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Kosovo’s Largest Foreign Investment Sets Tone for Innovation

Kosovo’s Largest Foreign Investment Sets Tone for Innovation

In a market saturated with tech-savvy youth demanding the coolest and expecting the best, IPKO is listening as one of Kosovo’s most innovative firms. By taking the perpetual pulse of the market’s Western lean the company is doing more than providing telecom services, they are allowing their users to insinuate [...]

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Domestic Player Forging Ahead in Foreign Dominated Banking Sector

Banka Ekonomike Executive Director: Ms. Merita Gjyshinca Peja

Ms. Merita Gjyshinca Peja, Executive Director of Banka Ekonomike, has a vision aligned with Western principles, more so, an enthusiasm which perpetuates it. Why she’s doing this is straightforward enough, by parlaying her many years of experience with Raiffesen Group, an Austrian bank rooted in best practices; how she’ll guide [...]

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Montenegro Bottled: Plantaze Winery

Montenegro Bottled: Plantaze Winery

    Founded in 1963 Plantaze Winery deals in the production of table grapes, wine, peaches, grape brandies, catering along with retail outlets to service that production. Interestingly enough they also happen to have a fish growing operation, Californian Trout. Of course some of these items do not traditionally fall [...]

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IMF Resident Representative in Kosovo

IMF Resident Representative Kosovo- Mr Jose Sulemane

  IMF Resident Representative – Kosovo – Jose Sulemane Role of IMF here in Kosovo Kosovo became a member of the IMF in 2009 but really the relationship began in 2002. An indicator of our work here is shown by the fact that our office is located in the Central [...]

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American Times with the Prime Minister of Kosovo: Mr. Hashim Thaci

American Times with the Prime Minister of Kosovo: Mr. Hashim Thaci

A man that has faced many battles unknown to most by acting as a driving force behind his country’s liberation to declaring its very independence in 2008, Hashim Thaci represents a resilient figure in the story of Kosovo. Not one to rest on his laurels, the newly re-elected Prime Minister [...]

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Ghana’s Most Exciting Oil Investment

Ghana’s Most Exciting Oil Investment

  The Ghana IPO was stellar – how has it changed the company? The most important thing with the initial public offering (IPO) is to give Ghanaians the chance to own part of the company, so it was a really good thing to do. It helps build relationships there with [...]

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The American Times and EBRD Kosovo Head: Anton Kobakov

The American Times and EBRD Kosovo Head: Anton Kobakov

    Mr. Kobakov, please provide a brief recent history profile of the EBRD in Kosovo. Prior to 2012 we provided no assistance to public entities but rather a sole focus on private sector SMEs and banks. This model works well as the private sector in Kosovo is predominately small. [...]

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American Times on Energy Investments with Montenegro’s Minister of Economy Vladimir Kavaric

American Times Presents: Minister of Economy Montenegro: Mr. Vladimir Kavaric

  There are some exciting projects happening within the country’s energy sector. Please share with our readers the specifics of these critical investments. Minister Kavaric: For the past 15 years the government has been working toward developing a suitable climate for investors from taxes to general legislation framework regarding protection [...]

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American Times with Montenegrin Minister of Sustainable Development & Tourism: Mr. Branimir Gvozdenovic

American Times with Montenegrin Minister of Sustainable Development & Tourism: Mr. Branimir Gvozdenovic

Montenegro’s grand natural landscape is by and far its most bountiful and valuable asset. Visiting the Ministry controlling the vast tenders accounting for the bulk of the FDI in the country, we take a moment with the Minister of Tourism, Mr. Branimir Gvozdenovic, to discuss what current investments are still [...]

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American Times with Namibian President Pohamba: Brief Reflection on Tenure

American Times with Namibian President Pohamba: Brief Reflection on Tenure

President Hifikepunye Pohamba yesterday confirmed he will abide by the country’s constitution and step away as Head of State in exactly 12 months – stating exclusively to The American Times that he was thankful for the opportunity he got to lead the country for the past nine years. On the [...]

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