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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.

rs-large-scale-plan-for-hydro-power-plants-unaccomplished-06-16-2016
17 Jun 16

Bosnian Serb Power Plant Plan Remains Grounded

Grand plans in Republika Srpska to build more than 100 hydro-power plants over the past decade have not got far, officials concede.

bosnian-meat-companies-look-for-new-opportunities-in-turkey-06-02-2016
03 Jun 16

Bosnia Meat Exporters Spy Future in Turkey

Bosnian meat producers anticipate new business opportunities in Turkey, after the authorities in Ankara agreed to buy around 6,000 tons of meat from the country.

bosnia-to-get-new-550-million-program-from-imf-05-25-2016
25 May 16

Bosnia Clinches New €550m Deal With IMF

Bosnia hopes new four-year IMF deal will cover a looming liquidity crisis - but some pundits fear it is too little, too late.

bosnia-must-tackle-corruption-foster-private-sector-05-16-2016
17 May 16

Bosnia Urged to Foster Private Sector and Curb Graft

Bosnia needs to further develop its private sector and fight its rampant corruption in order to increase stability and prosperity, experts say.

international-business-forum-in-sarajevo-stress-need-for-regional-cooperation-05-04-2016
04 May 16

Balkan Governments Urged to Boost Business Cooperation

Governments from the Balkans need to improve their cooperation if they want to increase foreign investments, said participants at the Sarajevo Business Forum.

bosnian-serb-power-company-s-regulations-turn-down-investors-04-22-2016
29 Apr 16

Bosnian Serb Power Rules Dismay Investors

Businesspeople in Bosnia's Serb-dominated entity say it is not surprising that investors remain wary of the entity when even power supplies are so difficult and pricey to get. 

experts-query-bosnian-trade-deficit-improvement--04-27-2016
28 Apr 16

Bosnia Experts Query Reduction in Trade Deficit

Bosnia registered a significant reduction in its trade deficit in 2015 - but experts say this is mainly down to a fall in imports rather than a rise in domestic production.

bosnian-parties-struggle-to-get-new-imf-loan-04-20-2016
20 Apr 16

Bosnia Struggles to Get New IMF Loan

Bosnian leaders will soon start debating the last conditions required for the country to get an urgently needed IMF loan.

russia-republika-srpska-seek-stronger-economic-ties-03-31-2016
01 Apr 16

Bosnian Serbs Woo Investors From Russia

A Bosnian Serb delegation is touring Russia seeking business investments, as the Republika Srpska tries to gain more benefit from Russian-EU trade wars.

bosnia-investors-say-current-incentives-not-enough-03-25-2016
28 Mar 16

Bosnia Investors Say Current Incentives Not Enough

Foreign entrepreneurs say the support they get from the authorities is not enough to counter what some call a ‘hostile’ business climate.

Politics and Society

over-10000-people-still-missing-in-former-yugoslavia-08-30-2016
30 Aug 16

Over 10,000 Still Missing from Yugoslav Wars

There are still 10,653 missing persons in the former Yugoslavia but the process of finding them is being hampered by divisions between countries in the region, the Serbian authorities warned.

Premium

bosnia-struggles-to-sell-its-failing-companies-07-27-2016
28 Jul 16

Bosnia Struggles to Sell Its Failing Companies

Facing strong international and budgetary pressure, Bosnia's entities resume privatising public companies, but finding buyers for the mostly decrepit and overvalued firms is increasingly difficult.

15 Jun 16

IMF Seeks Fresh Privatisations in Bosnia

03 May 16

Bosnia Moves to Push Banks to Release Reserves

Culture and Lifestyle

insiders-guide-hidden-gems-of-the-balkans-08-14-2016-1
15 Aug 16

Insiders’ Guide: Hidden Gems of the Balkans

Visiting the Balkans this summer? Get off the beaten track and visit some of the region’s lesser-known beauty spots.

09 Aug 16

Robert De Niro to Open Sarajevo Film Festival

05 Aug 16

Balkan Athletes Ready to Wave Flags in Rio

04 Aug 16

Bosnian Serbs Make Shoes for Melania Trump