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Tuesday 07.04.2020 | Name days: Helmuts, Zina, Zinaīda

Swedbank: to spend or not to spend?

More promising employment, remuneration and optimism levels push up also private consumption. Unfortunately, households still have very little savings and they are still very vulnerable towards any economic turmoils. Given the growing global and local uncertainty, it is crucial that households make savings.

August sees year's biggest number of mortgage claims

SEB bank posted a monthly record of 2011 by issuing 3.255 million lats in mortgage loans in August. The average sum of the loans is also up a little, totalling 25 thousand lats.

46 million Americans - below poverty level

The number of Americans living below poverty level hit over 46 million people, according to the latest Census report.

Developers get to try out new Windows 8

During the annual developer conference, Microsoft handed out 5 000 Samsung tablets running a test version of the new Windows 8. The move is aimed at boosting interest about the new operating system.

Political advertising influences only 6%

Only 6% of Latvian citizens say that political advertising plays a role in their decision on which party to vote for, according to TNS Latvia and LNT survey.

Zatlers Reform Party: assessment of popularity ratings - speculation

Just a week ahead of the 11th Saeima elections, Zatlers Reform Party's (ZRP) popularity ratings have plunged. Members of the party have their own explanation to this. Moreover, they do not pay that big attention to them at all.

10 million lats necessary to ensure airBaltic operations in short-term

Latvian national airline airBaltic needs 10 million lats to ensure its operations in short-term, Ivars Prieditis, President of Latvijas Krajbanka, the airline's creditor, told before the closed session of the Cabinet of Ministers.

Gazprom: government's attitude endangers Latvia's 2012 discount

Latvian Gas has stepped into negotiations with Gazprom on the latter applying a gas discount in 2012. The Russian concern in turn assumes the result of these talks can turn out to be not as good as expected. It is because of the natural gas tax changes introduced by the government.

airBaltic council to turn to General Prosecutor's Office

Council of the Latvian national airline airBaltic is set to turn to General Prosecutor's Office with regard to statements on the sale of 59 110 lats worth airBaltic shares.

Bondars: Latvia should have sold its airBaltic shares a long time ago

"Latvia should have sold its shares in the national airline airBaltic already a long time ago," says Martins Bondars, member of Economists Union 2010 as well as the former head of the President and Prime Minister's offices.

Blast at French nuclear plant

An explosion at the southern French nuclear plant of Marcoule has killed one person and left four injured, one seriously, reports BBC.

Oil drops a dollar as investors try to avoid risks

Oil fell over a dollar on Monday, September 12, as the dollar strengthened its positions and investors shunned risks linked to the European debt crisis.

Prime minister candidates pledge 250-300 lats pensions in five years

Prime ministers nominated by politic parties running in the 11th Saeima elections estimate that the average pension could hit 250-300 lats in five years, they told in a debate organized by TV3.

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