Thursday, 19 July 2018 | News today: 24

Economy

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Standard & Poor’s affirms Macedonia’s BB- rating

The Standard Poor’s agency said it affirmed Macedonia’s BB- credit rating, with a stable outlook.  The stable outlook reflects the ratings of Standard & Poor’s for balanced risks between the trajectory of public debt and political...
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Small economies must be competitive and open globally: conference

Businessmen in small economies, such as Macedonia, don’t have much choice. They must be open toward the world and introduce new technologies in order to be competitive on international markets, concluded the representatives of the business...
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Women from eight Macedonian regions to be educated about entrepreneurship

The trend of opening new businesses, especially by young women, is on the rise as they are becoming more aware that entrepreneurship can be a money-earning profession. To support businesswomen in Macedonia, as well as potential ones, a project...
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Macedonia and Greece to work on increase of power transmission capacity

Electricity Transmission System Operator of Macedonia (MEPSO) and Greece’s power grid operator (ADMIE) will consider possibilities to increase cross-border capacities for power transmission which will facilitate the electricity trade...
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Subsidies’ efficiency to be checked

EU Delegation Head of Cooperation Nicola Bertolini said Wednesday the use of agriculture subsidies in Macedonia might be checked, reassessing the justification of the projected amounts. “Agriculture and rural development are very important...
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Organic food insufficiently distributed to Macedonian markets

Despite the fact there are over 500 registered organic food producers in Macedonia, the offer of such products in supermarkets is insufficient, heard a debate organized by the Consumers’ Organization of Macedonia (COM), association Zenith...
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Business forum: Follow Estonia’s example and accelerate Macedonia’s digitalization

Macedonia could profit from Estonia’s experiences and accelerate digitalization as well as get funding from European foundations in the same ways this small-scale economy does. This was the message of the business forum held in the Economic...
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Macedonian companies at 5. Food Expo in Athens

Two Macedonian companies take part at the 5. Food Expo, the largest food and beverage trade show in Southeast Europe, held March 10-12 in Athens. Lars-Perustija from Stip and Agrar Ko from Kocani are representing the Macedonian stand at the...
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People hired under Ohrid Framework Agreement to be offered jobs in public sector

People employed in line with the Ohrid Framework Agreement, who haven’t been assigned to a job, will be offered to work both in the public administration and in the public sector. It means they will be engaged in schools, kindergartens,...
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GDP posts 1.2 percent growth in final quarter of 2017

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) rose by 1.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017, says the State Statistical Office. In this quarter, the biggest increase was recorded in sections: G, H and I – Wholesale and retail trade; repair of...