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The American Times: Kosovo Edition

The American Times: Kosovo Edition 
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Ferronikeli – Kosovo’s Largest Privatization Mining Operation

Ferronikeli – Kosovo’s Largest Privatization Mining Operation

Major industrial player, NewCo Ferronikeli and their Director, Ioannis Moutafis have plans to extend their stay in Kosovo. Of course, as a natural resources extractive industry contributing nearly half the country’s exports via raw materials, this growth agenda must coincide with the interests of the people of Kosovo. It appears, [...]

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TrePharm Hi-Tech Manufacturer Assisting in Kosovo’s Transition

TrePharm Hi-Tech Manufacturer Assisting in Kosovo’s Transition

  TrePharm was an amazing discovery here in Kosovo. Starting only a handful of years ago the company represents itself as major source of pride within Kosovo, or at least it soon will. Technology in Kosovo’s IT sector isn’t the only image changer presenting itself to the broader world; TrePharm [...]

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Ambitious Kosovar Firm Ready for American Partners

Ambitious Kosovar Firm Ready for American Partners

 Sitting down with OXA Group’s Executive Director, Naser Hoxha and CMO, Valon Gashi, we settled rapidly on the realization that this conversation was not a nostalgic look back for the high-end furniture maker but one which spoke towards global ambition and a desire for something great. Now this does stray [...]

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Capital City Atmosphere with an Aim of Sustainable Development

Capital City Atmosphere with an Aim of Sustainable Development

Mr. Burim Berisha, Fush-Kosove’s thoughtful mayor represents his people and the municipality’s natural assets first and foremost. The American Times sits with the mayor to discover how you maintain a strong business environment while simultaneously focusing on the natural environment as a prerequisite to doing business here.     What [...]

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American Company License Deal with Kosovar Firm Fluidi

American Company License Deal with Kosovar Firm Fluidi

‘ Starting in the early nineties with only three flavors of soda and an equal amount of employees, FLUIDI and its owner, Mr. Fejzulla Mustafa, have big plans for future. Although successful in their own right as a juice producer, the company truly came of age in 2003 when they [...]

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Prime Minister of Bulgaria – Boyko Borisov: Opportunities & EU Funding

The American Times Presents: Prime Minister of Bulgaria, Boyko Borisov

Mr. Borisov, you were Prime Minister in 2012 as well. What are some things you are looking to accomplish this time around or what would you do differently?   Unfortunately, we have to handle our national finances, something we were unable to do back in 2012. As a result, our first [...]

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Insights into Kosovo’s Difficult Energy Sector and Privatization of Distrbution

Insights into Kosovo’s Difficult Energy Sector and Privatization of Distrbution

Mr. Gjukaj, very briefly, please offer a snapshot of KEK’s operation. Up until May 2013, when the distribution network and supply businesses were privatized, we had four divisions within KEK: mines, generation, distribution and supply. Prior to that from 2008 until 2013 I was CEO in charge of all those [...]

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Kosovo Prime Minister Isa Mustafa: Economic Development & International Support

The American Times Presents: Prime Minister of Kosovo, Mr. Isa Mustafa

  Good Afternoon Prime Minister. We are happy to have had the opportunity to meet with you at such a busy time during the first 100 days of your mandate. You’ve recently been meeting a large amount of international delegations; from the World Bank to US VP Biden this past [...]

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Lydian International Looking for Investors in Amulsar Gold Mine – Armenia

Lydian International Looking for Investors in Amulsar Gold Mine – Armenia

Scotia Capital Inc. is a renowned Canadian-based financial institution that recently lead a syndicate of banks to successful raise C$16.5 million for Lydian International. Other participating Canadian banks included GMP Securities L.P., BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. and National Bank Financial Inc. These banks are among the global leaders in providing [...]

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