Ministry turns to Prosecutor General over Rīga transport company losses
The Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development (VARAM) said October 18 it was turning to the Prosecutor General's office to demand action because of "publicly disclosed information that Riga City Council (RD) officials do not plan to recover losses from former members of SIA Rīgas Satiksme (Riga Transport) board."
airBaltic "closely following" Airbus A220 engine issue
Latvian airline airBaltic said October 15 it had no plans to ground its fleet and was paying precise attention to advice from the company responsible for manufaturing the engines on its fleet of Airbus A220 aircraft. 
Latvian central bank offers magical mushroom coin
The Latvan Central bank (Latvijas Banka, LB) is inviting members of the public to invest in a new coin designed to appeal to both numismatists and mycologists. In other words, coin collectors and fungus fans.
5G "Hackathon" coming to Latvia in November
On November 27-29, Rīga will play host to 5G policymakers, heads of major industry organisations, and business leaders from Europe, the USA, and Asia for what is described as "one of the leading 5G events worldwide" to discuss the deployment of the first commercially-viable 5G business models.
Latest Rail Baltica tender announced
The Rail Baltica Joint Venture RB Rail AS has announced a tender for the provision of Notified Body (NoBo) services on the 6 billion euro infrastructure project.
2020 budget to be sent to Saeima Monday
Latvia's government on October 11 put the finishing touches to its 2020 budget plans, and will send its plans to Saeima on Monday October 14 to begin the process of legislative approval, the cabinet office announced after a special ministerial meeting Friday.
South Korean giant reportedly interested in Latvian gas project
A potential strategic partner for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal project at the Port of Skulte has been identified as South Korea-based Korea Gas Corporation ("KOGAS"), one of the world's leading importers of liquefied gas, reported LSM's Latvian language service October 9. 
Saeima aims to launch bottle deposit scheme in 2022
The Saeima Economic, Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Policy Committee on October 8 approved amendments to the Packaging Law, which deal with introduction of a deposit return system in Latvia and stipulate that the new system will commence on February 1, 2022; the amendments will now be reviewed by Saeima in the third and final reading.
Annual inflation 2.6% in September
The latest data published October 8 by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in September 2019, compared to September 2018, the average level of consumer prices rose by 2.6 %.
Huge interest in coding classes for women
This week, admissions to the She Goes Tech IT scholarship program concluded with 650 applications submitted for 80 spots. The IT classes are organized by the Riga TechGirls NGO with the goal of helping graduates start a career in IT.
Top Baltic brands given awards
October 3 saw a ceremony to award the strongest commercial brands and so-called "influencers'' in the Baltic states for the first time.
Latvian central bank annual conference
On 2 October 2019, Latvia's central bank, Latvijas Banka (LB), holds its annual economic conference and according to the agenda the topic is labor. You can watch a live stream witrh a choice of languages above.
Retail growth continued in August
Calendar adjusted data (at constant prices) compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) and released September 30 show that, compared to August 2018, in August 2019 total retail trade turnover rose by 3.1 %. 
Erste Group joins Baltic bourse roster
Nasdaq announced Deptember 30 that Erste Group Bank AG has been granted stock exchange membership on the Nasdaq Rīga and Nasdaq Vilnius markets as of October 1, 2019.