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The German-Ukrainian Fund (GUF) and KredoBank signed an agreement today, 11 October 2017, on providing UAH 100 million in loans to Ukrainian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). According to the agreement, KredoBank will provide credit at the level of around 15% per annum in hryvnias. The deal is part of the SME Promotion Programme funded by the German government through the German State...
The first part of a ‘Going Digital’ training for women entrepreneurs and managers has been held by the Business Support Centre in Chernihiv, organised by EU4Business and implemented by the European bank for Reconstruction and Development . Participants in pursuit of personal development received a powerful boost from trainer Roman Gavrysh, who is the managing partner of the leading digital...
A first OECD workshop on ‘Improving Business statistics in Armenia’ was held under the EU4Business programme on 4 October in Yerevan. Representatives from different stakeholders involved in the production and analysis of business statistics took part in the event, including the State Statistical Service, Central Bank of Armenia, Ministry of Economic Development and Investments, and the State...
Caption: The conference on food exports was held at the Mykolaiv Business Support Centre
More than 65 businesses and stakeholders from the Mykolayiv, Kherson, Odesa and Kyiv regions of Ukraine recently attended an EU4Business conference on standards and export potential for the food industry, a unique opportunity to meet leading international export experts, learn about opportunities for development in their industry, and get acquainted with best practices for entering the EU markets...
The EU4Business SMEDA project (‘Support to SME development in Armenia’) is linking up with the Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy and Goldsmiths University of London to organise a five-day training for Armenian journalists who are actively engaged in writing and story-telling on economic, business, high-tech, innovation and startup topics with local media outlets in Armenia. Interested journalists...
Caption: Azerbaijan has set nine targets for agriculture by 2020
The government of Azerbaijan has set nine strategic targets for the production and processing of agricultural products. The 2016-2020 strategic roadmap for the sector aims to create a favourable environment for the production and processing sector of competitive agricultural products, based on principles of sustainable development. Among its targets by 2020, the roadmap aims to see the creation...
The one-day conference took place at the Business Support Centre in Kropyvnytskyi
Around 100 people recently gathered at the Business Support Centre in the Ukrainian city of Kropyvnytskyi to discuss the importance of farming cooperatives and the development of private enterprise in agriculture, at a conference organised by EU4Business initiative with the support of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in Ukraine. The one-day scientific and practical conference...
The challenges facing the grain sector were discussed at a BRDO round table Source BRDO
Ukraine is among the top eight producers of grain in the world, accounting for 3% of global production, and the second biggest exporter after the United States. Yet the country is losing millions of dollars a month due to gaps in legislation, inefficiencies in regulatory instruments, and unsuitable infrastructure, according to an analysis of the sector by the EU4Business FORBIZ project in Ukraine...
Caption: three MoUs were signed between Armenian and Iranian companies at the Forum
The first Armenian-Iranian Nanoscience and Technology Forum took place in the Armenian capital Yerevan on September 22-23, organised in the framework of the EU4Business SMEDA project (Support to SME Development in Armenia). The Forum focused on high-tech and innovation policies, and saw the presentation of nanotech products and equipment, and experience of commercialisation, along with...
The launch of the new project on ‘Development of competiveness in key non-oil manufacturing sectors of the economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan’
A two-year project aimed at developing competiveness in key non-oil manufacturing sectors of the economy in Azerbaijan was launched on 20 September, 2017. Funded by the European Union, the project is implemented by the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The project will support the government of Azerbaijan in its effort to diversify and broaden the growth base of its economy, a challenge...