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Tuesday, 09.02.2016, 17:47
Provisional data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia (CSB) show that in 2015 foreign trade turnover at current prices in Latvia amounted to EUR 22 860.1 million – by EUR 42.9 million or 0.2% less as compared to 2014. Exports value increased by EUR 122.9 million or 1.2%, while imports value decreased by EUR or 165.8 million or 1.3%.
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Interest in the 53.6% stake in Latvijas Piens, a Jelgava-based dairy plant which its owner Trikata KS has put up for sale, is fairly strong at the moment, unofficial information obtained by LETA suggests.
Latvian Culture Minister Dace Melbarde (National Alliance) in an interview with Latvian Television on Tuesday spoke evasively about possibilities to renovate the historical building of Riga Circus and its future in general, informs LETA/BNS.
The government today approved the Economics Ministry's regulations on supply and use of natural gas, which stipulate that companies in Latvia will be able to buy natural gas from foreign gas suppliers, informs LETA.
Latvia's seaside resort Jurmala in 2016 hopes to attract by 5% more tourists than last year, Jurmala city council spokeswoman Zane Leite told LETA.
Agency LETA has obtained full text of the coalition agreement that the Union of Greens and Farmers, National Alliance (All For Latvia-For Fatherland And Freedom/LNNK) and Unity – the political parties that will make up the new government – are planning to sign on February 11, 2016.
After the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) comes into force, Latvia's exports to the United States could increase 15%, informs LETA, according to a study by AmCham EU.