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Ceturtdiena 09.04.2020 | Name days: Valērija, Žubīte

Utility debts might boost banks losses

Tax amendments if favour of building managers might boost banks loosing millions of lats.

Latvia’s stock exchange index – the fourth fastest growing in EU and tenth in the world

Last year, NASDAQ OMX Baltics stock market index was one of the fastest rising indexes in the world, compared to the leading European and global stock market characterizing indices.

Workspace size to depend on state official’s post

The government’s Committee has approved the Finance Ministry’s prepared proposal draft for uniform amount and quality requirements for the state institutions’ office premises. Its construction projects would also foresee workspace size depending on the official’s post

Inflation surges 2.5% in 2010

Consumer prices grew 2.5% in 2010, including for goods - 4.3%, however, they dropped 2.1% for services. To compare, consumer prices fell 1.2% in 2009.

Rezekne Municipality: energy shortage still evolves around 2 500 households

Although the situation in Rezekne region has stabilised, and currently 87 transformer points are without electricity, which comprises 1 500 households, still data evolve around the mysterious number «2 500», as in some households electricity disappears and appears from time to time.

External trade turnover increases 0.6%

In November 2010, the total external trade turnover at current prices was 992.6 million lats – by 0.6% or 5.8 million lats more than a month before and by 34.2% or 253.1 million lats more than in November 2009, indicate the Central Statistical Bureau operational data.

Online shopping becomes more expensive

This year, with changes in the regulations regarding online shopping outside the European Union territory, purchasing goods on the Internet is not as cheap as before.

Anti GPS tracking device versus service vehicle tax

Anti GPS tracking device available on the Internet for 15 lats threatens the Finance Ministry's intention to collect 12 million lats from the service vehicle tax use for private needs.

8 000 households still left without electricity

Electricity supply still has not been renewd to about 8 000 Latvian households, according to AS Sadales tīkli data.

A Council building inspector - in 17 official posts

A building inspector of a certain district takes up 17 state official posts at the same time, 15 as a Chairman or building inspector in different municipalities, as well as a Ltd. Board member, thus making illegal income, according to the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (CPCB).

Farmers Parliament: they make us scapegoats

«Although the Finance Ministry banned discounts for diesel, they blame us,» points out the organization Farmers Parliament representatives.

Swedbank: Latvia to expect growth in 2011

Judging from 2010 results, this year will bring growth, say Swedbank economists, adding that non-implementation of qualitative reforms threaten the future development.

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