It is the other way round with regional televisions that will not allowed to use their transmitters.

Strazds: competitors driven by cold calculation, not emotional values

The Latvian export companies are operating in the global and regional competition conditions, while the competitors are driven by cold calculation, not emotional considerations, the senior economist at Nordea banka Andris Strazds points out when commenting on the events in the Latvian economy in 2010.

Latvia could develop computers for Russia

The Latvian company Vidzemes elektrotehnikas fabrika, whose representatives formed a part of the President of Latvia Valdis Zatlers official visit to Moscow delegation, hope to start developing computers for the Russian market.

Political expert: I doubt Dombrovskis will make a change

The Prime Minister of Latvia is good at carrying out internal devaluation measures, thus keeping the society relatively calm. In terms of that, he was the right person in the right place, however, this approach has already run out of resources, the political analyst Jurģis Liepnieks is convinced.

Latvian goods hardly stand out at Moscow stores

When searching for the Latvian goods at Moscow’s supermarkets, one can admit how useful would Rīgas marka or other recognizable brand introduction be, in order to distinguish goods produced in Latvia from the overall product assortment.

Riga Mayor: 36 000 needy people in Riga

The situation is quite tragic – there are 36 000 destitute people in Riga, and it should be understood that this number will not reduce – currently a large number of needy people has no hope of getting a job, even if there are new job openings, believes Riga Mayor Nils Ušakovs.

Ex-President: Zatlers visit to Moscow will improve Latvia-Russia relations

The President of Latvia Valdis Zatlers visit to Moscow will serve as the «green light» in improving the relationship between the two countries, the former President of Latvia and the current Parliament member Guntis Ulmanis is convinced.

Businessman: Swedbank might be lobbying Denmark’s interests

The Danish businessmen who had obtained commercial information only known to Swedbank, expressed interest in buying the pig farming complex Vaiņodes bekons established by the entrepreneur Andris Griģis, claims the owner of the company A/S Tak-G shareholder Ēriks Štālbergs.

Estonians get Riga maternity house

Estonian company Eesti Energia subsidiary in Latvia SIA Enefit has won Riga municipality's organized procurement tender on Riga maternity house electricity purchase in 2011.

Latvia’s inhabitants go on leisure trips 6% less than in 2009

During the third quarter of 2010, the number of recreational trips accounted for 4.5 million, which is 6% less than during the same period in 2009. The number of one-day long leisure trips decreased by 3%, but the number of trips with overnight stay – by 15%.

Foreign investors give up, while local company continues to fight

The Norwegian company SIA Baltic Pork declined the proposed construction of farm of 3 000 pigs due to Malpils’ inhabitants negative reaction, although the implementation of this project would create at least 30 new job positions.

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