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Tuesday 21.05.2019 | Name days: Ingmārs, Ernestīne, Akvelīna

Increasing number of housing price growth forecasters

The number of housing price growth forecasters is increasing not only in the capital but also throughout the regions, indicate the latest SEB Mājokļu cenu indikators data.

Heating debts increase by 30%

Over the last two-three seasons, heating debts in Latvia have grown by about 30%, said Association of management and administration of Latvian real estate Board Chairman Girts Beikmanis (Ģirts Beikmanis).

National Security Committee Chairman searching for spies during last weeks in office

Parliament (the Saeima) member Dzintars Jaundzeikars (Dzintars Jaundžeikars) has started gathering information on passports issued for security personnel for covering, extradited persons to Russian and some particular criminal cases.

Tele2 Head: long-term investments in state development necessary

If residents might consider short-term solutions, the government cannot afford such luxury, said Tele2 Head Valdis Vancovičs (Valdis Vancovičs).

Latvijas gāze fined 5 000 lats

Financial and Capital Market Commission (FCMC) decided in council sitting to apply AS Latvijas Gāze (LG) 5 000 fine for delaying appointment of Audit Committee.

Electronic services popularity grows

More customers benefit from the electronic services provided advantages – the volume of payments and the money sums at cash points have significantly increased, as this payment method has become more popular. Moreover, people settle their purchases with payment cards more often.

Factoring market declines by 50.5%

Last year, compared to 2008, the factoring market in Latvia has shrunk by 50.5%, indicates the Latvian Lessors Association data.

Serious investors interested in Citadele bank

The result of Parex bank restructuring Citadele bank has created serious interest in investors, but the current problem is the government has not agreed upon the bank's sale yet, indicates the Latvian Privatisation Agency Board Chairwoman Iveta Zalpetere (Iveta Zalpētere).

Study: Baltic enterprise executives afraid to admit mistakes

The company executives in the Baltic States are very active and manage to successfully achieve results; however, they are often afraid to admit their mistakes.

At least half of Latvia pledged

At least 50% of companies' assets in Latvia are put in pledge. Only enterprises of stable export turnover operate independently. The rest live with loans, the lawyer Edgars Karelis is convinced; Gunars Kirsons (Gunārs Ķirsons) owned catering company Lido is also on the agenda of the lawyer.

Expert: internal devaluation in Latvia ends

The return of inflation indicates the end of the economic crisis in the country – the internal devaluation process has stopped and the stabilization begins.

Raw food material traders consider price rise options

After observing the market participant’s reaction to the rumours and news that, allegedly, prices of various food products are likely to increase due to the natural disasters and other events in the world; raw food material traders assess the possibility to raise prices, believes Artis Rozitis, the entrepreneur from Kuldiga and the owner of inns, pizzerias, and cafés under the brand name Stender.

Minimal wage set after new concept

Latvia Ministry of Welfare (MW) has developed a concept providing three new minimal monthly wage setting principles.