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Economists: trade in 2012 worse than this year

Next year will be less successful for trade than 2011, growth of retail trade will gradually slow down in the beginning of year. Besides, in the second half of 2012 a fall in trade amounts is possible, forecast economists.

Lithuania President limits alcohol availability

The Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite has signed amendments to the law on the control of alcohol, according to which sale shall be restricted to packaging.

Thieves apologize Santa Claus for stealing gifts

On the very Christmas Eve, December 24, thieves stole Santa Claus’ bag of gifts that he had prepared for needy children in Rome.

Sociologist: Estonia can beat world record in population census

Population census is due to start in Estonia on the 31st of December. Yuhan Kivirach, Senior Research Fellow and Sociologist of the International Center of Defense Research, hopes that Estonia beats Canada’s record in the percentage of people taking part in population census through the internet.

Retail trade turnover up 7.6% year-on-year

Compared to October, total retail trade turnover (according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices) was up 1.9% in November 2011.

Photos of the Week 2011.12.30

Each Friday BNN-NEWS.COM offers the most interesting, the most scandalous and simply the most beautiful pictures from all over the world.

Dombrovskis: politicians trigger public tension

When the government was under formation, it was declared that effort had to be made to consolidate people. Now the situation of national issues is far from an ideal one, says the Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis.

Only 12% keep their 2011 resolutions

Almost half of the Latvian population (49%) at the turn of the last year set specific plans, objectives and commitments for 2011. Nearly three-quarters of them (72%) still keep in mind these plans, but 28% recall making New Year resolutions but do not remember the content of them.

2011 top issues – the last consolidated budget and closure of the loan programme

In the list of most important works accomplished by the government this year should be included improvement of the business environment and strengthening of the fiscal stability – closure of the international loan programme, development of the last consolidated state budget and elaboration of the draft law on Fiscal Discipline.

Environmental organization: low income households live «greener»

Households with less income live more environmentally friendly, says Janis Brizga, board chairman at the environmental organization "Green Freedom".

25 overseas visits for Dombrovskis this year

Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis this year went on 25 overseas visits, mostly to Belgium, Lithuania and Estonia.

Former employee of CPB nominated head of FCMC

Bank of Latvia President Ilmars Rimsevics and Finance Minister Andris Vilks have reached an agreement to nominate Kristaps Zakulis, former staff member of the Constitution Protection Bureau (CPB) as the head of the Finance and Capital Market Commission (FCMC).

Song contest New Wave attracts numerous tourists

Every third or 29% of the Latvian population believes that cultural and artistic events attract the biggest number of tourists.

Japan to make IMF analogue in Asia

Japan is planning to create a new crediting system in Asia region with purpose to protect it from negative impact of the European debt crisis.

Suicide in the Russian President’s administration

On the 29th of December a suicide took place in the administration building of the Russian President, where some serious staff reshuffling has been going on.

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