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Sunday, 28.08.2016, 08:08
According to the latest data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), there were 612.9 thsd visitors who stayed in Latvian accommodation establishments during the 2nd quarter of 2016, which was 6.1 % more than during the corresponding period of the previous year. As compared to the 2nd quarter of 2015, the number of nights spent by visitors has increased by 6.6 %. On average, visitors stayed 1.9 nights in accommodation establishments.
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Latvian state-owned rail company Latvijas Dzelzcels (Latvian Railways, LDz) has reached a cooperation agreement with Russia's leading freight railway operator Freight One, LDz spokeswoman Linda Hakima informed.
Sanatoriums in Lithuania are again hosting growing numbers of guests from Russia, with more clients coming from other important foreign markets, therefore, some of the sanatoriums expect a two-digit increase in 2016 revenue, LETA/BNS cites Verslos Zinios daily information.
A New Zealand investor suffered from a raider attack made by the official authorities of the Republic of Kazakhstan22.08.2016
The Republic of Kazakhstan is one of specific countries of the Central Asian region. On the one hand, one can witness social reforms, democracy, tolerance, support to financial sector and private business on the background of almost absence of organized crime, on the other hand, there is a strict power vertical basing on relative relationship, favoritism and leading, as a result, to corruption of officials and power structures. The New Zealand company Warehouse Logistic Investment Group Limited got under this “Kazakh corruption roller”, having invested several million EUR into a business development. The details follow below.
On 15-16 August 2016 Samarkand hosted an International Conference on the theme “Enhancing the role of non-state electronic media in the process of democratization and modernization of the state: the experience of Uzbekistan”. The conference was attended by experts from Germany, France, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Russia.
Within the period of January – June of 2016 Klaipeda Seaport cargo handling turnover increased by 5,7 %. to 19,94 mln. tn, i.e. more by 1 081,0 thou. tn comparing with the corresponding period of 2015, informs BC Klaipeda Seaport`s Marketing Department specialist Mantas Stončius.
Russia's import ban on pork products from the European Union is not legitimate, the World Trade Organization (WTO) decided on Friday, reports LETA.
Several Latvian ministers’ recent informal talks with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich dealt with possibilities to resume Latvian fish product exports to Russia, Finance Minister Dana Reizniece-Ozola (Greens/Farmers) told LETA
The private company AS Edelaraudtee that discontinued operating domestic non-electric passenger train services in Estonia in 2014 has sold one of its old diesel trains to a Lithuanian company that is about to deliver it to a buyer in Tajikistan, informs BNS/LETA.
The Russian Embassy in Latvia issued a statement the Russian Foreign Ministry on the disruption of terrorist acts in the Republic of Crimea. The text of the statement is below.
Vladimir Antonov, a former co-owner of Lithuania's bankrupt bank Snoras, has filed a lawsuit with a Moscow arbitration court seeking 40 billion rubles (EUR 555 mln) in damages from Lithuania, 15min.lt writes, reports LETA/BNS according Ria-Novosti information.
Latvian cosmetics and perfumery company Dzintars saw its turnover contract and losses grow last year, information from Firmas.lv suggests,reports LETA.
Ukraine International Airlines is set to launch flights between Vilnius and the Western Ukrainian city of Lviv in the fall, writes LETA/BNS.
Lithuanian court refuses to extradite Kazakh billionaire’s Mukhtar Ablyazov’s brother-in-law to Ukraine and Kazakhstan
On 29 July, 2016 Court of Appeal of Lithuania has announced its final and undeniable decision, by which the Court has refused to extradite Kazakh billionaire’s Mukhtar Ablyazov’s brother-in-law Syrym Shalabayev to Ukraine and Kazakhstan, BC informs Jurex representative.
Russian company Yandex which offers internet services is planning to enter the Baltic countries, Kazakhstan and Georgia with its taxi-hailing app Yandex.Taxi,write LETA/BNS according to Interfax information.