Wed, 30 May 2012: Latvia makes cabbage protest…

The Baltic State of two million is demanding a minimum level of direct payments at 80 percent of the EU average as of 2014. Ansis Bogustovs, a television journalist who came up with the idea of th...

Wed, 29 Jun 2011: Business Analysis: Cleaning the Augean Stables?…

Exports were leading the recovery, unemployment was falling, salaries growing and there seemed to be a feeling that the worst was over. Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis published his book on ho...

Wed, 4 Mar 2009: Advertising decline could hurt journalism…

He based this on data from the 1998 Russian financial crisis that hammered the economies of the Baltic states. The top 10 advertisers today are mostly the same ones as a decade ago. Juodpusis pr...

Thu, 22 May 2008: Agency says Lithuania will have soft landing…

Under Lithuania's soft-landing scenario, the growth of gross domestic product should slow down to 3.7 percent this year and reach some 3 percent in both 2009 and 2010, according to Standard & Poo...

Wed, 26 Mar 2008: Former Latvian PM: peat is best energy alternative…

"Would not a couple of peat-fueled electric power plants ensure our energy independence for a long time?" Skele's comments came just two weeks after the government approved a plan to build two new...

Wed, 27 Feb 2008: Ansip: time to freeze public sector salaries for sake of euro…

1, 2011," he added. The prime minister was quick to add that salaries could still be increased but only in cases when savings appear as a result of worker productivity and effectiveness. Annual ...

Wed, 12 Sep 2007: Lithuanian inflation hits 5.5 percent…

Gas and electricity prices surged 11.4 percent over the year and food prices 10.5 percent, the statistics agency said. The 5.5 percent figure represents the highest level of inflation in nearly a...

Thu, 7 Sep 2006: Economists: Wages in Latvia to continue rising indefinitely…

Karnite said that wage growth for less qualified workers would not slow down due to the labor deficit. "If people keep leaving the country, wages will have to be raised or labor imported," she s...

Thu, 28 Aug 2003: U.S. leaving euro zone in dust…

22 byMerrill Lynch.And the Japanese economy, undermined by its financial sector and in thedoldrums for more than a decade, also seems to be waking up.A key barometer of economic activity in Japan ...

Thu, 14 Aug 2003: Baltic oil projects to proceed…

Oljeprospektering AB, a unit of Svensk Petroleum, has won permission to launch test-drilling first in Latvian and then in Swedish waters, according to reports. It will be the first Baltic Sea oil ...

Thu, 19 Jun 2003: East European pension reforms…

In some sectors favored by the state regimes, workers retired even younger.The first wave of pension reforms came in the mid-1990s. A second wave is now in preparation in countries like the Czech ...

Thu, 23 Jul 1998: Report reveals a healthy economy…

The state debt per GDP decreased to 12.2 percent. Beginning in 1996, growth is noticeable in almost all sectors of the economy. The GDP increased by 6.5 percent in 1997. Foreign investors see Latv...
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