Wirtschaft Mazedoniens - Економија на Македонија - Economy of Macedonia (Rep. of)
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Spoljni dug Makedonije 2,1 milijardi evra
Objavljeno: Feb 11. 2012. 11:48
SKOPLJE, Ukupan spoljni dug Makedonije krajem prošle godine iznosio je 2,089 milijardi evra, što predstavlja 28,2 odsto bruto društvenog proizvoda (BDP), saopštilo je makedonsko Ministarstvo finansija.
Makedonski spoljni dug u posljednja tri mjeseca uvećan je za 146 miliona evra.
U Makedoniji živi oko dva miliona stanovnika, a prosječna plata je oko 345 evra, a prosječna penzija 170 evra.
Prema posljednjim podacima Evropske statističke službe (Evrostat), niži spoljni dug od Makedonije imale su Estonija (6,1 odsto BDP), Bugarska (15 odsto) i Luksemburg (18,5 odsto).
Najveći odnos duga prema BDP krajem trećeg tromjesečja 2011. godine zabilježen je u Grčkoj (159,1 odsto), Italiji (119,6 odsto), Portugalu (110,1 odsto) i Irskoj (104,9 odsto).
Prema podacima Evrostata, državni dug u zemljama EU krajem prošle godine iznosio je 8,191 triliona evra.
Mazedonien hat Auslandsschulden im Wert von 2,1 Mrd€ oder 28,2%.
Toxicology and optical labs put into service
Skopje, 12 February 2012 (MIA) - PM Nikola Gruevski and ministers of health and education - Nikola Todorov and Pance Kralev - put into service on Sunday two new laboratories at the Institute of Occupational Health in Skopje.
The goal of the labs is to improve conditions for toxicological and ophthalmic testing, according to minister Kralev.
"With the help of these instruments, doctors in the future will be able to take active part in scientific researches and to get more precise results and better working conditions when it comes to examining the health of people," Kralev stated.
The labs will bolster the quality of health services provided in the Institute of Occupational Health, minister Todorov stressed.
"Heavy metals in the blood will be detected with the atomic absorption spectrophotometer, which has been procured for the first time in Macedonia. Thus far, such tests could have been done only abroad," Todorov said.
The two laboratories are estimated at 500 thousand euros. The Ministry of Education has inked agreements for procuring 85 laboratories, whereas 190 laboratories are expected to be procured across the country.
Stavreski: FDIs increase even in difficult times
18. February 2012. | 09:21
Stavreski: FDIs increase even in difficult times :: EMG :: SEE news
Vice Premier and Finance Minister Zoran Stavreski is satisfied from the latest data released by the National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia (NBRM) over foreign direct investments (FDIs) in 2011, excluding December, which amount to EUR 287 million.
"The amount is the highest for such a period over the past three years. The 2011 FDIs equal the combined amount in 2009 and 2010, which demonstrates that Government's efforts to promote Macedonia as a destination for FDIs yield fruits, with an increase even in these difficult times.
FDIs have approached the Government's projected amount, and I believe that when the December numbers are integrated, we will be close to the projected sum of EUR 300-350 million", Stavreski told reporters after meeting representatives of private construction companies over project "Buy a House, Buy a Flat".
Macedonia, Israel show interest in economic cooperation
22. February 2012. | 09:40
Macedonia and Israel have shown interest in economic cooperation. It is expected customs barriers to be lifted and Macedonia's external trade deficit to be solved with the signing of a free trade agreement.
There is interest in cooperation in the fields of agriculture, tourism, renewable energy sources, medicine and information technology.
Economy Minister Valon Saraqini stated Tuesday before the annual assembly of the Macedonian-Israeli Business Club that Macedonia had launched an initiative for signing of a free trade agreement in an attempt to enhance countries' business cooperation.
"For us it's important all customs barriers to be eliminated in order our products to be available on the Israeli market. Both countries have shown great interest in economic cooperation. We want to attract investments from Israel, especially those related to energy, road infrastructure and tourism," Saraqini said.
