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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Thursday, 19.04.2018, 14:36

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Maxima, Latvijas Dzelzcels and Rimi are Latvia’s largest employers

Maxima, Latvijas Dzelzcels and Rimi are Latvia’s largest employers

19.04.2018

Latvijas Dzelzcels state-owned railway company, and Maxima and Rimi retailers were the largest employers in Latvia, writes LETA. according to the State Revenue Service.

Keyword tags: Employment, Financial Services, Latvia, Markets and Companies, Taxation



Saeima approves in principle bill limiting high-risk customers' operations in the financial sector

Saeima approves in principle bill limiting high-risk customers' operations in the financial sector

19.04.2018

Saeima today passed in the first reading a bill limiting financial operations by high-risk customers in the Latvian finance sector, informs LETA.

New Hanza office center in Riga now scheduled for completion by 2021

New Hanza office center in Riga now scheduled for completion by 2021

18.04.2018

The planned construction of an office center in the New Hanza quarter in Riga will be delayed by about a year and will be completed by 2012, Edgars Miluns, a board member of the project’s developer Pillar Management, said during the discussion Latvia-Riga-Skanste 2024 today, reports LETA.


Former CIA deputy director represents ABLV Bank in its dispute with FinCEN

Former CIA deputy director represents ABLV Bank in its dispute with FinCEN

18.04.2018

David Cohen, former deputy director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and supervisor of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), now a partner at the international law firm WilmerHale, is representing Latvian commercial bank ABLV Bank in its dispute with FinCEN, the bank informed LETA.

Drivers of Sebe are about to stage pickets

Drivers of Sebe are about to stage pickets

18.04.2018

Drivers of the Estonian bus company Sebe are about to stage pickets in Tartu and Parnu at noon on Wednesday to support their demand for a pay increase, reports LETA/BNS.


18.04.2018

Charges in Lithuania's political corruption case - bribes for laws, procurement, posts

Raimondas Kurlianskis, former vice-president of the Lithuanian MG Baltic concern, is charged with paying bribes to politicians for influence to adoption of laws, determining winners of public procurement tenders and appointment of officials, law-enforcement said on April 17th, informs LETA/BNS.

18.04.2018

Companies in Latvia to be able to combine several tax payments into one

The Latvian Cabinet of Ministers on April 17th approved several legislative proposals by the Finance Ministry to unify the deadlines for regular payments of taxes administrated by the State Revenue Service, reports LETA.

17.04.2018

Bill on shell companies upheld for first reading in Latvia

The Latvian parliamentary committee on defense, interior affairs and corruption prevention today upheld for the first reading in the parliament the bill about restrictions on financial operations by high-risk customers in the Latvian finance sector, informs LETA.

17.04.2018

Rietumu Banka registers changes in its Board

Latvia's Rietumu Banka has made changes in the bank's Board, writes LETA, according to Firmas.lv business information website.

17.04.2018

Lithuanian economists, trade unions cautiously welcome tax reform plans

Lithuanian economists and trade union officials say that the government's planned tax and pension system reform unveiled on Monday will lead to a rise in wages, but will not help to drastically curb emigration, writes LETA/BNS.

17.04.2018

Rescuers' salary to grow by 20%, police officers' by 10% in Estonia

In 2019, the salary of rescuers is to rise by nearly 20% and the pay of police officers and border guards by 10% in Estonia, informs LETA/BNS.

16.04.2018

Fuel tax fraud group suspected of concealing tax liability worth EUR 800,000 in Estonia

Officials of the investigation department of the Estonian Tax and Customs Board (MTA) at the start of April 2018 detained six persons as suspects in a VAT fraud case connected to fuel, which resulted in concealed tax liability in the amount of nearly 800,000 euros, and three of the suspects were taken into custody at the request of the prosecutor's office, reports LETA/BNS.

16.04.2018

Lithuania set to recover EUR 200 mln from shadow in 2019

Lithuania's government plans to recover 200 million euros from the shadow in 2019 in an effort to reduce the scope of shadow economy, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on April 16th, cites LETA/BNS.

16.04.2018

ABLV Bank to fire 250 employees in April

Latvia’s ABLV Bank whose shareholders made a decision on voluntary liquidation, will fire 250 employees in April, said ABLV group’s spokesman Arturs Eglitis, reports LETA.

16.04.2018

Since joining EU, EUR 10 bln of EU funds have already been injected in Latvia

Since joining the EU, more than EUR 10 billion of EU budget funds have already been injected in the “bloodstream” of Latvia, which allowed getting additional development capacity, said Zanda Kalnina-Lukasevica, the Parliamentary Secretary of the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in the opening of the European Info Day European Vitamin, reports LETA.

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