Latvia: investment inflow to be positive

In Q3, the current account formed a surplus of 1.5% of the country’s GDP, according to the data from the Bank of Latvia. This year’s general surplus is 1.1% of GDP. It is expected that investment inflow will remain positive. It will be slower than last year, predicts Swedbank economist Agnese Buceniece. Contribution to the…

Turkmenistan and Latvia to hold business talks in Riga

The next meeting of the Turkmenistan-Latvia intergovernmental commission on economic, industrial, scientific and technical cooperation will be held in Riga, the Turkmen government said in a message. During the meeting it is planned to discuss the opportunities of expanding the cooperation in transportation and communication sector, in the spheres of agriculture, construction, healthcare, as well…

Latvia: Stena Line opens Bordershop in Ventspils

Stena Line opens a new Bordershop in Ventspils. It is another step in Stena Line strategy to offer its customers value for money products. Bordershops, selling cheap alcohol products, is a very attractive concept for Swedish travelers and the aim is to increase the interest for them to visit Latvia. “Ventspils-Nynashamn is an important route…

Latvia: high-level officials meet to discuss Rail Baltica Intergovernmental Agreement

High-level officials from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania on August 11, met in Riga to discuss the Intergovernmental Agreement between the states on Rail Baltica railway project implementation. According to Lithuania’s Ministry of Transport and Communications, it was the second round of consultations, after the first on held at the beginning of June. Representatives covered a…

Belarus: oil products export to Latvia up in H1 2016

Belarus’ proceeds from exports of petroleum products to Latvia grew by 55% YoY in January-June to $57 million, a source in the profile ministry reported.

Belarus exported 154,235 tons of petroleum products in January-June to Latvia, up by 85% YoY. (Prime-TASS/Business World Magazine)