News archives:August 2008

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Argos:Strong Croatian investment flow to Serbia

On the Serbian territory, according to data from the Croatian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (HGK), are operating 120 companies, and the structure of investments reflects the economic profile of Croatia: the food sector dominates, along with construction and trade.


Argos:Groupama, forte avancée en Europe centrale et orientale

INTERNATIONAL : UNE FORTE AVANCEE EN EUROPE CENTRALE ET ORIENTALE Groupama a signé un partenariat stratégique avec OTP Bank, 1ère banque indépendante d’Europe Centrale. Cet accord se traduit par des accords de distribution croisés de long terme dans les neuf pays où OTP Bank opère (Hongrie, Bulgarie, Roumanie, Slovaquie, Ukraine, Russie, Croatie, Serbie, Monténégro) et permet un accès à dix millions de clients.


Argos:Le slovène Petrol veut prendre pied en Macédoine

LJUBLJANA - Le premier groupe pétrolier slovène Petrol a annoncé jeudi envisager racheter d'ici à la fin de l'année un distributeur macédonien afin d'étendre son réseau à toute l'ex-Yougoslavie.


Argos:EVN - Négociations dans les Balkans

... Le groupe autrichien, actif en Europe de l'est et dans les Balkans, est par ailleurs en négociation pour la construction de centrales hydrauliques en Albanie et l'extension d'un réseau de distribution de gaz en Croatie.


Argos:Gorenje's sales grow in Ukraine, Russia, Serbia, Romania, Czech, Slovakia

The home appliance manufacturer Gorenje increased net sales revenues by 10.4% to €619.2m in the first half of 2008. The fastest growth in sales was registered in Ukraine, Russia, Serbia, Romania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Slovenia, while Croatia, Germany, Poland, France, Spain and Italy saw a slight contraction compared to last year and company forecasts.


Argos:Istria - Revival vines

When vintner Gianfranco Kozlovic was a young man, winemaking seemed a fool's dream.


Argos:Emerging markets put China, India in the shade

MSCI defines the emerging markets as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Czech Republic, Egypt, Hungary, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand.


Argos:Deutsche Telekom Eyes Stake in Serbian Firm

... Following an announcement that the Serbian government was ready to list the company’s shares at the Belgrade and London stock exchanges, the German partners “hinted they were ready to purchase 15 percent,” Miroslav Jokcimovic, the head of Telekom Srbije’s trade union said as quoted by local media. ...


Argos:Quand la télévision croate inspire celle du Québec

... Sur le mode du divertissement, Bluff, un jeu de connaissances combinant les règles d’un jeu de poker, le Texas Hold’Em, devrait rejoindre les amateurs de stratégie et de culture.


Argos:Bulgaria and Croatia in Group lists top 10 'ethical destinations' in developing world

In an effort to get travelers off the beaten path and support destinations in developing countries, a group called Ethical Traveler has published a list of the "10 best ethical destinations."


Argos:Serbie : Quand le bâtiment va...

Près de dix ans après avoir fui leur village au Kosovo et après avoir vécu dans plusieurs centres collectifs délabrés et sans âme, les cinq membres de la famille Blagojevic ont emménagé dans leur propre appartement à Vranje, une ville située dans le sud de la Serbie.


Argos:Orco may say profit fell 98 percent

Orco Property Group, the central European real-estate developer whose shares have lost 73 percent of their value this year, will probably say first-half profit fell 98 percent as gains on revaluation of property fell.


Argos:Orco Property - Un biais baissier à privilégier

Suite au dernier mouvement de baisse amorcé en mai dernier, le titre du promoteur et gestionnaire d’actifs immobiliers ORCO PROPERTY avait besoin de reprendre son souffle.


Argos:Eastward ho!

REAL ESTATE Israel has become a very small pond for local real estate developers, so over the past ten years most of the country's large real estate development companies have been busy promoting their activities overseas.


Argos:Makarska 'could be set for Canada link'

A Croatian town could be set to link-up with a Canadian area, according to a source.


Argos:Turnover of Elko grupa increased by 49 pct in HI 2008

As reported, the turnover of Elko grupa last year totaled LVL 525 million, which is LVL 168.4 million more than in 2006. Profit of the company last year amounted to LVL 16.4 million.


Argos:Telekom Austria, recule en Autriche, progresse à l'Est

La progression du chiffre d'affaires s'explique principalement par la consolidation de Velcom, racheté à 70% en novembre pour 730 millions d'euros, ainsi que par la croissance des autres filiales étrangères, a indiqué Telekom Austria.


