Main office of Danish Danske Bank, previously known as Sampo Bank (which used to be Finnish one).
Danske Banka is one of 25 banks. Interesting fact that there is a ratio of 1 bank per 40,000 residents if Latvia.
It gets even strange if we do compare to neighboring Lithuania, which has 1 bank per 500,000 residents (7 banks in total)
Riga World Trade Center's tasks are like in every Western oriented country. Perform international exhibitions, promote Latvia on international market for profitable trade. The building itself was built in 1974 and originally was an head office of Communist Party in Latvia. It was built from the best and the most expensive materials, hence it remains modern look uptillnow.
Kronbergs & Čukste is our own copyrighted Latvian Ernst & Young (Don't confuse with Ernsts un Jangs :)) By the law auditors and lawyers must be separated, so if Ernst & Young is taking financial consulting, then Kronbergs & Cukste is involved into legal counseling.
Latvian Patent Office located in Citadel area has a long history, which is split by Soviet times. Initially Patent Office was opened in 1920 and was very productive since the very first days. Nowadays approximately 200 national inventions are being registered annually. I hope at least one of them will make Latvia world famous one day :)
What is Latvian Nokia? This is a new popular expression among people living in Latvia. Sometimes Latvians compare themselves to Fins, who have much stronger economics despite very similar history, natural resources and more or less the same mentality. State and private companies are often hope for a miracle, basically that some of their products or services will bring Latvian economics to much higher level as once Nokia did for Finland. P.S. this is an old Soviet public telephone with dial. Quite rare thing nowadays, though.
Abacus aka counting frame is being used in some places of the world, for example in Latvia. Quite late introducing of electronic calculator to Latvia is only part of the reason. Also Abacus is very stable and could be easy used by people with weak eyesight. This one I found in Agenskalns pharmacy.
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu or simply Deloitte is one of the big four Auditors. It is a good sign for relatively small city Riga, when such companies has their representatives here. Also Chevrolet centre can be seen on right side. Chevrolet is taking 28th place by popularity among car makes in Riga.
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