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Swedish fighter jet Gripen can be in operation in Croatia within a year

Croatia Posted on Fri, October 12, 2012 12:45:28

Croatia has recieved an official offer to buy 8 Jas 39 Gripen fighter jets from Sweden, reports Radio Sweden. Croatia has been offered C/D models of the Gripen jets, which are older than the new E/F models that Switzerland is set to buy from Sweden.
Croatia needs to replace the MiG-21 jets it has now, and according to Jerry Lindberg, project manager for Croatia at the Swedish Defence and Security Export Agency, the Jas Gripen jets are expected to be in operation in Croatia within a year.Jas Gripen planes are used in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Thailand, and South Africa.
The Croatian newspaper Jutarnji List quoted a spokesman at the Defence Ministry saying “We want the Swedish Gripen for our airforce to survive”



Raiffeisen awarded as Best Bank in CEE – again

Regional info/economy Posted on Fri, October 12, 2012 11:18:30

As in 2011, the British financial magazine Euromoney awarded the coveted title “Best Bank in Central and Eastern Europe” (CEE) to Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI).
The Euromoney-award is already the third decoration RBI received for its excellent service for private and corporate customers in CEE so far this year. In April, Global Finance magazine awarded the title “Best Bank in Central and Eastern Europe” to RBI for the eighth time. And in May, RBI received the prestigious title “Best Bank in CEE & CIS” from EMEA Finance for the third time.
Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI) posted a consolidated profit (after tax and non-controlling interests) of € 701 million for the first six months of 2012, which represents an increase of 13.9 per cent compared to the first half of the preceding year (H1 2011: € 615 million).
“Considering the difficult economic environment in the Eurozone and the huge efforts we undertook to strengthen our capital ratio, we are pleased with our results. The fact that Central and Eastern Europe developed significantly better than the Eurozone makes me confident for the second half of 2012”, said CEO Herbert Stepic.



Join our Chamber of Commerce at the Macedonia Investment Summit in Ohrid

Macedonia Posted on Fri, October 12, 2012 10:06:59

Macedonia has implemented a number of efforts to improve the business climate and stimulate foreign investments. As a result, a number of successful companies from the USA, Germany, UK, Russia, Turkey ond India have alreedy chosen Macedonia as their most preferred investment destination. Macedonia 2025 contributes to the efforts aimed at positioning Macedonia as an attractive destination for foreign investors, and promoting Macedonian industries in the markets. This year, for the first time the Macedonia Global Investment Summit will be organized, which strives to make a major step forward towards integrating the Diaspora in the Macedonian economy, by promoting trade, investments and economic growth.
The summit will consist of working panels ond networking opportunities to discuss and explore information which will stimulote joint cooperation among Macedonian and foreign companies in various sectors. The summit will be a great location, to explore new investment projects, meet Mocedonian export oriented businesses, promote business opportunities ond share experiences and knowledge.
Click on this link for more information and join our Chairman at this important event in Ohrid.