September 18 (SeeNews) - Following are some of the main stories in the online versions of Serbian media on Friday morning. SeeNews has not verified these reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy.
- Serbians' salaries and buying power lag behind those of Slovenians, Croatians and Bosnians, according to a report by Croatian market and public opinion agency Nielsen. In the report the agency compared the prices of beer, detergent, tooth paste, coffee and cigarettes in the four countries.
- Juice bottler Knjaz Milos has bought juice producer and retailer Moc Prirode, Knjaz Milos General Director Slaven Zivic said without disclosing the price of the deal. The buyer will invest 1.5 million euro in Moc Prirode, Zivic said.
- Commercial bank Cacanska Banka posted 88 million dinars in net profit in the first eight months of this year, the president of the bank’s executive board, Dragan Jovanovic, said. The bank boosted its loans by 10.1% while clients’ savings were increased by 36% during the same period, Jovanovic said without elaborating.
- Bank clients continued to be late in repaying their loans in August and local lenders may consider raising the price of credit if the trend perisists, General Secretary of Serbia’s Banking Association, Veroljub Dugalic, said.
- The government in Belgrade is expected to complete the 2010 budget draft in the next 10 days, Finance Minister Diana Dragutinovic said.