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Latvia starts Census 2011 second stage with 870 000 households to visit

Today, March 17, Latvia is starting the second stage of population Census 2011 to last up to May 31. Nearly 2 000 interviewers are to visit more than 870 000 households.

Zatlers supported by 47 Saeima deputies

The President of Latvia Valdis Zatlers is currently supported by 47 Saeima deputies, which is not the majority in the Latvian Parliament. 21 members of the party Unity faction, as well as all the politicians from the association For Good Latvia! are voicing their support, while other parties’ members are still wavering, according to deputies survey by the newspaper Diena.

Loans to be available for every solvent client soon

Although small and medium-sized companies' executives often say the lending in Latvia is too slow; yet, very soon there will be a situation where any solvent client will be able to get a loan, Rietumu banka Council’s Member Aleksandrs Kaļinovskis indicates.

SEB banka branch robbed in Riga

On March 16, SEB banka branch at Mellužu Street in Riga was robbed, the bank’s corporate communications manager Agnese Strazda informed the business news portal BNN.

Zatlers to submit Constitution amendments extending president’s powers

Today, March 16, the President of the Republic of Latvia Valdis Zatlers is to submit Constitution amendments to the Saeima, stipulating more power to the president to nominate candidates for Ombudsman, State Auditor General and Bank of Latvia President posts.

Fitch upgrades Latvia credit rating

Fitch Ratings has upgraded Latvia credit rating with positive outlook, Swedbank senior economist Dainis Stikuts told the business news portal BNN.

CPCB: deputies rent apartments at higher prices than on market

The sums indicated in apartment rental contracts by the Saeima Deputies, who have declared their place of residence outside Riga and have exercised their right to apply for rent compensation, are significantly higher than the real estate rental prices in different Riga suburbs set by real estate companies, the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau has concluded.

First «students town» underway in Latvia

Riga Technical University is to start work on the first student town in Latvia construction in the spring of 2011. The complex will be called RTU – Pilsēta pilsētā (RTU - Town Within a Town). and it will be located in Riga, Kipsala. Total costs of the project amount to 19 879 035 lats.

Subsistence minimum rises to 172.28 lats in February

This February, the subsistence minimum increased to 172.28 lats, amounting to 23- month-high, according to the Central Statistical Bureau data.

95-octane fuel price at Statoil stations exceeds 90 santims

The price of 95-octane fuel at Statoil refuelling stations has mounted over 90 santims. Today, March 14, the price of this octane fuel at Latvija Statoil full-service gas stations increased by 0.5 santims, reaching 90.4 santims per litre.

External trade drops 14.7%

The total external trade turnover at current prices formed 880.7 million lats in January 2011 – 14.7% or 151.9 million lats less than in the previous month, but 42.6% or 263.1 million lats more than in January 2010, according to the Central Statistical Bureau.

650 000 of Latvia population take part in online Census 2011

More than 650 000 of the residents of Latvia have registered in the population census 2011 electronically, according to the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) data.

Prime Minister concedes 10% pensions cuts

For the sake of budget stabilization, the Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis is considering the possibility of reducing pensions by 10%, the Prime Minister admitted.


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