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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EBRD – Kosovo Head: Anton Kobakov

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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Turkey’s Ambassador to Kosovo Speaks on Investments, Heritage & Strong Ties

Turkey’s Ambassador to Kosovo Speaks on Investments, Heritage & Strong Ties

  Ambassador Ozan, it’s a pleasure to speak with you today. Turkey and Kosovo, indeed the Balkans in general, have shared a long history. It’s because of this history that we thought it would be interesting to hear your perspective today. Enlighten our readers on what the past, present and [...]

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US & New Bulgarian Government – Sign FATCA Agreement

Bulgarian Finance Minister and US Ambassador signing FATCA Agreement

CLICK for: Press 2014-12-05 FATCA (Original Document – Bulgaria and FATCA)   Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov and US Ambassador to Bulgaria HE. Marcie Ries signed an Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Government of the United States to improve tax compliance internationally. Through this agreement, [...]

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Societe Generale – Foreign Player Developing Montenegro’s Banking Sector

Societe Generale – Foreign Player Developing Montenegro’s Banking Sector

  The American Times receives a strong perspective on the Montenegrin marketplace from the country’s foremost manager in the banking sector, Ms. Branka Pavlovic Why did Societe Generale decide to enter the Montenegrin market? Societe Generale is one of the major European banks which successfully implement its Universal banking model [...]

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BKT-Kosovo: People are the Path Forward

BKT-Kosovo: People are the Path Forward

The American Times spends an easy morning with Country Manager of BKT-Kosovo, Mr. Abdurrahman Balkiz, a leader in the banking sector, advocate for customer-oriented growth and frankly, all around nice guy. It may seem cliché in the business world to reiterate what has become rather innocuous statements such as: ‘that [...]

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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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Harvard Educated Databank Co-Founder Keli Gadzekpo – “Invest $3 Million in Ghanaian Real Estate; Get $10 Million Back”

Databank Co-Founders - Keli Gadzekpo (R) and Kenneth Ofori-Atta

Keli Gadzekpo, a Harvard graduate, co-founded Databank with fellow ivy-leaguer and childhood friend Kenneth Ofori-Atta, the latter of which prior to conceptualizing Databank cut his teeth on Wall Street in the late 80’s. Based on a girth of Western know-how the duo opted to follow the money directly to Ghana [...]

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US and EU Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) – Discussions – 2014

US and EU Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) – Discussions – 2014

Chief Negotiators Dan Mullaney and Ignacio Garcia Bercero Hold a Press Conference Following the Fourth Round of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Negotiations   March 14, 2014 Brussels, Belgium   SPOKESPERSON: Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for coming to this afternoon on the record press conference with the [...]

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