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Saturday, 25.05.2013, 07:21
Estonian agricultural group Trigon Agri has completed a limited capital raising for its Estonian dairy farming subsidiary Trigon Dairy Farming Estonia (‘TDFE’), attracting the Ingman Group from Finland, Trigon says in a statement. Trigon Agri acquired 21% of TDFE, writes LETA.
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The prices rising less and increased wages allow for forecasts of growth in domestic demand, which in the nearest future will be an important factor of economic expansion, as is projected by the Bank of Lithuania, reports LETA/ELTA.
One of the shareholders of the financially-troubled Latvian metallurgical company Liepajas metalurgs (LM), Kirovs Lipmans, says that he has not yet received official and detailed information on the procedure of the sale of the company's shares and how he could invest, thus he believes he has not been given the opportunity to rescue the company, reports LETA/Nozare.lv.
Yesterday, President Andris Berzins met with representatives from the Foreign Investors' Council in Latvia (FICIL) to become familiar with their vision on stable and sustainable economic growth, and to discuss potential improvement in rule of law, judicial system efficiency, fair competition and investment protection, LETA was informed by the Presidential Press Service.
The US company Kinze Manufacturing, Inc. is opening its first production plant abroad in Lithuania, the company said in a statement. The facility will manufacture Kinze row crop planters, contributing to its growing market in neighboring countries including Russia, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Bulgaria and Hungary, informs LETA.
Darius Sulnis was elected to the position of the president of the public joint – stock company INVALDA from May 23, 2013. Darius Sulnis is replacing Dalius Kaziunas, former president of the Company. INVALDA, AB was led by Dalius Kaziunas since January 1, 2012, informs LETA/ELTA.
Latvia is interested in closer economic cooperation with Kuwait, therefore it is necessary to develop mutual cooperation between Latvian and Kuwaiti businessmen, Economy Minister Daniels Pavluts emphasized after a meeting with Kuwaiti MPs yesterday, informs LETA.
On Wednesday, Lithuania’s Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius met with European Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard. The Prime Minister welcomed a constructive cooperation between the European Commission and the Lithuanian Government, and discussed policy priorities for climate change with the Commissioner, reported BC governmental press service.
If the government does not bring about the replacement of Liepajas metalurgs’s board and Prudentia Advisers, and the company's creditors continue to hold on to their "rosy and unjustified vision" of the company's takeover, Latvia will face not only Liepajas metalurgs’s insolvency, but also a nationwide social crisis, points out one of the company's shareholders, Kirovs Lipmans, writes LETA/Nozare.lv.
The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and Latvia's state railway company VAS Latvijas dzelzcels have signed a new loan totalling EUR 17 million for the upgrade of a railway section in the country's east-west transport corridor, informs Nordic Investment Bank.
Bicevskis: purchase of Latvijas Biznesa Banka indicates appreciation of banking sector's professionalism
The purchase of Latvijas Biznesa Banka (Latvian Business Bank, LBB) indicates that the Latvian financial sector, banking experience, employee professionalism are still trusted and highly appreciated, believes Association of Commercial Banks of Latvia President Martins Bicevskis, informs LETA/Nozare.lv.
Russian Financier Andrey Vdovin, one of the co-owners of the VMHY Group, has purchased 100% of Latvijas Biznesa Banka (Latvian Business Bank) shares, informs LETA/Nozare.lv.
The government yesterday decided to grant a tax break of LVL 7.25 million to Latvijas Mobilais telefons (LMT) for the development of the 4G mobile telephony network in the less-populated areas of Latvia in which the company plans to invest LVL 29.01 million, informs LETA.
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (BTMU) together with its subsidiary, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (Poland) S.A. (BTMUP) signed an agreement on cooperation with Invest Lithuania on May 8, 2013, informs LETA/ELTA.
After yesterday’s Cabinet meeting, Latvian Economy Minister Daniels Pavluts told members of the press that if Liepajas metalurgs shareholders ignore the demands set by the company's club of lenders, almost all hope will be lost to resume production and the company's insolvency scenario will be inevitable, informs LETA/Nozare.lv.