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Latvian economy

Duration:
18 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 28 September 2009

Business Daily looks at one of the worst-injured victims of the financial crisis, the Baltic state of Latvia. As its people have their pensions and wages slashed, we ask its president - what's the future for its damaged economy?
And why would a former senior manager happily accept a job as a postman? Can life be better, trudging around with a sack of mail?
Lesley Curwen speaks to the Latvian President Valdis Zatlers about his country's boom and bust.
Martha Lane Fox speaks to Robert Peston, the BBC's Business Editor about why having internet skills can make you a fuller member of society.
And Lucy Kellaway on whether happiness is taking on a low-paid job?

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