Sarajevska fabrika "Ključ" kupuje "Rašku"
Ministar bez portfelja Sulejman Ugljanin održao je sastanak sa vlasnicima Fabrike čarapa "Ključ" iz Sarajeva, koji su izrazili nameru da uđu na tržište Srbije i kupe predionicu Tekstilnog kombinata "Raška", saopštila je Kancelarija za održivi razvoj nedovoljno razvijenih područja.
Rukovodioci "Ključa" su prilikom razgovora sa Ugljaninom izjavili da bi u proizvodnoj hali predionice instalirali tri proizvodne linije, čija je ukupna vrednost 5,5 mil EUR.
Sastanak sa rukovodiocima "Ključa", koji su ujedno vlasnici još četiri velika preduzeća u okviru kompanije "Selek", održan je u prostorijama Kancelarije, a ovo ulaganje značilo bi zapošljavanje svih radnika Predionice, kao i zapošljavanje najmanje 200 novih radnika.
Namera "Ključa" je da se u Novom Pazaru, kao gradu tekstila, dalje razvija taj brend.
Zbog velike zainteresovanosti ozbiljnog inostranog investitora za ulaganje u proizvodnju i štrajka radnika TK "Raška" Ugljanin je zatražio hitan sastanak sa ministrom ekonomije i regionalnog razvoja Nebojšom Ćirićem i predstavnicima Agencije za privatizaciju na ovu temu.
Serbian budget deficit reaches RSD 87.8bn
Serbia's budget deficit amounted to RSD 87.83bn in the first seven months of 2011 with RSD 386.97bn of revenues and RSD 474.81bn of expenditures.
The Ministry of Finance said on Monday that since the beginning of January and until the end of July, the largest revenue was raised from VAT - RSD 192.35bn, while the second largest were the revenues from excises.
The largest expenditures were salaries - RSD 116.47bn and transfers of mandatory social insurance - RSD 157.45bn.
The budget expenditures in July 2011 amounted to RSD 75.1bn. The greatest deviation was recoded with expenditures based on subsidies because of the payout of agricultural subsidies. Capital expenditures were also somewhat higher than usual, said the ministry.
The most money from the state budget was spent on salaries and transfers to the mandatory social insurance organizations, with the largest amount allocated for the Pension and Disability Insurance Fund (PIO) for pensions.
According to the 2011 Law on Budget, the projected revenues amount to RSD 726.4bn, expenditures RSD 846.92bn, and the budget deficit was set at RSD 120.52bn.
EBRD provides up to EUR 10 million to agribusinesses in Serbia via Erste Bank
The EBRD is acting to boost Serbia’s important agribusiness sector, a crucial area of the country’s economy. The Bank will provide up to €10 million unfunded risk sharing to Erste Bank a.d. Novi Sad. It will finance the seasonal working capital needs of Serbian agribusiness companies, using warehouse receipts as collateral.
The facility will be made available under the Warehouse Financing Framework which aims to improve access to funding for agribusinesses and to promote the use of warehouse receipts that demonstrate the viability of lending against agricultural commodities.
The Warehouse Financing Framework for Serbia consists of a risk sharing facility of up to €70 million to be realised with participating banks in Serbia. Since 2010 the EBRD has approved €20 million to Société Générale, €10 million to Banca Intesa and €20 million to Credit Agricole Bank.
“Although this is the fourth in a series of transactions made by the EBRD to Serbian agribusinesses over the two years, it is the first and very important step in developing relations with Erste Bank, an international financial institution that has an increasing interest in Serbia,” said Gilles Mettetal, the EBRD’s Director for Agribusiness.
“In these challenging times Erste Bank Serbia is trying to support companies through the use of efficient schemes that facilitate their access to financing. Our cooperation with the EBRD is helping us to even further extend our support for agribusiness in Serbia,” said Slavko Caric, CEO of Erste Bank Serbia.
Agriculture is one of the key sectors of the Serbian economy, accounting for up to 15.5 per cent of the country’s GDP. Serbia is also the largest grain producer in the region. The EBRD has directly committed more than €365 billion in over 29 projects in the agribusiness sector in Serbia since 2003.