Argos:Vienna Insurance Group distinctly opposing the trend:Profit target for 2008 more than confirmed

Overviewof Key Group Data for the 1st Half of 2008 (IFRS): In the first half of 2008, the Vienna Insurance Group achieved an excellent growth of 20.7 percent compared to the previous year, with consolidated premiums written (without other insurance participation) at a total of EUR 4.22 billion.


Argos:Croat regulator seeks more info on MOL bid for INA

Croatian financial regulator Hanfa has asked Hungarian oil company MOL MOLB.BU to provide further details of its plan for a public bid for majority control of Croatian oil concern INA INA.ZA(HINAq.L: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz).


Argos:Presse:Goldbach Media: bien plus de 320 mio de chiffre d'affaires en 2010

Küsnacht (AWP) - Le groupe Goldbach Media compte bien poursuivre sur la voie du succès. La croissance organique annuelle devrait s'inscrire à 10%, a indiqué Klaus Kappeler, CEO, au cours d'une interview accordée au magazine "Stocks" (à paraître le 22 août).


Argos:Eastern investors hold firm

Investment houses exposed to the fledgling asset management industry in central and eastern Europe are managing to offset weakness in western Europe as investor appetite in the continent’s former communist states remains robust.


Argos:Agrokor to acquire Nova sloga for EUR 15 million

The Serbian Privatization Agency decided that Agrokor’s daughter company Frikom had made the best bid for buying 70 percent of agricultural company Nova sloga. Frikom offered EUR 4 million, with the investment program worth EUR 11 million.


Argos:Bulgarian mutual fund market up 17 pct year-on-year

Local and foreign mutual funds operating in Bulgaria sat on 897 million leva in assets at end-June, up 17 per cent year-on-year but 24.7 per cent down on end-2007, data of the central bank showed. Locally-owned mutual funds had a market share of nearly 70 per cent at the end of June.


Argos:Israelis to Build Multimillion Euro Mall in Serbia

Belgrade _ Israel’s Plaza Centers NV is to develop a €50 million shopping mall in the Serbian city of Kragujevac, media report citing the company’s country director, Sagiv Meger.


Argos:Hungary MOL seeks approval to make public bid on Croatia's INA

Hungarian oil and gas group MOL has requested permission from Croatia's financial markets watchdog to make a public bid on INA's free floating shares, Reuters reported on Wednesday.


Argos:Orco, (PACEO) with Société Générale

Orco Property Group (Orco) announces the signing of a new step-up equity subscription program (PACEO) with Socit Gnrale


Argos:Orco, PACEO avec la Société Générale

Orco Property Group annonce la signature d'un nouveau PACEO avec la Société Générale, le 3ème, comprenant une enveloppe totale de 2 millions de titres sur 2 ans, soit environ 50 Millions d'Euros sur les cours actuels.


Argos:Hungary's MOL Q2 net jumps on forex gains, INA eyed

Hungarian oil and gas firm MOL more than quadrupled its net income in the second quarter mainly due to favourable revaluation of its debt on forint strength and a strong performance in its oil business.


Argos:The Croatian island of Hvar is being touted as a rival to the French Riviera

The Croatian island of Hvar is being touted as a rival to the French Riviera. But the yachties haven't taken over completely. Author James Hopkin reveals its charms


Argos:Bulgaria-Montupet is building a 70 million leva plant in Rousse

The 70 million leva plant that Montupet, the French manufacturer of aluminium components for the automotive industry, is building in Rousse will start operation on September 12, said Ivelin Dimitrov, head of human resources at Montupet Bulgaria.


Argos:Business: Pepsi eyes Serbian mineral water company

Pepsi confirmed that it is negotiating the acquisition of the largest Serbian mineral water producer, Knjaz Milos. The Serbian firm's corporate director, Rade Pribicevic, said the sale is likely to be finalised by the end of the year, with a price of up to 200m euros expected.


Argos:Serbian Delta buys Albanian retailer

Delta Holding´s retail unit Delta Maxi has acquired Albania´s Euromax, reports say. The contract has still not been verified by the Albanian anti-monopoly bodies, the Serbian Chamber of Commerce said on its website, quoting Albanian media.


Argos:Agrokor on shortlist to buy Lenta

Wal-Mart, Carrefour, Kesko and Agrokor Group are on a shortlist to buy Russian retail chain Lenta, Vedomosti daily reported on Wednesday, citing two minority shareholders in the chain.


