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Wednesday 21.11.2018 | Name days: Andis, Zeltīte

Lielpinka: business planning - problematic for entrepreneurs

The biggest problem for the entrepreneurs in Latvia is caused by the fact that it is not possible to normally plan the business and the budget. It is difficult to work, if the taxes are randomly changed at the time when everything is already mapped out, maintains the lawyer of the company Lāčplēša alus darītava Inese Lielpinka.

Paunins: construction market stabilizes

Along with the increasing volume of construction work and occurrence of private orders, the construction market is experiencing the first signs of stabilization, considers SIA RE & RE Chairman of the Board Ainars Paunins (Ainārs Pauniņš).

Non-bank loan rates drop by 30%

The number of companies issuing loans with the help of messages or the Internet has grown recently. The interest rates have fallen on average by 30% and the maximum amount to be lent also diminishes.

Muceniece: business tax burden should not be increased

The tax rates could be reconsidered, raising some tax rates and reducing others; thus it would be possible to reach total tax burden reduction, considers the Chairperson of the Latvian Taxpayers Association Board Dana Muceniece.

Six moths delay of payment - for 14.6% of borrowers

Amongst the obligations with delays in payment, the largest proportion are those that have been delayed for more than 180 days or about half a year – 231 776 obligations or 14.6%.

Kogan: speculators prefer investing in gold, not oil

At the present moment, the global oil prices have become less dependent on the stock market speculations, because the profiteers rather choose to invest in gold, believes the Deputy Chairman of LUKoil Board Haim Kogan.

airBaltic leaving the Latvian market would be a disaster

If the airline airBaltic left the Latvian market, it would be a catastrophe for the tourism industry, said the executive director of the Latvian Hotels and Restaurants Association (LHRA) Santa Graikste.

Riga might reduce number of taxis

In order to ensure quality in the industry of taxis, restrictions and number of taxis reduction should be introduced, considers a/s Rīgas taksometru parks marketing manager Anita Pakalniece.

Nazaruks: Latvia is a vital economic partner of Belarus

Latvia is one of the main economic partners of Belarus, even more important than, for example, China or Germany, asserted the representative of the Embassy of Belarus in Latvia Igors Nazaruks.

Credit Register available not only to «fast» loans providers but also SRS

Further on the Bank's of Latvia maintained Credit Register will be available to all consumer credit providers, thus making the selection of borrowers more thoughtful.

Economists: the set course should remain flat after elections

In order to avoid Latvia’s economic stagnation, after the elections the set economic course must remain the same, considers the Latvian and foreign experts.

Berzins: surprises may occur after the elections

It is possible that there might be few surprises after the elections; however, it depends on the election results, believes the Chairman of Saeima Budget and Finance Committee Guntis Berzins.

Dombrovskis: Latvia daily spends 2 million lats more than it earns

The budget deficit still remains high in Latvia. We spend two million lats more than we earn every day, said the Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis.

Flick can only be dismissed by his own company

With compliance of the shareholders agreement Bertolt Flick can only be dismissed or elected by the company Baltijas aviācijas sistēmas that he himself owns, which means that the state's control in this matter is limited.

New competitor of Lattelecom

Information technology and Internet services provider SIA Kurzemes datorcentrs, promises to compete with Lattelecom in Kurzeme region by offering interactive television next year.

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