Latvian

The newspaper reports that the students' team of SSE Riga has reached the final of GE Money Student Competition Intellecticus 2009. (Published: Nov 12, 2009, Biznes&Baltija)

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November 12, 2011

Latvian Commerce and Industry Chamber and Ir magazine organize pre-election debates between entrepreneurs and ministers candidates on September 9 at Islande hotel. Five political parties are scheduled to be represented, and one of the experts to represent the Chamber is Arnis Sauka, researcher of shadow economy and the lecturer at the SSE Riga.

September 9, 2011

Christian Ketels, in charge of the research evaluating Latvia’s competitiveness, carried out by the SSE Riga, BICEPS and Ernst & Young, believes that it is too early to say Latvia no has any problems. The researchers will focus on factors stimulating gray economy and possible solutions. According to Ketels, the institutional obstacles are those which are hampering the economic growth. BICEPS director Alfs Vanags says that “we are talking about very radical, real changes”, and the priority should be given to changes in the environment - tax system and tax administration efficiency.

September 9, 2011

Interview with Christian Ketels of Harvard Business School. He says that investment project worth billions is a very good thing, but only the increase of productivity of each company is bound to boost the welfare of the state. He is heading a comprehensive evaluation of Latvia’s competitiveness, commissioned by the State Chancellery of Latvia and conduced by the SSE Riga, BICEPS and Ernst & Young. Mr Ketels and his team are concerned about the high level of inequality of residents and the massive proportion of shadow economy. He speaks about the corruption in the eyes of potential investor and the differences between the three Baltic countries.

September 8, 2011

The students can apply for the Armīns Rūsis tribute scholarship this year until September 29, and its total volume is around USD 34,000, with no more than 4,000 per student per academic year. Students from the University of Latvia, Riga Technical University, Latvian University of Agriculture, Rīga Stradiņa University, SSE Riga and Riga Graduate School of Law can apply for the scholarship, provided that they are active members of fraternities or sororities.

September 8, 2011

The list of candidates from Zatlers’ Reforms Party in the upcoming parliamentary elections for the central Zemgale region, with brief background information about them.

September 8, 2011

Interview with board member of Zatler’s Reforms Party, the member of Jelgava town branch of the party, Viktors Vailainis. When asked why the public should vote for young professionals, he offers the example of their party member Kārlis Liepiņš - an unknown for the general public. He graduated the SSE Riga, works in financial markets, and has proved himself to be a true professional.

September 8, 2011

Interview with Christian Ketels of Harvard Business School. He says that investment project worth billions is a very good thing, but only the increase of productivity of each company is bound to boost the welfare of the state. He is heading a comprehensive evaluation of Latvia’s competitiveness, commissioned by the State Chancellery of Latvia and carried out by the SSE Riga, BICEPS and Ernst & Young. Mr Ketels and his team are concerned about the high level of inequality of residents and the massive proportion of shadow economy. He speaks about the corruption in the eyes of potential investor and the differences between the three Baltic countries.

September 8, 2011

The researchers of Latvia’s competitiveness have concluded that a significant economic environment improvement can be expected only after a sharp drop of shadow economy. Christian Ketels points out that in such volatile times the long-term vision and strategy is important, allowing to focus on critical spheres. He is in charge of the research evaluating Latvia’s competitiveness, carried out by the SSE Riga, BICEPS and Ernst & Young, and initiated by Latvian PM Valdis Dombrovskis.

September 8, 2011

The first conclusions of the report on Latvia’s competitiveness, presented at the SSE Riga on Thursday, are that it is hampered mostly by shadow economy and low labour productivity. The social and regional inequality is disturbing as well. But the diversification of Latvia’s export structure is the positive signal for Latvia’s competitiveness. According to Christian Ketels Of Harvard Business School, the factors will continue to be analysed and the end report can be expected at the end of November 2012. The evaluation of Latvia’s competitiveness was commissioned by the State Chancellery of Latvia and it is conducted by the SSE Riga, BICEPS and Ernst & Young, and initiated by Latvian PM Valdis Dombrovskis.

September 8, 2011