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  • Russian, English news in Latvia under threat, 'Russia Today next in ...
  • Rinkevics expresses Latvia's support for the Global Coalition to ...
  • WBSS 2: Briedis vs. Glowacki fight set for June 15 in Latvia
  • European Commission expects Latvia to be fastest-growing Baltic ...
  • Saremaa-Latvia ferry link not coming in 2019

    Finance


  • Court orders son of Moldova's former PM to pay £466000
  • Latvian finance minister hopes to approve 2019 budget at the end of ...
  • Bank: this year's priority will be restoring finance sector's reputation
  • New tax chief appointed at last in Latvia
  • Latvia gets a new government led by Krišjānis Kariņš

    Celebrities


  • Teams in the WFC 2019 from Asia/Oceania and Europe
  • Celebrity daily edit: The Countess of Wessex's fun farm visit, Holly ...
  • A reminder that those calls from Latvia probably aren't friendly
  • Latvia slaughters pigs infected with African swine fever
  • Facebook identifies Russia-linked misinformation campaigns

    Culture


  • Free spirit of early 20th-century theater showcased in native Latvia
  • Local movie-watching in Latvia tripled in 2018
  • Latvian broadcast regulator hits Russian channel with 3-month ban
  • Annual Latvian-Estonian language award announced
  • Doubt over future funding for LR 4, LSM portals in English and ...

    Criminal


  • Bribery case against Bank of Latvia governor longer due to testifying
  • Largest-ever cocaine bust in Latvia as upwards of two tonnes seized
  • Local movie-watching in Latvia tripled in 2018
  • Latvian police allow there may be more detainees in Koknese ...
  • Police start case over divisive poster in support of Rīga mayor

    Religion


  • Outstanding University Teaching Awards announced
  • Pope Francis to visit the three Baltic countries – only one of which is ...
  • Protestant Latvia welcomes pope
  • Pope Francis praises Latvians for keeping faith during occupation
  • Eastern and Western Europeans Differ on Importance of Religion ...

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  • President Vējonis facing slim chances of re-election
  • Latvia recognizes Guaidó as Venezuela's interim president
  • Latvia Above Us, Croatia Below
  • European Commission expects Latvia's economic growth to be 3.1 ...
  • Latvia seeks international treaty after ill-fated missile pact
  • Global Support Grows for Juan Guaidó as Venezuela's President
  • Latvian president nominates new prime minister
  • Latvian prime minister receives access to official secrets; six ...
  • Latvian prime minister and his freelance advisors leave their posts at ...
  • Prime minister misses meeting in Riga, plane turned around
  • Latvia gets a new government led by Krišjānis Kariņš
  • Baltic prime ministers to meet in Riga next week
  • Latvian president nominates new prime minister
  • Latvian prime minister receives access to official secrets; six ...
  • Latvian prime minister and his freelance advisors leave their posts at ...
  • European Commission expects Latvia's economic growth to be 3.1 ...
  • Japanese ratings agency R&I affirms Latvia's credit rating at A-
  • Latvia's strong growth continued at end of 2018
  • New driver of GDP growth: domestic consumption takes up the ...
  • Latvia's Medical Device Forecast Revised Slightly Upwards
  • Despite Latvia's strong economic growth inflow of FDI remains ...
  • Revenue Service collects €9.4 billion in government budget in 2018
  • Kariņš: policy of Latvia's new government to surface during 2020 ...
  • State of the Union Fact Check: What Trump Got Right and Wrong
  • Latvia's airBaltic hires US investment bank
  • Despite Latvia's strong economic growth inflow of FDI remains ...
  • Swedbank earned EUR 109 mln in profit in Latvia in 2018
  • New driver of GDP growth: domestic consumption takes up the ...
  • Kariņš: policy of Latvia's new government to surface during 2020 ...
  • Nasdaq Announces Winners of Nasdaq Baltic Awards 2019
  • Printful is expanding their production in Europe by moving to a new ...
  • FTSE 100 little changed despite the BoE cutting its growth forecasts
  • Latvia's airBaltic hires US investment bank
  • Switzerland's prison population swells 50% in less than 30 years
  • Japanese ratings agency R&I affirms Latvia's credit rating at A-
  • Social uncertainty weakens Latvia
  • Fact-checking Donald Trump's State of the Union claims, from ...
  • Revenue Service collects €9.4 billion in government budget in 2018
  • Canadian soldiers' nightmare in Latvia
  • Trump buys Lithuania, EU cannot stop it
  • Switzerland's prison population swells 50% in less than 30 years
  • Japanese ratings agency R&I affirms Latvia's credit rating at A-
  • Latvian exports of goods rise 8% in 11 months; imports up 10.9%
  • New driver of GDP growth: domestic consumption takes up the ...
  • Swedbank earned EUR 109 mln in profit in Latvia in 2018
  • Latvia's forming government's priorities include minimal wages and ...
  • Metalworking and mechanical engineering industries grew at least ...
  • LMT plans growth through international sales, to present products at ...
  • Fact-checking Donald Trump's State of the Union claims, from ...
  • Growth continues in Latvia's foreign trade figures
  • Latvian exports of goods rise 8% in 11 months; imports up 10.9%
  • Gov't passes Latvia's draft budget 2019
  • Ex-prime minister says Latvia's new government won't have ...
  • Ban on teaching in Russian at private universities to affect Latvia's ...
  • Alconomics Sends Thirsty Drinkers on Crawl Around the Baltics
  • Latvia's 2018 budget passes final reading in parliament
  • Defence spending by Nato's Europe states up as uncertainty rises
  • The IMF's Latvian Bailout Program Is a Mistake Without Devaluation
  • IMF Survey: After Severe Recession, Stabilization in Latvia
  • Investors buy into Iceland and Latvia debt issues
  • After Eastern Europe, the Flat Tax Is Flat-Lining
  • Latvia Eurozone Entry to Cement Shift Away From Russia
  • "Third World" No More as Emerging Markets Upgraded, Developed ...

