Business
Major mall says it remains open thru 'quiet period'
The major Rīga shopping mall “Akropole” said around 60 of its 170 stores will remain open during the three-week 'quiet period' announced by the government in an attempt to reduce contact between individuals and stem the spread of COVID-19.
2400 applications received for downtime aid since Tuesday
A total of 2400 applications have been received for state aid - downtime benefits and subsidies - and the State Revenue Service (VID) is going to start paying them December 4, said Ieva Jaunzeme, VID Director, on Latvian Radio. 
Majority say coronacrisis has changed their shopping habits
Around 60% of the public admit that the spread of COVID-19 has significantly changed their shopping habits, forcing them to review both their store format choice and shopping frequency, as well as what products they purchase, according to the latest Maxima Retail Compass survey.
'Reshaping Rīga's landscape' discussion now online
The Mayor of Rīga, Mārtiņš Staķis, and foreign investors in Latvia recently took part in a discussion about corporate governance  in the Latvian capital and hopes to "reshape Rīga into an orderly, open, green and people-friendly metropolis of Northern Europe", and now the discussion is available to view online for those interested in the subject.
Latvian scientists study new UV lamps for disinfection
Latvian University (LU) Researcher Edgars Butanovs together with Latvian and Swedish colleagues is working with gallium oxide, which is currently one of the most studied materials in the world, Latvian Television reported November 15.
Survey: Two-thirds of consumers favor local goods
Research conducted by retailer Maxima suggests that around two-thirds of shoppers think of choosing local products in order to support local producers -- but that the number who actually do so is considerably lower.
FinTech and Blockchain online event next week
Latvia's financial regulator, the Financial and Capital Market Commission (FKTK) is inviting interested persons to register for an international online seminar "FinTech Baltic H2020", which will take place on November 19 and 20. 
5G Techritory event starts today
The third annual '5G Techritory' Baltic Sea Region 5G ecosystem forum starts today, including more than 120 speakers who will offer their insight across more than 60 keynote speeches and panel discussions.
Bergi logistics center changing hands
An agreement between EfTEN Real Estate Fund 4 and Lords LB Baltic Fund III has been signed where EfTEN will acquire Bergi Logistics Center (LC) in Riga.
Three-year-old fintech company Sun Finance reports 100m euro turnover
Financial technology company Sun Finance has reported a record-breaking year for 2019, recording turnover of EUR 101.5 million, an increase of almost three times compared with 2018 results, according to audited financial results. The group's net profit last year was EUR 7.1 million.

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