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10 Apr 17

Impact of Agrokor Crisis Alarms Bosnia's Leaders

Bosnian politicians seek urgent meetings with managers of companies linked to Agrokor, amid fears that the troubled Croatian giant's financial difficulties could affect their economy as well.

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03 Apr 17

Alvarez Likely to Head Restructuring of Croatia's Agrokor

Media reports have revealed that Antonio Alvarez III of Alvarez and Marsal will be in charge of restructuring Croatia's troubled economic giant Agrokor.

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31 Mar 17

Emergency Deal Announced to Keep Croatia's Agrokor Solvent

Amid fears that Croatia's biggest private company could sink under its debts, Erste bank on Friday announced a 'standstill agreement' designed to keep the failing giant solvent during a restructuring process.

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01 Mar 17

Bosnian Entrepreneurs Aim to Treat Stress with Technology

Young programmers in Bosnia hope they can help to relieve stress-related illness at the same time as brightening their own prospects amid high national levels of unemployment.

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24 Feb 17

Balkan Retail Giant Agrokor Faces New Troubles

The biggest retail company in Croatia, with a strong presence in the region, faces fresh financial trouble, as its bond prices drop again.

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17 Feb 17

Bosnian Military Exports to Middle East Booming

Bosnia’s growing foreign arms sales are a rare export success for the country, although many weapons are going to Saudi Arabia, which has been accused of abuses in the Yemen conflict.

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16 Feb 17

Bosnia Seeks Solutions for Costly Business Disputes

A conference will promote better arbitration to make Bosnia more attractive for potential foreign investors, amid three investment disputes involving the country that could cost it over 700 million euros.

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31 Jan 17

Bosnia, Serbia Launch Joint Trade Offensive in Saudi Arabia

The first joint delegation by trade officials from Bosnia and Serbia to visit Saudi Arabia aims to create a united front for the two Balkan states when it comes to boosting arms exports, analysts say. 

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22 Dec 16

Bosnian Serb Unions Protest Over Wage Cuts

Unions plan protests on Thursday in Banja Luka against cuts in public-sector salaries in Bosnia’s Serb-led entity, Republika Srpska - timed to coincide with MPs' discussion of the budget.

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13 Dec 16

Crowdfunding Offers Cash-Strapped Bosnians Hope

It may be somewhat new to the Balkans - but crowdfunding platforms are fast becoming a valuable new financial resource for aspiring Bosnian entprepreneurs.

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04 Nov 16

Bosnian Serb Leader Hunts for Cash in China

Milorad Dodik, president of Bosnia's Serb-dominated entity, Republika Srpska, is in China, seeking investment for the entity’s struggling economy.

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27 Oct 16

Serbia, Bosnia Open Joint Trade Office in Turkey

Bosnia and Serbia have opened a joint office in Istanbul, Turkey, hoping to stimulate trade between the three countries and Turkish investment.

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14 Sep 16

Croatia, Bosnia to Discuss Key Bridge Project

Croatian and Bosnian officials will meet to discuss the construction of a long-delayed new bridge linking the two countries which is important for the development of Bosnia's Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska.

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09 Sep 16

IMF Loan Pulls Bosnia Back From Brink

New loan averts danger of liquidity crisis - but the IMF’s strict terms will pose a challenge to politicians hunting votes in the October elections.   

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25 Aug 16

Bosnian Banks Give Interest-Free Loan to Federation

Local commercial banks provided a loan to Bosnia's cash-strapped Federation entity with a negative interest rate as officials sought to plug holes in the budget.

Politics and Society

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21 Apr 17

Serbian Court Refuses to Call Mladic to Testify

A call for former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic to testify in an appeal against the acquittal of ten people accused of aiding him while he was a fugitive was dismissed.

20 Apr 17

A Turkish Scenario for the Balkans?

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15 Mar 17

Bosnia Farmers Fear Effects of EU Trade Agreement

Bosnia’s farmers fear the new trade deal with the EU could wipe out domestic farmers - who have been left face the full force of EU competition without support and protection from their government. 

29 Sep 16

World Bank Upbeat About Western Balkans

Culture and Lifestyle

bosnia-approves-military-equipment-for-film-on-controversial-croatian-wartime-general-03-07-2017
08 Mar 17

Bosnian Army’s Role in Croatian General Movie Criticised

Serb war veterans condemned the Bosnian Army’s decision to allow a production company to use its tanks and military equipment to shoot a film about the life of controversial Croatian general Ante Gotovina.