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  • President Vējonis facing slim chances of re-election
  • The vanishing Juncker Commission
  • State of the Union Fact Check: What Trump Got Right and Wrong

    Speaker of Parliament


  • Latvia and Chile have excellent potential for enhancing their political ...
  • Latvia gets 5-party govt nearly 4 months after election
  • UK parliament to debate Brexit motion on February 14: Leadsom

    Prime Minister


  • Latvian president nominates new prime minister
  • Latvia gets a new government led by Krišjānis Kariņš
  • Prime minister misses meeting in Riga, plane turned around

    Deputy Prime Minister


  • Latvia gets a new government led by Krišjānis Kariņš
  • Venezuelan crisis splits world into two camps
  • Harmony picks its main candidate for European Parliament elections

    Minister of Economy


  • Latvia saw top tourist increase in Europe last year
  • New tax chief appointed at last in Latvia
  • Latvian Economy Minister withstands third no-confidence vote

    Minister of Agriculture


  • Latvia gets a new government led by Krišjānis Kariņš
  • EU and Ireland in talks to support food industry in no-deal Brexit
  • Rural affairs minister to meet Merkel, other EU ministers in Berlin

    Minister of Culture


  • Latvian culture minister seeks rapid exit from government
  • Latvia gets a new government led by Krišjānis Kariņš
  • Opinion: Writer and Time Symposium promotes good relations

    Minister of Defense


  • Latvia halts $206 million armored vehicle contract amid controversy
  • Adviser to Defense Minister lobbied for firm competing in huge tender
  • Latvia seeks international treaty after ill-fated missile pact

    Minister of Education


  • Latvia gets a new government led by Krišjānis Kariņš
  • BNN summary of the week: a new government in Latvia; hope for ...
  • BNN summary of the week: Latvian government's plan; minister vs ...

    Minister of Energy


  • Saeima urges government to end "green energy" surcharge in spring
  • Baltic prime ministers to meet in Riga next week
  • Latvia's outgoing economics minister survives no-confidence motion ...

    Minister of Finance


  • Latvian finance minister hopes to approve 2019 budget at the end of ...
  • New tax chief appointed at last in Latvia
  • Estonian child benefits may mean financial crisis for Latvian border ...

    Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • New ambassador to Latvian diaspora appointed
  • Foreign policy debate at Saeima stresses Latvia's Euro-Atlantic path
  • Latvia calls on Russia to take constructive steps in retaining missile ...

    Minister of Internal Affairs


  • Daily News 06 / 02 / 2019
  • European nations recognise Guaido as Venezuela's acting president
  • Latvian political agenda: in line with the EU's examples

    Minister of Justice


  • Subjecting whistle-blower MP to persecution – indication of oligarch ...
  • Latvia gets a new government led by Krišjānis Kariņš
  • Latvia opens up its KGB files and names 4000+ "informants," many ...

    Minister of Health


  • Latvian minister promises a new offer for healthcare in coming months
  • Latvia gets a new government led by Krišjānis Kariņš
  • Vice President Dombrovskis in #Riga for #EuropeanSemester visit

    Minister of Infrastructure


  • Prime minister misses meeting in Riga, plane turned around
  • BNN summary of the week: Latvian government's plan; minister vs ...
  • BNN summary of the week: a new government in Latvia; hope for ...

    Minister of Sports


  • Latvian state has no 'fish' to offer to sports industry; UGF takes away ...
  • BNN summary of the week: fight with Jurašs, «visiting» Riga's mayor ...
  • Where are Government ministers travelling for St Patrick's Day?

    Director of State Security Service


  • Police start case over divisive poster in support of Rīga mayor
  • Latvian prime minister receives access to official secrets; six ...
  • National security committee awaits security clearance

    Chairman National Bank


  • On Changes in Liquidation Committee
  • EU anti-fraud group heads for Estonia, Denmark to learn Danske ...
  • FTSE 100 marking time ahead of the Bank of England's package of ...

