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EBRD and EU unlock fresh funding for SMEs in Moldova
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Moldova are to benefit from greater access to finance as the EBRD and the European Union unlock fresh funding. The EBRD is providing an additional €5 million loan to Mobiasbanca-OTP Group for on-lending supported by EU grants under the EU4Business-EBRD credit line . The new loan to Mobiasbanca complements two previous ones of €10 million and €20...
Armenia Armenia gets one-year customs tax break within the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union. Lower rates than the single EEU customs tariffs shall be applied in Armenia for more than 600 items of goods imported. https://bit.ly/2CgClbe Another nationwide lockdown may be imposed if Armenian hospitals are no longer able to cope with the continuing spread of the coronavirus. Prime Minister...
Armenia VTB bank joins the governmental 3 rd assistance action programme aimed at mitigating the liquidity risk of SMEs to offset consequences of coronavirus pandemic jointly with the Ministry of Economy and the Investment Support Center. It enables small businesses to claim loans at 0% rate in the first 2 years, and 12% for the rest of the maturity period (the effective annual interest rate is 1...
Armenia 820 SMEs have already received assistance from the Armenian government through its 3 rd action. Ministry of Economy suggests applying for preferential loans up to a maximum of 50mln AMD (more than US$ 104,500) by June 30, 2020. https://bit.ly/3i4QJnI 50,094 jobs restored in Armenia after coronavirus-related strict restrictions were lifted in May . Nikol Pashinyan, the Prime Minister of...
Fresh food producers from Africa and Eastern Europe take part in innovative virtual trade fair
ITC supported dozens of companies to participate in 2020’s entirely virtual United Fresh LIVE! trade fair Dozens of fresh produce companies trading in everything from avocados to hazelnuts from Africa and Eastern Europe have participated in a unique online edition of a leading fruit and vegetable trade fair. ITC experts assisted the companies in navigating the novel format of United Fresh LIVE!...
Armenia Armenia is unlikely to have 2020 tourism season, Armenian Tourism Association states. “Keeping the positions for 3 months, the tourism sector gives up by cutting the staff”, reads the statement raising the issue of Armenia’s land border with Georgia staying closed. Read More Face masks in Yerevan available from self-service machines. A joint effort of “Tavish textiles”, Tavish region-...
OECD is inviting you to register for three peer review sessions in zoom webinar format in the coming weeks. The webinars will focus on country-specific priorities in the wake of Covid-19 economic shocks. MOLDOVA: 17 June Deeper integration with foreign markets and development of supply-chain linkages offer a way out of the Covid-19 crisis for a small open economy like Moldova. The OECD Eurasia...
Armenia 8,923 beneficiaries received a total of 1.7 billion AMD (more than US$ 3.5 million) from the Armenian government within the 18th measure aiming to pay every fifth employee’s salary to those employers and companies that have saved their jobs and payroll amount during the Covid-19 pandemic. Read More 19th measure to neutralize Covid-19 economic consequences in Armenia is to assist the...
In the wake of the global coronavirus pandemic, the resilience of small and medium enterprises has been put to the ultimate test. The EU4Business team perfectly understand that SMEs face challenges to keep their business afloat. Entrepreneurs find it difficult to regularly adapt to newly-emerging regulations and market requirements, maintain the workforce, seek investments and continue operations...
Armenia The state of emergency in Armenia is extended for 30 days till June 13, while financial and economic activities can be undertaken under specific conditions. Read More A total of 84.4 billion AMD (about US$ 175 million) have been distributed by the government as of May 16, 2020 to 48,400 legal entities and more than 1 million individuals. With the 3rd measure dedicated to SMEs, the...