He added that government's measures and activities aimed at making Macedonia an attractive destination for tourists from Israel.
Officials of the Macedonian-Israeli Business Club said they hoped that bilateral economic cooperation would be intensified in the future. Several business forums are planned to be organised this year.
Macedonia's export in Israel is estimated at one million dollars, while Israeli products are imported in Macedonia in amount of 19 million dollars i.e. Macedonia's deficit stands at 18 million.
Greek Businesses See Plenty to Like about Macedonia
Greek Businesses See Plenty to Like about Macedonia, 21 February 2012 Tuesday 9:59
The trend has grown in the past ten months -- a wave of Greek businesses moving not only to Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia, but to Macedonia too. The bilateral name dispute that led to a blocked NATO bid and a suit before the International Court of Justice has little to do with the bottom line.
"The economy is limitless. Politics created by the governments from the countries and larger international organisations cannot put a border [around] business interests. In our municipality there are already tens of Greek firms that bought or are willing to buy land for building factories for light industry. We have a very high level of trust for co-operation," Petrovec Mayor Borce Mitevski told SETimes.
He and other mayors say Greek businessman are eyeing investments in all kinds of sectors --construction, the food industry, agriculture, textile, real estate. What they have no interest in is the longstanding name dispute.
Bitola, for example, located just 10km from the Greek border, is becoming a magnet for the textile industry. Mayor Vladimir Taleski told SETimes that Greeks own more factories there than anyone else.
Large numbers of them invest in business-friendly industrial zones offering cheap land, and low to no taxes or utility expenses collected by the municipality.
Taleski explains that Greeks "have bought parcels in the Zabeni industrial zone in Bitola where they are willing to expand their businesses by developing lumber, metal-processing and construction industries".
He says the government's decision to lower the initial price for public auction on land intended for economic and industrial construction to 1 euro per square meter proved to be wise.
Another commercial hot spot is the southernmost city of Dojran, which borders Greece and shares Dojran Lake. The area is a draw for Greek hoteliers and those involved in light industry. In the last two years, around 20 firms owned by Greeks have started operations there. More are awaiting approval of the urban plan.
"Cheap labour and good tax conditions are key points when it comes to starting a business in Macedonia," Dojran Mayor Gligor Cabulev told SETimes. "Olive plantations, and with that building bigger factories for their processing and preserving, seem to be the most attractive for Greek businessman."
Unofficially, Greek investments in Macedonia total more than 1 billion euros, making Greece among the top foreign investors. Interest began rocketing in 2007, encompassing telecommunications, energy, the food sector, construction and banking.
Greeks own a few big companies in the country, such as OKTA, cement factory Cementarnica Usje, a marble factory in Prilep and two banks: Stopanska Banka and Alfa Banka.
One recent destination for investors is the city of Strumica where municipality records indicate that more than 40 firms are owned by Greek citizens.
The most attractive investments seem to be processing and production of agricultural products, furniture, chemical household products and textiles. And with these investments come new jobs.
In all, 16 new factories are under way, which will create 1,300 new jobs. Two of these new factories have Greek investors, Strumica Mayor Zoran Zaev said.
The chamber of commerce in neighbouring Bulgaria says there are about 800 Greek companies employing a total of about 82,000 people. These companies say they moved there primarily because Bulgaria boasts the lowest tax rate in the EU, offers cheaper labour, macro-economic stability, good transportation services, cheap property and rent -- much of which applies to Macedonia as well.
And Macedonia has its arms wide open. "Every job opening is welcomed for our country's development, therefore improving the overall employment rate in our country regardless of which country the investor comes from," Cabulev said.
Gruevski: Average salary and pension increase since 2005, unemployment drops
Skopje, 23 February 2012 (MIA) - The average salary in Macedonia has increased by 65 percent, whereas the average pension has risen by about 38 percent when comparing data from December 2005 with ones six years later, said Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski at Thursday's Q&A Parliament session.
