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  • Chilly start to a challenging weather week in Latvia
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  • Swedbank leaves 2018 economic growth forecast unchanged at 3.5%
  • CEE countries could spur GDP growth via digitisation - McKinsey
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  • Latvia, a disappearing nation
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  • Aiming high
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  • Gov't passes Latvia's draft budget 2019
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  • Investors buy into Iceland and Latvia debt issues
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  • ASF outbreak reported for first time in Beijing

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  • Michigan Guard Soldiers help Latvia celebrate 100th anniversary
  • President nominates Gobzems for PM

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    Minister of Finance


  • Reforming Latvia's financial sector
  • Calendar of main business events in Baltic states next week
  • Old Latvian government leaves new one budget plan accepted by EC

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  • Prospects for cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and Latvia discussed ...
  • Foreign Ministry Under-Secretary Attends Latvian Embassy's ...

    Minister of Internal Affairs


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  • Week ahead in Parliament
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    Minister of Justice


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  • Latvian President Nominates Ex-Justice Chief to Form Cabinet
  • Latvian president nominates NCP leader Jānis Bordāns for the post ...

    Minister of Health


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  • Breaking stereotypes: Record number of women in Latvia's 13th ...
  • Law on healthcare funding might be amended, says minister

    Minister of Infrastructure


  • Latvian farmers worried over short term for use of financial support ...
  • Four candidates apply for railway electrification project in Latvia
  • KPV LV prepares new government's declaration with 30 directions

    Minister of Sports


  • Convicts to get mini football pitch, minister says
  • De Facto: «relations with God» and «normal work» – Latvian ...
  • 'Club or clubs' investigated for money laundering says security minister

    Director of State Security Service


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  • Probing the Baltic States: Why Russia's Ambitions Do Not Have a ...
  • Michigan Guard Soldiers help Latvia celebrate 100th anniversary

    Chairman National Bank


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  • Explaining Danske Bank's €200 Billion Money Laundering Scandal
  • Danske Bank's 200 billion euro money laundering scandal

    Permanent Representative to the UN


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    Presidents Chief of Staff


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  • Friends: Acting AG Whitaker Has Close Relationship With Trump

    Chairman of Supreme Court


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  • Latvian Supreme Court rejects MP's appeal disputing election results
  • AS PKL Flote enforces EUR 1.35 million from Riga Freeport ...

    Opposition


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  • Jānis Bordāns nominated to head new Latvian government
  • Brazil, Singapore and Latvia join calls on Mark Zuckerberg to face ...

    Economic News and Data


    GDP

  • Swedbank raises Latvia's GDP growth forecast for 2018 to 4.5%
  • Latvia's GDP growth continues to run at pace
  • Potential tax chief wants to cut shadow economy below 20% of GDP ...
  • EBRD raises Latvia's GDP growth forecast for 2018
  • CEE countries could spur GDP growth via digitisation - McKinsey
  • Latvia's GDP rises 4.8% in Q3 - flash estimate
  • European Commission approves Latvia's 2019 draft budgetary plan
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    Investment

  • Study: Europe and China invest the most in innovations
  • Fleet Complete Announces New Investment Partnership with ...
  • Calendar of main business events in Baltic states next week
  • How does Egypt reach an 8% growth rate?
  • European Commission approves Latvia's 2019 draft budgetary plan
  • 2018 Latvia Oil and Gas Industry Outlook Report- Supply Demand ...
  • Reforming Latvia's financial sector
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    Demographics

  • How does Egypt reach an 8% growth rate?
  • Latvia lacks women role models, says researcher
  • Division of news sources by ethnicity making it difficult for Latvia to ...
  • Politics is above common sense in Latvia
  • Latvia Celebrates 100 Years of Independence
  • 2018 Latvia Oil and Gas Industry Outlook Report- Supply Demand ...
  • Latvia, a disappearing nation
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    Export/Import

  • Growth continues in Latvia's foreign trade figures
  • Reforming Latvia's financial sector
  • Politics is above common sense in Latvia
  • Aiming high
  • Swedbank leaves 2018 economic growth forecast unchanged at 3.5%
  • Booming agriculture transforming Russia's energy driven economy
  • Russia-Ukraine Feud Heats Up the Sea of Azov: Echoes of Russia's ...
  • Growth continues in Latvia's foreign trade figures
  • Reforming Latvia's financial sector
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    Public Spending

  • BNN summary of the week: Latvian parties continue talks; budget ...
  • Gov't passes Latvia's draft budget 2019
  • Opinions of Latvian Finance and Healthcare ministries differ on ...
  • Alconomics Sends Thirsty Drinkers on Crawl Around the Baltics
  • CEO on Rail Baltica project: «Everything happening with the project ...
  • Latvia's 2018 budget passes final reading in parliament
  • Ban on teaching in Russian at private universities to affect Latvia's ...
  • Taxify will consider leaving Latvian market if Saeima passes ...
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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
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    Recent Econ Stats

    MomentCountryEventActualPreviousConsensusForecastpreviewpupdatedreviewrupdated
    2018-08-10LVCurrent Account JUN?-35M? -150M00
    2018-08-09LVBalance of Trade JUN?-230.5M? -350M00
    2018-08-08LVInflation Rate YoY JUL2.80%2.80%00
    2018-08-08LVInflation Rate MoM JUL0.60%0.20%00
    2018-08-03LVIndustrial Production YoY JUN0.40%-1.10%1.30%00
    2018-08-03LVIndustrial Production MoM JUN0.60%-0.20%0.50%00
    2018-07-31LVGDP Growth Rate QoQ Flash Q21.60%0.80%00
    2018-07-31LVGDP Growth Rate YoY Flash Q24.20%3.60%00
    2018-07-30LVRetail Sales MoM JUN-0.14%01
    2018-07-30LVRetail Sales YoY JUN2.87%01