November 3 (SeeNews) - Following are some of the main stories in the online versions of Serbian media on Tuesday morning. SeeNews has not verified these reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy.
- Serbian port Leget, on the Sava river, and Croatian Adriatic port Rijeka will open at the beginning of 2010 a 40-hectare international container shipping centre in the town of Sremska Mitrovica, in northern Serbia. The containerised cargo, which will arrive from Rijeka, will be transhipped to Bulgaria, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as other destinations.
- Serbian commercial banks have disbursed 33.4 million euro in soft loans to local farmers, the Agriculture Ministry said. Long-term credits disbursed by the banks totalled 17.6 million euro while short-term credits totalled 15.7 million euro.
- U.S. companies, including Boston Power, PharmaSphere LLC, Metric Engineering and information technology company Teknuvo are eying investments in Serbia, the Economy Ministry said.
- The fund of Serbia’s National Investment Plan (NIP) has helped finance about 2,500 projects in the Balkan country with about 2.1 billion euro since its inception in 2006, NIP Minister Verica Kalanovic said.
- Serbia’s economy will shrink by less than the projected 3.0% this year, Prime Minster Mirko Cvetkovic said, adding that an economic recovery can be expected in 2011.