The PM answered questions from opposition MPs, who accused the Government of low salaries amid increased prices of heating, electricity, food products over recent years.
According to Gruevski, the poverty in Macedonia resulted from the criminal privatization, which destroyed the country's middle class.
"This privatization is the main reason for today's poverty we are trying to cope with, in times of economic and debt crises", he added.
With regards to unemployment, the PM said the rate has dropped despite the difficult economic situation in global terms.
"The unemployment rate has dropped from 38 percent in the time of SDSM's rule to the current 31 percent. You will not find a single European country where so many measures have been enforced in such a short period", said Gruevski, referring to several Government projects targeting socially endangered families.
wollte es auch gerade posten.
Zitat von Zoran
der beitrag sagt alles.
zuerst das gute: die arbeitslosenzahlen sind gesunken. glaube ich gut und gerne.
das schlechte: Mag sein dass der durchschnittslohn 65% gestiegen ist. jedoch ist hier auch die wahrheit darüber im selben beitrag mitversteckt. die mittelklasse hat nichts davon. die oberklasse wird am meisten davon profitieren.
Die kriminelle privatisierung ist und bleibt der absolute mindfuck. der mann der dieses problem endgültig lösen kann, wird der gehassteste man des landes, obwohl er dem dem land das zurückgeben wird was ihm zusteht.
Pointe: es wird nie passieren.
Samak expects more foreign investments in Macedonia this year
Friday, 24 February 2012
MINA Breaking News - Samak expects more foreign investments in Macedonia this year
This year is going to be favorable in regard to inflow of foreign capital in Macedonia, Vele Samak, Minister in charge of attracting foreign investments, said yesterday in his lecture at Skopje Faculty of Economics.
I know for certain that decisions have been made for new projects, and ones that will kick off their realization this year. Hence, this year is going to be positive. We are working with companies, which have not yet made up their minds, to try to get a favorable decision for us," Samak said in his lecture 'Lessons for Future Generations - Experiences with Efforts for Attracting Investments.'
Samak expressed satisfaction with feedback of the road-shows, organized thus far across the globe, for presentation of Macedonia's business climate.
At the event, organized by AIESEC Skopje, Samak also tackled topics related to education, success, leadership and team work, presenting his impressions in dealing with more powerful, experienced rivals in a competition for attracting foreign investments.
Germany to assist Macedonian textile firms
February 27, 2012 (Macedonia)
Textile and garment companies in Macedonia will be able to enhance their global competitiveness by December this year, owing to an agreement between Macedonian Ministry of Economy and the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ).
The agreement is for implementation of the second stage of “Enhancement of Investments and Exports” project, under which Germany will provide financial assistance of €1.9 million.
The first stage of the project was launched in 2008 with €600,000 assistance for improving competitiveness of Macedonian companies belonging to the textile and garment sectors, among others. The first stage was completed in December 2009.
Besides the GIZ’s German-Macedonian development cooperation that falls under the purview of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Macedonian textile cluster and the Agency for Foreign Investments and Export Promotion are also involved as project partners.
Valon Saraqini, Macedonian Minister of Economy, said the second stage of project would not only enrich the international competitiveness of the country’s textile and clothing sectors, but would also generate jobs, and boost exports and investment.
He informed that the project would work in three levels. At the macro level, focus would be on developing a strategy for increasing investments and export. At the meso level, stress would be on strengthening production capacity of companies, and the micro level would involve discussion and meetings, participation in international fairs and events, and publishing of promotional materials.
Michael Nebelung, GIZ country director, said Germany has supported Macedonia since 1992 with the primary objective of its economic development. He said GIZ has provided support for several Macedonian projects.
During the last two decades, Germany has released €61 million to support various projects in Macedonia.
Macedonia : Germany to assist Macedonian textile firms - Textile News Macedonia
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