On April 15, a business meeting with entrepreneurs from China, has been held in the information center of the PAIiIZ. This time, the agency hosted business delegation from Shanghai.
The delegation included representatives from 10 companies in the following business sectors: furniture, bicycles, automotive and new material manufacturing, aircraft industry, insurance, real estate, health care, tourism, fossils conversion, food importers, counseling. There were also representatives of industry parks. Both, Slawomir Majman, the president of the PAIiIZ, as well as Arkadiusz Bak. undersecretary of Ministry of Economy, expressed positive opinions about the potential of fruitful cooperation between Poland and China. The president has laid stress on polish economy and its advantages, among the others drawing attention to the quality of work.
Poland’s agri-food industry has high producing potential. The agricultural sector of Poland is getting stronger too. The evidences the changes in these industries can easily been seen from the analysis reports, which show the significant growth of the export of food processing related goods during the last 10 years of Poland’s membership in the EU.
According to the minister Sawicki, polish exporters should cooperate in order to increase the food export. There are such perspective foods for producers as: sweets, milk and meat. The president of the PAIiIZ emphasizes that the priority activity in promotion of Poland in China is to support the polish businesses in agri-food industry.
International contacts provided by local government support Poland in reaching "politically difficult" countries, helping to break the ice and initiate multidimensional cooperation, said jointly participants of the seminar entitled, "Local government diplomacy - efficiency and directions for the future”. The meeting was attended by the PAIiIZ president Sławomir Majman.
Secretary of State in Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland, Olgierd Dziekoński marked that the internationalization of the Polish economy can’t be done without the engagement of local government. As he said it is a key element of further development of Polish economy. He also argued that local government is a natural and very effective supporter of small and medium-sized enterprises, which generate over 50% of Polish GDP.more...
Polish - German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK) published the results of the 10th Survey on investment attractiveness of CEE countries. For the third time in a row, Poland has been named as the best investment location in the region. “The real challenge is not to win one gold medal but to win it three times”, commented PAIiIZ president Sławomir Majman.
The investment attractiveness of CEE countries was surveyed among 116 foreign companies active on Polish market. Finally Poland scored 4 points and took over the Czech Republic by almost one point (3.1 points), and others leading countries as Estonia (2.97 points) and Slovakia (2.96 points).more...
According to the Financial times reports based on anonymous sources, the biggest mobile operators in Europe are considering the possibility of launching cross-European mobile telephony network.
The discussion, which is currently in its initial phase, is supported by European Commission, which endeavors to unify the European Union markets.
Foreign Policy mentioned Poland among the seven countries which succeeded to overcome the crisis. According to the magazine, Poles worked harder than other European nations; it has been estimated that they usually have about 500 hours more than Germans.more...
Approximately 200-250 millions of PLN will be expended on building of the headquarter of World War II Museum, which will be founded over the Motlawa river in Walowa street in Gdansk.more...
Electronic toll collection system viaTOLL has been operating since July 3, 2011 and covers about 1900 km of roads. A total of 1.2 milliards of PLN has been paid for the services until the end of October of this year. Vehicles under 3.5 tons and all buses notwithstanding the weight are required to be paid for on selected motorway sections and expressways, which are regulated by General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways.
According to Government Information Centre reports, the new regulation, there will be fares introduced for the following sections: A1 motorway, between Pyrzowice and Sosnic junctions, Kotliska and Strykow junctions, as well as on expressway S1 between Pyrzowice and Airport junctions, on expressway S8 between Pawlowice and Dabrowa junctions, Ciesle and Sycow-Wschod junctions and Modlinska and Pilsudskiego junctions. There are 140 km of roads in total.
The banks clearly declare, that they are tightening credit policies for small and medium businesses. It especially concerns the type and credibility of assurance documents accepted by them.
At the same time, the amount of industries completely excluded from financing and high risk industries has been expanded. This mainly concerns building industry and those related to it.
Currently, banks demand on clear economic situation, where there is 100% clearance and evidence. “In case of any doubts or uncertainty it is difficult to persuade a bank of one’s arguments”, notes Lukasz Wiejak, the product manager of Gold Finance.
Hence, the banks are unlikely to support companies with problems. Those companies which are doing good will get money, but many cases cash is needed to improve the situation.
Financial support could save many entrepreneurs, whose vast potential has temporarily been thwarted by the problems caused by numerous factors not related to their business.
It was a day of expectations what information the Federal Reserve would provide. Some news made glad whereas some disturbed. As a result small variability of indexes occurred in New York.
Markets focused on the message of the Federal Open Market Committee. From the beginning, there was little variation and the indexes oscillated around Tuesday's closing levels. Slight increases in New York began after FMOC Communication which has decided to extend the operation Twist by the end of the year. Interest rates were not changed. Operation Twist which consists in swap short-term government bonds for the long-term will last longer. This is designed to reduce the profitability of long-term securities, which will encourage banks to lower mortgage rates and boost the property market.
How to become a sworn translator?
Perhaps not everyone knows but the profession of translator, like the medical profession, require taking a solemn oath. Interpreters agree that they will perform their profession with ethics, impartiality, remaining trade secrets.
However, before taking an oath, potential candidates must overcome a long way.
Excellent knowledge of chosen language is not enough.
Many Poles go abroad to seek work. Then a very important element is to have the appropriate application documents, including the biography. How should you write it in order to form complies with the needs in Europe?
Sudecki Association of Employers was founded in 1992. Among its the main activities are representing and protection of interests of united members before labor unions, governmental and state institutions as well as local governments. The union takes part in such activities as designing and starting new businesses, which aim is reduction of unemployment. It also collaborates with institutions, which mission is preparation and granting regional businesses beneficial conditions, so that they would be able to compete with other companies on the European market. It support companies in applying and acquiring Structural Funds.read more...
Let us join eurozone as soon as possible! There are more benefits than disadvantages.
According to Janusz Lewandowski the decision whether Poland will join the euro area may already be taken in spring. Tadeusz Mosz has no doubts about the necessity of joining the eurozone by Poland and he also believes that the country should do this as soon as possible, although not all of the formal conditions are complied yet. During an interview recorded by TOK FM, the chief noted that even though Poland does not comply with all the conditions, it should negotiate them.
One of the reasons of the downturn in economy growth is the drop in internal consumption. Polish society is getting poorer and people can afford less and less. In the meantime, according to the latest information the growth of salaries of the board of directors in join-stock companies in 2011 increased in 18%, and the growth of salaries of these companies’ chairmen increased in 20 percent. Apparently, there is no social solidarity in Poland. Social differentiation is slowly and systematically deepening. According to data from 2008 – 20 percent of the richest part of Polish society is 5,1 times richer than 20 percent of the poorest part of this country. If we take into consideration data relating to the growth of salaries, the increase in disproportion will be more obvious.