Post Tagged with: "economy"

American Times – Governor of the National Bank of Macedonia – Dimitar Bogov

American Times – Governor of the National Bank of Macedonia – Dimitar Bogov

  Shielding its borders from the global crisis with a diligent fiscal approach and focusing on sound fundamentals has afforded Macedonia’s financial sector stability whilst sling blading growth in emerging and diverse sectors. We get the specifics from Mr. Dimitar Bogov, Governor of the National Bank of Macedonia and sound [...]

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American Times with Makedonski Telekom’s Newest CEO- Mr. Thilo Kusch

American Times with Makedonski Telekom’s Newest CEO- Mr. Thilo Kusch

  A former SOE, Makedonski Telekom (MK Telekom), operating through its parent company Deutche Telekom Group (DTG) since 2001 and under the umbrella of the T brand since 2006, has become not only the largest telecommunications provider in Macedonia but also its largest company. The acquisition of Makedonski Telekom, a [...]

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American Times Presents: Mr. Zoran Stavreski, Vice Prime Minister & Minister of Finance of Macedonia

American Times Presents: Mr. Zoran Stavreski, Vice Prime Minister & Minister of Finance of Macedonia

There are many times where certain positions within a government are allocated to individuals for reasons unbeknownst to the general populace; let alone foreigners conducting business. The same cannot be said for Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Macedonia, Mr. Zoran Stavreski, who not only has the track [...]

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Doing Business Macedonia (FYROM)

Doing Business Macedonia (FYROM)

  PAYING TAXES Where does the economy stand today? What is the administrative burden of complying with taxes in Macedonia, FYR—and how much do firms pay in taxes? On average, firms make 29 tax payments a year, spend 119 hours a year filing, preparing and paying taxes and pay total [...]

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Georgian National Wine Agency

Georgian National Wine Agency

    The American Times sits down with Levan Davitashvili, Chairman of the National Wine Agency, to get an understanding of what their function is as the head of Georgia’s most precious commodity and what markets represent opportunities for wine lovers and investors alike. What is the role of the [...]

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The American Times Investment Brief – Georgia

The American Times Investment Brief – Georgia

    The American Times Presents: GEORGIA: THE ONLY CAUCASUS HUB     Georgia is unique in this region of the world for the following reasons: Governmental organization, business oriented legislation  - constructed in no small part by engagement with the business community, strong US ally, liberal travel regime (US [...]

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The American Times Investment Brief – Armenia

The American Times Investment Brief – Armenia

  The American Times Presents: The Great Juxtaposition   As with many things in life, for every weakness there almost always exists an equal or greater strength. It’s a natural condition, a balancing act. Although, Armenia is a country with a disadvantaged geographical location: Landlocked, 72% of borders closed to [...]

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TUMO Center: Closing the Cycle, Keeping Armenia’s Youth Engaged

TUMO Center: Closing the Cycle, Keeping Armenia’s Youth Engaged

American Times speaks with Marie Lou Papazian, Managing Director of the Tumo Center for Creative Technologies, who offers a thriving environment for Armenia’s youth in the fields of technology and the creative arts. Can you offer us some insight into the beginnings of the TUMO Center? It was initially a [...]

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Georgia: On-the-Ground-Perspective

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  The American Times: On-the-Ground-Perspective in Georgia Georgia, where to begin? They are a take action NOW country. The fundamental difference that permeated all levels of discussion while working in this beautiful country is its rapid approach in addressing its flaws. Is it in order to increase investor interest? Of [...]

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Armenia: On-the-Ground-Perspective

Armenia: On-the-Ground-Perspective

The American Times: On-the-Ground-Perspective in Armenia The most noticeable element of Armenia’s economy is its robust Diaspora community. And by robust I mean there is 2-3 times the amount of Armenians abroad than those actually in Armenia. Now, it’s a twofold situation. At first glance it would appear that any [...]

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