    Permanent Representative to the UN


  • CA confirms Secretaries Bautista of DSWD, Año of DILG
  • Former priest confirmed PH envoy to Turkey
  • US Pompeo Welcomes European Nations Which Recognize Guaido ...

    Presidents Chief of Staff


  • The vanishing Juncker Commission
  • Tuesday briefing: 'Social media behaves as if it is above the law'
  • (De)friending in the Baltics: Lessons from Facebook's Sputnik ...

    Chairman of Supreme Court


  • Supreme Court Dismisses Case Over CFPB Power
  • Federal workers struggle to restore government functionality
  • Photos of the New 2019 Ford Super Duty Lineup

    Opposition


  • Latvia's forming coalition promises to be more open to opposition
  • President Vējonis facing slim chances of re-election
  • Latvian party ratings: Conservatives up, KPV LV down, ZZS on ...

    Economic News and Data


    GDP

  • Latvia's R&D funding share of GDP is second lowest in Europe
  • New driver of GDP growth: domestic consumption takes up the ...
  • European Commission expects Latvia's economic growth to be 3.1 ...
  • Latvia's strong growth continued at end of 2018
  • Latvia leads Baltic GDP growth in third quarter
  • Swedbank raises Latvia's GDP growth forecast for 2018 to 4.5%
  • Are wealthier countries healthier countries? Not according to a new ...
  • Latvia and Chile have excellent potential for enhancing their political ...
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    Investment

  • Latvia's airBaltic hires US investment bank
  • Despite Latvia's strong economic growth inflow of FDI remains ...
  • Swedbank earned EUR 109 mln in profit in Latvia in 2018
  • New driver of GDP growth: domestic consumption takes up the ...
  • Kariņš: policy of Latvia's new government to surface during 2020 ...
  • Nasdaq Announces Winners of Nasdaq Baltic Awards 2019
  • Printful is expanding their production in Europe by moving to a new ...
  • FTSE 100 little changed despite the BoE cutting its growth forecasts
  • Latvia's airBaltic hires US investment bank
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    Demographics

  • Switzerland's prison population swells 50% in less than 30 years
  • Japanese ratings agency R&I affirms Latvia's credit rating at A-
  • Social uncertainty weakens Latvia
  • Fact-checking Donald Trump's State of the Union claims, from ...
  • Revenue Service collects €9.4 billion in government budget in 2018
  • Canadian soldiers' nightmare in Latvia
  • Trump buys Lithuania, EU cannot stop it
  • Switzerland's prison population swells 50% in less than 30 years
  • Japanese ratings agency R&I affirms Latvia's credit rating at A-
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    Export/Import

  • Latvian exports of goods rise 8% in 11 months; imports up 10.9%
  • New driver of GDP growth: domestic consumption takes up the ...
  • Swedbank earned EUR 109 mln in profit in Latvia in 2018
  • Latvia's forming government's priorities include minimal wages and ...
  • Metalworking and mechanical engineering industries grew at least ...
  • LMT plans growth through international sales, to present products at ...
  • Fact-checking Donald Trump's State of the Union claims, from ...
  • Growth continues in Latvia's foreign trade figures
  • Latvian exports of goods rise 8% in 11 months; imports up 10.9%
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    Public Spending

  • Gov't passes Latvia's draft budget 2019
  • Ex-prime minister says Latvia's new government won't have ...
  • Ban on teaching in Russian at private universities to affect Latvia's ...
  • Alconomics Sends Thirsty Drinkers on Crawl Around the Baltics
  • Latvia's 2018 budget passes final reading in parliament
  • Defence spending by Nato's Europe states up as uncertainty rises
  • The IMF's Latvian Bailout Program Is a Mistake Without Devaluation
  • IMF Survey: After Severe Recession, Stabilization in Latvia
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    Public Debt

  • Investors buy into Iceland and Latvia debt issues
  • After Eastern Europe, the Flat Tax Is Flat-Lining
  • Latvia Eurozone Entry to Cement Shift Away From Russia
  • "Third World" No More as Emerging Markets Upgraded, Developed ...
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    Recent Econ Stats

    MomentCountryEventActualPreviousConsensusForecastpreviewpupdatedreviewrupdated
    2018-12-04LVIndustrial Production MoM OCT-3.30%1.10%01
    2018-12-04LVIndustrial Production YoY OCT-1.20%4.80%01
    2018-11-30LVRetail Sales MoM OCT-0.70%1.5% ?-2.20%00
    2018-11-30LVRetail Sales YoY OCT2.40%3.4% ?3.10%00
    2018-11-30LVGDP Growth Rate QoQ Final Q31.70%1.20%1.80%00
    2018-11-30LVGDP Growth Rate YoY Final Q34.70%5.30%4.80%00
    2018-11-22LVPPI MoM OCT0.10%-0.40%0.50%00
    2018-11-22LVPPI YoY OCT5.30%5%4.40%00
    2018-11-15LVUnemployment Rate Q37%7.70%7.70%00
    2018-11-12LVCurrent Account SEP?-46M?-57M? -42.2M00