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Thursday, 05.12.2013, 21:16
Accelerated growth enables Transiidikeskuse AS to exceed its annual growth target of 10% in 2013, LETA/Äripäev.ee reports.
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With a turnover of LVL 305.23 million, the joint-stock metallurgical company Liepajas metalurgs was the leader in Latvia's metallurgical and mechanical engineering industry last year, according to the Latvian Business Report 2013 collated by Firmas.lv and Nozare.lv, writes LETA.
Latvian airline airBaltic is the first brand of the Baltic region to reach 100 000 Facebook followers. To celebrate such an achievement, airBaltic used an unmanned drone to deliver free flight tickets to Facebook fans, informs BC Jānis Vanags, vice president of corporate communications at airBaltic.
Winter cruise season in Tallinn was opened on Friday November 29th by Fred Olsen ship Black Watch that brings about 700 British cruise tourists to the capital of Estonia. This season, Tallinn expects 7 winter cruise calls together with other special winter holiday travels, reports BC Port of Tallinn’s marketing specialist Triin Rum.
Eesti Post will install 19 new generation Post24 parcel terminals in Latvia and Lithuania, 10 in Latvia and 9 in Lithuania as interest of clients has been active towards the service, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
The well-known global magazine National Geographic has included Riga on its list of the 20 most recommended travel destinations for 2014, informs LETA.
Marju Kõivupuu, a senior research fellow of ethnoculture in Tallinn University Estonian Institute of Humanities, has been named Citizen of the Year, Tallinn Univeristy's press service said in a statement, cites LETA.
Latest data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia show that, in comparison with September, industrial production volume in October increased by 0.3%, according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices; of which in manufacturing – by 0.3%, in electricity and gas supply – by 1%, while in mining and quarrying there was a decrease of 1.2%.
According to Statistics Estonia, in the 3rd quarter of 2013 the total profit of the business sector was 945 million euros, which was 5% more than in the same period a year earlier.
Lexel Fabrika was the largest company in electrical and electronic appliance industry in Latvia in 2012
With a turnover of LVL 27.8 million, Lexel Fabrika was the leader in Latvia's electrical and electronic appliance industry in 2013, according to the Latvian Business Report 2013 collated by Firmas.lv and Nozare.lv, writes LETA.
Rigas namu parvaldnieks was the leading company in the housing management industry in Latvia last year, when the company's turnover reached LVL 41.49 million, according to the Latvian Business Report 2013 collated by Firmas.lv and Nozare.lv, informs LETA.
Latvia adopts the euro as of 1 January 2014. airBaltic introduced the euro five years ago to sell affordable tickets on its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, the CIS and the Middle East, informed BC vice president of corporate communications at airBaltic Janis Vanags.
The Commission has published a short account of the new Horizon 2020 funding instruments, which start assisting member states from 2014. The Baltic Course reveals the main aspects of the program for the Baltic scientists, researchers and decision-makers.
Latvia has once again been included in the world's ''Top 10'' ethical tourism destinations for 2014 by the ethical tourism agency/travel web-site ''Ethical Traveler''. Lithuania was included in the ''Top 10'' as well, informs LETA.
With a turnover of LVL 67.15 million, construction company Skonto buve was the leader in Latvia's construction industry in 2012, according to the Latvian Business Report 2013 collated by Firmas.lv and Nozare.lv, informs LETA.