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Latvijas Banka and FCMC ready for successful integration process

Today the Saeima (the Parliament) adopted the new Law on Latvijas Banka in its third, final reading. The Law provides for the integration of Latvijas Banka and the Financial and Capital Market...

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Study on the payment attitudes of consumers in the euro area

Interviews for the next ECB’s Study on the Payment Attitudes of Consumers in the Euro area (SPACE) will take place between September 2021 and May 2022. This study looks at how consumers use cash and...

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On reform of capital adequacy rules for European banks

Swedish, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian and many other European countries' central banks and financial market supervisory authorities have signed a joint letter to the European Commission calling for...

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Financial industry agrees on ensuring access to cash

Latvijas Banka, Finance Latvia Association and the Latvian banks with the widest network of ATMs and branches – Swedbank AS, AS SEB banka, Latvian branch of Luminor Bank AS and AS Citadele banka –...

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Latvijas Banka hosts an international conference "Sustainable Economy in Times of Change"

Latvijas Banka is hosting its annual economic conference on 20 September 2021 (from 12.30 p.m. CEST). This year, it is dedicated to the subject of a sustainable economy. The conference will...

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The value of non-cash payments made in Latvia during the first half of 2021 has totalled almost 100 billion euro

275.6 million non-cash payments made by customers and totalling 99.4 billion euro were executed by the Latvian payment service providers (credit institutions, electronic money institutions,...

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Martins Kazaks: What role do central banks play?

Person of Interest by SSE Riga. 20.11.2020.

In this podcast M. Kazāks talks about the role the Central Bank plays in society, what day-to-day operations it performs and how the European Central Bank works thanks to contributions from across the eurozone.

AHK Members' Meeting: Mārtiņš Kazāks, Governor of Latvijas Banka

"5G is not for watching movies. It's for business." These punchy words by Martins Kazaks not only summarise his attitude towards the possibilities the current pandemic has to offer, but also carry the tone of his message about a green and digital future: We have to take it serious! Striving to a sustainable, "green", future does not merely mean to plant more trees but assuring upcoming generations to live in a healthy and stable world, according to Kazaks.

Macroeconomics 2020+ - How to find the right macro

Macroeconomics 2020+ - How to find the right macroeconomic policy for the Baltics?

Discussion with the participation of Mārtiņš Kazāks (6.11.2020.)