Latvia and Baltic Business Guide

02.12.2014. 19:09

Selection of useful Latvian and Baltic sources of macroeconomic and business information.

Bank of Latvia
Monthly and quarterly publications on Bank's policies; monetary and national economic indicators. Speeches, press releases, official exchange rate information.

Riga Stock Exchange (Rigas fonda birza)
Wall Street Journal called Riga Stock Exchange homepage the best website of its kind in Central Eastern Europe. Continuously updated stock market data.

Central Statistical Bureau
Government's statistical office releases official data, compliant with international statistical standards. Order numerous publications on different media.

Latvian Investment and Development Agency
The Latvian Investment and Development Agency provides information about investment opportunities, business conditions and serves as a "one-stop-shop" for potential investors and importers. Features investment projects and business partners.

Latvian Business Guide
The Investment and Development Agency of Latvia has prepared a Latvian Business Guide which presents an overview of foreign direct investment, business practices, etc.

Latvian Ministry of Economy - Reports
The Latvian Ministry of Economy publishes a semi-annual Report on Economic Development (every December and June). It is available at

Latvian Privatization Agency
Latvian Privatization Agency: privatization legislation and procedures, list of current public offerings, results of previous offerings.

LURSOFT maintains commercial databases containing information on all companies registered in Latvia, their managers, shareholders and fixed capital, as well as credit information on all companies, which have registered movable pledges in Latvia, detailed information about court disputes between Latvian companies (since 1993). The largest full-text library of Latvian periodicals on the web.

American Chamber of Commerce in Latvia
Established in March 1993, the American Chamber of Commerce in Latvia is the oldest Western Chamber in the Baltics and the second AmCham established in the former Soviet Union. Publishes Newsletter and detailed list of its members. On a regular basis organizes networking business luncheons in Riga.

Baltic Stock Exchanges
Cooperation between stock exchanges of Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and the Nordic countries.

Riga Business School
Riga Business School was founded in 1992 in cooperation with the School of Management of the State University of New York at Buffalo and the Faculty of Administration of the University of Ottawa.

Stockholm School of Economics in Riga
Stockholm School of Economics in Riga (SSE Riga) offers academic training to students from the three Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) in Economics and Business. The school has an international faculty and the language of studies is English. This is a full time intensive Bachelor programme with courses similar to those offered in the leading business schools of Europe.

Latvian Export Control of Strategic and Dual-Use Goods and Services
Patent and Trademark Laws in Latvia

Links to full texts of the Latvian Patent Law, Trade Mark Law and Design Patents Law.