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An unexpected welcome

Belarus's unexpected welcome

In contrast to its international image, Belarus is making a steady ascent up business-friendliness rankings and rolling out the red carpet to potential investors.

German companies use historical ties to extend CIS footprint

German companies use historical ties to extend CIS footprint

The former Soviet republics that now make up the Commonwealth of Independent States have long been a fertile ground for German investors. This association is continuing to pay dividends, with German companies reaping the benefits of doing business in countries in which others in the West are more cautious about entering.

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Belarus hopes for nanotechnology investment burst

Belarus's expertise in nanotechnology is respected in the scientific community but has yet to attract the attention of the country's private sector. Professionals in the field hope that foreign investors can help fill this gap.

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Belarus emerges from privatisation wilderness

While many of its former Soviet peers were embracing privatisation programmes, Belarus shied away from such activity. However, the government has recently announced that it will be conducting tenders for many of its state-owned companies, and while foreign companies face a few obstacles should they want to get involved, first-mover advantages might be worth considering.

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Belarus capitalises on its e-potential

Hi-Tech Park in Belarus is a growing hub for both regional and international software and IT firms that offers its registered businesses economic incentives. This is one example of how the eastern European country is capitalising on its highly skilled workforce of engineers, which has also attracted the attention of the likes of Microsoft and NEC.

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Preparation the key to Belarus investment

There is a common perception that investing in Belarus is only for the risk-takers. However, the country can point to many examples of companies large and small operating successfully within it. The key, according to those working in the country, is in the preparation.

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Belarus grasps pharmaceutical initiative

The pharmaceutical market in Belarus is seen as one of the country's most promising areas for economic growth, and with two pharma producers among its most profitable state-owned enterprises, this is a fact not lost on foreign investors.

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Belarus investment leaders have an optimistic outlook

Belarus's minister of economy and the director of the country's national investment agency explain to Michal Kaczmarski how the former Soviet state offers a welcoming environment for foreign investors.

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Belarus causes foreign investors to think again

Belarus is often regarded as Europe's final frontier, the continent's last dictatorship where foreign businesses fear to tread. However, there is a growing interest in the country among investors looking beyond the negative headlines and instead striving to be among the first to tap its unexploited potential.

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Belarus seeks investment amid bad press

Though some Western companies have ventured into Belarus, the investment scene is dominated by businesses from Russia, a situation the government hopes to change. But investors will have to overlook political ugliness

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