Argos:Agrokor toujours en lice pour acquérir le Russe Lenta

Oleg Jerebtsov et Avgoust Meïer, les principaux actionnaires du groupe russe dont ils détiennent respectivement 35% et 36,4%, doivent définitivement choisir l'acheteur en septembre prochain.


Argos:Sale of state-owned Navibulgar shipping company officially sealed

German-led consortium KG Maritime Shipping and Bulgaria's Privatisation Agency has signed a deal for the sale of 70 per cent of maritime shipping company Navibulgar, Bulgarian Focus news agency said on August 8 2008.


Argos:E.ON Ruhrgas Joins Gate LNG Terminal in Rotterdam

E.ON has made important progress in supplying Germany with liquefied natural gas (LNG). E.ON Ruhrgas is becoming a partner in the LNG terminal in Rotterdam known as Gate (Gas Access to Europe).


Argos:Croatia's LNG to be completed by 2014 -PM

The LNG project is aimed at lowering dependancy of central Europe on Russian pipeline gas. It is planned to be built by a consortium comprising three Croatian and five foreign energy firms.


Argos:Ethical Travel - Bulgaria and Croatia in the top 10

During the past few years, the term "Ethical Travel" has entered the globe-trotter's lexicon. It's an easy term to define. Ethical travel is simply mindful travel: an awareness of our impact as we explore the world.


Argos:Croatia offers 'great value' (31 Jul 2008)

Going on holiday? – Get a great deal on travel insurance

Brits looking to save money this summer should consider a holiday to Croatia, it has been suggested.


Argos:Croatian firm Podravka's H1 sales, net profit up

Croatian food company Podravka PODR.ZA posted a marginally higher first-half net profit on Thursday amid rising sales, mostly in foreign markets.


Argos:Central European Media Enterprises Reports Record Second Quarter And First Half 2008 Results

SECOND QUARTER - Net Revenues Increase 41% - Segment EBITDA Increases 53% - Operating Income Grows 47% to $98.0 million


Argos:PVEP to develop Iran's Danan oil field

The Petrovietnam Exploration and Production Company is to commence exploration and development of Iran's Danan oilfield August 1.


Argos:GDP growth to reach 6.2 pct

UniCredit Group has estimated that the average growth rate of the Serbian GDP by 2010 will amount to 6.2 percent.

This projection is above the average figures for the region of southeastern Europe.


Argos:Marfin buys stake in Croatian hotel firm

Marfin Investment Group, the Greek buyout fund whose biggest shareholder is the Government of Dubai, agreed to acquire a stake in a Croatian hotel operator to bolster revenue from tourism in eastern Europe.


Argos:Goldbach Media poursuit sa marche vers l'Est

Goldbach Media SA a enregistré une nette progression au 1er semestre 2008, grâce à l'évolution du segment online. Le chiffre d'affaires a augmenté de 11,1% à 116,0 (104,4) mio CHF. L'EBIT a progressé de 28,2% à 5,5 (4,3) mio CHF, a précisé l'entreprise spécialisée dans le marketing de publicité mardi dans un communiqué.


Argos:Earnings Poll -CME revenues seen up 36 pct in Q2

Television group Central European Media Enterprises (CME) is expected to post a 35.5 percent jump in second-quarter revenue, benefiting from higher advertisement spending and a weak dollar, a Reuters poll showed on Monday.


Argos:Greek MIG buys 50 pct of Croat tourism group Sunce

Greek buyout firm Marfin Investment Group (MIG) (MRFr.AT: Quote, Profile, Research) bought a 50 percent stake in Croatian tourism group Sunce Koncen as part of its expansion plans, MIG said in a statement on Monday.


Argos:EU unblocks frozen Croatia aid, talks advance

The European Commission has unblocked 80 million euros ($125.6 million) in pre-accession aid for Croatia which had been frozen because of concerns over mismanagement in the candidate country, a spokeswoman said.


Argos:Delta buys Albanian retailer

Delta Holding's retail unit Delta Maxi has acquired Albania's Euromax, reports say.


Argos:OMV and MOL: battle for regional dominance in south-eastern Europe continues

MOL and OMV continue to struggle for regional pre-eminence as they vie for control of Croatia's INA. Following Croatia's announcement that it is looking to sell more of its stake in state oil company INA, MOL and OMV have both shown an interest.


Argos:Turkmenistan: Foundation of firm Turkmen-Croatian co-operation laid

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of the Republic of Croatia Stjepan Mesic held the talks in Ashgabat.




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