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Tilde Together with tet Develops Virtual Assistant Covidbot

01 April 2020

The language technology company Tilde, in cooperation with Tet, has launched a virtual assistant - Covidbot. This chatbot assists people who are looking for reliable information regarding Covid-19. It highlights the most commonly-asked questions and the latest news related to the pandemic. Covidbot is free and accessible for integrations in webpage for Latvian government institutions and NGO's. More information (in Latvian) and the Covidbot here: https://covidbots.lv/ ... Read more

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Economic measures in Norway in response to COVID-19

28 March 2020

In support of Norwegian businesses suffering due to COVID-19 crisis, on March 27 the Government of Norway proposed further measures to Stortinget, including a new scheme for cash pay-outs to otherwise sustainable businesses that are severely affected by measures to contain the pandemic. The fiscal measures so far, excluding the cash pay-out scheme mentioned above, add up to over NOK 75 billion, corresponding to around 2.4 percent of Mainland GDP. ... Read more

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Overview of Latvian Government Support for Businesses Affected by COVID-19

27 March 2020

Latvia declared state of emergency over Covid-19 from 13 March until April 14, 2020. The COVID-19 outbreak has generated both demand and supply shocks reverberating across the global economy. On 22 March, Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia approved Finance Ministry's developed legislative draft on threats to the state and measures to prevent the damages from Covid-19. The Grant Thornton Baltic team has created a summary of supportive measures included in legislative draft.... Read more

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COVID-19: Crisis and Available Support from the Norwegian Government

27 March 2020

At the times of crisis, such as the current shake-up due to the spread of COVID-19, everybody is trying to do their part to keep the economy going. To mitigate the side effects of the restrictive measures, the Governmen of Norway has put in place several support mechanisms to aid Norwegian businesses. Check out the overview prepared by the KPMG office in Norway over the Norwegian crisis and funding actions as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.... Read more

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Government Approved Support Mechanisms Available to Businesses in Latvia

25 March 2020

Starting today, companies in Latvia that have been negatively affected by the measures to fight the spread of COVID-19 can apply for the government-approved support mechanisms through the state-owned development finance institution ALTUM. The support measures include guarantees for credit holidays and working capital loans. Applications are accepted starting today, March 25. Visit: https://www.altum.lv/lv/... Read more

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Plan and Prepare for a Post-Crisis Breakthrough together with the Kaizen Institute

25 March 2020

The current pandemic is first and foremost a human tragedy, but it also carries significant implications for our local and the global economy. Kaizen Institute has prepared a series of risk management and strategic planning tools and resources to curtail the impact and post-crisis recovery period for businesses and companies experiencing the economic impacts of this pandemic.... Read more

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FICIL Affirms the Need for State Aid to Companies Affected by Covid-19

20 March 2020

The Foreign Investors' Council in Latvia Latvia's Government's efforts to limit the spread of Covid-19 has issued a statement expressing gratitute for the governments efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus, while affirming the need for state aid to companies that have been affected by the crisis.... Read more

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Special Offer from the Clarion Collection Hotel

19 March 2020

If you or your business needs a temporary office space or a place to stay during self-isolation or quarantine, read the message by the General Manager of the Clarion Collection Hotel Valdemārs by Nordic Choice about their offer to the NCCL member community.... Read more