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Usakovs appoints indebted businessman City Development Department head

Riga Mayor Nils Ušakovs has appointed businessman Uldis Jansons Riga City Development Department head. Jansons liabilities exceed 230 thousand euro.

Expert: not all institutions take into account Personal Data Protection Law

The current situation shows not all institutions consider Personal Data Protection Law, neither do they see how it applies to certain IT projects, according to data protection expert Māris Ruķers.

Foreign banks leave Russia

Western banks did once consider Russian market to be prosperous, however now certain credit institutions have changed their mind - at least six European and US banks have announced their plans to limit or stop their activities in Russia.

Periodical kebab booms in Latvia

In times of crisis people mostly try not to spend more than two lats on dinner, thus fast food restaurants and special offers are especially demanded at the moment, Kebabs par latu (Kebab for a lat) owner Mārtiņš Šmits told the business news portal BNN.

Latio: rising foreigners interest about real estate in Riga

Compared to January, in February 2011, the average price of Riga serial apartments, has remained flat, besides local population activity in Riga housing market has remained at the past month level.

Census has already counted 200 000 persons

On Friday at 12.59:14 pm 200 000 persons have «counted themselves» in Census 2011 electronically. Riga residents spend about 19 minutes and 50 seconds on filling in the census questionnaire. Most often online questionnaires are filled in for four household members - two adults and two children.

Arena Riga: Riga Dinamo own hockey hall is mere Savickis PR move

Itera Latvija head Juris Savickis statement on their own hockey hall construction for the needs of Riga Dinamo is a mere PR move to reduce Arena Riga possible price, in case it is bought from the current owner AS Rietumu banka.

Trichet’s statement boosts euro exchange rate

The euro exchange rate has amounted to 1.3956 dollars, which is the highest indicator since last November. The European single currency started rising against dollar after the European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet's announcement on the soon base rate increase in the eurozone.

Tension in Lybia nears Brent crude to 116 dollars

On March 4 morning, oil prices drew close to 116 US dollars per barrel. Such price surge was affected by the fierce battle between Libya’s government and protesters, raising concerns about a prolonged reduction in oil output in the OPEC countries.

New airlines to join airport Riga this year

This year, the Scandinavian airline Skyways will launch flights to Riga, operating ten flights per week from Gothenburg. Also, the Israeli national airline's El Al charter company Sundor will fly once a week from Tel Aviv. Overall, 19 airlines will operate at the airport Riga this summer.

Save Latvia raises money for sovereign debt repayment

«Your donation will help to achieve a heroic deed. Become a hero!» This is a slogan of a law student Matīss Bārtulis site Save Latvia, developed to raise donations in order to help Latvia repay its sovereign debt to the International Monetary Fund.

State Employment Agency Head: unemployment in Latvia – 14.5%

Lately, the unemployment rates have been flat, there are no significant changes this year. The unemployment rate in January and February was 14.5%, which means there are 160 000 jobless people, indicates the State Employment Agency Head Baiba Paševica.

Central Statistical Bureau: taking part in Census is obligatory

Taking part in the population census is mandatory for the residents of Latvia, according to the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), because it is stipulated by both the Law on Population and Housing Census and the Law on State Statistics, the CSB social statistics department director Maranda Behmane informs.

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