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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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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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Abedin Hasani and Besa Security – A Kosovo Success Story

Abedin Hasani and Besa Security – A Kosovo Success Story

Abedin Hasani’s story reaches well beyond the confines of this single page. An embodiment of Kosovo’s entrepreneurial potential, he has taken a path to prosperity that reaches well into the realm of diversity; starting as an accountant and school treasurer, then as trader in the early 80’s to eventually founding [...]

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KEDS CEO on Kosovo Privatization and Energy Opportunities for Foreign Investors

KEDS CEO: Mr. George Karagutoff

George Karagutoff enlightens our readers on the business of KEDS’ privatization, the energy distribution company for which he heads, but importantly too, on what Kosovo needs from the foreign investor in this potentially lucrative sector. Hailing from Bulgaria Mr. Karatugoff represents the Turkish investment in Kosovo since 2013 when private [...]

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TEB Kosovo: Partner to International Financial Bodies and Kosovo’s SME & Women Developement

TEB Kosovo: Partner to International Financial Bodies and Kosovo’s SME & Women Developement

  Mr. Albeyoglu, if you could, please introduce our readers to TEBs history here in Kosovo and what you bring to the corporate and consumer market. TEB is third in terms of loan portfolio outstanding, second in the retail banking segment and the undisputed leader of credit card business in [...]

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Minister of MTI Kosovo: Capacity Building, Legislative Reforms and Job Creation

Minister of MTI Kosovo: Capacity Building, Legislative Reforms and Job Creation

Kosovo’s Minister of Trade & Industry, Mrs. Hykmete Bajrami, establishes the baseline of her country’s economic development plan for our US readers. It is most certainly never rational to offer positive blanket statements when it comes to government announcements for “economic development” and “job creation”. Honestly though, Mrs. Bajrami speaks [...]

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From the Basement to the Basketball Court: Golden Eagle Energy Drink Comes Full-Circle

From the Basement to the Basketball Court: Golden Eagle Energy Drink Comes Full-Circle

We’ve all heard the “entrepreneur’s success story”; the one where a person has a great idea, finds a market for that idea and begins tinkering on the creation of it from their basement. Like most stereotypical anecdotes in life there must be some root of truth. Although not the two [...]

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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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Decentralization Essential to a Productive Higher Education System in Kosovo

Decentralization Essential to a Productive Higher Education System in Kosovo

We understand that younger children are having a difficult time achieving an education as well as pre-university students in need of better technologies in order to compete in today’s competitive work environment. Can you please speak a little about those concerns? We have to take into account that the participation [...]

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Continued Successful International Support Critical to Kosovo’s Healthcare Sector

Minister of Health - Kosovo: Mr. Imet Rrahmani

    Good Afternoon Minister Rrahmani. New to your post, please briefly introduce our readers to your position as Minister of Health in Kosovo. Firstly, it is a great pleasure for me to be able to share my opinions with such a prestigious magazine. The position of Minister for me [...]

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