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balkan-retail-giant-agrokor-face-new-troubles-02-24-2017
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.

bosnian-military-exports-to-middle-east-booming-02-16-2017
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.

conference-aims-to-help-boost-bosnian-commercial-dispute-settlement-02-15-2017
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.

bosnian-serbian-delegation-launches-charm-offensive-in-saudi-arabia-01-30-2017
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. 

unions-protest-in-banja-luka-over-wage-reductions-12-21-2016
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.

crowdfunding-a-glimmer-of-hope-to-industrious-bosnians-12-09-2016
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.

bosnian-serb-leader-hunts-for-cash-in-china-11-04-2016
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.

serbia-and-bosnia-open-trade-office-in-turkey-10-26-2016
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.

croatia-bosnia-to-discuss-key-bridge-project-09-13-2016
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.

imf-loan-pulls-bosnia-back-from-brink-09-09-2016
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.   

bosnian-banks-give-interest-free-loan-to-federation-08-25-2016
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.

craft-beer-enthusiasts-find-good-business-in-bosnia-08-12-2016
15 Aug 16

Craft Beer Enthusiasts Find Good Business in Bosnia

Despite the small size of the country and a lack of a traditional beer-drinking culture, small craft breweries are flourishing in Bosnia.

bosnian-fruit-producers-scared-by-russian-ban-08-04-2016
05 Aug 16

Russian Ban Alarms Bosnia Fruit Producers

Bosnian fruit and vegetable producers stand to lose millions of euros after Russia slapped a temporary ban on imports of such items from Bosnia, citing concerns about safety.

bosnia-biomass-energy-potential-lies-unexploited-07-22-2016
25 Jul 16

Bosnia Failing to Exploit Biomass Potential

If forest-rich Bosnia made full use of the potential from biomass energy, it could meet around 7 per cent of its electricity needs, but the resource is not being exploited, experts say.

political-wrangles-put-bosnia-s-imf-loan-on-hold-07-07-2016
07 Jul 16

Political Wrangles Put Bosnia’s IMF Loan on Hold

Unexpected delay in IMF program seen as major blow to Bosnia's hopes of staving off a liquidity crisis.

Politics and Society

serbian-ngo-s-reminded-on-strpci-crime-02-27-2017
27 Feb 17

Serbian Activists Commemorate Strpci Train Massacre

Rights activists marked the 24th anniversary of the abduction and subsequent massacre of 20 passengers from a train in Strpci in Bosnia, calling on the Serbian authorities to finally prosecute those responsible.

23 Feb 17

Bosnia Requests Appeal in Serbia Genocide Case

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bosnia-s-two-entities-are-racing-to-the-bottom-02-23-2017
23 Feb 17

Bosnia’s Two Entities Are Racing to the Bottom

With high unemployment rates, little investment, a culture of excessive spending, high debts and blocked IMF program, Bosnia's two entities seem to be engaged in race to complete bankruptcy.

29 Sep 16

World Bank Upbeat About Western Balkans

28 Jul 16

Bosnia Struggles to Sell Its Failing Companies

Culture and Lifestyle

bosnian-stolen-artworks-database-to-fight-art-trafficking-02-13-2017
14 Feb 17

Bosnian Stolen Artworks Database to Combat Art Trafficking

Bosnian authorities do not have a central database of lost and stolen artworks from the country, so an NGO has made one for them.

28 Dec 16

Ringing in 2017, Balkan-style