August 18 (SeeNews) - Following are some of the main stories in the online versions of Bosnian media on Tuesday morning. SeeNews has not verified these reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy:
- The 100% hike in the fees that power utility Elektroprivreda BiH pays to Bosnia’s Muslim-Croat Federation’s municipalities for the use of the hydro power resources on their territories is an additional cost for the utility and it intends to take the issue to the Federation’s electricity regulator, the company’s director, Amer Jerlagic, said, adding that Elektroprivreda will not cover this additional fee from its profit.
- Bosnia's sole aluminium smelter Aluminij Mostar is preparing to return to full production capacity after scaling back output by 25% at the beginning of the year when the recession started to affect its business, the company's general director, Ivo Lasic, said. He said the company's output topped 47,800 tonnes in the first half of 2009.
- Sarajevo’s municipal court has fined the Bosnian unit of Italian banking group Intesa Sanpaolo and its director Almir Krkalic 5,000 marka and 1,000 marka, respectively, for raising the interest rates on already extended credits, unnamed sources close to the court said.
- The director general of BH Telecom, Nedzad Residbegovic, said the company spent 54 million marka on various projects in the first six months of the year, when its net profit rose by an annual 2.0% and productivity jumped by 4.0%. The company executive gave no profit figures.
(1 euro=1.95583 marka)